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Spinning in the City

by Meghann on February 10, 2011

Rise and Shine! It’s Spinning time!

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I was so afraid I was going to oversleep for the 6:30am spinning class that I was up almost every hour like clockwork. I always get so antsy when I know I have big plans in the morning!

Luckily all the waking up didn’t effect my ability to hop out of bed this morning. Right at 5:30 I was up and ready to go! A quick change and a piece of bread later, my hosts and I were out the door and on our way to my first Equinox Spinning Class.

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Ashley was a sweetheart and managed to grab an extra gym pass, so I could join her, Bo, and Sara for this weekly spinning class this morning.

They’ve all raved about the instructor in the past and I could see why – she was amazing. Full of spirit and full of life. I love a great instructor whose passion for what she’s teaching always shines through. Plus, she wasn’t easy. The class relied heavily on intervals and by the end I felt worked.

We stayed and chatted for a bit then Ashley headed to work and I headed back to her apartment to ready myself for the day.

Ashley and Bo are greats hosts and made sure we had plenty of options for breakfast this morning. I ended up finding this container of Oat Bran in their pantry that I knew would make for a great hot meal on this cold city day.

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The oat bran cooked in no time. I added a scoop of peanut butter, apple butter, and some berries Ashley had left to defrost for Derek and me.

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The breakfast was delicious! Thank you Bo and Ashley for letting Derek and I raid your kitchen!! 🙂

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We’re packing up and heading up to Vermont later this evening. Derek and I plan to explore the city until then, but don’t have anything in particular in mind on what to do. I’m sure we’ll figure it out. 🙂

1 lindsay February 10, 2011 at 10:20 am

where in VT are you headed? If you need any activity/restaurant/entertainment suggestions let me know!
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2 Ashley February 10, 2011 at 10:59 am

We’re heading to my family’s house in Manchester Center and then skiing at Stratton! 🙂
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3 Ali @ Ali Runs February 10, 2011 at 10:20 am

I have never tried spinning but really want to. The class schedule at my gym never seems to work out with mine. Have fun exploring today!
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4 Stacy @ Every Little Thing February 10, 2011 at 10:24 am

I’ve always wanted to try spinning also! Have fun in the city today.
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5 Sara (Miles and Manhattan) February 10, 2011 at 10:25 am

So nice to meet you, sorry if I scared you with my brash New Yorker talk at 7am… 🙂
xoxo
S
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6 Jess (Daly Authenticity) February 10, 2011 at 10:26 am

What great hosts! The class sounded so great! Isn’t it fun getting your day started off on the right foot, even if you are on vacation!?!?
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7 Hope February 10, 2011 at 10:30 am

Sounds like a great class! So nice of your hosts to leave you with a great breakfast! Yum! Have fun exploring! 🙂
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8 Katy (The Singing Runner) February 10, 2011 at 10:32 am

I took my first spin class last week! So much fun and very addicting! Enjoy NYC and have fun in Vermont! 😀
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9 Lauren @ Team Giles February 10, 2011 at 10:34 am

I love spinning. That’s one of the things I miss about having a gym membership. I SO want to go back to NYC, your posts are making me crave it. 🙂
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10 kristy @ kristyruns.com February 10, 2011 at 10:35 am

What a great start!! 🙂 Have fun exploring!
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11 Ann February 10, 2011 at 10:39 am

I use the same oat bran! All those berries look so nice on top! Makes me wish for summer. Unfortunately I’m stuck at home since it’s too icy outside, so I can’t even go to the grocery and buy some frozen berries to tide me over…
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12 Dori February 10, 2011 at 10:41 am

Sounds like a really great class. And I love Sara! Glad you got to meet her. Have fun today!
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13 Lauren February 10, 2011 at 10:44 am

I love spinning! I hope you enjoy VT, but get ready – it’s cold up here!
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14 Ashley February 10, 2011 at 11:00 am

I’m glad you loved the class! Her passion and enthusiasm is fabulous and normally her music is even better!
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15 Chelsey (Cookteen) February 10, 2011 at 11:01 am

Definitely go to EATaly, it is such an AMAZING experience. I loved the vegetable restaurant, such an interesting way to organize a store.
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16 Lindsay February 10, 2011 at 11:02 am

Ah, Equinox looks lovely– glad you had a fun workout! Enjoy the rest of your day in NYC!
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17 Ellie @ The Mommyist February 10, 2011 at 11:07 am

Have
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18 Ellie @ The Mommyist February 10, 2011 at 11:07 am

Have some pizza for me!
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19 Kelly February 10, 2011 at 11:20 am

I feel like i’m the only person in the world who hates spinning. I hate it. My butt hurts from the seat for like 3 days after.
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20 Eliz@The Sweet Life February 10, 2011 at 11:25 am

Sounds like a fun trip. Equinox is quite the place–and they sell great clothing in their boutiques, too. For a birthday treat, get a cookie at Levain on the UWS!
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21 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles February 10, 2011 at 11:28 am

Enjoy your day! I absolutely love exploring NYC – so jealous!

22 Kiran February 10, 2011 at 11:42 am

Ive never heard or even went for a spin class! Sounds exciting 🙂 Enjoy exploring NYC and can’t wait to read your Vermont skiing adventures!!!
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23 Ashley February 10, 2011 at 11:58 am

I’ve never been to a spin class but I use the indoor bike. Is that the same thing? My butt always hurts afterward, so I think I’ll stick with the non sitting cardio.

24 Katherine: Unemployed February 10, 2011 at 12:16 pm

that’s great to get a class in! wonderful morning session
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25 Mari February 10, 2011 at 12:25 pm

That’s my gym – the brand, not the actual club! Their spin classes are awesome and you are a trooper to go to a 6:30 a.m. class! Way to burn those calories first thing in the morning!

26 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 10, 2011 at 12:31 pm

You sure know how to travel! Staying in someone’s house is so much cheaper than a hotel!
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27 Maryann February 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Ohh I have always wanted to try Equinox but it is so expensive! Breakfast looks delish, safe travels!!
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28 Sana February 10, 2011 at 1:17 pm

I always wake up early when I have plans to do something with someone! I love it!
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29 Dani February 10, 2011 at 1:38 pm
30 Kara February 10, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Did Derek at least pack ski gloves or are you going to have to buy those too? 🙂

I’d love to try spin from a good instructor, my previous experience wasn’t positive (boring and a sore butt the next day!)

31 Meghann February 10, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Yes, he has ski gloves 🙂

32 Emma February 10, 2011 at 7:02 pm

I’m jealous the spin class is at 6:30!!! At my gym, the early spin is at 6, and I go ever once and a while, but I yearn for just an extra 30 minutes. enjoy!
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