Mark Troniak

| Lover of Life | Badminton Expert | Excel Magician | Focus Specialist | Fact Sharer |


What motivates me about being a motivator?

I have played sports my whole life; in 2002-2004 I was on the badminton team at Mount Royal University. I learned that the greatest growth comes when you barely lose a match. When you push yourself to the brink of exhaustion.....that is the moment you must reach into the depths of "you" to keep pushing and keep going. If you can push yourself in those moments your mind and your body will adapt, and you will become stronger. As a motivator I am able to meet with everyone on that brink and give them that extra support and encouragement to push their boundaries and help them become stronger versions of themselves. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to continuously grow stronger.


How would you describe your style of class at YYC?
Encouraging, focused, sweaty, and fun. I want bikers to come to my class and know that if they trust me, follow my cues ("Add in" "15 more seconds" "Two pumps Two Dips") and get on beat with their neighbor, that what they will get more from the class than they ever could have alone.


Mark, explain sweat to us.

I have a fire inside me. When I'm in a spin class and the bass drops, the intensity of that fire grows and grows. Just think of a whole bunch of little fire men trying to put out that fire. "There's a lot of water".


What movie have you seen the most?

Bloodsport (50+ times): Jean-Claude Van Damme. Favorite scene: "NO........BOTTOM ONE!!!"


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