A first impression of Spinning with George
Spinning is the new black. And being a bit of a follower of fashion I couldn’t resist trying it again.
I have done the beginner’s spinning with Karen before - so I thought, general can’t be that hard, can it? So I plodded up to a rather full class on Monday Night at 8.30 to 9.30pm in Studio 1. It was only a month ago since my first and last spinning class but I already can’t remember how to drag the spinning cycle across the room so end up using all my might trying to shift it. Not a great start.
George is the instructor - he normally would be on the bike himself but is recovering from a chest infection so needs to look after himself. (A godsend for us I’m sure) He starts the music and tells us whatever we do we have to stick to that beat. 1,2 ,1, 2 very quickly - He must be having a laugh - even using all my energy I can’t go that quickly. I try and speed up and copy the two beautiful nimble girls on my left. “Look in the mirror and get into the beat” George shouts.
He’s not aggressive but you want to get it right and the MUSIC IS REALLY GREAT and George is very funny - letting everyone know that he knows the tricks they play - looking like they are turning the resistance up but at the last minute putting it down. I couldn’t even touch the resistance switch - all I could do was keep up with the beat - just. Anyway 45 minutes on - I’m bright red and covered in sweat. I’ve not looked at the clock though.
Maybe because I’m hyperventilating too much.
Signed: A reluctant exerciser.Tweet comments powered by Disqus