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I survived a spinning class and lived to tell about it!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Yesterday my good friend Beth and I decided to try our hand at a spinning class at our local gym. I personally felt (maybe Beth felt the same way?) that since we had been cycling outside in the good weather, then this class might be a piece of cake...or at least a half. Let me set the stage for you. One teacher, five participants. Age ranges from 26 to 65+. Four women and one man (he was an older gentlemen sporting appropriate biking shorts). I had my heart rate monitor and ended up burning 450+ calories within 40 minutes of the class. My god! My quads were BURNING! As I looked into the mirror, I realized that even though it sucked, I was exhausted and I realized that I was still attaining my athletic ability, I was proud to have gone to the class at all AND didn't need to leave for feeling ill and I didn't yack(!) and I am proud that Beth still wanted to go even after I told her I threw up the first class I went too :D Today, a day after, I am happy to say that really only the bottom portion of my body is sore (which is good because the first time I did a spinning class, my shoulders hurt so bad from keeping them tight while in position two and three)

Tonight I am going back to the gym to work my back, chest and my arms! Boy, does it feel good to feel good (and sore)!
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KABMPH 5/1/2013 6:46PM

    LOL. I know you wrote this ages ago but I felt the exact same way after Spin class. I've only been twice. I often SAY I'll go but end up chickening out. ;-)

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MELLIE1030 9/25/2012 2:02PM

    I've never tried it, but would like to. I might go to a class. Thank you.

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LDRICHEL 9/25/2012 1:35PM

    Awesome! This blog could not come at a more perfect time for me! I went to our city's wellness fair this Saturday and met a spinning instructor who was so sweet, he successfully talked me into coming to his class on Thursday night. I am SO nervous!!! But I know it's a GREAT workout for me in the winter if I want to train for triathlons next year. So I'm thinking about getting an unlimited pass and going a few times a week. I hope the class Thursday doesn't change my mind on that. Haha!

Love to hear about your first time and I'm sure I'll blog about mine on Friday!!!! :)

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