This past weekend I finally did something I’ve been wanting to try for a very long time – I took a spin class. A branch of Flywheel recently opened up near me so a friend and I went to check out a complimentary class. I must say I was very nervous going in because I’ve never taken a spin class before and I don’t think I’m in the best shape stamina-wise.
Of course, this newbie was assigned the bike in the front row, directly in front of the instructor! But (at least in this class) there was no yelling at or shaming of riders to try harder. The instructor was very positive and the room was dimly lit (so no one could see if I wasn’t pedaling as fast as them). Spoiler alert – I wasn’t! The music gets you pumping to the beat and it was a lot of fun. Even though the class was very rigorous, I got through it!
I’m not going to lie – I almost packed it in a bit more than halfway through though. My body was getting over-heated and I didn’t think I’d be able to go on. But then I thought, hey, I don’t want to be THAT PERSON that had to give up because they couldn’t take it! I fought through and somehow my body rejuvenated itself – and I finished the class feeling really good.
I would go back again if just to get my body more conditioned to the class. This location also has a barre class that I’m eager to try. I’ve taken Bar Method classes in the past, but haven’t done so since I was pregnant. So I think it’s time to get back into it. Flywheel was a good experience and I’m looking forward to trying it out again soon.
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