Position: Barre Instructor
Biography: Annie Ewart is an ex-professional and national team road cyclist. She signed her first professional contract at age 18 after winning the road and time trial event at the Canadian National Championships and achieving a 7th place at the World Championships in 2011. She lived in Europe and competed at the top global level of women’s cycling on the most successful American professional teams from 2012-2016 and represented Canada at International events, including the Women’s Tour De France. In the summer of 2016, her cycling career ended unexpectedly when she was diagnosed with a heart injury that would not let her continue to pursue her Olympic dream. She reinvented herself as a self-employed cycling (NCCP certified) and online wellness (Barre certified) coach and returned to further education to complete a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Entrepreneurial Management.
In addition to self-employment, Annie dedicates time to making a difference through volunteer activities, mostly related to sharing her knowledge and experience from high performance sport with young women and development athletes. Currently she supports Global Relay’s Bridge the Gap Fund as a mentor for up and coming Canadian cyclists, and she has recently volunteered in Jamaica in their early childhood development program.
Annie’ story involves high performance, adversity, and reinvention. She was born and lives in Victoria, BC, and is fluent in French.