Spin


This class is taught by:

Amelia Hradsky

| Connection Lover | Movement Junkie | Joy Digger | Love Addict | Energy Believer |

What motivates you about being a motivator?
You. Connection. Strength. Empowerment. Sweat. The journey on the bike is a simple metaphor for so many things. Riding leads me to mega (inner) peace. It is 45 minutes of firey, wild, badass meditation.

How would you describe your style of class at YYC?
Energy, presence and joy dialed on high. Doubt, judgement and fear on off. Real hard, real fun, and real good vibes.

If you were trapped on a deserted island, what is one think you couldn’t live without?
Music.

If someone asked you to give them a random piece of advice, what you you say?
Thoughts become things, choose the good ones.

How can we find you on #instagram?
@ameliahradsky

 

Dan MacKinnon

| Strategically Impulsive | Creator | Moment Embracer | Sarcasm Extraordinaire | Dream Enforcer |

What motivates me about being a motivator?
Simply - the opportunity to give. Not often in life are you granted the environment and platform to harness such raw and powerful energy. The intrinsic passion of motivating is not only the impact I hope to have on others, but the impact I wish to receive from every individual.

How would you describe your style of class at YYC?
The tipping point between physical limit and personal achievement. Harnessing inner strength through a high energy, fun, and engaging experience.

Is it criminal to wear socks and sandals?
It’s a crime if you don’t own Birkenstocks paired with socks

What is your preferred swimming stroke?
In a floatie with a beer.

How can we find you on #instagram?
@dmackin

 

Marin McCue

| Everyday Learner | Everyday Laugher | Everyday Lover | Everyday SWEATER | Moment Joy Squeezer | Chance Taker | Dopamine Lover | Be-the-change-you-want-to-see-in-the-world Believer |


 

What Motivates you about being a Motivator?


I want everyone else to feel the pure joy, satisfaction, energy, resilience, courage, and passion that I feel when I push pass boundaries or accomplish a goal (micro or macro) that started as a distant dream. I want to help people tap into their inner strength and help them realize they are truly capable of absolutely anything that set their minds and hearts to.


How would you describe your style of class at YYC?


I love to work hard but I love to have fun even more. My class will put a smile on your face, it will challenge you and make you stronger. You will leave my class pumped full of dopamine (the feel-good neurotransmitter - google it) and ready to tackle whatever life has in store for you. Life's too short to sweat the small stuff, we will move passed those barriers together.


When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?


Professional Basketball player.


What is your weakness?


Ice cream and a really good muffin.

Jessica Dumont

| Spin Addict | Music Lover | Sweet Tooth | Perpetual Smiler | True Virgo |

What Motivates you about being a Motivator?
The first time I came to YYC Cycle, I felt exhausted from my work day, very intimidated, and to be completely honest, apprehensive about walking into the spin room altogether. Although I’m sure I wasn’t on beat (at all), and just generally all over the place, I left the studio with a big smile on my face and way more energy than I had walking in. I remember feeling inspired, and I was hooked instantly! Whenever I’m having a bad day or stressful week, I can always count on that time inside the spin room to reflect and unwind, and come out of class a stronger person with a better perspective. YYC Cycle is so much more to me than just a workout studio, and if someone left one of my classes feeling the same way, I’d be so happy.

How would you describe your classes at YYC CYCLE?
Fun, upbeat, and energetic with a few heavy grinds in between. I love a lot of different music genres, so there’ll always be a good mix of tunes. It’s important that you feel challenged in that spin room but still walk out proud of what you accomplished.

Favourite Food?
Guacamole! I even own a shirt that says “Guac This Way”.

Which fictional TV character are you?
Charlotte from Sex and the City – Optimistic, Sensible, Sweet-Natured, and I love a good Fit & Flare skirt or dress.

Your instagram handle?
@jessdumont

Andrew Obrecht

| Passion Seaker | Lululemon Ambassador | CrossFit Junkie | Authenticity Preacher | Growth Searcher | Fear Destroyer | Change Practitioner | YYC Lover | Sweat-Life Advocate |

What motivates you about being a motivator?


They say to follow your passion and you’ll find your purpose. Being a Motivator IS my purpose. It's not even about spin. It’s so much more. Spin has become an accessory to what happens in that room and beyond it's doors. Spin has become a platform for so much; Positivity, Passion, Motivation, Overcoming, Betterment, Community, Authenticity and simply Happiness! Not just for me, but for every member of the biker gang who has ever sat down on the bike with me. We are on a journey together to overcome physical and mental changes and challenges, and I'm right there beside you every step of the way. We are all confined by the walls we have built ourselves. Let's break them down and strive for greatness together. We can. We will.


How would you describe one of your style of classes at YYC?


One of my classes is like walking into a Night Club in Las Vegas with spin bikes in the room! The lights, sounds and energy are electric. The tracks will have you rocking to remixes of everything from Jay-Z with Stevie Wonder, to Mumford and Sons mixed with ACDC. We’ll push ourselves to our limits, dripping with sweat, and find out just how strong we are together. You are always stronger than you think you are.... BRING IT!


Comedy or Horror Movie?


Comedy for sure!


What is your favorite quote?


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
- Marianne Williamson

 

Claudia Ling

| Energizer Bunny | Lame Jokester | Party Starter | Spin Crusher | Giving Ninja |

What motivates you to be a motivator?
The positive vibes, powerful energy and courage that are brought together by the Bikergang. When I first step foot into YYC Cycle in Sep'15, I had a little evil named “fear” in me. I didn’t know what to expect, wasn’t sure if I would physically/mentally be able to handle the intensity of it. I just wasn’t sure how far of my comfort zone I was getting away from, given that I never even grew up riding a bike! That 50 minutes changed my life! Within that class, I danced to the beat of the sick tracks, almost fell off a bike (Yes. That happened.), fist pumped to other Bikergang who were here for the same reasons ( sweat | be proud | laugh ), was inspired and motivated to surpass my imaginary limit and I came out feeling more energetic, up-lifted and happy than ever. I want to share that same feeling with each and every Bikergang who come through those doors. Letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be or what we’re supposed to do and spend that 50 minutes embracing who we are and what we need to do for ourselves. This is what matters to me.

How would you describe your classes at YYC CYCLE?
Cardio crusher, core strength builder and busting a laugh while doing that! A mix of EDM, drum&bass, hip-hop and old school remix will make you want to get off the saddle and dance! You are expected to show up and surpass your limit every time. And the best part is, we’re doing it together!

What is your favourite joke?
How many tickles can an octopus take?

TEN-TACLES!

Who is your celebrity look-alike?
Lucy Liu…minus 2 inches

Your Instagram handle?
@claudialing828

Erinn & Nate Thomas

| Devoted Dance Parents | Workout Junkies | Wine Lovers | Sun Worshipers | Anti-Aging | Big-Hearted|

What motivates me about being a motivator?
We motivate with the ultimate hope to inspire the Bikergang… No matter where you are in life or how busy you are, you can choose to make physical fitness a priority. We are passionate about the gigantic health benefits and we want to share this passion! We get excited when we think about impacting others so much so that they make a positive change in their life! Fit people are happy people!

Busy people get it done! We are proud parents of two beautiful, busy girls. Between shuttling our girls to and from dance, school and social activities, and managing demanding work schedules, fitness always remains a priority.

Being in a position to positively impact and invoke change through Spin is an incredible blessing.

How would you describe your style of class at YYC?
Action-packed, no-holds barred, energizing 50 minutes. Lot’s of sweat, lot’s of hard work, and instant gratification. We don’t take ourselves too seriously – we laugh often, pump out the high-powered tunes, push hard and get it done as a team.

If you turned into each other for a day, what would you do?
E: I would stare at and feel my abs all day long and enjoy not having to do my hair!
N: Just look hot in my Lululemon’s and pray that I don’t have to make a ballet bun for one of the girls…
If you won $20 million in the lottery, what would you do with the money?
Take a deep Breath. Become professional philanthropists. Move into Marda Loop. Open a dance studio for our daughters. Motivate more.

How can we find you on #instagram?
@erinnandnate

 

Chris Scruggs

| Alberta Ballet Dancer | Indiana University Hoosier | Ski Patroller | Sushi Fanatic | Go-Getter | Beat Catcher |

What motivates you about being a motivator?
The People, The Biker Gang! The people in a room make an enormous impact on the energy in the space. I will always give 200% of myself on that bike and I love love love feeling that energy, commitment, power, and fire back from the biker gang throughout the ride. I love that each of us has our own unique journey or individual story, and we all still come together and ride those 50 minutes as one group, one community--that really inspires me. Being able to lose yourself in the music and let everything go, that is the beginning of growth and change. The ability to be on the bike with you all and kill that beat and of course DANCE it out together!….Just a few reasons why I love being a motivator :)
How would you describe your style of class at YYC?
Music PUMPING, Lights BLAZING, Sweat DRIPPING, Energy on FIRE, and Dancing on that bike! WOO! I would for sure say that my class is based on music, I LOVE a sick beat. I always promise to deliver music that will let you sing along to your favourite top 40’s remixes and also allow you to lose yourself in new tracks. Theres a time in my class for each and everyone of you! Wether its Dancing our butts off throughout the ride on the bike, an arm burning weight track, a sing along to tracks we all know, discovering and chasing that beat with some new top 40’s or EDM remixes, or a quiet moment for reflection and growth—There is a time for everyone in my class! The time is now, Lets ride y’all!
What is your guilty pleasure?
Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
...and Pinot Grigio.
3 things you couldn't do without?
Music, Mountains, Laughter
How can we find you on #instagram?
@Christopher.Scruggs

Ashleigh Toby

| Food | Dad Jokes | Interpretive Dance | Connection | Affection |

What Motivates you about being a Motivator?
If I can get you from A to B, then I’m f** game - I don’t care how long/how hard it takes, or what your A/B looks like. A wise guy once told me that if I gave him 100%, he’d give me 200% back, and it’s given me this platform to do the same for the biker gang. No more excuses - LET’S GO!

How would you describe your classes at YYC CYCLE?
If you could bring A$AP Rocky, The Chainsmokers, and Diplo to a house party, make a slow-motion montage of cheers-ing solo cups (Swell Bottles), and end with an energizing heart-to-heart (you know, the backyard/spare room/brand new BBF ones)... but you’re really sweaty the whole time.

What's your guilty pleasure?
McDonalds. But it's not even guilty, it's an embraced lifestyle.

What's the best relationship advice you've been given?
It's not about the price tags, it's about the experiences. I've never seen the value in a fancy dinner (also in having my plate of food in arm's reach of someone else), and I've always treasured the adventures I've shared.

Your instagram handle?
@ashtoby

Rachel Morrison

| Professional Chameleon | Sweat Seeker | Jetsetter | Connection Generator |

What Motivates you about being a Motivator?
Ultimately, being a YYC motivator provides me with the ability to contribute to a community that positively infiltrates my life everyday. I strive to create an alternate reality with no restrictions and no judgment, but simply infectious energy. I cherish each and every relationship fostered within four sweaty walls and I am blessed to be able to promote the fundamental foundation of fitness, movement.
How would you describe your classes at YYC CYCLE?
Throwing in the towel, without it getting sweaty is not an option in my class. I provide the YYC bikergang with the perfect variety if spin culture. I have a passion for music and find myself getting lost in the beat and you will too while pushing to your absolute limits. My goal is to connect with each and every biker gang member and inspire you to reach the brink of absolute fatigue while leaving the room refueled and refreshed.
Name one item you can always find in your gym bag?
A brown, squishy banana (great source of potassium).
Things you can't live without?
David's Tea, my glasses (for safety reasons) & a fuzzy blanket.
Your Instagram handle?
@_rmorrison_

Jessie Watson

| Coffee Fiend | Squeeze-Hugger | Sweat Addict | Eternal Optimist | Crazy Cat Lady

What Motivates you about being a Motivator?
To have the opportunity to give someone the same experience that got me hooked on spin myself, as a rider. Spin literally changed my life, and it gives me goosebumps to think that I've been given the platform to be a catalyst of change in the lives of the bikergang!

How would you describe your classes at YYC CYCLE?
The 50 minutes you'll spend with me are extremely energetic and fun, while at the same time hard hitting, intense and challenging. We will be able forget about our stressful day, week or month together, and push ourselves to the limit. All this, while remembering to have a few laughs and to never take ourselves too seriously. We will walk out of the room a stronger, happier (and sweatier) version of ourselves.

What is something the bikergang doesn't know about you?
That my hair colour is natural, I've never dyed it (I could write an ENTIRE book of blonde jokes... I've heard them all)

If you were a ice cream flavour, what would you be?
Obviously rainbow superhero - it's clearly delicious, I love the bright colours, and I never take myself (or anything, for that matter) too seriously...

Your instagram handle?
@jessleewats

Neil Smith

| Life Enthusiast | Creator | Expeditionist | Fashion Dedicate | Oprah Obsessed | People Lover |

What motivates you about being on the YYC CYCLE Crew?
One of the most powerful things a person can do is motivate, encourage and uplift others to be the best versions of themselves. At YYC Cycle I am able to fulfill that aspiration every time I walk through the doors. Being granted the ability to work and meet new people in a positive and electric atmosphere is my biggest motivating force. I enjoy surrounding myself with the type of people that ignite a fire within me and in return I hope I can spark a flame within them. For me, the biggest success is being able to grow and learn each day, being pushed mentally and physically and most of all just having fun making the best of every day!

If you could know the answer to any question, besides "what is the meaning of life?", what would it be?
Is the juice worth the squeeze?

Cream Soda or Orange Crush?
ORANGE CRUSH!!

How can we find you on #instagram?
@smytth

Mandy Balak

| Dream Do'er | Hustler | Motivator | Date Connoisseur |

What motivates you about being a motivator?
Teaching spin is one of the most positive things in my life. I love the people, the energy and I love being able to make a difference in someone’s day. When someone comes out of class and says “ I needed that” or tells me that something I said made them motivated- there is no better feeling. The challenges you overcome on the bike set you up for how you take on challenges in your life. Confidence to reach your goals and overcome anything life throws at you starts with the buzz you get when you crush a class.

How would you describe one of your style of classes at YYC?
I spread passion, good vibes and dedication into everything I do and I’ll make sure you bring that into every class. My approach to teaching is commanding and motivational -we can all push ourselves that little bit further when someone encourages you to break through your limits. Amazing things happen outside your comfort zone and I want to help guide you there. You can expect a remixed track by Notorius B.I.G and some high energy house beats.

What phone App do you use the most?
My business is very social so you’ll find me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook a lot!

What is your favorite 5 cent candy?
Fuzzy peaches. Duh.

How can we find you on #instagram?
@powerbombshell

 

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Jun 22 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Amelia Hradsky
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Thu Jun 22 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Dan MacKinnon
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Fri Jun 23 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Marin McCue
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Fri Jun 23 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Jessica Dumont
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida
  • Fri Jun 23 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Andrew Obrecht
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Sat Jun 24 8:00 am - 8:50 am with Jessica Dumont
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Sat Jun 24 8:00 am - 8:50 am with TBD TBD
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Sun Jun 25 8:00 am - 8:50 am with Claudia Ling
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Sun Jun 25 8:00 am - 8:50 am with Erinn & Nate Thomas
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Mon Jun 26 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Chris Scruggs
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Mon Jun 26 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Ashleigh Toby
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Mon Jun 26 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Rachel Morrison
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida
  • Tue Jun 27 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Jessie Watson
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Tue Jun 27 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Neil Smith
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Wed Jun 28 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Mandy Balak
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Wed Jun 28 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Richelle Jimeno
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida