This class is taught by:

David Westlake

It's hard to believe sometimes that this is my life.  Teaching yoga, celebrating a cycle class, and sharing interesting ideas with all of!  I get to do this everyday.  For me, the awe that I feel about where I am and what I do is a testimony to yoga at it's deepest core.  It has led me on a path to places  that exist beyond my wildest dreams.  Yes! If you listen to it's call, yoga will take you on the most wildly authentic journey you will ever go out upon.  It's out there! As an instructor, my most sincere hope is that you might start to see (even if just a small glimpse) of your authentic path glistening before you in one of my classes.  Namaste! 

Penny Gage

Originally from Sitka, I fell in love with indoor cycling while going to graduate school in Washington, D.C. With a background in a variety of dance styles and as a former Zumba instructor, I come to Anchorage Cycle with a keen ear for rhythm. My class is a place for riders to challenge themselves physically, while getting lost in the beat. Hopefully, with my upbeat and varied music, fun attitude, and love for a challenge, riders will leave the room feeling stronger, and with a smile on their face.

Aspen Raney

I work in Real Estate and as a full time mom since November 2015. About 9 months after I had my son I was looking for something new and was particularly interested in a group fitness class. I have a background in fitness, and lifting weights had always been my go to. After being persuaded by my mom, I decided to give Anchorage Cycle a try. I took my first class in September 2016 and was immediately sold. Honestly, I sucked in that first class and was out of shape, but I left feeling excited and renewed. From the moment I took my first class I decided that my ultimate goal was to become a Motivator and teach classes. I am so stoked to be apart of the Anchorage Cycle family and look forward to seeing you in the saddle!

Jen Evanson

Last year my life took an unexpected turn and I found myself floundering for guidance. I felt like the wind was knocked clean out of me and I was left with only broken pieces of my heart to scoop up and reassemble. Thankfully, that's when AYC stepped in. I'd been a member of Anchorage Yoga for a few years, casually dipping my toes into the world of yoga, feeling that calming high after a really deep session, yet needing something more. More movement, a way to burn through old stagnant energy, something that made me feel revived. When Anchorage Cycle opened I was immediately drawn to the high-energy super-charged dance party that is OneRide and in class I envisioned myself teaching.

With a background in energy work as a Master Level Reiki Practitioner I knew there was magic in this movement. After every class I felt lighter, clearer, and more grounded. Now, after a year of diligent attention to my own healing through cycle I feel completely renewed. I found my vision of teaching realized on-stage, heart-open, ready to give you all that I've got. So if you're ready to heal, find yourself, discover your true potential, or just get a good ol' sweat on, with open arms I am ready for you...let's do this.

Michelle Sasse

Growing up in Nebraska I learned how to work hard and play hard. I'm a cornhusker at heart but I was drawn to Alaska for its beauty and adventure. I'm a dental hygienist by day and a fitness fanatic by night. From the time I moved to Alaska, Anchorage Yoga Cycle has been my outlet, my escape, and my bliss. The energy of the studio and the humans that I surround myself with fuel me daily. I'm ready to give back. I'm ready to show you vulnerability, empowerment, confidence, and happiness, all because that has been my ongoing journey with AYC and I hope you too can embark on your own journey and take what you need from us. I let my action come before my fear when I decided to become a Motivator to give you one sexy, sweaty, and sassy ride.

Michael Schmidt

Ever since opening, I have found Anchorage Cycle a vibrant community. It has become a second home for me. I am so grateful now to be one of the Motivators and share the gift of cycle with everybody that comes to one of my classes.

I love cycle because through the busy week, a cycle class creates an opportunity for you to be in control - and will push you steps closer towards your goals. I encourage you to welcome, embrace and enjoy the challenges that come with every class. Everyone deserves to be sculpted into the person they are striving to be both outside and within. I will do my best to make my rides exciting and fun with a variety of energetic music that will make it an incredible experience helping you to burn maximum calories and tone both body and mind.

Check out one of my classes then lose your mind and find your soul.

Craig Hinkle

My years as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist have taught me of the endless depth of human strength and capability. Miracles happen every day, right before our eyes. The true miracle is in effort. Every accomplishment begins with the decision to start the journey. The secret is in vision and positive thought.


Anchorage Cycle provides a safe place for each of our journeys. When we hold ourselves accountable, we will find what we need within.  The Anchorage Cycle community is incredibly supportive of this process. I have found countless rewards in helping people discover their strengths. I thrive on taking people to the edge, and inviting them to cross over. I invite you to experience a transformation that encompasses your mind, body and soul.

Lauden Garness

My passion for indoor cycling began just a few months after having my second child.  I left my class feeling strong and encouraged; Shortly afterwards, I decided to make cycling part of every day life.  As a wife and mother of small children, I understand how busy life can be but this challenge drives me to work harder and inspires me to set goals for myself.  When I heard Anchorage Cycle was holding auditions for Motivators, I felt inwardly compelled to reach beyond my comfort zone and give it a shot.  I am honored now to be a Motivator and have the opportunity to ride with all the wonderful people here at Anchorage Cycle.  

Sarah Glassett

Born and raised in Alaska, Sarah pulled the classic move and went ‘away’ for college. That stint lasted a few additional years and upon returning home in 2009, she was missing a daily practice at a studio that felt right. To teach herself yoga, she enrolled in Janet Stone’s 200hr Teacher Training, where her heart was burst open to the possibilities of this practice. Graduating in 2010, Sarah began teaching at Anchorage Yoga right away where she felt right at HOME. She has been a participating teacher in AY’s 200hr Teacher Training program for the last 5 years and continues her own studies with teachers such as Schulyer Grant, Elena Brower, Janet Stone, Christopher Wallis and many more influences around the globe. Her classes are an invigorating mix of spirit and sweat. With her intelligent sequencing and spunk you will leave class feeling spacious in body and mind while laughing a little along the way.
E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP

Courtney Lyons

I grew up playing sports from nearly the time I could walk, and enjoyed playing soccer, basketball, tennis, and rugby throughout the years in California. I began doing yoga and strength training during my high school years, and found that the gym I attended had some great cycling instructors. I began incorporating spin classes into my workout routine until I moved to Alaska in 2008. Fast forward to 2015, when perusing Facebook I saw a post for instructor auditions being held for Anchorage Cycle. The memories of all the great classes I used to take came flooding back. I went out on a whim, prepared a short routine, and (honestly, feeling a little silly and apprehensive!) auditioned to be an instructor for Anchorage Cycle. So, here I am now! AYC has introduced me to a community of amazing people whom I am honored to ride alongside, and I could not be more grateful. The energy in the studio and the feeling of absolute elation following a ride is unparalleled!

Beth Childress

My number one goal as a Cycle Instructor is to bring passion and soul to Anchorage Cycle. My OneRide is an intense workout but at heart it is a place for people to express emotions in a safe environment with a room full of supportive athletes. When one is comfortable with pushing their body to being uncomfortable there is physical and mental growth. Get uncomfortable, push past limits, and be okay with it; let it hurt and find strength.
Fitness has been a huge part of my life for many years. I enjoy weight training, running, cycling, cross fit, and hiking. I have played guitar since I was eleven and I could listen to Slash and Stevie Ray Vaughan rock out all day long. My love and inspiration from music is apparent in my classes; upbeat, soulful and sort of like a party. Anchorage Cycle is a family and I am honored to be apart of it.
Our signature ride is a fun, high-intensity and low-impact cardio party! Our expert motivators create challenging, exhilarating rides featuring indoor cycling techniques combined with upper body hand weights. Choreographed to the rhythmic beats of energetic, uplifting music, you’ll stay motivated to reach your fitness goals. BEWARE. . .this 45-minute class may change your body and your life.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Oct 19 9:15 am - 10:00 am with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Cycle
  • Fri Oct 19 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Penny Gage
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  • Fri Oct 19 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm with Aspen Raney
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  • Fri Oct 19 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm with Jen Evanson
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  • Sat Oct 20 8:00 am - 8:45 am with Michelle Sasse
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  • Sat Oct 20 9:15 am - 10:00 am with Michael Schmidt
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  • Sat Oct 20 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Aspen Raney
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  • Sat Oct 20 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Craig Hinkle
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  • Sun Oct 21 9:15 am - 10:00 am with Lauden Garness
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  • Sun Oct 21 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Michelle Sasse
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  • Mon Oct 22 9:15 am - 10:00 am with Jen Evanson
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  • Mon Oct 22 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm with Penny Gage
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  • Mon Oct 22 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm with Michelle Sasse
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  • Tue Oct 23 9:15 am - 10:00 am with Sarah Glassett
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  • Tue Oct 23 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Aspen Raney
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  • Tue Oct 23 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm with Penny Gage
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  • Tue Oct 23 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm with Courtney Lyons
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  • Tue Oct 23 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm with Michelle Sasse
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  • Wed Oct 24 9:15 am - 10:00 am with Beth Childress
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