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Posts Tagged ‘spin’

Look out Venus and Serena!

Or maybe not. Erica and I recently were discussing over e-mail about whether or not your thighs get bigger because of spin. I have noticed recently that some of my pants seem tight in the thighs (pretty much all of my pants are tight in the butt area–that has always been an issue for me […]


2 hours

I worked out for two hours yesterday. For someone who doesn’t like working out too much that is damn good. Saturday mornings I take spin. Then after that my spin instructor teaches a half an hour abs/core class. With the new fall schedule a sculpting/conditioning 30 minute class was added after abs/core, also taught by […]


Stair stepper

We are out of town this weekend. Good ol’ Portland, Oregon. It is tough to keep up with a healthy lifestyle when not at home. But I did check beforehand if our hotel had a gym. It does. I just came back from the little gym. Just three cardio machines and three weight machines. But […]


6 times

My goal every week is to workout six times a week. Usually it is more like four to five times. But this past week I worked out six times: Monday: yoga Tuesday: yoga Wednesday: yoga Thursday: kickboxing Friday: yoga Saturday: spin; abs/core My normal sked is 3 yoga classes a week and 3 cardio: kickboxing, […]


You come to this class because you want to work hard

That is what my spin teacher, Jennifer, said one time. I have to say spin is the hardest class I have ever taken. But I make myself go. It is an amazing cardio workout. After spin Jennifer teaches an abs/core half an hour class. That is a great class, too. So that is what I […]


I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!

I went to Sunrise Spin this morning. The class started at 6:15 a.m. Yes, that is hard to imagine. Somehow I got my butt up and out of bed at 5:35 a.m. It was a tough workout. But it was good. The instructor was really great. I am gonna try to go next Tuesday. We’ll […]


Spinning for a good cause

I take an abs/core class on Saturdays at my gym. The teacher also teaches a spin class right before the abs/core class. Next Saturday is Spinning Nation, four 1-hour classes of spin to benefit the charities Prostate Cancer Foundation Athletes for a Cure; AIDS Research Alliance; Cancer Schmancer Movement. I have taken beginner’s spin and […]


Downward Dog anyone?

So after about a week and half of not being at the gym I went back today. I did yoga this morning. And my friend Alex joined me. It felt really good to stretch and move again. Tomorrow the plan is to do a cardio machine. I wanted to do the spin class, but I […]


You Spin Me Round …

… not quite like a Record. I took a beginner spin class at the gym last night. Talk about killer! I took a spin class a long time ago when we still lived in Phx. and that class kicked my butt. Thankfully my gym has a half hour class for newbies. Let’s just say I […]