Get to know your instructors - TENERIFFE
You've likely seen her in our cycle classes, always up in the front row, or hanging out with her Golden Retriever, Cooper by the front desk 🤍.
Steph's energy is truly captivating, and now, it's her turn to take the spotlight on Inspire's podium. She's prepared to give you an unforgettable workout experience; so, fasten your cycle shoes and let's get you ready for your next exciting workout on the bike 🚲✨.
Get to know Steph below.
Steph, tell us a little bit about you!
I'm originally from Kelowna BC, Canada, and I moved to Brisbane 5 years ago. I grew up ski racing and competitive dancing. Currently, I work as a dental assistant and have been in this field for the past 9 years! I really enjoy watching football games (Go Broncos!) and spending my free time exploring new places around Australia with my friends, partner, and golden retriever Cooper.
Can you tell us about your background in the fitness industry and how you got started in cycling?
My childhood was spent playing many sports such as ski racing, soccer, and competitive dancing. As an 18 year old I found my passion for fitness and took up bikini body building. From there I transitioned to personal training work and enjoyed working with a variety of demographics on their personal fitness goals.
Upon moving to Brisbane I tried my very first group fitness class with my friend Delaney, which was Inspire Cycle! From there I became addicted and have been here almost everyday since.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Energetic. Adventurous. Fun loving.
How would you describe your teaching style?
A combination of high energy, boundary pushing, and tons of fun! If you’re lucky you’ll even catch me busting a move or two off the bike during class!
What’s your favourite motivational mantra to get you through a tough class?
EVERYONE IS CAPABLE OF DOING THIS, YOU JUST HAVE TO COMMIT!
Who’s your favourite music artist of all time and also favourite music genre?
Any Hiphop and R&B baby!!!
What do you enjoy the most about teaching cycle?
I love to help people push themselves past their comfort zone in class! It is the most rewarding part of the job; to see riders have a breakthrough moment and achieve their fitness goals. I also LOVE the Inspire community and have enjoyed being a part of it these last few years as a member. Now, as an instructor, I can’t wait to continue to build relationships ☺️.
What advice would you give to someone who’s stepping into your class for the first time?
Remember that everyone (me included!) has been in your shoes at one point in time. Commit to doing the best that YOU can do everyday, and you’ll see tremendous growth!
Okay, what about.....
What’s one thing we might be surprised to learn about you?
I was adopted by an Australian couple at birth, but was raised in Canada!
Next destination on your bucket list?
Europe (Italy and the South of France) is at the top of my list!
What is your biggest goal for 2023?
To waitlist all my classes 😂
What will be your first theme ride?
Favourite time of the day to work out?
Morning club 100%
Athleisure or dressing up?
Do pyjamas count?
Next Saturday at 8:00am, Steph will be joining the team for her FREE Community Ride! So grab your water bottle, strap on your cycle shoes, and let's get ready to ride with Steph.
Don't forget to follow Steph on Instagram - @stephimathews
Make sure you don't miss this opportunity to be apart of this community event! Book into Steph's Community Class here.