This weekend before heading off for a relaxing weekend at the coast, I got the pleasure of being a "part of the pack" at a special BurnCycle blogger ride.
(Sorry for the snapchat photos - wait, #notsorry)
I've been to spin classes before but haven't ever been to one that was as fun as the 45 minutes I spent at BurnCycle. They call it a "dance party on a bike" and that's exactly how I felt when they took our phones away, turned the lights out and turned the music up!
First, I loved that our instructor was a ball of energy with nothing but motivation glistening from her pores (and her name was also Jessi).
Second, having a ride with the lights out was perfect - no pressure to look cute, no worrying about the strained look on your face as you climbed the steep hills and zero shame in singing to the music when Nelly comes on.
Third, I loved the fact that 90% of the time we were up and out of our seats (standing on the bike). As much as I love the traditional spin class, I can't stand the soreness that comes from being seated on the bike brings the next few days. The only soreness that I felt after the class was the good kind that proves my booty was worked - not the "I-think-I-bruised-my-ass" feeling. #Win
To be honest, the most grueling part of it all was when we grabbed the 2lb hand weights and did eight minutes of arms. Never have I been happier in my life to drop 4lbs!!
Those of you reading from Portland (and those who are coming to visit me!!!) - you'll want to check out BurnCycle and become a #CardioGangsta yourself!
You'd think us bloggers would have a better idea of which camera to look at, but this photo is evidence of the contrary (borrowed from @AgathaAasch).
We finished off the fun event with mimosas across the street where I got to meet some of the other Portland bloggers and finally met Kayla after months of blog-stalking and daily snapchat conversations.
I love how blogging and fitness have connected me with so many wonderful new people in my life.
Keep it coming!
Keep it coming!