The friend I told about his birthday managed to tell everyone else, so he was getting lots of well wishes and some jokes all morning. He says he’ll get me back some how…
Two Spin Classes In One Day
I hadn’t planned on this post, but something interesting came up this morning. I was walking into my favorite Tuesday morning spin class when I passed my gym’s fitness manager. She teaches the spin class I often go to on Thursdays, and we’ve become friends through chatting before and after class.
She recently injured her ankle, so I stopped to ask her how she was doing. She’s all better and teaching again, which is great. Then she asked me to go to her spin class tonight at 6pm.
She said she’s a little worried about the momentum of her classes and having people continue to show up regularly, especially since she’s been out of commission for a few weeks. As fitness manager, she pays careful attention to the energy level of the classes and how many people attend, and she said it would be really great if I could go tonight.
I told her that I might be able to change up my routine to start going at night in the future, to which she casually replied, “Or you could just go twice.”
I was kind of caught of guard. I had no intentions or need to do two spin classes in one day, but her excitement and genuine request was making me reconsider.
A Refreshing Attitude
To be honest, it was incredibly refreshing. She wasn’t over thinking it. I think a byproduct of reading fitness blogs is starting to judge how much someone is working out, if they have an exercise addiction, if they are making unhealthy decisions, etc. We do this based on just the glimpse of their life that they share. Yet, outside this blogging community, working out can be purely something that’s fun and good for you. No judgment or worries required.
I want stress that she was not suggesting I do something harmful or unhealthy. She did tell me that doing two intense strength workouts a day would not be a good idea, but that since spin is cardio and I could adjust the level at which I’m working, it’d be a good way for me to build up my endurance while helping her out. After all, plenty of people training for triathlons, marathons, and other fitness goals do 90+ minutes of cardio regularly. There are even scheduled spin classes that last 2 hours at some gyms!
She sees me almost every day. She knows my fitness level and sees that I’m at a healthy weight. She knows I really enjoy spin class since I’m usually the one smiling and singing along. She had no apparent reason to question whether or not taking two spin classes would be a problem. If I had the time and energy for it, why not?
Granted, she had know way to tell if I had some personal issue that would make this a bad idea. She was leaving that up to my discretion. As an adult I would have to make that call on my own.
Thankfully I don’t, but I still don’t know if I’m going to do it. I have some things to get done this afternoon, but I’m definitely tempted to go and hopefully make her day.
So what do you think? Is doing two spin classes in one day crazy, or is it no big deal?