With over 15 years of experience, Alex is no newbie to the indoor cycling scene. She is also the co-founder of The Chain Reaction Project, a cause-driven travel and adventure-based non-profit. Alex’s music ranges from indie and electro to pop and dance, and she has zero tolerance for moves involving clapping or swinging weights. Off the podium, you can find her napflix & chillin’ with her cat-son Bagel, lost in Google’s blackhole of murder mystery facts, roaming the streets of Singapore with her backpack, spending hours creating random playlists she doesn’t use, and doing other seemingly mundane activities that keep her sane enough to lead killer classes.
Fitness has always been a part of Brandon’s life, having been a competitive rope-skipper and volleyball player in his younger days. Part dreamer, part doer, Brandon took his passion for rhythm cycling to the next level after working in the public relations industry. Expect playlists full of pop and indie-pop tunes – from Taylor Swift and Avril Lavigne to Lykke Li and Florence + The Machine.
Dean is a seasoned instructor with years of indoor cycling and HIIT instructing experience under his belt. With the allure of a boutique studio, he’s looking forward to being able to give each rider more attention and getting to know them better. To him, there’s nothing quite like riding hard alongside others and feeling the unspoken camaraderie. Expect a no-nonsense, pure cycling workout – we’ve heard that it never gets easier.
Ben stumbled into a spin class more than two years ago, not knowing the ride he was about to embark on. It kicked his butt, but gave him endorphins reminiscent of when he was a competitive national fencer in the U.S. – he was hooked. Out of the studio, Ben works in international education and toils away as a part-time graduate student. You’ll be climbing big hills and sprinting your heart out to an action-packed playlist of pop, EDM and rock – it’ll be breath-taking, literally.
Outside of his profession as an architect, Geoffrey relishes in the energy of riding strong and hard as one team in our studio. Off the bike and out of the office, Geoffrey spends most of his time unwinding at home, cooking up a storm, and even designing interiors – you may even find his home tour video on YouTube if you looked hard enough!
It’s love at first ride for Ian – he found himself loving how he felt after a good spin class, both inside and out. Ian aims to provide different intensity options for his riders, all while grooving to pop and R&B tracks in the form of subtle tapbacks and pulses. Off the bike, this foodtech, RYT-200h graduate would either be on his yoga mat or somewhere in the studio snacking on his latest finds from a grocery haul.
Muhammad is a geek at heart who seeks adrenaline in the form of leading group exercise classes and rushing to all his appointments. When he’s not at the Studio riding it out, you can find him taking it out on a bag. Expect nothing but killer tunes, fast beats and positive vibes in his class (and a well-dressed instructor decked out in Lululemon). But once you clip off, feel free to approach him to chat about your favourite brunch spots and the latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race. His ultimate life goal is to stay home, open a small takeout coffee shop and take care of a pet cat named Lima.
Birthed in Germany to an American father and Indonesian mother, Tika was lucky enough to grow up around the world and end up back in Singapore where she discovered her love of indoor cycling. After years of daydreaming, Tika finally auditioned and found her fam. Expect long, fast jogs, to the likes of Kendrick and Biggie, and choreography that’s as confused as she is. Switch pushes are her favourite — wait no, split pushes. Outside the studio you can find Tika baking (@bakesbytika for The Carrot Cake & Other Bakes), talking to anyone who will listen (and some who won’t) at Crane, and sleeping for a minimum of 7.5 hours a night. Rapping it up here, catch her in class, goodnight.
Known for witty one-liners and her signature pigtails, Valerie started her indoor cycling journey two years ago. Looking at her tapping back and rocking it on the bike, you’d never guess she’s the youngest member of the team. In between classes, you’ll probably find her playing with the dogs in the studio, snacking on pretty much anything, or lining up for an iced coffee. With some of her favourite artistes including Megan Thee Stallion and Ariana Grande, riders can expect nothing less than a bangin’ fun time in her class!
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