Our instructor Christina gave us no rest this morning. I showed up at 5:50 and 5 bikes were already taken, giving early indication of the fervor of the group. The class was almost all 70’s and 80’s songs, including In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins, wherein we climbed for the first few minutes pretty heavily, saving our last bit of strength for the notorious drum segue (we were reminded to think: Mike Tyson in The Hangover)
Perhaps I’m just coming across this trend but my last couple of classes have pushed me through some challenging work in position 2. Christina beat the sweat out of us through Funky Cold Medina, and then we had a monster climb with Another One Bites the Dust.
It helps that Christina (and really, each of the instructors this blog has mentioned) is up there working at least as hard as us in class. Front row bikes only intensify the workout.
ps – fun fact. I heard on this Radiolab podcast that – because CPR must be executed at just the right bpms – it can be useful to have a song you know singing in your head at approx. 100 bpms. One of those useful songs is: Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees. A second song? Another One Bites the Dust. (eesh)