Can I get a TGIF?! Yowzas this week was long. Yesterday began with a meeting before school and ended with a spinning class taken with my co-workers after school at St. Louis Spinning. It had been forever since I’d been to a spin class, but I was looking forward to the change of pace from my weekly workouts. Plus, I love my co-workers and love to sweat, so itz a good combination all around!
St. Louis Spinning has been open since 1995, has over 20 certified instructors, and offers 13 different classes between spinning, yoga, hula hooping, pilates, and more. The spinning portion of the studio is located in a garage type area, so when the weather is nice they open the doors for an open-air setting. That sounds awesome! We definitely didn’t have the doors open yesterday, but it was still a great ride.
Our instructor Mary Ann, and her friend Hilary sell Isagenix on the side. Isagenix claims to be the world leader in whole-body nutritional cleansing, cellular replenishing, and youthful aging. Mary Ann and Hilary encouraged us to try the Want More Energy? drink mix by adding a couple scoops to our water bottles. It contains Vitamins A, B, and C complex, electrolytes and other nutrients that tend to be lost during exercise. They compared it to Gatorade without all the sugar and artificial flavors.
I must say, it was quite tasty! Plus, I love that it contains only natural ingredients and sustains energy naturally without caffeine or other stimulants. The class itself was so much fun! There were mostly beginners, so Mary Ann tailored the class to our needs. The killer was definitely intervals, but I liked the short bursts of high intensity for twenty seconds and then recovery for ten seconds. It left us all nice and sweaty!
Post-class, Hilary kindly offered us a taste of the IsaLean protein shake. The whey protein that is used comes from cows in New Zealand that are pasture-fed and not treated with hormones, steroids, or antibiotics. Just how I like my cows – drug free. Heh heh. I chose vanilla and liked the way it tasted. It was smooth, filling, and not overly sweet. They even gave me a sample to take home. You know I love my protein!
Overall, we had a blast with Mary Ann during spinning. I recommend the studio and working out with your co-workers. Sweating together = bonding!
Are you a spinning fan? Weekend plans?