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
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.