I’m often asked the question: ‘How many cycling classes do you teach a week?’ I am scheduled to teach 2 classes a week and I get an extra Saturday class about once a month. I also sub quite a bit, so it ends up averaging more like three classes per week. I’ve had weeks where I teach 4-6 classes, so it just depends.
Up until recently, on nights that I wasn’t teaching, I was taking spin classes from other instructors. I felt like my body was on autopilot. I could spin in my sleep. So I decided that on the nights I wasn’t teaching, I would take some other classes at the gym. I’ve probably taken every class they offer at one point or another, but I decided that I would go back and give Pilates and Boot Camp a try. Last Thursday night I did Pilates and Boot Camp back to back. I woke up early Friday morning and I seriously felt as though I’d been run over by a truck. My entire body ached. I went back for more this week, and I’m still pretty sore, but I feel like I’m already getting stronger.
Of course I LOVE teaching my cycling classes, but I’m glad I decided to add some (old) new workouts into the routine.
If you find yourself doing the same workout all the time, try mixing it up once in a while. Your body will be happy that you did! (And maybe just a little sore….)
Other than cycling, what are your favorite workouts?
Here’s Friday’s playlist: