Seeing as I have a really flexible “job,” I can pretty much leave the office whenever I want to. When I saw Flywheel Upper East Side was offering a free class on Fridays at 12:30 pm, I told the office sayonara at noon and to text me if they wanted vitamin water zeros on my way back.
During those 45 minutes spinning with strangers decked in lululemon (what is it about lulu and spinning people?), my lungs burned, I got my “I ❤ Sweat” shirt covered in sweat, and I actually had to push my self a little bit (ok, maybe, a lot…it was hard!). When the instructor would say little motivating things, such as, “I don’t care that you increased the resistance, I want you to push a little harder,” I knew these were my kind of people.
When I walked outside afterwards, the sun was a little brighter, the day a little better, and I was actually hungry for my “Just Salad” custom salad that I eat every day (the real worst part of not running = decreased appetite.)
I’m sorry, but aqua jogging just doesn’t give me the same endorphin rush. Guess the humidity is an endorphin-kill.
I was somewhat worried spinning would bother my IT band. I’m happy to say it didn’t today. The only thing that bothered me was my SI joint/glute/piriformis that hurts if I sit for > 30 min, regardless.
I’d like to go back tomorrow, which would require dropping $30. I am a little afraid that I got lucky today and that two days in a row may re-flare something. Common sense tells me maybe to hold off on the spinning and stick to extremely safe, 80-year old approved activities.
I just feel like I need my 45 minute good sweat sesh (they do have an hr option, which I might take) rather than bikram yoga, flybarre, aqua jogging, core fusion, pilates, etc etc etc…
WEIGH IN: Anyone had ITBS or SI joint/glute issues and has been ok with spinning? Think two days in a row (which could go to 3, 4, 5 etc) is too much? Have you tried Flywheel or Soulcycle (if you’re an NYC-er)?
If you want to buy me classes at FlyWheel for Christmas, you are more than welcome.
Until next time…