Spin Class| What they didn’t tell you!
I went to my first spin class on a Sunday two months ago and I have not been back since. Okay, so I am one who likes to research things I’m interested in. Like many of us in this generation, especially with the Internet in our back pockets or purse. Well, I’ve always wanted to ride a bike as a form of exercise and mediation. However I cannot ride a bike…it is one of the things on my summer list that I didn’t get accomplished, I digress. So I did the next best thing which was cycling also known as spin. Ladies and Gentleman, did I say “next best thing” I will recount my statement. Don’t get me wrong I will go back …… I just haven’t yet, wink.
After work I went to the class early, which is recommended by this location and online reviews. This allows the instructor to be aware of a newbie in the class and gives you some great tips. I also received assistance in putting on my cycling shoes and getting properly fitted for my bike. One thing I read online that was reiterated by the instructor was “listen to your body and go at your own pace”. The lights were turned down low ,music turned on and every single person there began to ride. It was GREAT! I was able to keep up and push myself more then I thought I could (since I promised myself to take it easy). It was going well… Until the pain started.
See, what I was feeling was not pain in my legs or thighs, nope. This pain was caused by the bike seat, at the upper inner thigh area. It was uncomfortable. For the last ten minutes of class I tried to avoid sitting as much as possible. At the end of class I had the opportunity to speak with John the instructor; he was great and I asked him if the seats were suppose to be that uncomfortable and he smiled then assured me that it is uncomfortable for most; however some get accustomed to it and others use padding, cushioned bike seats or even gel like underwear. Really?!
Yes …(let that settle)
I did enjoy the workout and I will be returning, until then #ZUMBA or #TurboFire ANYONE 🙂
If you have any suggestions on how to make this a bit more comfortable please share. I think I might try Soul Cycling.
Until my next post, see you on Instagram as I post about my journey.
I will be doing post on how to stay active on a budget so stay tune.