|Evidence of cleaning up well|
This week, I did something unprecedented. I got up and left a fitness class at the gym.
I hate that I did this because while I try to be welcoming and inclusive at my big box gym (we were all newbies once), I totally give the side eye to people who are late to class by a huge margin. When they're late to spin, the instructor has to hop off the bike and help them set up their bike, etc., and it's just plain distracting. Plus, they're not warmed up and could hurt themselves when they hop into an interval set 15 minutes into class.
But I did it. I left early because the class was so horrifically bad I couldn't take it anymore.
I've taken spin from this instructor once before and did not care for it. I figured I'd go to the class and do my own thing if warranted (is that rude, too?).
Here are my grievances:
- The music is way too loud. It reverberates in the tiny studio. No joke, the woman in the front row wore earplugs.
- The instructor yells into the microphone in a nonsensical manner. Tim said he sounded like the Tasmanian devil, because the racket reverberated through the closed door to the other side of the gym and all he her was gravely yelling.
- The instructor expected the class to sing along. I'm not there for a damn singalong, I'm there to train.
- The instructor was not motivating - telling me to constantly add three gears is not a class. It's punishment.
So I left.
Was I in the wrong? Have you ever left a fitness class?