Hello and happy Tuesday!
I am currently manning the desk until 9 am and then partaking in Tabata Tuesday from 9-10 am at Sweat on State if you are reading this during that time and want to come say hello! I am writing this Monday night so that I can spend more time with Neil today and traverse to the west to do some massive grocery shopping as soon as I am free this afternoon.
Today’s post is perfect to link up with Sara for Tried It Tuesday since this was actually my very first spin class. Thanks Sara!
I knew that one of the classes I wanted to take through ClassPass was a spin class because it was something that I wanted to try and was able to try it out with no strings. Last week I took a morning class at Flywheel which was right up the street.
The employees were very helpful as I let them all know that I had never taken a spin class and if they could hold my hand that would be great. They had complimentary water and mints which are always a plus. Every person is given a pair of spin shoes (or you can bring your own if you are a fancy pants) that clip into your assigned bike. Thankfully I had ridden a bike with clips before so they weren’t too foreign to me.
Flywheel has stadium cycling which means that bikes are set up on elevated levels, allowing more to fit in a room and also give you a clear view of the instructor at the front.
My bike was right up front and we clipped in and followed the instructor’s prompts to increase/decrease our speed and torque (resistance), stand up/sit down on the bike, and even get some arm work in with weights that can be removed from the front of the bike. The class was only 45 min, but I was definitely sweating by the time it was done. There was a lot of off and on the bike seat which took me some getting used to since my feet were clipped into the pedals and my first inclination was to slow down to sit back.
I liked the workout, but I didn’t LOVE the workout. If I had my choice of cardio I would definitely choose running over spinning and otherwise I prefer more HIIT and bootcamp style workouts using weights. I am glad that I went and I definitely burned a lot of calories, but I don’t think spinning is for me. For those of you who love it, props to you for all that leg work!
On top of a new workout I tried, I also found a new deli yesterday after hobbling out of my workout at Atlas. I had walked by Goddess and Grocer the last time I took a class there, but there was no sign that I could see and I was scared to go in and see what it was. I stuck to peeping in the windows like a crazy person. Yesterday I was wiped from my workout and had a long walk back, so I stopped in to see the mystery.
They had sandwiches galore and I got the Garden Goddess wrap but had them add some pulled chicken.
It was definitely overpriced (I spent like $10), but it was definitely delicious. I think there is one coming closer to me in February, so I may make this a random stop in when I don’t throw something together at home.
I am off to pile my car full of food. Neil’s parents are coming for the weekend so I want to make sure that I have actual food in the house. I hope everyone is enjoying their time close to the holidays!
- Have you ever done a spin class? How do you feel about it?
- What’s your favorite kind of sandwich?
- Random question from Neil: If you wanted to celebrate the holidays during any other time of the year, when would it be and why?