OneRide


This class is taught by:

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.

David Westlake

An ancient sage once wrote that the deeper purpose of yoga was to still the chattering distractions of the mind. I agree absolutely and dare to suggest that the intentional practice of any physical medium whether it be yoga, cycle, running or whatever it may be has the same outcome. At first, the practitioner seeks physical health with all it's benefits but after a while there comes a profound mental clarity that goes beyond the everyday thoughts and identifications of the ego. There is something that happens when our bodies become our ally through effort and self love that allows us to live more fully. I hold this conviction near to my heart, taking it into whatever I teach whether it be the physical poses of yoga, the stories behind the practice or an epic ride. My own journey has certainly proven this truth again and again. All the activities I explored on the journey towards yoga such as wrestling, T'ai Chi, sports fencing and hiking pointed in this direction. Looking back it makes absolute sense that I teach yoga and indoor cycle, but I still smile when thinking about it. Life has a way of doing that for us.  
 
Come check out one of my classes, surround yourself with epic music, breath, discover the edge and move beyond it. Without a doubt, this process of expanding our physical health is a metaphor for all levels of our lives, we step past our habits and self-imposed limitations to discover infinite possibilities. Love and Gratitude!

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.

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.  

Jenna Jones

Growing up as a Coast Guard military brat, my family was often transferred to new cities and states. My siblings and I always found our way into friendships and school communities through sports and (my sister and I) through music. There is no better way to connect with other individuals than through team activities, a good SWEAT, and a shared passion for music. I am a dental hygienist by day, but as a former college athlete I have always wanted to pursue my deep rooted love for fitness and physical activity. After becoming an active participant at Anchorage Yoga, I overheard a conversation about Anchorage Cycle. While I generally tend to be a solo gym rat, I knew that if Anchorage Yoga could have such a powerful impact on my life, so could the cycle studio. After several classes, I realized I had found the avenue I was looking for. I couldn't be more happy to have started my journey into indoor-cycle instructing. The real magic happens outside our comfort zones!
I would love nothing more than to change the way clients look at fitness. It is not about one workout, it is a lifestyle! So clip in with me, jam out to some great music, and leave every class feeling better than when you walked in.

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!

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.
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:

  • Thu Aug 24 9:15 am - 10:00 am with Jen Evanson
    at Anchorage Cycle
  • Thu Aug 24 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Cycle
  • Thu Aug 24 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm with Beth Childress
    at Anchorage Cycle
  • Thu Aug 24 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm with Lauden Garness
    at Anchorage Cycle
  • Fri Aug 25 9:15 am - 10:00 am with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Cycle
  • Fri Aug 25 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Jen Evanson
    at Anchorage Cycle
  • Fri Aug 25 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm with Jen Evanson
    at Anchorage Cycle
  • Fri Aug 25 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm with Jenna Jones
    at Anchorage Cycle
  • Sat Aug 26 8:00 am - 8:45 am with Lauden Garness
    at Anchorage Cycle
  • Sat Aug 26 9:15 am - 10:00 am with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Cycle
  • Sat Aug 26 10:30 am - 11:15 am with David Westlake
    at Anchorage Cycle
  • Sat Aug 26 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Lauden Garness
    at Anchorage Cycle
  • Sun Aug 27 9:15 am - 10:00 am with Lauden Garness
    at Anchorage Cycle
  • Sun Aug 27 10:30 am - 11:15 am with Beth Childress
    at Anchorage Cycle
  • Mon Aug 28 9:15 am - 10:00 am with Jen Evanson
    at Anchorage Cycle
  • Mon Aug 28 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Courtney Lyons
    at Anchorage Cycle
  • Mon Aug 28 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm with Penny Gage
    at Anchorage Cycle
  • Mon Aug 28 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm with Jenna Jones
    at Anchorage Cycle
  • Mon Aug 28 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm with Beth Childress
    at Anchorage Cycle