Spinner’s High

Back in January,  I pledged to take four spin classes a week in March.  So far I have taken two spin classes.  My unexpected race plans kind of took over the spin time in my schedule. However, today I didn’t want to run.  To be honest, I kind of wanted to go home after work and take a nap. However, I decided to take a look at the gym class schedule and saw that there was a 6:15 class at a location not too far from me.  It was about 5:45 at the time, so I threw on gym clothes and was able to make it with a few minutes to spare.

As the 21st Street NYHRC isn’t my usual location, I had never had the instructor.  In spinning, the instructor really does make all the difference.  Tonight I really hit a winner!  It was probably the best spinning class I have taken since college, not including Flywheel. God, do I miss my college instructors!  Where are you Shu?

Anyways, it was a great class with never ending heavy climbs broken up by fast intervals in standing position.  It was the first class in a while where we kept turning the knob up and up and up and not looking back until I could barely turn the wheel!  The instructor kept telling us to clear our minds, which was helpful because even though he said it every two minutes, I kept forgetting.  But it was helpful to let go of all the nagging thoughts that followed me through the day, to stop making to do lists, to  close my eyes and just be for a minute and let 1901 fully absorb.

Every time I spin, I realize that it is really my perfect workout: dark, fast, intense, crazy, loud, addictive, on to the next…it’s kind of like the city. 

In sum, thank you to the 21st St Thursday night spin instructor, you cleared my mind!

Speaking of spinning, have you heard of this “racy” spinning event?


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4 Responses to Spinner’s High

  1. What was his/her name? Will be checking out that gym in a couple of months & would love to take that spin class – sounds great!

  2. Josh Adler (he teaches at 3 different NYHRCs).

  3. I need to start spinning more. i have been dying to try soul cycle but it’s so expensive and I am totally scared!

  4. It’s funny, no matter how great my strength training program, like wendler 531 is going, spinning always kills me. Whenever I need an ego check, I just take a spin class…haha. Good Post!

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