How Do You Find a Good Gym Class?♥
Since leaving my well-heeled Flywheel allies last year, I’ve struggled to find a replacement spin studio that I liked. The three that I’ve tried have all been nice, but they’ve also felt girly. And I’m not entirely sure what I mean by that other than the fact that we performed movements that were silly. Think upper body hand-dancing and quick quasi-pushup things that I can only describe as the motion you’d make if you needed to accompany a very emphatic YESSSSSS sound. Why would you ever need to do that, I dunno, but we did it at least 5 different times during the session.
I guess I’m a boring cyclist – I want ugly hills, quick sprints and a motivating instructor with a playlist that makes me cry during the final breakaway because Florence Welch’s angelic voice comes in just as my RPM hits FIVE THOUSAND … or maybe 140 , it’s hard to see straight through the tears.
Tonight, though, I think I found my class. It had all the components I was looking for (hard and not cheerleader-y), and the best part was that 50 minutes into it, the instructor walked over to my bike to cheer a group of us on, realized that we unknowingly selected the corner of the room that didn’t get A/C, and said, “Holy shit, it’s 10 degrees hotter back here. See me after class, I’m gonna give you two something.”
And, because this guy was totally already awesome, he gave me a mixtape from the class.
Good spin instructor: Found!