“Shut your mouths and listen to me now,” when spoken by a particular spin instructor at the local Lifetime can be interpreted as “welcome to spin class everyone!”
The dude is hard-core serious about his class.
Over a year ago I happily bounced into this guys class knowing none the different, hopped my happy butt on a bike and got moving. Until he spoke. It was THE most intimidating experience in a spin class I have ever had and I never went back. Until last night.
My workout schedules for the week are planned around when this guy doesn’t teach, so when I realized I screwed up and managed to end up in his class last night, I decided it was time to buck up and get it done. I dragged myself to a bike in the back of the room. Lolly-gagged around with the settings and climbed up for an easy warm-up.
As others trickled in, the back of the room quickly began to fill up around me. Everyone seems to like the back of the room in this class…could this be a direct correlation with the instructors style? Hmmm… I was suddenly surrounded and feeling a bit claustrophobic. I am not a fan of a crowd when I’m working out.
On the front row I spotted a couple of empty bikes and found myself in a real bind. Do I dare move and put myself front and center for the militant spin instructor or hang out leisurely with the rat pack in the back feeling like I was crammed in a sardine can??
What the heck?! If I’m in for this torture, I might as well be all in.
Front and center, music blaring, and all I could think was “Jesus help me.”
And guess what? He did. Jesus, that is but if I have to be honest so did the instructor. I survived and even left there with a whole new appreciation for this guy.
It is true, he plays no games.
He loves his spinning and has no mercy.
But he loves his pupils.
And like Schmidt from New Girl in the video below, I’m pretty sure he wants us all to leave there better than when we walked in…
P.S. Do you not just love Schmidt?! I’d sit next to him in a spin class any day.