I know what you’re thinking, “The Zen of spin class? What’s Zen about riding a bike while your legs are spinning at 100 RPMs? And how can this exertion possibly quiet your mind?” Oh contraire. Sometimes it’s the act of the exercise, not the accomplishment of finishing that can quiet your mind. And yes, this includes the heart-pumping cardio activity of spinning.
When I first began my spin journey, I’ll be honest; I thought I was going to die. If not for the shoe clips keeping me firmly attached to the bike like super glue, I would have flown over the handlebars. But after a weeks-long recovery, back in the saddle I got – and I’ve never looked back.