Last week, the indoor cyclists of my “Crank it up” Spin Class endured a grueling two hour master spin class led by yours truly! I co-taught with my buddy and fellow spin instructor from San Francisco, Stephen Massey who introduced a different and new style of teaching from the West Coast! In the months leading up to this special Master Class I had to prepare my students! So every few weeks I added a little more time to the end of each hour long class. One week we added an extra 10 minutes. A few weeks later we added an extra 20 minutes, then an extra 30 to make sure my student s could suffer… I mean HANDLE the endurance aspect of the class. Once I knew they were ready, I scheduled the master spin class, NYC vs. SF
The cyclists all entered the room ready and equipped with towels, waters, Gatorades, gels and Shotblocks for energy fuel. I took on the first 30 minutes of class to warm them up for Stephen’s high energy that followed! The music was pumping and the room started to get so hot the mirrors steamed up! One member was working so hard she broke the chain on her bike! Luckily we were able to get a replacement bike from the training floor! I ended the final 30 minutes of class with some explosive sprints and races to the finish line!
Once it was all said and done, all that was left was a pool of sweat, 2000 calories burned and members walking away with a great feeling of accomplishment!