Celebration of Women // Hannah Lise

  • 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 Hannah Lise, one of our incredible Icon instructors & Ops Manager over at Bench Accounting.

    What do you love most about yourself

    That I don’t give up on anything easily.


    What do you love most about your body

    That it allows me to do the things I love – Spin, skiing, tennis, running, dancing….the list goes on.  


    Tell us something about yourself we wouldn’t know

    I get extreme anxiety when I have to pick just one ice cream flavour


    Photos by Sean Perkins


    What do you love most about this city

    The North Shore mountains and readily available sushi


    What’s your favourite place in the city

    Mystery Lake


    What charity/cause are you passionate about



    If you were a cocktail what would you be and why

    A jalapeno margarita – sweet, with a hint of spice and although you think it might be seasonal, you can learn to love it all year round.


    What’s your ultimate female empowerment song

    Independent Women – Destinys Child


    If you opened your Spotify, what song would be playing

    Beyond – Leon Bridges


    What’s the best song of all time

    I generally refuse to answer this question, but I’ll give you a few favorites. Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones, Yellow – Coldplay, A change is gonna come – Sam Cooke


    What females do you look up to in life

    Ellen DeGeneres, Brene Brown, and my grandmother Maria Raynor


    What are your guilty pleasures

    Dark chocolate and The Bachelor


    Photos by Sean Perkins


    What’s your favourite hobby

    Trying to play the guitar


    Who was your biggest inspiration growing up

    Amanda Marshall and Kara Lang


    What words do you live by

    We fail the minute we let someone else define success for us.


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

    How to speak Italian


    What was a big moment for you in your career

    When I learned that powerful leadership is about vulnerability and courage, not about knowing all the answers.


    Catch Hannah on the bike: Mondays @ 6:30PM | Thursdays @ 7:15AM

    Follow @hanniefromtherock