My beautiful friend Jess took me and I have to say that it was so amazing to have her support and love and guidance there with me in the class! She took the time to set up my bike, showed me correct indoor cycling posture and was there beside me every step of the way!
If you've never been to an indoor cycling class, basically what happens is that the instructor takes you through a series of drills at varying levels of intensity and resistance. You are in control of how fast you are pedalling and there is a dial on the bike that controls the resistance. The instructor tells you how fast to go, when to add resistance, when to stand up (or "climb") and pushes you along the way to work to your full potential. The whole class is set to music and each track has a different focus or objective.
I'm still not sure what to make of it.
Was it a good work out? Yes but I don't know if the class resonates with me. The instructor kept referring to us as a gang or team, like we were all in it together. While I guess we were (since we were all going at it together), I think I'm a bit more of an independent exerciser (even though I really like classes) and the whole camaraderie thing didn't do it for me. Will I try it again? Sure! I went through my ups and downs of enjoying it and hating it throughout the class so I think I would be best to give it a couple more tries. I also think I would like to try out a couple of different instructors to see if someone else was a better fit for me. It was a good work out for sure! I did push myself in the class and was sweating quite a bit. The stairs were a wee bit a challenge afterward and I could definitely feel it in my legs and bottom the next day.
I want to say a big thank you to Jess for pushing me to try something new and providing me with a ton of support and guidance. It made me so comfortable to have here there next to me! I'm so excited that she is moving to Toronto in just two weeks! It means that we'll be able to start doing more classes together and that makes me really happy. I'm also really excited for Jess to start teaching her own indoor cycling classes because I think it would be very motivating to have her up there leading me! Also - be sure to check out Jess' latest video as she is giving away 2 4 week packages to Booty Camp! Such an amazing opportunity for you to check out Booty Camp for free!!
Have you ever been to an indoor cycling class? Love it or hate it?