Now We Spinnin’
Upbeat feet-stomping music, bright flashy lights and a group of energized people. No, I am not describing a discotheque but my Spinning Class. Though I don’t see much of a difference between the two, except for cocktails .
I had this brain wave to join a gym due to my increasing sedentary lifestyle. Going to work 6 days of a week is no joke, true. But other than that all I do is laze .
Pure gyming gets boring and monotonous. And therefore I joined Spinning starting this week in order to try something different. It is so much fun, it gets you all charged up and guarantees an adrenaline rush.
OK, I am being too optimistic and exaggerating a little, a product of my excitement. The truth is my entire body’s aching, so much so that I can hardly even type. But on the contrary it is also the most satisfying feeling, as if I have accomplished a massive task.
Spinning is form of indoor cycling on a stationary bike. Classes take place in a fitness studio, with various light and music settings to create a groovy atmosphere. The music is more of a tool to motivate and build tempo. Instructors are there to guide you through workout phases. Warm-up, steady uptempo cadences, sprints, climbs, cool-downs, etc are part of the one hour workout on the cycle. Resistance controls are also provided to make the pedaling as easy or difficult depending on your stamina.
A high intensity workout, it promises burning of around 500-700 calories per session, at least that’s what my trainer promises. Also there is this added benefit of great shapely legs (there is this awesome pair of shorts I am dying to buy ), meaning a more flexible and fit lower body.
I have a very low threshold limit when it comes to liking a form of exercise. I hope spinning sustains for enough time to help attain my goal, before I move on to something else.
I am thinking of kick boxing next. What say ?