Monday, June 8, 2009

I took a crazy pill

I think I'm going insane...I'm throwing around the idea of trying out a spin class. Anyone have any advice on whether this would be a good idea?? Would I "enjoy" spin class or loath it like a mosquito bite behind the knee?

I made a new friend in my Aqua Fit class. Her name is Candice and like me, she has a baby Gabriel's age. First of all, I'm happy to be making friends MY AGE in Aqua Fit. Second, we are throwing around the idea of trying out the spin class. But we're both a little nervous about it. We both decided it might be wise to be at the back of the class in case we die of a heart attack (as to not interrupt the other people in the class trying to stay alive) or if we spin right off the bike.

Thoughts? Advice? I need some motivation and words of encouragement!


  1. Sure, go for it! It'll be fun!

    Now, realize I, myself, have never done a spinning class so if you should perish, please don't blame me for the encouragement. !! :)

    Looking forward to hearing how it goes...I know you can do it.

  2. Do it! You'll either bask in glorious cardiovascular health or limp away from the class with nothing but funny stories. Or maybe both. Or neither of those things.

    But you'll never know until you try!

  3. You should try it. I'm not gonna lie. It'll kick your butt. But you might like it. Here are my suggestions:
    -Plan to go at least three times before you give up on it. It does get easier.
    -Go to a beginner class first if they have one.
    -If it gets too hard, don't stop! Just turn down the resistance and pedal slowly until you're no longer sucking air desperately. Then ease your way back up. Or just keep pedaling slowly.

    Let us know how it goes.

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  5. I've done a spinning class and they are a lot of fun once you get used to the seats...your bottom will be sore for awhile but keep it up...and by the way I think it's great you are working out...

  6. I love spin it! It makes me a competitive psycho though!

  7. I especially love that you are so considerate of the other participants in the class and don't want to disrupt their workout. Hilarious!