Simply one of the nicest human beings you could possibly meet...until you do her class that is...Jennafer likes speed!!! In a recent CERN study, it was found that Jennafer's acceleration is faster than both Higgs and Bosun combined, with time to spare for a great big smile at the finish-line. A real all-rounder who can't get enough of high-intensity training, be it kickboxing, gym and so on...Match this up with a highly varied and always impeccable music selection and the 50 minutes fly by (faster than an F15 fighter pilot who's left the oven on). Serious calorie-burners!!
Bjorn is a passionate cyclist who has been part for the Shanghai Cycling scene for more than a decade. In 2002 he co-founded the Flying Hairy Legs Shanghai and is currently racing both in the local scene and in multi-day stage races around Asia. Bjorn is a three times Ironman and current holder of the Shanghai Series Masters Championship title (2013)! Bjorn loves a good a work-out. His sessions compromise a mix between structured interval training and some fun beats. You need this class if you seek Pedalling Power or Serious Fat Burning
AKA: Adrenaline Yogi Junkie
What happens when add a pinch of Gabrielle Reece with a pinch of Blake Lively…Spinbacks very own Emilie Hardinge (a UK, Aussie, Canadian, American mix). But don't let the exterior fool you, our motivating machine is a true body loving/ booty kickin/ adrenaline yogi junkie who will be your best workout buddy consistently each class. Emilie will drive, inspire, and push you to your limits but with a touch of Yoga principles using core strength, correct body alignment and a much needed stretch combined with breathing techniques to finish off class. Emilie's first certification is as a Hatha Vinyasa RYS yoga teacher with an advanced certification in Biomechanics, Anatomy and Alignment. In her collegiate years, she competed on the Women’s Division 1 Volleyball team (as well as on the Men's Club team) and competed in the Junior Olympics as a USA representative in Australia, Germany, and Austria. For the one hour your ALL hers, and it’s a rough class but fun for sure. Em tests Spinbackers, encouraging them to embrace the physicality and strength from within: " Your body is far more capable than the mind believes it to be. It’s only when we test our limits that we surprise ourselves with how strong we really are.”
Current favorite ride song: Is this love- Bob Marley and The Wailers
Personal favorites include Pearl Jam, Doors, Rodriguez, Milky Chance and Bon Iver.
Interesting Factoid: If there is an animal in need, Emilie will find a way to help it...or adopt it! Her side profession is an “earth lovin, hippie hearted, animal advocating gypsy, who thinks that traveling is what make-eth the man”
aka "Beatmaster Rog"
Thump, thump, thump,thump. You're not in a club...you're in Roger's awesome spin class. Known as the master of beat, your sweaty Spinback class is as fun as a night out on the town. His music list is kray kray and he gets those calories burning but the catch...his class is waayyyyy professional. The man's got technique and perhaps it's his background. Roger's been a hardcore athlete most of his life: ran 11 marathons (fastest time 2:51), competed in road/off-road/track since he was 14, and is an avid cyclist. He merges music with technique to produce one of your best spin experiences. His motto: "Let the rhythm take control. Spinning is the group spirit that can take over your senses. The beat is your friend and that speed will ignite your wheel til it glows in the dark." So come join this Dutch techno loving, trance pushing instructor in an intense 60 minute high. You can currently catch in class his favorite tune at the moment "Miss You Paradise---Emma Hewitt" or train with him in 2015 for a triathlon.
Interesting Factoid: Beatmaster has consumed a minimum of 2000kg of spaghetti Bolognese and counting. His favorite pre-race meal.
A.K.A. "The Juice-in-ator"
"Press de siste dråper saft ut av sitronen or squeeze the last droplets of juice out of the lemon." This is how they do it in Norway. Just when you think you've maxed out in his power interval training class style, he manages to push and push so that you give that little extra you think you didn't have. Oh, and it's not with smiles and giggles either as this Norwegian, who comes from a lineage of 11 generations of military officers, shouts "GO,GO, GO!" during his super sprint speed drills. Perhaps he missed his calling as a Sergeant but Spinbackers are lucky to burn off major calories and enjoy his American side with good taste in music. Heavy climbing with some thumping beats in class, catch "Pompei" by Bastille and "Something New" with Axwell Ingress as the switch and bait happy warmup. When not on the bike, Alex is an avid gym goer and skies in the winter (born with skis on), So when you see him in class and ask yourself, "Really, can the human body really pedal that fast?" think of his mantra for all you Spinbackers: "You have to do what others won't to achieve what others don't."