Last week I went to a class at the YMCA. I called beforehand to see what the class was because it's called "cycle cross". I got the cycle part and could infer the cross part but wanted to make sure.
Well, the lady just said it was a spin class. So I thought, alright, I'll give it a go.
I showed up and had to be directed to it because it was in some convoluted location in a hallway off of the gym.
What I saw before my eyes was not right.
It was a small room lit entirely with black lights and painted in all black and neon colors to really give it a nice glow.*
Maybe they should name the class "psychedelic trip you out spin".
That's not even the worst part, that part was actually kind of fun. I had on a white t-shirt so I was glowing. It feels good to glow every once in a while.
Anywho, I soon realized I was in the spin class from hell.
The class starts out with spinning, then you run upstairs to the roof, run around a small track, sprint around the small track, do some crazy ab workout on a balance ball, push ups, squats for two minutes straight, run and sprint some more, more crazy abs, side abs, push ups and then squats for 3 straight minutes.
THEN, you run back downstairs and spin some more.
THEN, you run up and down the stairs for 8 minutes.
THEN, you spin some more!
Now I know why no one told me what the class was.
I'm going back tonight.
*After doing some follow-up research, apparently, a lot of spin classes are lit by black lights. I had just never been to one that was lit with black lights.