In my very first post I shared, that one of my 2012 new year`s resolutions was to attend a spinning class. I have never been to one before and was really curious to find out all about it. This post is without pictures, because I did not want to keep my phone on me during the class, sorry!
So, today I decided to go and check it out. It was a 60 minute class at a gym I haven`t been to before. I got a little introduction to the spinning bikes how I adjust it, how I change the resistance, what I need to do, when I should stop, … . For a total newbie the one thing I was stressed out about most was the typical biking pain that you get when you haven`t sat on a bike in quite a while.
The great things
- I survived the whole class without actually stopping and changed the resistance exactly how it was asked
- I understood a lot more than I thought (being that the class was in a language – Hungarian – that I basically don`t know)
- I sweated. A lot. In a good way.
- I felt extremely calm and refreshed afterwards
- I never had to deal with any “pain” during the class that I sometimes feel when my legs are heavy during a run or cramping.
- My shoulder and neck area was a lot more active than I had thought
- I managed to drink, to ride, to keep the towel in place without dropping it to the floor
- I had a really great stretching session afterwards
- I`m going back!
The less great things
- I had a hard time riding the bike in low resistance while standing up, somehow I didn`t quite get into the flow
- I felt like the handlebars (how do you call them?) seemed a lot more uncomfortable after a while and I was wishing for a pillow like part that I could easily hold on to
- I did not really like the music
- I feel the pain coming and don`t want to think about having to sit down tomorrow. Please, no hard seats, everything should be cushioned!