Celebration of Women // Amanda Baxter

  • In honour of International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting our incredible female instructors and managers who inspire us in and outside of the spin room. 

    We sat down with Amanda Baxter, one of our wonderful Athlete instructors & triathlete.

    What do you love most about yourself

    My determination


    Tell us something about yourself we wouldn’t know

    I name my road bikes


    What do you love most about this city

    Proximity of the ocean and mountains


    What’s your favourite place in the city

    Anywhere near the water


    What charity/cause are you passionate about

    The Ride to Conquer Cancer


    Photos by Sean Perkins


    If you were a cocktail what would you be and why

    Coconut tequila straight up, because it’s good enough on it’s own, it doesn’t need mix to complete it 😉


    What’s your ultimate female empowerment song

    I Will Survive


    If you opened your Spotify, what song would be playing



    What’s the best song of all time

    This is genre dependent…..


    What females do you look up to in life

    My girlfriends – the women who support me and who I support in my circle are my biggest inspirations and best motivation. The “regular” women who work hard day in and day out and still find time to send “good luck” and “how are you” texts. They inspire me to be a better, healthier, happier version of myself every day.


    What are your guilty pleasures

    Red wine, hot yoga, coffee with almond milk Baileys, walking on the beach barefoot on a summer morning with my coffee with almond milk Baileys.


    Photos by Matt Bourne


    Who was your biggest inspiration growing up

    Mia Hamm, the Williams’ sisters, Jenny Thompson, Steffi Graf – basically any female athlete breaking barriers


    What words do you live by

    It’s not how many times you fall, it’s how many times you get back up that counts


    What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to learn

    To play an instrument (something beyond the recorder in grade school!)


    What was a big moment for you in your career

    Learning how to run my own business, being self employed is the hardest and most fulfilling thing I’ve done.


    Catch Amanda on the bike: Tuesdays @ 6:15AM & 4:30PM | Thursdays @ 6:15AM | Sundays @ 9:15AM

    Follow @abaxte