Take a spin

An inside photo of the bikes in Soard Cycle Studio.

"Spin is for all levels because each rider controls the tension settings on their bike," says Vanessa Avery-Willems. — Photo courtesy Soar Cycle Studio

Soar Cycle Studio seems the perfect addition to the existing businesses in The Castle on First that offer yoga, dance and fitness classes. 

Founder of the Soar Cycle Studio, Vanessa Avery-Willems sees the studio as a support and complement to the active biking community in Fernie.

This spring, Soar Cycle Studio is offering a six-week spin clinic targeted to athletes for the upcoming racing circuit or riders for the outdoor biking season.

Many of the studio’s classes include weight training and stretching off the bike after the spin component for a well-rounded, full-body workout.

The studio employs seven instructors offering classes that vary as much as their personalities, each with their own dynamic playlist designed to inspire and motivate riders to reach his or her goals and have fun doing it.


Kimberly Shellborn

Kim is the editorial coordinator at Koocanusa Publications. She recently returned to the Kootenays after 15 years in Spain, where she taught English and got to know the food and wine regions of the country. When she’s not writing or taking photographs, she can be found showing her husband and two children all the backcountry trails that she longed for while in Europe. View all of Kimberly Shellborn’s articles

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