When’s the last time you took a spin class? Well, decided to get back in the saddle today and tried spinning again. Wanted to enhance my current cardio routine with something challenging without having to go out and fight the Florida heat and humidity summer brings. Found a local church with a Fitness Ministry where they offer multiple class formats and times to reach a larger population.
The church allows registered participants to attend the first class for free. This was a bonus as I have been searching for additional ways to supplement my cardio and half marathon training program. Thought spin would be a fun and challenging way to burn more calories and interact (network) with others in the community.
Our instructor was very nice and made everyone feel welcome. She had to spend a little extra time with me to get my bike set-up since I haven’t been on a spin bike in about 4 years. Once we got my seat and handle bar height levels corrected, the fun began. Several warm up routines got us physically and mentally prepared for a hard, fun and energizing 45-minute ride. The instructor made a point to let us all know the ride would be at our individual pace. We were coached to take breaks, adjust pedal tension and get water whenever needed. This made the class an enjoyable experience for me. There were several times I didn’t know if I could make it over the next ‘hill’ but our instructor kept me moving forward and I was able to complete the entire 45-minute circuit. Not bad for my first time back in the saddle after a 4-year layoff.
Looking forward to getting back and taking my next class. Thinking about buying a package of classes since I know they will get used especially over the hot summer months.
An extra benefit of spin class was the mind cleaning aspects the ride had. I was able to completely focus on riding my bike over the next hill. The breathing techniques we utilized helped free my mind and created a unique experience for me. I know it was just a spin class, but the enjoyment of the ride was eye opening and has me looking forward to my next visit.
This Fitness Ministry is an excellent way to give back and help the community! Well done!
What have you always wanted to try or do but never make the time? When will you free your mind with a ‘spin’ class?