Erica

“Give up doing it right. You aren’t doing it right anyway.”

 

ONE word to describe my ride:

Sweaty

ONE thing you may not know about me:

I love sour watermelon candies but not actual watermelon.

Erica Davis, a self-described sparkling water addict - born and raised Calgarian is incredibly bubbly and friendly until you get her on a bike. Then layer on drill sergeant. In a good way.

This retired competitive swimmer is an infectious mix of cheerleader and stern motivator. Erica’s passion for teaching spin class stems from a desire to inspire and motivate others. In her class you can expect to hear a little bit of everything with a focus on electronic dance music, hip hop, rap and anything that will make you “…feel badass!” and keep people working hard together. She expects people to get out of the class what they put into the class and enjoy a fun, challenging and sweaty workout. “Leave everything on the bike! “ she says. To help her ‘leave everything on the bike’, Erica fuels up with Greek yogurt or an apple with peanut butter (rehydrating with Perrier water, obviously!).

What goes through her mind when she’s pushing everyone in the class? She cites Mahatma Gandhi’s quote as most inspirational: Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle, and a victory. “It’s my favorite because to me it means that every challenge is worthwhile in the end,” she explains.

When not at One Cycle you can find Erica socializing at Cibo on 17th Ave, or sweating it out on her yoga mat. Seeing the world is one of her many aspirations, in addition to ongoing yoga training. Until then, turn up and turn it up, at one of Erica’s One Cycle classes!

Instagram: @eridavis