Ten reasons why Spinning Class may not be for me:
10 – I couldn’t read while I spin (let’s be honest, I thought about it, but decided it would be too rude)
9 – When the instructor told us for the 17th time in 4 minutes to crank it a little higher, I started cranking my tension lower, figuring it was the only way I would get through the class.
8 – My butt actually hurt before the warm-up ended.
7 – The toes of my left foot fell asleep within the first 10 minutes of class and no matter how much wiggling I did, they would not get back in the game.
6 – After spending 10 minutes (with help) getting my bike adjusted before class started, 3 seconds in I realized that the handle bars were too far away. Wow does that ever make the next 45 minutes even longer.
5 – Just when you think you can’t peddle for another second, the instructor introduces “jumps” where you peddle standing up, then sitting down, for about 30 seconds each, 30 times in a row. Are you kidding me? I did about 8 in total.
4 – I spent much of the 45 minutes worrying I would fall off my bike. Seriously. I didn’t fall off.
3 – I needed about an extra foot in height to manage to sit on the seat, hold on to the bike and still reach my water bottle.
2 – You had to stretch while using various parts of the bike to better your stretching position. I am just not that coordinated. I spent a lot of time worrying about falling into the bike.
1 – Everyone else in the class apart from me actually seemed to like biking.
Okay, let’s face it. I am not a spinner. But will I try it again? Probably. I feel like I need to at least become remotely competent at it before I throw in the towel. I wonder if I can bring in a gel seat for my butt?