Thursday, September 2, 2010

Jogging anyone? What about Spinning?

I have decided to take the time to try something different! You know Something NEW! I love staying fit and being physically active and so to continue doing so I have decided to try out the new *free* group exercise classes at the gym. I figured, I'll try something new while its free. That way if I don't like it, I wouldn't waste some $$$ I chose Spinning from a list of yoga, pilates, and among some other things. I had never tried Spinning before, and so I did not know what to expect. I signed up for the Tuesday and Thursday 8am morning classes. The class lasted for 45 minutes. Although the instructor was nice she was tough and we had to spin spin spin.

If you're not familiar with Spinning, its a form of aerobic exercise that uses a stationary bike, with resistance on the front wheels. So its non-stop pedaling for a GREAT workout. It really is a great workout. Here is a youtube link that describes the process:

My second new experience was jogging outdoors. I like to pride myself on someone who loves the outdoors, and yet, I haven't jogged outside. Anywhoo, I can now say that I have jogged outside. I jog for 20-25 minutes and ALWAYS stretch afterward (and you should too) :o) I would recommend any student who is on a budget to use their physical environment (if it permits) to stay fit. It is a great way to save money, while you stay fit. I typically use the early morning hours to work out, between 7 am & 8 am. As a busy university student, this is the best time for me, besides I am a morning person and love to get up and get going as early as I can.

Try something new today, this week, but not too late now, you don't want life to pass you by!

Take care