Spin Class


This class is taught by:

Abby Nesseth

Meet Abby, originally from rural Minnesota in the United States she has been living in Shanghai for the past 9 years. For Abby, spinning and Shanghai came hand in hand after meeting Spinback’s Jenn Martinez who is known for her awesome ability to put playlists and music videos to match together. One class, and Abby was hooked, not least that Spinback came highly recommended to her as a spinning studio amongst the Shanghai and fitness community.

A fitness enthusiast for as long as she can remember, she has taken this passion to the people and is a certified RKC level 1 kettelbell instructor as well as an ACE certified personal trainer, and has now extended that passion to the Spinback studios where we welcome her as one of our newest instructors!

Being on the bikes allows the competitor in Abby to motivate not only herself, but others, which ensures you a great workout each and every time. Coupled with the performance metrics used in the Spinback studios, there’s nothing more she loves than pushing through a heavy hill climb and watching her watts skyrocket.

Abby strongly believes that exercise should be fun, and encourages all of those training with her to get involved, get fit, and become their best when on the bikes!

When she’s not spinning, swinging a kettlebell or swamped with grad school, Abby loves checking out Shanghai’s latest hot spots and is always on a quest to find the best quesadilla, and failing that, binge-watches real-life crime documentaries.

Kelly Olver

Kelly's love for sports started at a young age – Dancing, running athletic races and cross country, water skiing and being a fierce Wing Attack Netball player in NZ from age 11. Her sport CV is as impressive as her big smile and “ready to rock and roll” 6am morning mood! It’s a solid sweat session you are about to experience.
When she’s not on the bikes, or out running the streets, Kelly is quite the foodie enjoying cooking, discovering the restaurants of Shanghai, traveling (to discover more foods of the world, or the best beaches to get a good tan). Join Kelly on the bikes for an early morning calories burning, heart thumping Spin class!

Erika Levesque

Erika has been a biking and exercise enthusiast from a young age. Riding her banana handle bar bike around her driveway as a child gave her the fundamentals to eventually bike from DC to San Francisco in her 20s. Combined with her cross country running skills, Erika eventually took up adventure racing and completed two Olympic distance triathlons. She now shares her love for sports with others while in the saddle at Spinback Indoory Cycling.

Jillian Irvine

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Jillian has been with the Spinback crew since May 2016.
After 5 years as a varsity volleyball athlete, Jillian switched gears to cardio and lead a run club with Lululemon before heading out on an open ended back packing trip which lead her to China. She has been enjoying the Shanghai lifestyle since 2015. Jillian discovered Spinback through a referral and was captivated by the positive vibe and atmosphere. Whether you’re an elite athlete or trying spin for the first time, there is something for everyone. In Jillian’s class you can expect lots of sweat, speed, and even more fun! She likes to incorporate some upper body movements so be ready to get your whole body working.

Jillian’s most recent goal smashed was reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro over CNY. She is hoping to run a half marathon abroad in 2017.


Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Oct 22 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Abby Nesseth
    at Spinback Fitness
  • Mon Oct 23 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Abby Nesseth
    at Spinback Fitness
  • Tue Oct 24 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Kelly Olver
    at Spinback Fitness
  • Tue Oct 24 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Erika Levesque
    at Spinback Fitness Wuding
  • Tue Oct 24 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jillian Irvine
    at Spinback Fitness Wuding
  • Wed Oct 25 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Erika Levesque
    at Spinback Fitness