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sleepyhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:53 PM
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I went to my first spinning class today!
There is a new gym around the corner from my apartment that I joined when it first opened about 6 months ago. Normally I am a loner and go for an hour or so at a time and use the elliptical machine, then weights, and then the recumbent bicycle. But the owner of the gym persuaded me to take a spinning class, and I semi-reluctantly went to the introductory class this morning. Lo and behold, it was fun! The trainer was very enthusiastic and had everyone laughing and encouraging each other. I felt very accomplished and motivated by the time it was over. I am going to another class next Sunday. Hooray for me!
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:00 PM
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1. I'm considering a spinning class.
I go to the gym five days a week. For cardio, I rotate between the elliptical, the stepmill, and the rowing machine. I do weight training four days a week. I think I'd rather do my individual cardio/weight training just four days and take a class of some type the fifth day. I'm not interested in Pilates or a step class, so spinning might just be it.

I'm glad you liked it!
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BlueHandDuo Donating Member (555 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:11 PM
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2. Umm, I take it you're not talking about...
...spinning wool into yarn, or straw into gold, that kind of Rumpelstiltskin spinning, right?

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signmike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:12 PM
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3. Spinning? Then will you be...
...dervishes?

;-)
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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:23 PM
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4. It will whip your butt into shape real quick, too.
They're your ticket to buns of steel. I miss my spin class. We used to do demonstrations at the local mall, because spin classes were still pretty new, and not many had heard of them. I haven't been to one since I moved to my current location. I've been meaning to look for one close to me. I use a spin workout on my own at home, but it isn't quite the same. Those machines are great.
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sleepyhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:29 PM
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5. Good. I need to be whipped into shape.
I am in a workout rut and need to shake things up a bit. I have a feeling that I will stay in the baby class a while (it's *hard work* and I don't think I can push myself any harder for the time being). It's cool to exercise in a dark room with music playing!
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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:44 PM
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6. Sounds great.
Mine was under bright, nowhere-for-cellulite-to-hide neon lights. But, the music was really good. Not the typical jazercize faux techno-beat crap that accompanies many other kinds of classes. And, we were all lumped in together, no matter the physical fitness level, which can be intimidating, especially for the beginners.
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sleepyhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:58 PM
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7. Luckily we were segregated into a beginner class.
I wouldn't have done it otherwise. The trainer was of course a cute, disgustingly fit woman about half my age, but she made sure that everyone was able to keep up and didn't embarrass those of us who are not quite spandex-ready. She was also quite kind to a couple of class members who almost didn't finish the routine, and made sure that we all drank our water!
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DrZeeLit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:06 PM
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8. Watch out! It gets in your blood. My sister is now a spin addict!
She goes at least 5 times a week.
I think she works out hard so she can still drink and not gain weight, but HEY, I live in Vermont and we don't worry about that image thing.
She's in CA.

Anyway, she loves it. Her gym did a Tour de France event that was supposedly a blast. The spinmeiser put up standings and the background was video shot in France, on the actual tour. My sister said she always felt motivated.

Me? I find it hard to go out for a walk -- I've been away from exercising for so long. And when I lived in CA... I had a personal trainer. Oi....

Have fun at spin class!
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 01:38 AM
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9. good for you, but god the name spinning annoys me...!
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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 01:42 AM
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10. It's a cycling term
that has been around a long time. :) Not that that should make it any less annoying for you. And I'm one to talk about easily being annoyed. Hello, kettle.
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