When psycle opened almost two years ago, I joined some friends and went for what I thought would be your typical spin class. It was anything but typical.
foursquare tells me I’ve been to psycle 154x. I guess I like my therapy. I call it therapy because the instructors always say: we work from the inside out. They also say: if you come to class to get a fine ass, you’re the ass. Both of these mantras resonate with me because those 55 minutes on the bike are MY 55 minutes. I turn my brain off and let my mind rest while my body moves to the beat of the music. I drank the psycle kool-aid and it tastes oh so good.
After 6 months I even bought spinning shoes. I always thought those were only for the bad ass riders. Those shoes make such a difference! I recommend purchasing shoes for anyone who regularly spins.
When I acquired the shoes I had the confidence to ride in the front row where some of those bad ass riders were. Over the following year and a half, I religiously rode and unknowingly improved my form and focus.
A few weeks ago, one of the veteran riders came up to me and told me he’s noticed how hard I work in class. It was a nice comment from someone who has been riding for decades. On Sunday, the same man came up to me and told me I’m one of the best riders in the studio. I’m not posting this to brag. I actually know this to not be true. But still, I’m posting this because I was truly humbled by his remark and it made me do a little bit of reflecting.
I’ve come a long way inside the walls of that studio. No matter what’s going on outside and in the real world, I know I can always depend on my psycle family to be there.
For those of you who are afraid to try something new, whether it’s a yoga studio or a cooking class, just go for it. I was nervous to go to my first class but I’m glad I didn’t let my nerves deter me from what’s become my favorite way to unwind.