I don’t think the stationary bike gets enough respect outside of Spin class, and I don’t understand why. Plenty of people who are just wild about cycling think they can only get that kind of a workout in an actual class with an instructor guiding them through the moves.
And while I’ll admit the prospect of just going and sitting on a bike with no plan and no goal is far from inspiring, I see no reason why you can’t take an hour on your own — workout in hand — and spin your little heart out. I’ve sweated just as profusely doing that as I have in a class, and you can, too.
Especially with this strength-based workout Coach Patrick put together for me. I LOVED it (even though, the day I did it? I felt far from inspired and had to rely on Twitter to get me out the door in the first place), and I’m pretty sure you will as well. Or, at the very least, you’ll love to hate it.
Do you spin? If so, do you always rely on an instructor to push you or do you ever do your own workouts? —Kristen