Born and raised in The Netherlands where cycling is the main mode of transportation, it makes sense that Martine is used to biking. At a young age Martine was riding her bike between school and swimming and gymnastics lessons. Moving to Canada only enhanced her passion for sports. Competitive swimming, playing soccer, and ski racing allowed her to excel at many other sports. She played for the SAIT soccer team, had a very successful swim career with SAIT and ran with the cross country team as well.
Fifteen years ago she embarked on her fitness instructor journey. She loves teaching group fitness classes and can always be found on the bike either indoors or outdoors. Martine loves to share her passion and knowledge about being physically active. She motivates and encourages her participants to achieve their personal fitness goals. She is a certified cycling, Les Mills RPM and Body Pump instructor and has instructor certificates in TRX Team, BOSU, boot camp and aquacize. In addition, she has coached both masters and age group swimmers and is a certified NCCP (1) swim coach.
Between training for triathlons, half marathons, playing soccer and ice hockey, she also stays busy as a graphic artist and chasing after her two beautiful little boys.
Come and join in one of Martine’s classes and introduce yourself. She loves meeting new people and having a chat!
Renee graduated from Mount Royal College in 2004 with a degree in Sports Administration. She played varsity volleyball for the Mount Royal Cougars from 1999-2004. During that time, Renee received bronze at the CCAA twice and captured the Provincial Gold medal the last year as Captain. Her love for volleyball carried on through coaching, where Renee coached Canuck Stuff club volleyball for both boys and girls ages 12-18 (indoor and outdoor). As well, she coached adult leagues and summer camps.
Renee's cycling interest came about when running started to really bother her knees and back resulting in Renee became a certified RPM instructor in 2008. With her certification, she has had the opportunity to teach in Calgary, New Orleans, Virginia and Washington DC. Renee has taught a variety of riders including midget hockey teams, school groups and triathletes. It is her current goal, as a pregnant woman, to encourage other pregnant women to keep their fitness levels up through cycling during their pregnancy. First hand experience has taught Renee that cycling during pregnancy helps women get back into shape a lot quicker and protects the joints.
Jennifer has been working as an interior designer for over 10 years and has always used some form of fitness as an outlet to get through the challenges of her career. She never imagined she could be more passionate about anything as much as design until she had a love affair with a spin bike in her very first class. This love affair, along with being inspired by so many fabulous instructors and fellow students, is really what aspired her to teach. Jennifer received her spin certification in 2008 with Mad Dogg Athletics in San Diego and has continued to upgrade her certification through their continued education program. Jennifer is also a certified ashtanga yoga instructor and her resume includes workshops focusing on yoga for athletes, prenatal yoga, aromatherapy and functional training and core.
After having the opportunity to travel and live all over North America, Scandinavia and Europe with her husband, Jennifer has made the observation that no matter where you lace up your sneakers, hop on a bike, pick up those weights, or roll out your yoga mat, we are all eternally our own teachers. However, it takes inspiration, motivation and leadership from your instructor to make it a memorable journey. Her goal is to make every individual feel like they have taken something good and left a little something bad behind; letting go of your limitations, getting out of your comfort zone and embracing the challenge with an open mind and an open heart.
Jennifer's motto: "peace, love, strong legs and a little sweat"
Carmen is a born and raised Calgarian with a love for indoor cycling. She is a certified Spin Instructor from Mad Dogg Athletics. A passion for music inspired her to teach and many of her playlists are influenced by drum, bass and breakbeats. These tracks will surely inspire you to push past your limits and realize your goals.
By day, Carmen is an Urban Planner at the City of Calgary. She completed her Masters Degree from Queen’s University in 2010 and has been putting it to good use ever since. Outside of City Hall or the studio, you can find Carmen on the bike path honing her outdoor cycling skills. She can’t wait to see you in her classes and share her pedaling passion!
Stephanie graduated from The University of Calgary in 2008 with a Bachelors of Kinesiology and a Bachelors of Education. She has always
had a passion for sports. Stephanie is a triathlete and crossfit athlete. She has completed a number of triathlons including Ironman Canada and competed at Regionals for Canada West in the 2011 Crossfit Games. By day, Stephanie is a Jr. High Physical Education teacher. She coaches volleyball, cheerleading, and track and field. Her qualifications include NCCP Theory Level 1-3, Crossfit Level 1 Trainer and CanFit FIS certification. She supports an active lifestyle and lives by the motto "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift" - (Steve Prefontaine). Her experience and passion riding outdoors shines when she teaches indoor cycling.
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Ashley has been spin instructing, and coaching endurance athletes for the past 16 years in a variety of sports including: Triathlon, Cycling, Swimming, Running and Adventure Racing. As a graduate from the University of Calgary's Kinesiology program, and past high performance athlete himself, Ashley brings a unique blend of theory, research, nutrition, and first hand "in the field experience" that makes his classes come alive. For the past 12 years Ashley has competed in various endurance-based sports. If you are looking for a training session with an athletic edge be sure to attend one of his classes and ensure to bring an extra water bottle as you will need it!
Stevie has many balls in the air with juggling three daughters, two dogs and a busy husband but she wouldn't have it any other way! She left corporate Calgary in Spring 2010 to focus on living a more fulfilling life....and it has paid off. Stevie is passionate about fitness and wellness so it is only natural for her to share it with others.
Stevie's journey in the fitness industry began in 2004 leading fitness classes at her local YMCA. She has certified and taught/trained in many disciplines including Keiser Cycling, Fusion Fitness, Stott Pilates, and AFLCA Group & Resistance Training. She is also a Can Fit Pro Certified Personal Trainer.
In addition to teaching spin at Peloton, Stevie is a CTI trained Life Coach and works with her clients from her home. She is addicted to the energy of group cycling and is excited to meet you in class!
Dulcie grew up playing soccer, volleyball, and competing in track and field. She has run many half-marathons and 10 km races as well as completing a marathon. In college, she competed in cross-country running and focused on endurance and becoming a faster runner. After developing sciatica, she could no longer compete nor run due to the severity of the injury so she took up cycling with its low impact benefits. It didn’t take long for Dulcie to splurge on her first road bike; spending as much time as possible clipped in and riding down the highway. This passion led to the idea of becoming an Indoor Cycling Instructor. Dulcie has the following certifications: C.O.R.E Cycling Certification, AFLCA and TRX Certification. She enjoys instructing spin classes because of its fun factor, intensity and how exhilirating the experience is.
Dulcie is pursuing a degree in Human Resources and Labour Relations and calls Red Deer home though she moved frequently. She loves the city lifestyle of Calgary with all of its amazing opportunities. She is thrilled to be part of the Peloton Cycling team and is excited to get to know her riders in Peloton's beautiful studio.