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They have a personal trainer for that?

(Please read in its entirety) This is a type of public service announcement, seriously.  I have never shied away from talking about anything personal.  Miscarriages, breast cancer, menopause, hot flashes, infertility and other sorted topics have surfaced here giving rise to open conversations and awareness.  Humor can make things better, or at least easier to face. This one, however, takes the cake. I am talking about bladder issues, prolapsed bladder, fallen pelvic floor- whatever you want to call it. It…

To my fellow riders spinning on Christmas Eve

After a great pre-Christmas Eve class this morning, I feel compelled to share some thoughts and good tidings to the riders who will be spinning for 90 minutes on Christmas Eve morning.  Sadly, I will not be able to attend.  As an Italian woman, I have duties and responsibilities on Christmas Eve up to and including the Feast of the Seven Fish. (Note:  I managed to create a dish with all seven fish in one glorious pot.  I will share the recipe another time.)  So here are my well wishes…

A Tale of Two Disciplines

Both my brain and my body are questioning my decision-making process over the selection of classes I took this weekend. On Saturday, Chip and I took a two-hour Yoga Empowerment fundraiser for breast cancer class.  On Sunday, I took my usual spin class.  Two very different uses of my body and brain. I am still a bit confused as to what transpired as a result. On Saturday, two very gifted instructors, Jaime and Vicki taught the class from two different…

I work out so I can….

Fill in the blank: I work out so I can…. I have a few fellow spinners who share my passion and work out for wine; friends that live for cheesy pizza and beer and a scant few who do it for the health of it. What's that all about?  Recently a good friend from high school suffered a heart attack and he now works out for his heart, and his family.  I'm glad. He is too great to lose. Some…

The mental phases of spin.

I understand last weekend, the spin instructors from my gym attended a spinning training class of some sort.  I thought about that with fear and trepidation.  What were they teaching them and dear God, what was coming our way? That started me thinking about those instructors and I wonder if they really know what we think as they are teaching.  I have spoken about spinning numerous times on this blog but this time, I thought I would share the thoughts…