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Iain McKendry

Certified Spinning Instructor

Club McKendry


Iain McKendry was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a baby. His parents were told he might be wheelchair-bound, but repeated surgeries have enabled him to walk with assistance.
Iain McKendry was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a baby. His parents were told he might be wheelchair-bound, but repeated surgeries have enabled him to walk with assistance. The McKendry clan emigrated to Florida in 2000, where Iain’s mum Janis signed the whole family up for spinning classes. She says: “We soon noticed how beneficial this was for Iain’s overall physical strength, mobility and also for his confidence. He had a natural ability and a passion for spinning.” Iain says: “I’ve always enjoyed sport, but my disability left me on the sidelines, however, everything changed after my mum introduced me to spinning.” The family relocated back to Danderhall in 2016, with Iain ambitious to set up a spinning club in his hometown. McKendry went on to complete his official spinning training and has now opened his own spinning studio, after qualifying as a level 3 instructor. Called Club McKendry, the business opened its doors in March 2018, offering spinning classes seven times a week. The specialist club, based at Danderhall Leisure Centre, was a dream come true for McKendry, who’s now 24. “Spinning is my life,” he says. “It’s the only job I’ve ever wanted to do. I love being the showman up on stage.” McKendry rides a Spinner bike that was gifted and personalised for him by John Baudhuin, CEO and Founder of Mad Dogg Athletics and Josh Taylor, international spinning master Instructor. The club has 13 Precor Shift Bikes with consoles, and McKendry plans to add more, as his classes are so popular they have a waiting list. He’s keen to support his local community, saying: “I’m helping people get fitter. My classes welcome young and old, men and women, elite athletes and beginners.” Janis McKendry say: “A young man with autism comes to the classes - he reminds me of Iain when he was younger, as he too felt left out of the sporting community, but with spinning he can participate fully.” McKendry’s long term goal is to become a master instructor and brand ambassador for spinning. He says: “There are no excuses in my life. When I’m on my bike I feel like a different person.” disappears and my ability shines through.”
I'm helping people get fitter. From young and old, men and women, elite athletes to beginners

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