This class is taught by:

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?

How can we find you on #instagram?

Angelin Kachor

| Spin Dragon | Nacho Obsessed | Board Game Enthusiast | Mathlete | Coffee Addict |

What Motivates you about being a Motivator?
The fact that regardless of your fitness level, the Bikergang can come together in one room with no judgement and just rock it out. We are all in that room for different reasons and have different goals but at the end of the day, we are there to support and elevate each other! I LOVE that I have the opportunity to motivate the Bikergang and make them stronger than they were yesterday!

How would you describe your classes at YYC CYCLE?
It’s all about the sweat and the bumpin’ beats. Challenging and intense, but pretty much just a massive dance party that will leave you shaking your booty all the way home.

What's your guilty pleasure?
Wine. I know you thought I was going to say nachos, but I’m convinced nachos are a part of a healthy diet. Therefore, no guilt from me when I’m inhaling a huge plate of ‘chos ;)

If you could swim in any liquid, what would it be?
COFFEE!!! Is this a thing?!? If not, can we make it a thing??

Your instagram handle?

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?

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?


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

Your Instagram handle?

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?


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?

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?

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?

Taryn Nowels

 | Alberta Ballet Dancer | California Girl | Passion Junkie | Busy Bee | Rosé All Day |

What Motivates you about being a Motivator?
The spin high. For 50 minutes nothing outside of that room matters. It is a place of positivity, overcoming, passion, drive and inspiration. Sweating it out on that bike is not only HELLA good for your body, but it is also the best medicine. YYC Cycle has given me a home away from home, and by becoming a motivator I hope to expand our community even more. I want to give back to others the joy that spin has brought me, and uplift people’s lives in a positive way. I want to inspire others to live their dreams and pursue their goals. It is so much more than just a spin class. My motto is to aspire to inspire before we expire.

How would you describe your classes at YYC CYCLE?
Get ready to DANCE on that bike! I love, love, love music that makes you want to move! I like to incorporate the latest tracks out there, as well as some intense EDM music, with drops that will make you want to crush it on that bike! I want everyone to leave feeling uplifted and like they could conquer anything life throws at them! You will have so much fun grooving on that bike, you wont even notice the sweat dripping off your ripped bod!

If you were a glass of wine, what would you be?
Definitely a glass of sparkling rosé! Bubbly, girlie, pink, and fun to have at any occasion ;)

Three things you can't live without?
Music, Cozy Socks, Scented Candles!

Your instagram handle?

Ben Cohos

| Two Steppin' Tornado | Line Dancin' Legend | Calgary Flames Fanatic | Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Specialist | Friends Don’t Let Friends 4 Putt |

What Motivates you about being a Motivator?
The main thing that motivates me about being a motivator, is being able to give back. Joining the Bikergang over a year ago was a game changer for me - physically & mentally. I got caught up in all the momentum that this place has. Now that I have the platform to give back to the bikergang, I cant wait to get up on that bike and hustle it out every week! Everything about this place from the people, the music, the lights, the sweat, the ENERGY - gets me excited to walk through those doors. "People helping people, its powerful stuff".

How would you describe your classes at YYC CYCLE?
t's got EVERYTHING... including the kitchen sink! When those doors close nothing matters except YOU and that BIKE!

Who's your favourite quotes?
"What you do in life, echoes in eternity" - Maximus from Gladiator.... coming in a close second is "Hakuna Matata" - It means no worries for the rest of your days!

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Easy! A Ghostbuster! Que the awesome theme song.

What's your Instagram handle?


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?

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?


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?


Christine Leskun

| Fitness Addict | Music Enthusiast | Goal Digger | Soul Uplifter | Closet Nerd & Total Goof |

What Motivates you about being a Motivator?
We all have our struggles and need to have a positive outlet to push through them. YYC Cycle is the perfect platform for people to come together, sweat it out and come out of there changed for the better! To have the chance to be on that front bike and meet some amazing people all while being a positive influence on them while I share my passion for music and spin is an honour! So basically, I get to be weird, dance on a bike and bring positivity to people's lives! How amazing is that?!!?

How would you describe your classes at YYC CYCLE?
HIGH ENERGY with FUN MUSIC in a SUPPORTIVE and NON-JUDGEMENTAL atmosphere. You are not alone in that room. From beginning to end, I am there with you!

Leave your fears behind because I will guide you.
Bring all your energy because I will match you.
Take the smiles with you because I will serve them.

And don't forget, HUGS are highly recommended before & after class!

Do you like chocolate?
I basically added this question ... well ... because chocolate is LIFE. I also love laughing, travelling, dogs, Sci-Fi movies, making costumes (Halloween!!), fitness activities and more chocolate!

Is fitness all you do?
No. I actually have a day job that I am extremely passionate about!! Business woman by day and fitness weirdo by night! Always busy setting a new goal, but I wouldn't have it any other way!

What's your Instagram handle?


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?


Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Nov 18 8:00 am - 8:50 am with Neil Smith
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Sat Nov 18 8:00 am - 8:50 am with Angelin Kachor
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida
  • Sat Nov 18 8:00 am - 8:50 am with Ashleigh Toby
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Sun Nov 19 8:00 am - 8:50 am with Claudia Ling
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Sun Nov 19 8:00 am - 8:50 am with Erinn & Nate Thomas
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Mon Nov 20 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Chris Scruggs
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Mon Nov 20 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Neil Smith
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Mon Nov 20 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Rachel Morrison
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida
  • Tue Nov 21 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Jessie Watson
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Tue Nov 21 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Neil Smith
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Wed Nov 22 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Taryn Nowels
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Wed Nov 22 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Ben Cohos
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida
  • Wed Nov 22 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Amelia Hradsky
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Thu Nov 23 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Amelia Hradsky
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Thu Nov 23 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Dan MacKinnon
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Fri Nov 24 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Christine Leskun
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Fri Nov 24 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Jessica Dumont
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida