In 2013, the Strong Kids Campaign raised $1.5 million that enabled
25 000 Calgary kids to learn and play in a supportive and caring environment. The Strong Kids Spin is your opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life. We invite you to make a minimum $25 donation to spin in one of three themed spin classes lead by special guest instructors.
YMCA Calgary never turns a child away due to financial difficulties. 1 in 4 kids in YMCA programs are supported by Strong Kids Funds. Program opportunities not only include important YMCA recreation and life skill programs like swimming but also After School Care, Residential Camp, Day Camp, Leadership Programs, new immigrant classes and a variety of aboriginal programs and services. To learn more, view the YMCA Strong Kids Slideshow.
To support children and youth in your community:
- Sign up by completing a YMCA Strong Kids Pledge Card at the Wellness Centre or call to inquire about our online option.
- Reserve your bike by dropping off your pledge card or online donation confirmation at the Wellness Desk. (Please note your space is not guaranteed until we receive the online confirmation or pledge card)
- Enjoy your unique spinning experience on Thursday, June 26 in the Wellness Centre.
- Submit your YMCA charitable tax receipt for matching using Grantstream. For those who donate via pledge cards, receipts will be mailed by YMCA Calgary in the days following the event.
Not a spinner. We welcome your donation anyway.
Have questions? Contact us at email@example.com or 403-699-6400.
Let the Music Move You – Motivational Theme
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Michelle is a Motivational Speaker with a passion for cycling, and she combines the two in a high-energy, ‘I didn’t know I had it in me’ cycle class that will use music and messages to motivate you to move mountains (and climb them).
Michelle has built her career since 1990 as a speaker, fitness expert, life coach and author. She holds a Masters in Kinesiology, a BA in Psychology, is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and Certified Professional Life Coach. An avid road cyclist and mountain biker, Michelle started teaching spin classes as a way to stay in cycling shape through the winter. She’s been at it for almost 15 years now, and shows no signs of slowing down.
License to Sweat – James Bond Theme FULL
12:15 – 1:00 pm
Her Majesty’s Secret Service challenges you to Spin for Strong Kids. You Only Live Twice so register today before you Die Another Day. This is your mission should you choose to accept it… Bring your best Bond trivia knowledge to be safe from the intensity and have a chance to defeat the villain.
Suzette O’Byrne cycling experience has found her exploring the mud & mountains of B.C. and Alberta, competitive road cyclist training, cycle touring through Ireland, Canada and the U.S. and training indoor cycling instructors throughout North America since 1996. Suzette’s credentials include B.Sc. (Kinesiology), Keiser Master Trainer, AFLCA Trainer of Fitness Leaders, and TRX Senior Suspension Trainer.
The King of Spin – Elvis Theme
Let’s get things All Shook Up as we cycle to the King of Rock and Roll. You might think Curtiss is the Devil in Disguise, begging him: “Don’t be Cruel;” but don’t worry this instructor is one of the best. Leading you through sprints, hills and 45 minutes of fun you’ll be out of breath before you know it. The class may feature a Little Less Conversation but everyone will be talking about it. Inspired from Graceland, before you know it you’ll be Walking in Memphis.
For the last 10 years Curtiss has been teaching cycling across Canada, as well as Asia and the Middle East. All of his teachings are built from his education & experience in testing and training: B.Sc. (Kinesiology), CSEP-Certified Exercise Physiologist, NSCA Strength & Conditioning Specialist, AFLCA Trainer of Fitness Leaders and Registered Yoga Teacher.