I took my first spin class this morning at The Alaska Club!
I’ve been wanting to take a spin class for quite some time, but an opportunity had never presented itself until now!
I had a general idea of what to expect but still wasn’t 100% sure what it would be like. For some reason, when I first heard of spinning, I thought you sat on the bike, listened to pre-programmed music, and the resistance of the bike changed (automatically) as the tempo/intensity/dynamics of the music changed. I didn’t know you personally adjusted the resistance yourself.
In general, you basically ride a stationary bike while music is played. The instructor has a workout planned that includes changing up the resistance to simulate going up hill, downhill, and riding on a flat surface. He or she has songs picked out to get you pumped up.
It was a fun class, and I was sweating by the end. I know it could never replace my running, but it was fun to change things up.
In other news, check out the two new purchases I made over the weekend.
Asics Running Shorts
I am excited about these because I have a hard time finding running shorts that fit well!
I love my Nike Tempo shorts, but I don’t want to wear the same kind every day, so hopefully these will be as enjoyable to run in as they seem.
Original price: $48.00
20% for being an REI member: – $9.60
REI dividend: – $22.60
After practicing yoga a handful of times, I have quickly realized that all the sweat from the 100* room dripping onto my mat makes it near impossible to do some of the yoga poses (i.e. downward dog)!
Welcome, the yoga mat!
I can lay this towel over my mat which will provide friction for my hands and feet. Plus the little “grippers” will keep my towel in place!
Original price: $35
Sports Authority gift card I was sent in the mail: – $15
I still plan on getting my daily run in after school today. I’m going to keep it short—4-5 miles because of my afternoon stomach issues and because I will be doing a longer run the next morning.
Have you ever taken a spin class? What did you think of it?