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So I decided maybe a class would get me going with cardio. I took spinning for the first time yesterday. It was my first time on actual bike pedals since I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis in 2014. I wore the most flimsy, thin-soled, circuit training shoes I had... not knowing. GOOD LAWD. I wasn't able to stand up on the pedals much because the pain was excruciating! I haven't had any pain in that foot since about 2017 so I had forgotten about it. The class itself was awesome and I am going to do it every Wednesday. But I went home and immediately ordered firm-soled cycling shoes and..... BUTT PADDED UNDERWEAR! I have bruises on bones in places I didn't even know existed. lmao.

So now I have a trainer twice a week, spinning once a week, and yoga once a week. Woooooots

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Youre brave. I've never had the guts to try spinning. :1601_bicyclist_tone2: I like Zumba and other dance type classes. :141_dancer: Even though I have no rhythm and look like a fool its still fun and makes me sweat it up.

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Spinning is awesome. I used to do it about 3-4 days a week until I moved in 2017. When you are spinning it's like you are in another world especially when the music is good. I am looking to do it again at least once a week @KCgirl061 once you try it you will love it. I would also like to try Aqua spinning.

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hahahahaha that'ts a good one. But for real though...

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I like the "idea" of spin class, but not the reality. Hahaha.

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I serioussllyy hate cardio, but I was really shocked that I enjoyed the class. Except now that the day has gone on, it feels like I have... chafing in places that should never chafe. LOL. I recommend trying it! Don't wear crappy shoes.... And put sponges in your underwear. lolol.

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Second spinning class today! I got my cycling shoes, my BUTT PADS (which totally look like a diaper), suede gloves, and some weird towel that cools 20 degrees below room temp when wet. I AM READY. lol

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yoooooo if I ever hear this song again...

UP. BACK. DOWN. ADD A GEAR! UP. BACK. DOWN. UP. BACK. DOWN. ADD A GEAR! UP. KILL. ME. NOW. BACK. NOW STAY BACK! ADD A GEAR! lmao.

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@mousecat88 Are you still going to spinning classes? (Or anyone?) I’m curious about them and terrified.

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So I decided maybe a class would get me going with cardio. I took spinning for the first time yesterday. It was my first time on actual bike pedals since I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis in 2014. I wore the most flimsy, thin-soled, circuit training shoes I had... not knowing. GOOD LAWD. I wasn't able to stand up on the pedals much because the pain was excruciating! I haven't had any pain in that foot since about 2017 so I had forgotten about it. The class itself was awesome and I am going to do it every Wednesday. But I went home and immediately ordered firm-soled cycling shoes and..... BUTT PADDED UNDERWEAR! I have bruises on bones in places I didn't even know existed. lmao.
So now I have a trainer twice a week, spinning once a week, and yoga once a week. Woooooots
Lol!!!![emoji1][emoji1][emoji1] I felt the same after my first class years ago and for a long time gave that spin studio the side eye and a wide berth!
I was forced back by 2 friends 2 years ago, after they supported me through my first week of butt pain, I've NEVER left!! The endorphins of spin is like none other!!!! I'm energized for the rest of the day!

So keep at it, especially when you find an inspiring teacher, it can almost mimic a cleansing spiritual experience!! I love it so much. It rescues from some dark days!

Cheers and enjoy![emoji7][emoji7]

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[mention=350221]mousecat88[/mention] Are you still going to spinning classes? (Or anyone?) I’m curious about them and terrified.
Cheeseburgh, honestly try it for a week at the very least!! Go with a friend, go at your own pace, try all the instructors at your gym to find one that inspires you as well as the music that flows through you and I promise you, you will enjoy it and become a spin fiend like people "we" gave that look to when they are rushing into the studio while you gently walk past to the treadmill or yin yoga (speaking for old pre spin self[emoji28]).

You should go at your own pace, don't compare, just enjoy music and the camaraderie of conquering hills with others.

Keep me posted and don't be terrified [emoji106][emoji106]

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I am now back to spinning 3-4 days a week and I love it!!

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Do I need special shoes or shorts with a butt pad? My Gym also has 2 new Peloton bikes, I wonder if that would be a good way to start.

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