I took my first Spin Class this morning and I’m still on an endorphin high. Spin Class! Where have you been all my life?!
My girlfriend bought us each a “Living Social” coupon for 10 visits/classes at a fitness center very close to where we live (though I’d never been there until today.) She purchased these coupons back in November and we planned to pick 10 classes to try together. It’s taken this long to find a time when both our schedules and the class schedules aligned. The class we chose was called Extended Journey, because it was 75 mins long. Not sure why we thought it would be a good idea to take an extended spin class for our very first time. Guess that’s just how we roll. I received a text from my friend this morning just before heading over to the class. It said, “I’m scared.“ I replied, “Me too.“ But we did it. And it was… GREAT!
I told my girlfriend she didn’t need to wear cycling shorts (the kind that are padded) to a spin class. I hope she’ll eventually forgive me for that. Next time we’ll both be wearing padded cycling shorts.
The class was full but I relaxed a little when I saw that it wasn’t full of a bunch of super-fit 20-year-olds (just a bunch of super-fit 40+ year-olds.) Then our big, muscular instructor walked in and I thought, “Oh crap. I’m in trouble.“ His calves reminded me of being in the Redwood Tree forest. Thankfully, everyone is in control of their own resistance on the spin bike. So, so thankfull. Bryan is an excellent instructor and despite the fact that my eyes were on the clock pretty much the whole time (I was pacing myself), the 75 mins. flew by.
The class was: hard, fun, invigorating, sweaty. What’s not to love?
I look forward to trying some of the other class offerings at this gym and I look forward to my next spin class.
p.s. That big bowl of oatmeal I ate after class never tasted so good.