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How Rude!


This past saturday at spin class, I totally had a 90sStephanieTannerHowRude moment. First of all, if you take group fitness classes, please try to be on time. It really is rude and disruptive to show up late and not know how to get yourself set up. I really do care if my students are set up properly on the bike and when you come in 10mins late, I can’t really properly explain everything to you. The music is pumping, I’m trying to help you and concentrate on still leading the class. It just isn’t ideal. Ok. Rant numero uno over.

NOW…this is a major, major no-no. Cell phones. Seriously, it’s an hour out of your life. Unless you are an on-call doctor there is no reason why your phone should ever come out. I use to go to a class where my friend would text during class and I would give him shit about it every time. It’s rude to the instructor and I find it rude to the whole class. Live in the now people, live in the now!

So, as if texting wasn’t bad enough, to actually get on your phone is another total low on the spin no-no list. Saturday, a lady actually took out her phone and had a full on conversation. She was covering up one ear with her hand, because DUH, it’s loud in here…YOU’RE SUPPOSE TO BE WORKING YOUR LEG MUSCLES NOT YOUR LIPS!!!! I was astonished. To come in late and then take a phone call, and let me say, it appeared she actually MADE the call and wasn’t just answering it. Totally rude.

I really liked my playlist for Saturday and was a bit bummed when only 6 people were there. An early game day will do that to a class when you live in a place where “Football is King”. I mean, I take a lot of time putting these classes together, so having less people is never great, ┬ábut then to have someone so disengaged. I just don’t get it. If you show up to class, really show up. Put in the work and then go back to everyday life once you’re out of the room.

ARG. Ok. Rant number two, done. I really only have two rants. Lucky you!

Before I get to the tunage, I just wanted to let you know that there is one gentleman who will occasionally come to my class, stay for 5 minutes, and then leave. I think he doesn’t like me. Oh well. Can’t have them all love you. Mr. B came to class and said that when I played the Korean song (I am the best) it probably upset him. I was just trying something new and different. I thought the song had a good beat and was good for some sprint intervals, and he wasn’t Korean, so I know there weren’t any “F-bombs” that he could understand. I did say it was from North Korea instead of South Korea (that’s called pregnancy brain, people!), so…Eh…what are you going to do??? I just don’t get him. I mean, he has done this at least three times. When he sees me, he should just be like “Oh no, it’s her again. I’m outtie.” I doubt he would say outtie, he’s got to be in his 60s or 70s. When he came in during the “rap”, I thought, “Oh geez, why didn’t I choose Van Morrison instead of Dirty Money.” I pretty much knew the walk out was inevitable. Maybe I did have 3 rants….

Ok! Enough ranting about the poor etiquette of my class this past Saturday. Now, what you’ve all been waiting for (drumroll, please)……..The Tunes:

sat spin

The gist: 3 different loops, consisting of intervals, a flat rd, and hill climb. The last loop I switched the order so that we went from a flat road, to hill climb and then one last interval.

So, that was Saturday. I’ll be making some changes to this playlist to make it shorter for my Monday class at the other gym. This playlist is a bit over 60 minutes. I’ll be taking it down to 45-50 for Monday.

Hope you are all having a great weekend! Remember, don’t be rude during group classes! Instructors do notice!



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