We got to meet Hannah Rose Pratt online when she was featured at the studio where she teaches at — Wheel House in Winnipeg Manitoba. Wheelhouse Cycle Club happens to be very active online through their social media channels such as Instagram. Wheel House has featured Hannah in many of their videos which is when we first saw Hannah’s professional teaching skills and her warm, friendly personality. Soulcycle would be very lucky to have an instructor like Hannah who doesn’t just scream and push you over the limit but does just the opposite — she smiles and stays connected to to all the members while she takes you through an excellent workout.
Secondly. Hannah is well known in the community. She is a motivator and a mental health advocate. For example, Hannah has been on many shows and podcasts such as Off Stage Show in Winnipeg. Below is an excerpt of and a link to her recent appearance.
On this episode of Offstage Winnipeg, the incredibly accomplished Hannah Rose Pratt joins me to talk about her mental health and self-care, dealing with grief after the loss of her mom and how she prioritizes her long to-do list. A communications manager, creator of the Break the Silence on Violence Against Women campaign, spin motivator, founder of the Winnipeg Dress Collective while also working on a masters degree, we learn what motivates her to keep learning, creating and helping people
Then there is the time Hannah was on the Canada channel CBC. We learned about Hannah’s story of her battle with anorexia athletica. She was interviewed during “Eating Disorder Awareness Week”
A Winnipeg woman is speaking out against fitness competitions targeting young girls – saying they can spark unhealthy habits and lead to eating disorders.
27-year-old Hannah Rose Pratt spoke publicly about her battle with anorexia athletica with CBC’s Marcy Markusa on Thursday.
“I didn’t know what it was until after I had come through it,” she said. “For me, it meant compulsive exercising coupled with a fear of gaining weight and therefore restricting my eating habits drastically.”
Pratt said it started after she left university volleyball and started training for a fitness competition for the first time.
She trained and dieted excessively, and when the competition was over, she couldn’t stop.
“After the competition, instead of getting back to a normal, balanced way of living, I went into a tailspin where I worked out harder and lost more weight and couldn’t get back out of it,” she said.
Pratt began to notice her hair was thinning, her nails were breaking off and she was agitated and irritable all the time. She even started to grow hair all over her body.
“It was scary … even being invited to social gatherings or going out with friends was terrifying,” she said. “I was afraid of being forced to eat something in front of other people … You turn into someone you don’t recognize. I didn’t recognize myself.”
Pratt said her nutritionist slowly helped her realize the choices she was making weren’t healthy.
She questioned Pratt’s choices in cutting calories and showed her photos of athletes and provided body mass indexes to show her what a healthy body looked like.
“She kind of gently pushed me towards trying to recognize my symptoms,” she said. ““I knew I had an issue. I knew something was wrong … but I was so terrified of, ‘Who would I be now if I didn’t have this?’”
Now, Pratt works in communications and has her weight and fitness under control, but she worries about fitness competitions that target young girls.
“When younger women are being targeted to do these fitness competitions, it’s very concerning for me because they haven’t developed yet, they don’t know who they are,” she said. “It’s becoming a trend to work out extremely – doing Crossfit [for example.]”
After reading how much Hannah cares about human kind and all the causes she advocates for I am sure that you are not surprised that she won the 2019 Indoor Instructor of the Year Award.
And in 2020 we have even more good news and more of Hannah. Not only you can enjoy her award-winning spin classes in Winnipeg but you can learn and grow from her new Podcasts. The picture below says it is all:
Below video shows that Hannahs causes even includes pets:
Lastly. Let us conclude by showing a video of Hannah leading an Indoor Cycling Class. Enjoy.