I have been afraid of spinning my whole gym career. Whenever I would walk by a class in session all I saw was pain on the faces of the cyclists...sweat and pain. Why would I want to subject myself to such torture? And the class instructor always looked psycho...smiling and laughing and yelling to work harder and pedal faster. On the plus, the music was always seemed fun and motivating. So after watching from a distance on my own stationary bike and a motivating conversation with my hair stylist, I decided I would overcome my fear of spinning and check it out. I figured it would be easier if I had another first timer with me, so I invited my roommate Sarah, and much to my surprise she said yes! Saturday morning came too quickly and I was worried the class would fill up so we got to the gym 20 minutes early...lucky because they actually take reservations for the class 30 minutes beforehand, it is that popular.
The class was everything I thought it would be...grueling, sweat, burn, tears, laughter...and really good music. The instructor found out it was our first time and so she would always yell, "how are my new girls in the back doing?" and everyone cheered for us at the end of the class...my guess is because we didn't walk out? So an hour later I was drenched in sweat, out of water with a sore butt. But I did it and it felt so good I'll probably do it again...in fact this Tuesday there's another class! It was fun exercising with a group of people again...kind of like a team where we were encouraging each other on and pushing each other to finish. Definitely my kind of workout...to bad it took me so long to check it out.