Confessions of a spin instructor

As my part-time, just-for-fun hobby I job, I teach a couple of spin and water aerobics classes and I have a few observations for y’all:

  1. Come to class on time, or don’t come at all. We are all busy, but you make a major disruption when you arrive late and proceed to set-up your bike. Ideally, you should come at least five minutes early to set up and begin to warm up.
  2. BE QUIET. Nobody else wants to hear you talk to your neighbor about whatever. Also, it is incredibly rude to your instructor. We take unpaid time to develop our playlists and class profiles, so we deserve your full attention. Really though, you are pissing else everyone off around you. BE QUIET, unless you need medical attention.
  3. Put down your f#$king phones. See above. If you are that vital, find another class time to attend.
  4. Do NOT wear your own headphones during class. Again, we put time, thought and effort into class, so be courteous.
  5. If you really just want to do your own moves, that is fine. Just sit in the back of the room and not in front. You are a disruption otherwise.
  6. If you are new to any type of fitness class, please come early and introduce yourself to us. Ask for set-up help or hints, it is our job and we are happy to help you.
  7. Relax, you’ve got this!
  8. Did I mention to BE QUIET?! It is rude, so very rude. Think of others.