My View: Spinning my wheels for fun and fitness | Opinion

How wonderful: The wind is at my again, the solar is warming my head and I’m surrounded by the mesmerizing Swiss countryside, but it’s so heat I’m carrying shorts.

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Errol Craig Sull, of Amherst, rides with a pack of spin class buddies.

Am I working alongside a rustic street? Perhaps I’m in my convertible with the highest down? Maybe my motorbike and I are roaming round Switzerland? And presumably it’s a lovely summer season day?

No … no … no … and no!

Instead, I’m in a room surrounded by 4 partitions, with followers turned on, a window excessive up with solar streaming in, and within the entrance an animated video of a leisurely journey by means of Switzerland. I’m going about 30 mph, on an indoor biking bike, throughout a spinning session.

I can shut my eyes whereas I pedal. No want to fret about hitting pedestrians, being run over by a automotive or going over a pothole. When I stand I don’t concern myself with avoiding low-hanging branches or being toppled over by a sudden breeze.

There is music taking part in and an teacher bellowing – motivating! – all through the 45-minute class. And a gang of us are biking, with a wide range of headbands, T-shirts and tank tops, shorts and yoga pants, sneakers and biking sneakers – smiling, guffawing, chuckling. Everything mixed has made us one glad bunch!

The exercise is solely superb. We burn a whole lot of energy with maybe the very best cardiovascular exercise out there, surrounded by “spinning buds” who share the depth, pleasure, enjoyable and esprit de corps these get-togethers brings.

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