That doesn't sound too bad right?
When I first entered the pool, the atmosphere was relaxing and therapeutical, unlike intimidating stadium seating spin classes. I felt very comfortable (considering the fact that I was in a sports bra and a bikini bottom) but doubtful that this was going to be an intense work out.
Fast forward 10 minutes into the class and I realized I entered hell. My thighs were burning, my movements were choppy and no matter how slow or fast I pedaled, the resistance never got any easier.
"Now move those arms like a freestyle stroke," yelled the instructor. Ok not so bad.
"Get off your bikes and do arm dips," she tells us. Ok, now my arms are hurting. THIS ISN'T SPIN?!
"Get behind the bike, hold the skinny part of the seat, and lift your legs above the water so you're doing a sitting V," yelled the instructor. I'm literally going to drown.
By the end of class my abs, arms and legs were dying but I wasn't sweating too bad which made me think that I didn't work out hard enough.
I jumped into the shower and changed out of my wet clothes when suddenly it hit me like a ton of bricks. I could barley move my arms and legs. I became very weak and sore. I was exhausted and I felt like I ran a triathlon. Holy crap, that was intense. But just like a regular spin class, I felt like a new woman!
Of course I passed out and couldn't do anything for the rest of the day but it was one of the best work outs ever.
Are you going to join the club and spin under water?