Did a spinning class last week and although it did not bother me- I joined the gym today.
Spinning classes are not the best cycling exercise for me as I get more effort on a real ride than this false one in a nice air conditioned room. I do not like spinning classes---FULL STOP.
But the class last week was just a tester to see if I enjoyed the thought of exercise--without doing any. I know it will take about 6 lessons to get into the swing of them so next one is tomorrow morning.
But the real reason for joining the gym was my experience since I retired. Weather has not been playing ball and any "Good" days that we had were spent on the house and garden chores. Sun came out a couple of times so do I go for a ride? or Get the house painted?- proof the shed?- build the new chicken Run? or any of the other important jobs that have to be done soon or the lack of maintenance will start to cost me money? Cycling got put on the back burner.
Problem is that now I am nowhere as fit as I should be. Looks as though the weather is going to be as bad for the first part of the year so one of the alternatives is join a Gym. Today I did my induction but everyone seems to have this attitude that if you cycle- you have to do the spinning classes. No I don't--I can get bike fit by riding a bike. What I need is a Cardio Vascular workout on a regular basis so that I can improve my cycling. My plan is to club ride on Sundays and Gym twice a week for the CV side. If there is any time and the weather is good- I will get out for a few bike rides. However if the weather is like last year- I will be able to exercise without being washed or blown away in the floods and storms we have been having but in the comfort of the Gym.
Just hope that the weather improves a lot so I can cut the gym and get back to some proper exercise on the Sussex roads on the bike. Then providing the fitness is there- I might enjoy the 100 milers I have got planned.