Sweat Stories: Lisa Wolansky

My name is Lisa Wolansky. When I’m not spinning, I’m busy heading up the Edmonton division of Culinaire Magazine. 


I was introduced to spin about 2 years ago and I’ve never looked back. Spin is not only a great workout and a stress relief, but its fun. When I heard Spinunity was opening in Windermere I was ecstatic. I like the challenge and motivation offered at Spinunity. As soon as I walk in the doors, I leave whatever daily stresses I have behind. You are always greeted with a smiling face and loud music to get you pumped for class. I love being on the bike. 

What do you tell your friends about spin?

If you haven't tried it, you should! Spin is so much fun. Spinunity has such a great sense of community and is so supportive to each and every member. Always expect to work hard and be challenged. It's a great multifaceted workout and a chance to let it all go on the bike!

Have you noticed any improvements with your health from spin?

Absolutely! I have more energy and mental clarity. I feel very energized after a class. I started with fusion spin, then spin and candlelight yoga. I recently started taking spin & strength classes and boy are they challenging! It may hurt to climb the stairs the next day, but it its worth it. 


Have you connected with other riders, staff, instructors? 

It’s always great meeting new Spinunity riders. I actually used to attend Ange Erickson’s spin classes at another studio. I’m happy she’s teaching at Spinunity and consider her a friend. 


Have you always been active?

Yes and no. When I was younger, I was a long distance runner and heavily involved in badminton and basketball. There was a point however, when work seemed to take over and physical fitness was put on the back burner. I know now how much of a mistake that was. Exercise is so important for your mind, body and soul. 

How do you treat yourself?

With food and wine of course! I love opening up a bottle of wine and cooking dinner with my fiancé Brad. One of our favourite dishes to make is fresh pasta with dungeness crab and a rose sauce. We also both love going out and experiencing all the different culinary creations the Edmonton food scene has to offer. Life is all about balance. I have a passion for food and wine…spin helps me balance that love:)

What are some of your happiest moments? 

Winning an Alberta Film and Television Award, buying a home and getting engaged. I’m very grateful for what I have and what the future holds. 

All photos provided by WeAreYEG.

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