growing up, playing sports was just a way of life.  being the youngest of three kids, i spent most of my childhood being dragged from one hockey arena, skating lesson, or soccer field to another.

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i have tried my hand at just about every sport, some more successfully than others, but one thing that stuck is that my love for being active.

now that i’ve stopped figure skating competitively, i’ve tried to find other ways of getting my exercise on.  for a while i became an avid runner and even completed a half marathon.  eventually, though, i outgrew my running phase (surprise, surprise) and tried my hand at a gym membership.  like so many other people, it was a daily struggle to motivate myself to get my butt to the gym –that is until i tried out a spin class.


it only took one class for me to become hooked on spinning.  i never sweat so much, silently curse and hate my life, as much as i do when i’m pedalling away for a solid hour on that bike.  but, that feeling at end of the class, when you feel accomplished and motivated, is more than enough to keep me coming back 4-5 days a week.

since i typically have my mornings free of work, i head to the gym first thing and start my day off with a spin class.  some people love working out at night, but being the morning person that i am, i love to get all my day’s activities done as early as possible, so i have my evenings free.  now that i have gotten into a solid routine, i rarely ever miss a spin class and actually feel guilty when i can’t make it.

i cannot say enough good things about spinning:  you work harder than you ever would on your own, you spin off hundreds of calories, your legs and butt get a great workout, and it’s fun way to get in your cardio in.

i may not be the next lance armstrong, but as i ride along in the saddle –the music pumping, sweat dripping, legs burning, and heart pounding –i really feel like i could take on the world.

 don’t forget to follow me on twitter & instagram: @the fitpalette

“take care of your body.  it’s the only place you have to live.” -jim rohn

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