Sit and Spin Class

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Let's get down to fitness. I am in a routine now. Aerobic kickboxing Tues. and Thurs. and my lunch time walks on Mon., Wed., and Friday. I am so excited about all this. Then when I thought it couldn't get any better one day my aerobics instructor mentions in class that she also teaches a spin class at Maverick's gym. If interested in the spin class she had passes that she would gladly give out. I had heard about spinning but didn't know anything about it. Well that's not entirely true, ok so I know it's a stationary bike. Didn't sound that cool to me. I was curious and got my pass. I had a half day at work to have my oven replaced. They would be there between the hours of 1 and 3. The class was at 4:30. The appliance guy showed up about 3. I thought I guess I won't make this class. Amazingly they were done in like 5 minutes. I had plenty of time to make it.

Here's where it gets weird. Turns out I was scared to go. I am not sure really why but I didn't want to do it. I would have much rather stayed home on the couch watching TV and most likely snacking. But that's how my legs got chaffed by those jeans in the first place. I told Lara, the instructor, that I would be there. She gave me a pass so I could attend. And, if I say I am going to do something I do unless there is an emergency and TV was no emergency. So I phoned a friend and got the pep talk I needed to help get me out the door.

Finally, I made it to the gym. I awkwardly handed the girl at the desk my pass and was directed to the spin class. I was a little nervous but headed straight for the doorway so I wouldn't get distracted and leave. I have done that a time or two. Anyway, I got inside the room. It was darker than the rest of the gym which was comforting, it allowed me some anonymity. Not enough though. Lara spotted me and got me set up in the front row so I could see what was going on. She introduced me to the ladies next to me and got my bike set up. I was ready to ride. As soon as class started I knew I was in for it. It was definitely challenging. I sweated like never before. It felt like the longest hour, but I got through. Once I was done my legs were like jell-o. I wasn't sure how I was going to drive myself home. However, I had this feeling I didn't expect. I was euphoric. I was so excited that I had made it through the spin class. I was immediately obsessed. I couldn't wait to do it again. I got more passes and began thinking of ways I could get out of work early to spin. I have gone several times since and each time is a little easier. Don't get me wrong it's still a challenge and a great work out I am just not jell-o legs like the first time. If you haven't tried it please do. If it's not for you try something else till you find that routine that's right for you.

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This article was published on 2010/03/30