Thursday, September 23, 2010


So Tobie and I attended our first spinning class today.

I do a lot of interval training on bikes, especially when my knee starts being an idiot. But I must admit, I've always been afraid of spin classes, figuring they are reserved for only the uber-fit.

But today we just went for it, the timing worked out and we were craving a good sweat (besides, I was thinking safety in numbers).

It was pretty fun actually and a hoooo-nanny of a cardio workout! But, I must say the music the instructor was playing was très horrible. 

At one point the instructor did a Phil Collins medley which gave Tobie and I such a giggle fit we almost had to leave. She retaliated by walking over to Tobie's bike and cranking up his resistance by about 740 degrees.

Both he and I had visions we were in a BAD rom com...we were the single 30-somethings meeting at a spin class, locking eyes during "In the Air Tonight" and then a cut to us later in matching white turtlenecks, drinking white wine in front of a fireplace. Pure comedy. Anyway we got a double abdominal workout this evening as a result.

Is is bad form to bring your shuffle to a spin class?



Grumpy, M.D. said...

"He's my blood blister, in the air tonight."

Firefighter/Paramedic said...


Albinoblackbear said...

Grump---HAHAHAH--random...hilarious. Yes indeed. That was the first time someone managed to fit Bushes lyrics into a Phil Collins song!

F/P--Noooooooooooooooo! hahahhah

Robert said...

I'm terrified of spin class too. It looks like a kick ass workout, but...

Albinoblackbear said...

XY--You should check it out! I was afraid and put it off but then realised that my intimidation was just another excuse to not go. As usual there were all shapes, sizes, and levels of fitness in the class. I didn't feel like I was crashing an elite athlete training camp.

My one regret was forgetting a towel. Yah. I sweat like I have a glandular disorder.

Keet said...

I just picture that scene from romi & Michelles when they are wearing platform runners and humping thier excercycles... I love that you guys tried spin class! So sick and hilarious.