Spin Society http://spinsociety.ca | Spin Class | Vancouver & North Shore Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:12:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 The Universe Has Your Back http://spinsociety.ca/the-universe-has-your-back/ http://spinsociety.ca/the-universe-has-your-back/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 21:27:12 +0000 http://spinsociety.ca/?p=2774 “Let it all go. Expect Miracles. Wait without anxiety. And know that the Universe has your back” – Gabrielle Bernstein A call from a then stranger ultimately lead me to find my home at Spin Society. Seems weird, right? When a friend of a friend shoots you a random message on facebook saying that they’ve […]

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“Let it all go. Expect Miracles. Wait without anxiety. And know that the Universe has your back” – Gabrielle Bernstein

A call from a then stranger ultimately lead me to find my home at Spin Society.

Seems weird, right? When a friend of a friend shoots you a random message on facebook saying that they’ve followed your posts for a while and are wondering if you’d have a minute to chat. I wanted to just ignore it – this guy had no clue what I was going through and as if I’d have any time to deal with him when I could hardly take care of myself. Curiosity got the best of me, and minutes later my phone rang.

That call changed the course of my life in more than a few ways. That call changed my physical and mental health, it eventually allowed me to leave my corporate job, and it ultimately led me to find my home in Vancouver – Spin Society.

Previously profusely pessimistic, I put no weight in ‘the right place at the right time’, or the Universe. I thought it was all bullshit and for some reason was wired with negative thought patterns. Today, I could not be further from that mindset – thanks to Sean (the stranger).

He was the guy that for some reason felt that May 9, 2016 was the day that he would call me (now that I look back, that was 5 years to the day that I started my first corporate job – not a coincidence). Here’s the short of it: I hadn’t slept more than 3 ish hours a night in a decade, on that day I was on day 5 of not leaving my apartment (or bed), and I was experiencing stress induced fainting spells more frequently than I cared to admit. But on the outside I was a fun, loving, healthy, 20 something y/o. Sean wanted to help transition me to a high quality, natural supplement line, and then I could get on with living my “best life”.

What Sean’s call actually did was change my life. His high quality natural supplement line, Isagenix – changed absolutely EVERYTHING. Within days I felt a mental clarity that I’d never had, I started consistently sleeping 8 solid hours, and my energy was through the freaking roof.

Now, if you know me, you know that when I’m in I’m ALL in, and if I believe in something, I’m passionate AF about it. So what did I do? Quit my corporate job – obviously (LOL)…..all in, right? I had to begin right away, I had to start sharing Isagenix with everyone, and I had to deal with a lot of people closest to me thinking I was losing my freaking mind. I decided to jump, and I had one choice – to build some wings on the way down.

That leap of faith led me to a yoga studio, where I realigned a lot of my beliefs, I went to fckin work on who I was as a person, and I started to build a life that I was stoked to live. I was genuinely happy for the first time in a really long time.

Cue Cody and Lucy. (The right place at the right time..) Cody pretty much made me sign up for my first class at Spin Society – not even kidding, he pushed me out of the way of my computer and literally started creating my profile for me. A few months later, Lucy asked me to join the team. And as I sit here now (in the office at SS – obviously) I actually get emotional reflecting on the journey that got me here. There were a lot of dark days and tough decisions, but man I wouldn’t change any of it. Vancouver is home now. Spin Society and Isagenix are my PASSION – like, for life kinda passion. And this community is my FAMILY.

Trust the timing of your life, and trust that the Universe has you right where you’re meant to be.

Xx,

Meg
SCTY Regional Manager | Isagenix Wellness Mentor
@megboulerice
@spinsociety

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INSTRUCTOR | MOUNT PLEASANT http://spinsociety.ca/spin-society-instructor-mount-pleasant/ http://spinsociety.ca/spin-society-instructor-mount-pleasant/#respond Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:52:31 +0000 http://spinsociety.ca/?p=2751 The post INSTRUCTOR | MOUNT PLEASANT appeared first on Spin Society.

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FRONT DESK SQUAD – PART TIME | MOUNT PLEASANT http://spinsociety.ca/spin-society-front-desk-squad-part-time-mount-pleasant/ http://spinsociety.ca/spin-society-front-desk-squad-part-time-mount-pleasant/#respond Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:50:52 +0000 http://spinsociety.ca/?p=2750 The post FRONT DESK SQUAD – PART TIME | MOUNT PLEASANT appeared first on Spin Society.

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“We are what we do, not what we say – Plato

Spin Society, a leading boutique indoor cycling studio, has a tremendous opportunity for a PART TIME front desk squad member to join the team in our Mount Pleasant location. Be advised: we are definitely not your average spin studio. We grew tired of painfully uninspired sweat sessions, so we’ve rewritten the rulebook on indoor cycling. The promise; a 50-minute rhythm-based full body ride focused on empowerment and transformation. To consistently deliver on this promise, we are looking for someone like YOU! For our riders, this means taking part in the absolute best sweat session. From the moment our riders walk through the door, they have to FEEL like this place is different. This special feeling is at the core of why we do what we do. It defines our culture and is why “we are what we do, not what we say”.

Responsibilities:

  • Uphold the Spin Society culture.
  • Provide the BEST customer experience ever.
  • Assist the Studio Management in daily studio tasks and projects.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and take initiative.
  • Provide support to the Spin Society instructors to ensure rides start on time with everyone ready to dance it out on the bikes.
  • Work as a team and communicate effectively to form a cohesive squad.
  • Assist with the training and coaching of new hires for the front desk squad.
  • Maintain the Spin Society brand aesthetic, appearance, atmosphere and culture.
  • Please send your résumé and picture (optional) to meg.boulerice@spinsociety.ca

Qualifications:

Must have:

  • Outstanding customer service and problem solving skills.
  • A positive attitude and ability to make people smile.
  • The ability to prioritize and multi-task within a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to work with a wide range of personalities.
  • Great organizational skills.

Must be:

  • Willing to initiate tasks and perform duties without direction.
  • Available to work a non-traditional schedule – must have early morning, evening and weekend work availabilities.
  • Able to bend, kneel, reach, and assist clients with bike setup.
  • Able to lift and carry a minimum of 25lbs (laundry basket, hand weights, etc).

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Best Instructors of 2017: Vancouver http://spinsociety.ca/best-instructors-of-2017-vancouver/ http://spinsociety.ca/best-instructors-of-2017-vancouver/#respond Wed, 04 Apr 2018 21:07:35 +0000 http://spinsociety.ca/?p=2515 Living in Vancouver has many perks, but we think one of the best is the top-notch instructors who call this city home. From spirited spinners to uplifting yogis and beyond, ClassPassers in Vancouver have access to amazing workouts taught by knowledgeable and inspiring instructors — but which deserve the top honors? We asked and you […]

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Living in Vancouver has many perks, but we think one of the best is the top-notch instructors who call this city home. From spirited spinners to uplifting yogis and beyond, ClassPassers in Vancouver have access to amazing workouts taught by knowledgeable and inspiring instructors — but which deserve the top honors? We asked and you answered — these are Vancouver’s Best Instructors of 2017!

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Are you a Gazelle or a Water Buffalo? http://spinsociety.ca/gazelle-water-buffalo/ http://spinsociety.ca/gazelle-water-buffalo/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:23:23 +0000 http://spinsociety.ca/?p=1102 “How we do one thing, is how we do everything.” The first time I heard this quote I was during one of Lucy’s rides, I had just started spinning at Spin Society and was busy falling in love with our community and in that moment, I was all the way in. Those words resonated deeply […]

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“How we do one thing, is how we do everything.”

The first time I heard this quote I was during one of Lucy’s rides, I had just started spinning at Spin Society and was busy falling in love with our community and in that moment, I was all the way in. Those words resonated deeply with me but at the same time I wondered how she could come up with such motivational words while riding at full speed let alone say anything at all but now, as I coach alongside Lucy, I know the truth: it’s not easy.

We practice, we cross train, we take each other’s rides for inspiration and we give each other feedback every time we do. Coaching is our job and all of us are deeply devoted to what we do and all that training and commitment, combined with time and experience, does allow for some ease in class but trust, there are days when nothing comes easy.

When the mic cord snags on our bike seat or, even worse, on the handlebars of bike 12 as we run past and our entire body flies backwards to a halt. When we try to take our shirt off whilst on the bike and our hat and mic go flying into the darkness. When the right pedal literally comes off the bike as we are running in the saddle. When we kick over the candles and nearly set the place ablaze. When our bra strap breaks in the middle of the second song and we must hold it in place for the rest of the ride. Or, the mother of all moments, when we go to change the music and our sweat drips onto the “next’ button forcing the music to skip through Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac and Mariah before we finally get control of it.

Then there are the days when our baby has kept us up all night and we are exhausted. When tragedy has struck in our personal lives. When our relationship feels like it’s falling apart. When we get fired from our other job.

Those are the days when it’s not easy. And those are the days we have a choice to make, do we let that embarrassing moment ruin the ride for us and everyone else or do we take a deep breath and smile secretly at ourselves / laugh out loud / ask you to laugh with us? Do we let whatever is going on outside of the studio negatively affect our class? Shawn suggests we try to handle it all with the poise and grace of a wild gazelle but to be honest, I feel more like a water buffalo on those days.

On our best days, we remember that how we do one thing, is how we do everything and we lean in to the embarrassment, hilarity and discomfort of whatever is going on because we know that these moments are not the moments that make the difference to our riders. The moments that make the difference to our riders are when we are engaged, focused and committed to giving you the best experience possible. All this to say, sometimes when you see us on the podium, we’ve had a crazy ass day but with a little grace and a lot of levity we achieve what we set out to – give you the best ride possible.

What about you? Do you strive to laugh in the moments that we can’t control? Do you leave it all behind when you walk into the studio? If you work to focus on your ride, the beat and sweating you worries away, I promise you will be glad that you did.

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RITUALS | Part Six: Shawn Ayers by Lolita Magazine http://spinsociety.ca/rituals-part-six-shawn-ayers-lolita-magazine-meagan-albrechtson/ http://spinsociety.ca/rituals-part-six-shawn-ayers-lolita-magazine-meagan-albrechtson/#respond Tue, 07 Mar 2017 23:34:45 +0000 http://spinsociety.ca/?p=1005 by Meagan Albrechtson Anyone who has ever been fortunate enough to partake in one of Shawn Ayers’ spin classes will know that the energy he brings to the room is infectious to say the least. I’ve thrown my unfit self into a few, and although my coordination is that of a three-year old, I felt […]

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by Meagan Albrechtson

Anyone who has ever been fortunate enough to partake in one of Shawn Ayers’ spin classes will know that the energy he brings to the room is infectious to say the least. I’ve thrown my unfit self into a few, and although my coordination is that of a three-year old, I felt great (albeit very sweaty) afterwards. With his encouraging words and contagious spirit, he commands the room, while allowing the riders to escape to with his supercharged, electro-house meets Beyoncé-heavy playlists.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Shawn has become a leader in the fitness community and is on a mission to inspire change. When he’s not coaching as senior instructor at Spin Society, he jumps on every opportunity to soak in the West Coast’s reputable outdoor lifestyle. I recently asked Shawn how he disciplines himself, what rituals he’s acquired and how he manages to bring so much vigour and good vibes to each and every class.

Continue reading here for the remainder of Shawn’s interview with Lolita Magazine!

Much Love,
Spin Society

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Feeling Myself http://spinsociety.ca/feeling-myself/ http://spinsociety.ca/feeling-myself/#respond Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:58:33 +0000 http://spinsociety.ca/?p=748 Valentine’s Day has come and gone but let’s focus on love a little bit longer, shall we? Not just any love BTW, let’s talk about self-love. The love that can propel us forward with daring choices into limitless possibility or, alternatively, the love that can help us play and stay small. With abundant self-love comes […]

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Valentine’s Day has come and gone but let’s focus on love a little bit longer, shall we? Not just any love BTW, let’s talk about self-love. The love that can propel us forward with daring choices into limitless possibility or, alternatively, the love that can help us play and stay small.

With abundant self-love comes the best hyphenated “self” words, words like self-worth, self-esteem, self-care, self-acceptance and with all of that comes the type of love and life we all dream of. One in which we can reach for that job, that love, that connection, that body, that booty and that bank account with confidence and clarity.

Without abundant self-love though, we are faced with the negative hyphenated “self” words, words like self-doubt, self-sabotage, self-pity and with all of that comes the decision to stay small. We continue to put ourselves in situations at work, in our relationships, at the grocery store, at the spin studio that won’t allow us to grow and those same old outcomes will affirm what we think about ourselves, that we aren’t good enough or lovable or healthy or any number of things we say to ourselves that aren’t very kind. See how that all comes full circle? Self-doubt, self-sabotage and self-pity shape our choices and those choices lead to outcomes that point to the evidence that we seek to keep us small.

So, what do we do? How do we learn to love ourselves and all the awesome power we possess and in doing so make decisions that lead us to exactly where we want to be? It’s simple, we fall madly, deeply and passionately in love with ourselves. And how do we do that? That’s simple too.

Every single time you look in the mirror say, “I love you”. The minute you open your eyes in the morning say, “I love myself”. The minute your feet hit the floor in the morning say, “I love myself”. When you’re stuck in traffic, riding your bike, in the shower repeat out loud the words, “I love myself” and one day, it will be true. This takes dedication and commitment and we cannot quit, ever, we must tell ourselves every single day for the rest of our lives.

Years ago, at the end of a particularly heart-wrenching breakup after a particularly heart-wrenching relationship and at the beginning of my enlightenment (insert massive eye roll) journey I walked around, talking to myself like a crazy person for months. “I love myself, I love myself, I love myself, I love myself”. While I was jogging, lifting weights, showering, cooking, walking to the store. While it hadn’t been true when I started the exercise and in fact I was riddled with self-doubt and self-loathing, every day I practiced loving myself it became truer and more real and more concrete in my brain and body and soul.

Now, whenever I feel self-doubt creep in, I tell myself that I love myself. When I regret a decision that I’ve made, I replace negative self-talk with a simple “I love you”. While it doesn’t solve the problem, it brings me back to a baseline of self-love, self-care and self-esteem and that baseline allows me to solve the problem with a more compassionate view.

I expect to see you all of you at the studio mouthing the words “I love myself” the next time I see you. We can do it together.

Much Love,

Megan

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INSTRUCTOR | NORTH VANCOUVER http://spinsociety.ca/spin-society-instructor-north-vancouver/ http://spinsociety.ca/spin-society-instructor-north-vancouver/#respond Tue, 01 Nov 2016 21:16:14 +0000 http://spinsociety.ca/?p=648 The post INSTRUCTOR | NORTH VANCOUVER appeared first on Spin Society.

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THIS IS OUR PLAYGROUND

NEXT AUDITION DATE:

TBD

THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO ATTENEDED THE LAST AUDITIONS.
PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE FOR THE NEXT AUDITION DATE ONCE IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED.

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FRONT DESK SQUAD – PART TIME | NORTH VANCOUVER http://spinsociety.ca/spin-society-front-desk-squad-part-time-north-vancouver/ http://spinsociety.ca/spin-society-front-desk-squad-part-time-north-vancouver/#respond Tue, 01 Nov 2016 21:16:10 +0000 http://spinsociety.ca/?p=647 The post FRONT DESK SQUAD – PART TIME | NORTH VANCOUVER appeared first on Spin Society.

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“We are what we do, not what we say – Plato

Spin Society, a leading boutique indoor cycling studio, has a tremendous opportunity for a PART TIME front desk squad member to join the team in our North Vancouver location. Be advised: we are definitely not your average spin studio. We grew tired of painfully uninspired sweat sessions, so we’ve rewritten the rulebook on indoor cycling. The promise; a 50-minute rhythm-based full body ride focused on empowerment and transformation. To consistently deliver on this promise, we are looking for someone like YOU! For our riders, this means taking part in the absolute best sweat session. From the moment our riders walk through the door, they have to FEEL like this place is different. This special feeling is at the core of why we do what we do. It defines our culture and is why “we are what we do, not what we say”.

Responsibilities:

  • Uphold the Spin Society culture.
  • Provide the BEST customer experience ever.
  • Assist the Studio Management in daily studio tasks and projects.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and take initiative.
  • Provide support to the Spin Society instructors to ensure rides start on time with everyone ready to dance it out on the bikes.
  • Work as a team and communicate effectively to form a cohesive squad.
  • Assist with the training and coaching of new hires for the front desk squad.
  • Maintain the Spin Society brand aesthetic, appearance, atmosphere and culture.
  • Please send your résumé and picture (optional) to meg.boulerice@spinsociety.ca

Qualifications:

Must have:

  • Outstanding customer service and problem solving skills.
  • A positive attitude and ability to make people smile.
  • The ability to prioritize and multi-task within a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to work with a wide range of personalities.
  • Great organizational skills.

Must be:

  • Willing to initiate tasks and perform duties without direction.
  • Available to work a non-traditional schedule – must have early morning, evening and weekend work availabilities.
  • Able to bend, kneel, reach, and assist clients with bike setup.
  • Able to lift and carry a minimum of 25lbs (laundry basket, hand weights, etc).

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INSTRUCTOR | DOWNTOWN http://spinsociety.ca/instructor-downtown/ http://spinsociety.ca/instructor-downtown/#respond Fri, 28 Oct 2016 22:43:05 +0000 http://spinsociety.ca/?p=632 The post INSTRUCTOR | DOWNTOWN appeared first on Spin Society.

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THIS IS OUR PLAYGROUND

NEXT AUDITION DATE:

TBD

THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO ATTENEDED THE LAST AUDITIONS.
PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE FOR THE NEXT AUDITION DATE ONCE IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED.

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