Spin Cycle // My Secret Life

McMillan Binch lawyer Carmen Diges spins her wheels — on purpose

By Precedent

On Thursday March 6th, 2008

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When we say that Carmen Diges is a good sport, it’s not just because she agreed to pose with serious helmet head in the boardroom of her office at McMillan Binch Mendelsohn LLP. She is one serious athlete.

Carmen Diges

Diges is a certified Spinning instructor who also teaches pilates and yoga, leading as many as nine classes a week at Toronto’s top gyms. She’s also on her bike every day (weather permitting). She says she was drawn to Spinning and road-racing for the Zen-like balance of mind and body. As a partner at her firm, she leads international resource deals, navigating foreign legal systems and cultures on behalf of her clients. How does she fit it all in? “If you’re going to be extreme about one part of your life, you have to be extreme about the others to find balance.”


Photography by Liam Sharp.