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I'm still spinning.


Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I have progressed from a beginner's spin class to the Spinning Fitness class. OMG, WHAT A WORKOUT.
The lady that teaches this class is a tri-athlete, distance runner and active duty soldier.(I workout at a gym on Ft Hood, army base) The class is called spinning fitness because it incorporates hand weights, ab work and other cardio, with the spinning. It is 60 minutes of constant high intensity, up-beat, totally motivating torture. It is also the most fun I've had in a workout class in a long time. We ride the bikes for a while, get off and do 1-2 laps around the indoor track, drop and do sit-ups and push-ups, get back on the bikes, ride some more, do upper body exercises with the weights, while riding, ride, ride, do more laps, sit-ups, push-ups or what ever other exercises she thinks of. By the time we start to cool down, after about 55 minutes, I am totally soaked from head to toe. This class is so invigorating. The instructor says the calorie burn is in the 1000-1200 range. I believe it. emoticon
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MARYELLEN301 9/3/2010 7:00PM

    OMG! If I had the ability to add Bold, Italics and Underline, I certainly would! That sounds like torture to me! I am sure the instructor is a retired Sargent or someone equally committed to making lives miserable! I admire all of our guys and gals who go through that torture, but I don't aim to be one of them! I am amazed that you are hanging in there and sounds like you are lovin' it to boot! WOW! We do have a lot in common but I think it stops at the door to your Spinning class!

I left Hoffman Estates in 1970, so I'm not sure your apartment complex was even there at that time. I am a proud member of the first graduating class of James B Conant HS. It is now a very old school! We'll be having our 45th Reunion next year and I plan on attending the festivities. Always great to go back there and enjoy all that wonderful food I grew up on. The key is moderation in all things. I have till next summer to work on that virtue!

I remember when I was there in the 60's you had to drive quite a ways down Golf road to get to Elgin. I was stunned when I was back there almost 20 years ago and just for fun, we were looking at model homes in Hoffman. I looked up and there was a water tower with the name "Elgin" emblazoned on the side. I believe it was just a matter of crossing the road and you changed municipalities. The sprawl was amazing. Both of my sisters have moved from the area so the only time I get back there any more is for the reunions. One of these days I'll take a vacation and revisit all the great places Chicago has to offer and go as a tourist. I imagine I'd have a ball!

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SUZIEGREY 9/1/2010 5:17AM

    What a class! It's great that you enjoy it so. I have to admit I feel worn out just reading about it but I've never thought of trying Spinning, so maybe it's one to consider.

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