Instructors

Spin cycling instructor

Martine Y

Martine Y

Martine Yzerman is the owner of Peloton Cycling, a studio built out of the passion for riding a bicycle. Friends would describe Martine as energetic and passionate; a strong cyclist eager to share her love for riding. Martine channels her leadership skills thanks to her successful athletic background as a competitive swimmer and soccer player, receiving both athletic and academic accolades. She has instructed many different disciplines of fitness classes from water to land at various locations bringing over 20 years experience into the studio. In April of 2012 Martine pursued her deepest dream of opening her own spin studio and embarked on a personal journey that has since become the rich community known as Peloton Cycling. She is in her element whenever she can share the love of cycling with those around her through outdoor rides and teaching indoor at the studio. Martine is guaranteed to encourage and motivate you to work to your full potential on and off the bike.Her dutch roots are evident in her determination and energy behind building an amazing community (peloton) of wonderful like minded fitness enthusiasts - real people, looking for real rides achieving real results. When Martine is not at the studio you will most likely find her with her two amazing boys that she always calls her “everything”. Martine's mantra "where there is a will there is a way"!

Carmen H

Carmen H

I started indoor cycling classes in my university days to justify my beer and pizza habits. I quickly got hooked on the rush and loved how I could let go of my day and leave it all on the bike. In 2012 I had the opportunity to take a Spinning certification from Mad Dogg Athletics. Teaching has brought so much into my life – I’ve made many beautiful friends, shared countless “spin jams” (some more motivating than others) and reached fitness goals alongside some amazingly dedicated people. I got my first “real” bike a few years ago and have been working on my outdoor riding skills. Participating in rides like the Branch Out Bike Tour have allowed me to see the joy in cycling outdoors and I am thankful for those leg muscles that I’ve developed in class – they have come in handy! When I’m not at the studio, you can find me in the Planning department at City Hall, out in the mountains or spending quality time with all of the sweet people in my life.

I am very grateful to be part of such a great team - there is nothing more satisfying than finishing a class with 30 hot, proud, happy people. I love my Peloton family!

Fun Fact: When I'm not spinning I'm busy urban planning, practicing yoga, cooking, spending time with my family, enjoying good wine with friends, biking, taking my puppy-nephew Ganz for walks, watching NFL and napping.

Sean S

Sean S

I wanted to be more involved in helping people reach and surpass their health and fitness goals. As a former racer I felt that I could impart some training knowledge. The new Matrix bikes are awesome at keeping everything honest. What a motivating way to train!

If you had to pick one food to have in your fridge for the rest of your life what would it be?
Oatmeal

If I could take anyone on the amazing race who would I take.
My mother or my father whoever would want to come with me. They are an amazing inspiration in my life and I feel that this type of experience would present a defining experience to both of us.

Uphill or downhill?
Why do we climb the hill? To get to the descent! There is nothing more fun on a bike than a long and windy descent. It always gives us non-climbers a chance to re-balance the day.

Tea or coffee?
Coffee, embrace the athletic benefits of caffeine.

What is the longest aerobic activity you have done.
24/hrs of adrenaline.

Jaclyn S

Jaclyn S

Curious about Jaclyn? Come and try her classes you will definitely get a beat bouncing good ride! She may even bring her puppy one day.

Michael B

Michael B

What do you do for fun?

I really enjoy cycling. It’s always been an escape for me and I feel better after a few hours on the road or in the mountains. I also love eating and drinking with my friends and family.

Fun Fact -

I fell off a spin bike once while trying to stretch. I only bruised my ego and I stretch off the bike now.

Favorite motto -

Know Thyself

If you could have one thing in your fridge what would it be?

Milk

Hometown?

Saint John, NB

Reason for choosing fitness industry?

I actually run a small Technology company. I instruct at Peloton because I love to ride and I enjoy the people.

Length of time as an instructor?

I started developing classes with Sean and doing Ride-In’s in October 2015.

Things you cant live without?

My Friends and Family, bikes, sunshine, wine, cheese and butter.

Why do I ride?

I put everything into the road/trail/spin bike. All my hopes, dreams, fears and insecurities are reconciled while I ride. Ever since I was a child my bike has been my confidant. My bike taught me to push myself to always do better, to get back up after a brutal crash, to focus and appreciate the here and now.

When I put together a class it is a reflection of this. I want everyone there to loose their breath, to sweat and fight to keep up and to feel a sense of accomplishment at the end. Except for ride in … Ride in is all about watching a movie, burning some calories and socializing.

Alan S

Alan S

I have been a lifelong recreational rider who came across Peloton in 2013 and have enjoyed riding, helping and now teaching with this wonderful family ever since. The camaraderie and fun at Peloton is what I think really makes it a special place to work as hard as we do in the classes. Come to my class if you are looking to simulate outdoor road riding and are aiming to get stronger and faster for your next Fondo. I also enjoy leading many of the outdoor group rides we do as a group during the summer, where we get out and enjoy the great roads just outside of Calgary in the Springbank or Priddis areas. These rides really focus on helping everyone feel comfortable and we also tailor the rides to suit a wide range of abilities. As one of the more experienced (ok I’m the oldest) instructors at Peloton I continue to learn every time I ride, from all the other amazing instructors, and encourage everyone to try different rides to get the different experiences. I hope to see you in one of my classes, ride beside me in other instructors classes or outside on the road.

If you could have one thing in your fridge what would it be?

I need two, peanut butter and honey as that is my favourite sandwich.

Fun Fact

In 2006 I had some time off in the summer and rode from Vancouver to Thunder Bay for a 30 day ride.

Most fun bike ride?

In 2015 I was lucky enough to travel to Spain and ride with a large group of Peloton riders in the Gredos area of Spain, for a week of unbelievable riding and fun. Ask me about it anytime.

Uphill or downhill?

Up, up and away, I love the challenge and sense of accomplishment.

Sweet or salty?

Sweet, I ride to satisfy my sweet tooth especially chocolate.

Beer or Scotch?

How can you choose? Like air and water you need both to live, just not at the same time.

Nick H

Nick H

I started as a distance runner and got sucked into triathlon, I have recently realized that riding bikes is a lot more fun when you can ride in a group and don't have to swim before....Especially if it's a group such as the one at Peloton! I love coaching so that I can showcase my eclectic taste in music!

If you could have one thing in your fridge what would it be?

Beer - Now that I'm "retired" from competitive sport (for now) I ride to keep some balance in life and balance requires something on the other side of the scale.

What do you do to have fun?

Run, play golf, any type of cycling, patio sport drinking, and student for life (working on my third fancy piece of paper).

What is your motto in life?

You're in or you're in the way. I always go full on into anything I try.

Hometown?

Calgary is my hometown but I spent a few years in Los Angeles and it is now a home away from home.

Fun Facts?

I set an Official Guinness World Record for the Fastest Linked Marathon (10 guys tied together) in 2013! I also love McDonald's.

Kristen A

Kristen A

Kristen will definitely get you going with her amazing ability to keep you smiling, and riding all at the same time! Her playlist will keep you coming back for more. An avid outdoor cycling enthusiast.

Lindsay L

Lindsay L

Lindsay loves to ride her bike both indoors and out. Her passion for fitness will empower you to push further than you think you might be able to go. Always great tunes and a terrific positive instructor.

Ashley M

Ashley M

Ashley Myers, ultra distance enthusiast/athlete....Road/MTB cyclist, runner, swimmer, and adventure racer. Whether it’s a short punchy cyclocross race or multiday adventure race, he does it all. Best part about coming to a class with Ashley is he brings the outdoors, indoor, and loves to share the stories and skills of how you can do it too. Intimidated to try his class?...don’t be, his classes are for everyone. Blending the right amount of technical, physiological and tactical into every session is what he does best....your riding acumen, and physical change increase with every ride of his you attend and put effort to whether looking to get in shape or perform at your next athletic endeavor. Let him help you achieve your bucket list!

2017 – Bronze Medalist, ITU World Championships Cross Triathlon – Penticton, BC

2017 – Gold Medalist, Team MTB Marathon – Canmore, AB

BKin – University of Calgary

Vegan Athlete for Personal Podium ;)

Eduard S

Eduard S

Eduard Spelier, outdoor pursuits and bike enthusiast. He loves a good endurance ride, whether it's on or off the road. As a born and raised Dutchman cycling is simply in his DNA. Eduard has been teaching Spin classes since the mid 2000's and has a wealth of experience ensuring you get a great workout. You will listen to music from all ages and styles and the exercises will always be on the beat! Eduard creates a fun and inviting atmosphere that will encourage you to take on the longer intervals he likes to work with which will help you tackle the longer rides outside. Endurance elements will be mixed in with VO2-Max exercises to work on both aspects of your overall fitness.

Barb H

Barb H

Barb has a beautiful ability to encourage and motivate you to bring your fitness to the next level. Her fitness training experience coupled with her personal athletic achievements will empower you to continue. She is a trained Trigger Point Massage Therapist and encourages all of her classes to focus on correct technique. A great class, with great music awaits you!

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