Spin Class| HauteHeartBk
Is my body getting use to it or is it the instructor?
So I had the opportunity to go to another spin class and this time it was an invitation from a fellow blogger Kez from Kezb.net. My first reaction to this invite was of joy but I didn’t know if I wanted to take another spin class. I’ve gone to a few since my first post and I have to say they weren’t bad at all- but spin still haven’t won me over. However, since many of you have informed me that it gets better and lend the advice of finding a class that works for me is key. I decided to go because I’m extremely determined to have fitness as a part of my weekly routine again. So, I went and it was terrific. I burned over 400 calories in this 45 minute class.
I can describe this class as a fusion of an introduction to spin and soul cycling. The introduction only stands on the merit of how everything is explained to you if you are not familiar with operating a spin bike, along with how attentive Karen (instructor) was with all of us.
So let me set up my experience for you, I came into the studio and was immediately greeted by smiles from Alice of chica-fashion.com and Rinoel who is also a spin instructor. Rinoel went to each person, introduced himself and fitted everyone properly for their bikes. Tip: the seat of the bike should line up to your thigh when legs are raised.
We started the class, in the words of the great Tina Turner– nice and easy. Karen taught the class and made it feel like a party. She got off her bike a few times to walk around to ensure each participant was going at their own pace and using proper form. As time went on weights were then included to incorporate strength training. If your asking, did I want to give up…. I did, but I knew that my classmates wouldn’t let me and nor would I so, I pushed.
25 minutes in- shades that were provided was put on and another level was reached. I believe we all got our second wind and pushed even harder, peddled a little faster and dug deeper than before. The music was on blast and the intensity was put in motion. Pedestrian walked passed the studio lurking, trying to figure out what was going on if they can join. And, before I knew it the class was over.
After the session we had a talk back session with Alice, Karen and Rinoel. They went over the items in our swag bags and gave out both eating and fitness hygiene tips. I was able to ask Karen about her reason for bringing this class to Bushwick, she simple shared that she wanted to bring something new to her community from someone who is a part of it.
I would definitely recommend this class, it pushes newbies out of their comfort zone and push you past your mental limits.
If you live in Brooklyn– or within the five boroughs and want to be a part of something bigger than just cycling and join a community,this spin class is for you. They currently have a promotion of 5 classes for $45. YES! $9 a class, you can’t beat that, click here to get started.
Side Note: As a person who pays attention to details and I was extremely satisfied with the whole appearance and experience of the studio and class. The experience was as much educational as it was fun. This was the first spin class I’ve been a part of that my lady parts weren’t screaming at the end. No butt pads for me!
Reflection: do something today to get you closer to your goal(s), so believe in yourself.