Fitness Classes

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by yorkshiregoth, 23 Jan 2008.

  1. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Just got back from my first fitness class, I was the only man there out of 13 ladies. So I had all the attention :wacko:

    Hard work though, came back sweating more than a 4 hour ride on the bike.

    Any other blokes on here go to these kind of classes?
  2. simonali

    simonali Guru

    Did you sit on a big ball?
  3. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I should but I don't. I've done the gym thing more times than I care to recall and each time it ends with a fight over terminating my membership early.

    I am thinking about doing a yoga type class at the local adult ed college...purely because I am attracted to fitwomen in leotards you understand.
  4. OP

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    No swiss balls or dubious bubblegum as in the other thread.
  5. Monst

    Monst New Member

    The boonies
    My club do a Wednesday evening circuit training session....heavily biased towards legs and core strength.
  6. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    I do highly-choreographed Step aerobics twice a week.
    It's a great workout on or near my anaerobic threshold and tests my motor fitness too.
    Love it!
  7. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral Moderator

    It must be a long way, why do you have to drive there?:wacko:
  8. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Our local gym has started doing Spin classes - I pay for my wife's membership, but I hate gyms - yeh I've done it loads, but hate the self obsessed fellas/women that don't break a sweat..... get me in a spin class...... so long as I can use Look pedals (no not LOOK about).....

    So what happens at spin.... do you set your own level, then do spins when the instructor says so.... ?
  9. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    I'd much rather cycle to a rough area of town, with nothing but my lock as a weapon, and smash the heads of maurauding bike-jackers with my lock...

    Than go to a spin class
  10. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member


    I do actually cycle there.
    Last week I went for an evening Step class. In the changing room, I discovered that I'd left my trainers at home, so I shoved my other kit into a locker and pedalled off home to get them.
    At home again, I found that I'd left my house keys in the locker! So, I turned round, headed off to the gym again, retrieved my keys, cycled home again, collected my trainers and still made it back in time for the class.
    Silly me.
  11. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    So what was the total distance you cycled to get the keys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    It's 2.2 miles from my place to the gym.
  13. red_tom

    red_tom New Member

    East London
    I do circuits twice a week at the rowing club.

    The last session was

    4 x 25 reps of each exercise (so 8 sets total at each station), alternating with a partner. The weighted excercises were done at 50% of max

    Power clean / Burpees
    Front Squat / Squat thrusts
    Bench Press / Rat hops (Squatting down with a weight plate held on your chest and then powering into the air)
    Bench row / Knee tucks (Jump and tuck knees into chest)
    Upright row / Crunches
    1 Min skipping / 1 Min side plank (30 secs each side)

    Cycling up hills on my Pompino on the way home way pretty hard ;)
  14. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    My local gym has fitness classes for the over fifties. These are held at 10 am on the assumption that no one over fifty is still working.
  15. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Gyms are a bit 'posey' for me.

    Why the mirrors :evil:

    Did once do an east european movement thing once (cant think of the name) but that was weird...!

    Dont know if I would do an aerobics thing as its just women and itd be hard not to keep your mind serious without thinking of sex ! ;)
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