Monday, February 24, 2014

Sink Or Spin with Aqua Spin

#AmIGoingToDrown


When I thought spinning couldn't get any harder, the fitness gods created a new, trendy but deadly work out called aqua spin. What is aqua spin? Well, it's exactly what is sounds like—it's cycling under water. If you've ever taken a spin class, I'm sure you can agree that you have a love-hate relationship with spin. This means you avoid sitting in the front or anywhere near the overly intense spinners, you pretend to increased your resistance in fear that the person next to you is judging you, you hate the burning/sore sensation and you feel like you've lost a gallon of water through your sweat. But once class ends, you feel like a new woman! Now imagine all of that minus being hot, sweaty and fully exposed to the whole class. That's aqua spin.

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?

6 comments:

  1. Yes! Just enrolled in one of their trial classes cant wait!

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    1. Good luck!! You're going to have so much fun! Let me know how it goes!

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