My alarm was screeching at 5 a.m., and despite desperately wanting to roll over and keep sleeping, after much deliberation, I finally got myself out of bed and rode my bike to SPIRE Fitness, located at 102 N. Water St., with no idea what to expect when I got there.
I walked in ready for the class. I went to the front desk and got asked what my shoe size was. They handed met these shoes withÂ VelcroÂ on them, then they had me go straight to the room.Â The instructor clipped my shoes into the pedals â€“Â yes, I did say clipped me inÂ â€“Â and the class began.
45 minutes later, I walked out experiencing something like nothing I had before. It was very high energy and, honestly, kind of insane. Many thoughts ran through my head, but here are the ones that you too might have during a SPIRE Fitness cycling class:
Why do I have these shoes? And dear God, why do you have to be strapped in?
Before you even start the workout, you get your shoes clipped into the pedals of your bike, and for a first-timer, you canâ€™t help but be freaked out by what you might possibly have to do to need to have your shoes clipped in. But once you've done the class for a while, you understand that you have to be clipped in or you will fall right off the bike. You have to doÂ exercisesÂ that require to get off your seat and stand on your pedals. Meanwhile, you're cycling with such speed that you can easily just wipe out if you didn't have the crazy shoes on.Â
This song is awesome, but why must it be so long?
The spin class plays such fun, upbeat songs that you will either know and love or not know and grow to love anyways. For instance, we got toÂ exerciseÂ to "Hot in Here" by Nelly, an obviously amazing throwback tune that would completely pumped me up, kept me motivated and at least somewhat helped me forget that I was slowly dying from all the exercise. However, each type of exercise lasts for one song, making you hope and pray for when the song will mercifully end so you can finally catc…Read more...