Hello and welcome to a new week! If you have followed my Instagram you will have seen that over the last three months I have done more spinning than ever before in my life. I am oh so thankful that at the start of lockdown we got a spin bike for our flat but the way we went about it was a bit odd, but I will share that in a minute. I have always liked spinning but riding 5x a week has now been a welcome release and I wanted to share a bit more of my time spinning at home.
Last month I found out I will be working from home through end of the year and pretty soon this spin bike is going to be gone so planning ahead, our Peloton is arriving in a few days, eek! You may have heard about Peloton bikes and I am sure I will share a few posts about that when the time comes but I have been a fan since 2015 when I used to ride in the NYC studio. However, we are not there yet – back to this bike.
Just a few days before the London lockdown officially began in March I got an email from one of the spin studios I frequented the subject line, “Hire a Digme bike from any studio”. Digme Fitness is a spin studio I have been going to for nearly a year where have a monthly membership and as the gym was shutting down they offered members the opportunity to hire a bike and bring it home during lockdown. The conditions were that you needed keep your subscription active to cover the cost of the hire and the bike had to be returned in good shape.
I signed all of the waivers and T&C’s and in an interesting Uber situation got the bike to my flat. It has been great but as part of those conditions it says, “We reserve the right to request [the bike] back at any time, but we will allow a 7 day notice period to return the bike from the day we request them back” and as lockdown is easing, I am guessing that notice will be coming soon. But until then both Mark and I have been taking classes via the Peloton app on the iPad (you can see it propped up on the bike handles) and also using our photos to connect the bike with the Keiser app so I can track our resistance and performance from class to class. The bike usually sits on a mat in our spare bedroom but when the weather cooperates, I like to take it outside like I did on this day, take a look:
Necklace | Kate Spade Slender Scallops Pendant Necklace Headphones | Apple AirPods with Charging Case
Tank | Reebok Designed to Move Tank (similar) Shorts Sweaty Betty Time Trial Running Shorts
Spin Bike | Keiser M3i Indoor Cycle Bike Watch | Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker
How do you feel about spinning?
Hello. What happened to my comment from last week?
I have been getting tons of spam and Viagra ads so all comments are now on moderation, apologies for not approving in time!
No worries. Crazy. I can see that you have to review comments to filter out nonsense Spam/Viagra messages. I just didn’t want my message to me lost. How is that Peloton working out for you.
Can’t get enough of spinning and glad that you enjoy it as much as I do.
Wow. Looking great. Boyfriend has traded peloton stock PTON and has done very well. He is thinking about buying one. My one question for you is are they foldable when you are done with the bike. He loves bike riding/spinning. On any pullback to 53 – 54 area he is jumping in again.
I love my Peloton! I think you’ll really like the data! In addition to the bike!
Not a huge fan of biking but I have been doing a bit more now that my gym is closed.
I am a bit scared of spinning. Do you have any tips for a beginner? Might give it a try when I can get back into my gym. They offer spin classes but I have been too chicken to give it a try.
You are so lucky to get the best of both worlds, biking without being afraid of getting hit by a car. Then the icing on the cake, being outside. Looks like you have the perfect set up.
I have been biking outside when I can but I sure do miss my spin instructor who always makes me work roughly 10-20% harder than I would on my own.
Been trying to get a Pelaton bike ever since the virus hit. Sometimes I thought my friends who had one were nuts an now I know that they were brilliant.
So wish I had one for the last few months. Such a great work out and with the gyms being closed for so long I dread trying to spin again.
Spinning is one of my favorite things to do, it’s quick, great cardio and I hope on if I only have 15 minutes or a full hour.
So nice you can do it outside.