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:
How do you feel about spinning?