I never thought I'd be a gym person. The few times I went to gyms when I was younger, the relentlessly perky, uber-cheerful instructors really got on my nerves. So it was with great trepidation that I agreed to join a new gym near our house a few years back.
But once I started doing classes, I realized not all gym instructors are as awful as the ones I came across as a student. In fact, I've even become good friends with a few of the trainers at my gym now.
These days I mainly do spin classes. I really enjoyed doing weights, but my new job means none of the weights classes are at times I can go, and because I'm sitting most of the day, I feel like doing cardio is probably more important anyway.
If you've never done spin, it's a cycling class. Over an hour, you work through a series of different 'terrains' on the bike by turning resistance on the wheel up and down. It's a great workout and I always come out dripping with sweat. I like that it's entirely in my hands how hard I work. If I haven't been all week and am feeling tired, I can keep the resistance lighter than if I'm feeling in peak form. And doing it with a group of people keeps you going far longer than if you were working out alone.
Have you ever done a spin class? Did you enjoy it?