Eric Bennett on “They Just Get It”

November 2, 2019

Eric Bennett (middle) with Spin For Life co-founder, Stephen Klintberg Nagy (left), and Jessica Dirom from the Canadian Cancer Society (right).

One of the co-founders of Spin For Life, Eric Bennett, recently appeared on the new podcast, “They Just Get It.” The host of the show is Tyler Chisholm and in each episode he seeks to learn from inspiring people. As you’ll hear, it’s quite the interesting career path that leads Eric to, among many other things, co-founding our event, becoming President of the Rotary Club of Calgary, and working as a Senior Wealth Advisor at Scotiabank.

Be sure to subscribe to “They Just Get It” for more insightful conversations with inspiring people. You can find it on your favourite podcasting platform via links on their homepage.

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Inclusive

Spin For Life values inclusion and removing barriers to entry for participation; any skill level, beginner to pro, is encouraged to join. There’s no need for any special equipment or gear – alongside 180 spin bikes, Spin For Life is equipped with low-impact floor and arm pedal machines. Spinners are in a controlled indoor environment where the risk is low, medical support is always close-at-hand, and the weather won’t affect the experience. Our participants’ physical and fundraising commitments are also designed to be manageable challenges: one hour of sweat with a minimum $1,000 raised for charity.

Impactful

Thanks to our growing list of like-minded sponsors and patrons, 100% of donations stay with the Canadian Cancer Society. With each event, Spin For Life aims to raise a minimum of $1.44 million with new host cities being added every year for a ten year goal of $180 million. Tax receiptable donations can be allocated to any of three categories: Clinical Trials, Wheels of Hope, or the Alberta Cancer Research Fund (which was specially created to be funded by Spin For Life). Even in our first year, we are aiming to break the World Record for most money raised with a static cycling event.

Immersive

Over the course of eight hours, our Spinners will collectively ride the circumference of the world: 40,075 km. Each hour is themed around distinct global landscapes with LED screens, theatre lighting, and mapped projections transporting participants through a beautiful, challenging, and cathartic experience. Emcees and Instructors will lead the music-filled Spin Hours, introducing stories of cancer heroes, researchers, clinicians, and remembrances of those we have lost. All culminating in a world record ceremony and on-site after party when we finish spinning around the globe!