Spin Training Session | Powered by AirSprint

August 6, 2020

Press PLAY and pump those pedals!

We’ve unveiled the brand new Spin For Life Streaming Studio!

Leading up to the 2020 event day, we’ll bring you every opportunity to train with us and our Spin partners. You can tune in live or saddle up on your at-home spin bike anytime to train along with these videos on-demand. This is the first of many more coming your way.

In this training session join Spin For Life co-creator, Steve Klintberg Nagy, for an entry-level 50-minute spin interspersed with lots of announcements about the pandemic-resilience plan for Spin 2020.

Steve is joined digitally by two special guests: James Elian, COO & President of AirSprint Private Aviation, and Martine Yzerman, co-founder of Peloton Cycling Calgary

James has been an instrumental force in Spin For Life. He brought AirSprint to the pedals early on, enlisting AirSprint as one of Spin’s Founding Sponsors. He repeatedly does everything he can to support the Canadian Cancer Society and Spin For Life including committing AirSprint’s Calgary airplane hangar as the host venue for past and future Spin For Life events. During this training session James not only pushes his pedals but bravely shares memories of his mother, Carol, who passed only a short time after her diagnosis of Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

(If you’d like to just watch this section, skip forward to 38m20s in the video. If you’d like to send James a message of support, you can find him on Linkedin.)

Martine, on the other hand, leans into her forté taking us all on a 5-minute hill climb segment. If you haven’t trained at Peloton Cycling before, get ready! She’ll initiate you quickly into her facility’s power level training. Even five minutes will get your muscles burning.

The music in this session is courtesy of Afro-Canadian artist Doohsima Jev, a.k.a. DJ Kimleestar.

This Spin Training Session is powered by AirSprint Private Aviation

AirSprint has a great Spin For Life team. At the moment, they have 16 members, rounding the corner on $8,500 raised for the Canadian Cancer Society! Check them out.

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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!