A Spring Challenge that Has Kept Me Mentally “Cyc”ed

Kelsey (left) and myself with one of our fav cycologists, Caroline. Love you, lady!

Kelsey (left) and myself with one of our fav cycologists, Caroline. Love you, lady!

The driving “uncha, uncha” bass line of the latest dance tunes. Trying to maintain that “1-2, 1-2” pedal stroke to the rhythm of said tunes. The energetic (and sometimes tough love) encouragement from fabulous instructors like Caroline, Idia, and Ellie. And a really sweet freebie tank top that says “Challenger.” These are just a few of the things that have kept me pumped to continue the Cyc Fitness Spring Challenge that I took on back in March. 

From the moment I took my first Cyc indoor cycling class, I knew I loved this format. So, when I was offered a chance to participate in the challenge (which I have to admit was offered to me on the house, y’all), I gladly accepted. 

Since then, I have been diligently going to about three Cyc classes a week. It’s not always easy. Sometimes, I’ve done the 6:30 a.m. weekday classes. Sometimes, I’ve headed over during my lunch break. And sometimes, I’ve done back-to-back classes in the evenings. I have to say that I’ve drunk the Kool Aid — and I’m hooked.  

In addition to the kick ass 45-minute workout that involves an upper body workout (based on sports movements ranging from rowing to volleyball), what I’ve fallen in love with are the people. I feel like I’ve joined a community. There’s Kelsey, Tiffani, Mic, and Meg (sorry if I’m butchering the spelling of your names!). And then there are the instructors that I mentioned. In addition to the fabulousness they’ve brought to my workout regimen, I also feel like I’ve gained a few new friends. (Shout out to Caroline for indulging my love of talking about teaching group fitness — and our likemindedness when it comes to watches!) 

So, before the official challenge comes to a close at the end of May, come in and take a ride with me — and experience what I’m talking about first hand. I’d love to share this favorite “fit” of mine with you!

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