Apparently, all the people in my “other” gym spinning class this morning did not read my last post about Spinning Etiquette, so I think warrants a little link to the last post, and a continuation of the same.
Now, I wasn’t in the greatest place this morning. My hip hurts, I didn’t sleep well, and I pretty much decided that I hated every person in the 50 person class today. So that’s not very nice of me, to begin with…and not very “go team triathlon” of me either. So I do apologize beforehand.
I give you, Spinning Etiquette: Part Deux.
8. Leave Your Cooties at Home. I was on a bike next to a man today who was hocking loogies every minute or so. I’m not kidding. Did he have to sit on the front row? Go to the back, cootie pants! I tolerated it for fifteen minutes, until I thought I was going to toss my cookies from hearing/seeing the action (oh wait, I don’t eat cookies now)…toss my banana. I got up in the middle of class, muttered, you are disgusting, and moved back two rows.
9. Leave Your Mildewed Clothes at Home. Seriously, do you ever wash your workout gear? Wash your sh*t or stay home. This is another version of “you smell like ass feet,” only this time it’s your clothes that smell like ass feet. Clean them. We are not in the desert. If you can afford Lifetime Fitness, you can afford running water and soap.
10. Gloves. Really? It’s an hour long class people. Do you really need cycling gloves? Especially if you are a dude. Suck it up.
11. Don’t Yell Out Inspirational Quotes. If I hear “Pain is Temporary!” shouted from the spinning peanut gallery one more time, I’m going to yell back “Not what I’m about to do to you!” Yes, the spin instructor should shout awesome, inspiring things. I like that – it’s why we wake up at 5:00 to trudge to the class. If the instructor pumps you up with a bit of “It’s a beautiful day to be on a bike,” then I would say, yes, it’s appropriate to shout “yeah” or “wooo hooo” back. BUT keep in mind, you are not the teacher. Please keep your Oprah to yourself.