Monday, December 18, 2006

Spinning Class . . .Am I Missing Something?

The local healthl club has converted one of its racquetball courts into a facility for "spinning" class. This particular club is the only one in town that has racquetball courts and the courts are often quite busy, so I'm at a loss as to why they would give up 25% of their courts.

I watched a class the other day, with all of two people in it, and determined you need the following items:

1. stationary bikes
2. a really loud sound system
3. some really crappy music
4. a "Bike Nazi" to yell at the class members.

If you've ever seen the movie Fever Pitch and you remember the scene were Drew Barrymore is in exercise class on stationary bikes while she talks about the new guy she met, then you have seen a spinning class in action.

Am I missing something here?


Mister Teacher said...

At my old gym, the "bike Nazis" were usually pretty hot...

Hey, I noticed over on mamacita's site that nominations for the Best of Blogs awards begins tomorrow. I am going to nominate Education in Texas for the best in education award. Hopefully you will get even more readers out of it.

Mike in Texas said...

Thanks Dude! As you know I'm a regular reader of your blog and would have returned the favor if I'd have seen it in time.

Mister Teacher said...

I'm still trying to figure out when these freakin' awards are going to be! I thought nominations were being taken as we spoke, but apparently they haven't even started yet.

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

The part I like about riding a bike is the quiet, so I imagine having a Bike Nazi scream at me would remove all the charm from the activity-- besides the not actually going anywhere while peddling part.

But I love racquetball-- so I can totally get why you are chagrined. I would be too.

Merry Christmas, Mike!