I am still “gym shopping” and have a 2 week trial membership at Sport & Health. I went to a spin, excuse me, cycling class there yesterday. The room was cool, dark with black lights and tv screens the played music videos of the songs we cycled to. However I was caught off guard by 2 things.
1. The bikes. This Keiser bike freaked me out. It took a few adjustments throughout the class for me to find my “sweet spot” on the bike. I’m not sold on the set up of the bike yet, but I did like the screen that showed RPMs, calories, gear and MILEAGE. I did 20.5 miles yesterday in class and burned 440 calories!
2. The lack of interaction in the class THREW ME OFF. My old class that I loved had 2 high energy instructors who cheered us on and motivated throughout most of the class. Heck they’d even sing along or do dance moves at times. AND all as participants in the class we actively shouted, cheered, and sometimes even barked BACK at the instructors. This class was very quiet. The instructor didn’t talk a bunch and everyone in the class was silent. After the class I talked to instructor (who was subbing) and asked about if there are more interactive classes and he said not really. He said in DC people tend to me a bit uptight and aren’t into cheering, being vocal.
I don’t know if Les Mills RPM is a different type of class than other spin/cycling classes, but all I know is I miss my RPM class with Mitch & Ria in good ol’ Alabama terribly!
CITY FOLKS: are “city” classes more uptight than “country” classes?