I went back to the gym today and did a real spinning class. It was supposed to be 45 minutes long but between bathroom breaks and not starting my bike computer right away, I clocked in at 35 minutes. The spin bikes in the cycling room have fancy computers that monitor everything from cadence to speed to calories, just like riding an actual bike! I remember not loving this particular instructor because he’s more of a cheerleading aerobics instructor than a cyclist, but I really enjoyed tonight’s class anyway. I positioned myself in front of the fan so I wouldn’t overheat and drank water frequently (which did nothing for my comfort as I leaned over the handlebars!). The workout was completely based on cadence and included intervals with more or less weight on the wheel. In the beginning, we were told to find a cadence around 95 rpm, so I started my legs spinning then clicked on the computer. Bingo! In the end I felt worked-out and not overly tired.
the workout: 35 minute cadence-based spin followed by stretching & core work