Our Co-founders on “Calgary Business Podcast”

February 3, 2020

From left to right: Stephen Klintberg Nagy, Zoë Klintberg Nagy, and Allen Wazny.

Two of Spin For Life’s co-founders, Stephen and Zoë Klintberg Nagy, appeared as guests on Allen Wazny’s “Calgary Business Podcast.” The three of them talked about the origins of Spin For Life, RocketHouse (the production company behind it all), ethical fundraising, romance, and “kidnappings.”

It’s a great look back at how Spin For Life got its start and a look forward to the great things to come. You can have a listen through anchor.fm or on Spotify using one of these two buttons…

Or you can listen right on this post here using the below player…


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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.


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.


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!