Over 3 years ago, I attended my first spin class at Heritage Fitness (Carleton Place) and it was good, but I wasn't smitten with it. That said, I linked to this gym because if you ever find yourself in my hometown or surrounding area without access to a gym and you like lifting heavy things, this is an awesome place to go.
A few weeks after that, I moved to Ottawa/Barrhaven and ended up here: GoodLife - Strandherd.
My roommate and I fell into the routine of 9:30am Friday classes. Such an awesome instructor and worth rushing to work for noon. Even though some days I couldn't stand the repetitiveness of Les Mills RPM, I still go a good workout and loved the social aspect. Spinners are loyal to their time, their bike, and their instructor. Mess with one and let the fun begin.
And then I moved to big bad Toronto. Let me tell you, I'm all about convenience. All of the gyms I've attended (except for Carleton Place) have been walkable. So gone was Goodlife, and in was a new one just 3 blocks from my house. Which meant new spin classes! Oh my.
My gym operates spin classes with an All Terrain feel. Each instructor has their unique way of teaching, and can choose the pace of the class, music, etc. I played around with the classes I could take and after hating every class I went to with one instructor, finally fell into Wednesdays at 9:30am with Anna.
Totally hooked. Great workouts (uh hello, let's just put 16min of tabata in the middle, whooookay) and a friendly and motivating personality. I found my class.
It was with a sad heart today that I attended what will probably be my last Wednesday morning class. My job is switching hours to a normal pace 3 days a week (9-5) so I'll have to find a new class on the schedule to hit up. So far it looks like Wednesday night!
We'll see how that goes when I get to it. I'll probably have to miss a couple weeks of spin (the horror!) because of life.
You'll probably never see this, but thanks Anna for being a kick ass instructor!