This summer I've gotten into being more active ever since I had a partner to do it with; my friend Lorraine. We decided for something new let's do a spinning class at this new place that opened up, that also does TRX suspension training. We've gone for the past month, spinning only, and it's been pretty interesting. I was amazed how non-crazy the spinning was the first time we went and, really, honestly it wasn't that bad. I really enjoyed myself and our instructor was great and was available for questions afterward and so on. There were tonnes of newbies so he really encouraged everyone to just go at their own comfort level or hang back if they felt the need. It wasn't at all boring because they turn all the lights off and have sort of a club light and music show going on and have a giant screen of footage from bike trails all over the world. Hawaii has been my favourite so far.
The second instructor we had a few classes later was a little different. Overall I liked her best. She still encouraged everyone to do their own level but was a lot more motivating/torturous about it. I think she does professional cycling. She did a few different things on the bike than we did before and I really felt that when she told me I couldn't slow down... I didn't want to find out what would happen if I slowed down. But at the end of it she was fun, reminded everyone when to drink their water, the class was pumped to be done and you felt like you really accomplished something.
We thought for some reason let's do an early morning class (not their earliest class or anything, which is 6am) because they had childcare there. Normally we stick to the night classes so we haven't had the third instructor. By the way the guy at the reception looks like Joe Jonas and it's super hilarious every time we go, I want to call him jo-bro.. just wanted to add that in before I go on. You see where I am going with this already though.. every class gets nazier and nazier. I'm not saying that approach isn't preferred by some, or doesn't get results, I'm just calling it the way I see it.. the brutal systematic extermination of flabbiness. This instructor wasn't just anyone, she was the owner, she does all the TRX training.. and somehow we were the only two people booked for this class. We got some special attention, and was given the offer that if we like we can split up the whole hour into half spinning and half TRX class. How can you turn that down, right? The owner is going to specifically train just the two of us for a whole hour.. and we get to try something new! Awesome.
NOT AWESOME EVERYONE. NOT. AWESOME.
She was without mercy. Aside from being in labor three times, this was the hardest hour of my life! She actually had us do push ups in the middle of the spinning class.. so by the end of the TRX I was so sweaty, and so red, I looked like I was actually sunburnt. I had a wasp sting me the day before and even that was getting itchy and throbbing again. I liked the spinning class, I even liked the TRX.. it was really interesting.. but together, never again! My entire back and arms are so sore two days later that I almost cried. And when I got home I had a medium bowl of pasta for dinner and then later that night... I was so hungry I had 4 and a half tomato sandwiches. The best part, my partner was doing her best so I was trying to encourage her, at the end of the class we both commented we worked pretty hard and are happy we got through it because it was kind of difficult to do both.. the instructor was like really you thought so? YES, LADY WHO OWNS A SPINNING TRX STUDIO, FOR US MORTALS THIS WAS OUR BEST. I'm not sure if that was supposed to be a different kind of motivation but dammit, stop playing with my mind!