I think that is science.
Back at the beginning of the year, I made a promise to myself that I’d try some new in the fitness world every time the opportunity presented itself. And a class at a local studio did. It was YogaCycle.
Okay, okay, okay. Hang on, right? Cycling? I’d tried stationary bikes at gyms only to have it feel incredibly uncomfortable and leave my poor lady taint sore ( I believe the proper term is “saddle fucked”). And trust me, there was nothing I was doing to make that happen. I knew a lot of people passionate about riding and folks who raved about it’s calorie torching ability.
So I tried it.
When I arrived at the studio I was greeted by this amazing personality. I had no idea that my cycling/yoga teacher, Peggy was about to trash every previously held notion I had.
It feels weird to say this, but I had imagined a tall, super slender, model-esque instructor.
^ And that is a huge reason, so many people (like me) don’t participate in fitness classes. That preconceived notion scares us away. Dude, I don’t find the “stereotypical” fitness instructor inspirational. I find it alienating. I’m NEVER going to look that way. Well unless I develop and eating disorder and get a boob job. My body just ain’t built that way. And fitness instructors aren’t bad human beings for looking that way, it just doesn’t work to motivate me in a class. At all.
But Peggy was the antithesis of that stereotype. And I will be her loyal student forever because of it. Now, Peggy and I also don’t have the same or even similar body types, but she makes me comfortable. Her message isn’t about being lean, or looking good in tank tops, it’s about POWER. Which motivates the fuck out of me.
Her message in class is also about freedom. Continue reading