Since Hubby Tony and I joined the YMCA a couple of weeks ago I've been enjoyed their wide variety of group fitness classes. So far I've participated in Zumba, Step, and Yoga. Today was Cycling.
It's been a long time since I worked out on an exercise bike with a group. At the gym before my previous one I used to take Spinning (the trademarked name for choreographed cycling classes) on a regular basis. When I moved from that gym to the one we just left there were no convenient Spin class times, and then the classes were moved to an upgraded membership level and it wasn't an option for me. At the Y all group classes are reserved on the app, and Cycling fills up quickly. When I opened up the app yesterday I was pleased to see availability this morning and jumped on the opportunity.
With the reservation system there's no need to show up early to insure a space. Nevertheless, since every brand of exercise bike is a little different I gave myself extra time to make sure I was set up before the class started. That didn't matter since the instructor rolled in late, apologizing that she had been held up at a railroad crossing.
Inside the cycling room I picked a bike in the middle of the last row. It wasn't hard to adjust the
seat and handlebars and I was ready when the instructor cranked
up the music. About a quarter of the way through the class the instructor
walked around the room and turned on large oscillating fans. I happened to be
right next to one. The breeze did a great job of keeping me cool, but every
time it blew my way my hair went crazy. At the end of the class my style was