If, like me, after a while you get bored of just going to the gym and doing the same ol' routines and you just want to change it up a little, you ought to consider spinning. It was my first time trying out spin cycling and I am glad that I went to Aloha Cycle for my first class. The instructor for the day was Katrina and she is one of the most enigmatic instructors I have ever come across.
You settle yourself on a bike after being equipped with proper fitting shoes and then you're given a set of weights. Don't be fooled by the light weights. Even if you do weight training (like I sometimes do) a 0.5kg pair can test your endurance in a high intensity setting. I took the 1kg pair and reminded myself there was no need to be so gung-ho next time.
The workout is fuelled by rhythm and what I love most about this workout is that it's done in semi-darkness! So no one can watch the suffering on my face as I push through every song. I love the music that Katrina chose for the day and she makes it a point to get to know everyone's names in each class, making it feel very personal.
Each class hosts up to 20 people and by the end of the class, you will be relieved to know that your 45 minutes of heart-racing is over. I burned a total of 550 calories in 45 minutes. One of the best workouts of my life!
And for someone who has knee problems... spinning actually didn't hurt them at all! In fact, I feel more pain swimming than I do spinning. So I guess I've found my new workout plan! Do check out Aloha Cycle Club's website at www.alohacycleclub.com for more information.