Categories: Cycling, Motivation
Yesterday I hit up a spin class, which I’m doing more and more these days since running and I are on a break.
It was a hill interval class. For once I really cranked the intensity because I wasn’t saving my legs for a run. Apparently everyone was not doing the same because the instructor kept shouting things like:
“Some of you are not working hard enough.”
“You should be pouring sweat. See how hard I’m sweating?”
“If you keep coming to this class but don’t work hard, down the road you’re going to wonder why you don’t have the body you want.”
To be fair, she does a great class.
But the way she spoke, I assumed if I looked around the room I’d see people perched on their bike having coffee. I felt self conscious. Maybe it was I who was not working hard enough?
Plus who can know where anyone is on their fitness journey or what one’s goals are for a particular class?
I don’t expect every instructor to be in rah-rah cheerleader mode all the time, but this one turned me off.
Does negative motivation work for you?
Thanks to everyone who shared their favorite workout song in yesterday’s Yurbuds giveaway post!