I have been going to the gym for a long time. I have become quite a good weight lifter and indoor cardio buff for about 5 years now. I lost tons of weight before my wedding by upping my cardio and was very excited to be in a great groove. Then, I started to get into a rut. I was learning a few new things for lifting but not enough to empower me to keep going.
Lifting and cardio takes about 1 1/2 hours. With working and school it was hard to spend that much time at the gym so I just wasn't going..... I needed something new to jump start my motivation.
Then... one day.... my friend Tara said she was joining my gym and starting spin classes. She suggested that I join her. What did I think of spin class? It is cardio and I'm a weight lifter. I enjoy doing weights more. Plus, it looked like a cult. Really.
Well, I met her at the gym one day. I had a really nice teacher help me get adjusted correctly on the bike. Unfortunately, she just taught a class and left. In walked a new spin lady.
Well, we started to spin and Tara was giving me tips on where to put my hands and posture. The spin lady basically YELLED at us to not talk because it was distracting others. REALLY LADY! This is suppose to be fun. She was very angry and intense while constantly getting off her bike! Can she not handle the whole time on her bike? I kept thinking, "Get on there and work as hard as me!"
Well, Tara assured me that others were better than her. After many classes I realized she was right!
This is my favorite thing to do! I love to go in for an hour, leave, and be done! It is great motivation and I can fit it in my schedule a lot easier. It is much easier to make a spin class then to go to a packed and full weight lifting room in the evening after work. I still lift but just on the weekend now.
Tara and I now have a great spin schedule and great names for our spin people!
That uncool lady is the "Evil Spin Lady", then "Crazy James", then "Nice and Fun Girl", then "Hip Hop Lady", then "My Music Lady" and I feel like I am missing one.Either way! Tara and I now meet weekly and do these classes! It is a blast and my new favorite thing!