In the 5 years that I have been blogging I have been participated in some really great events but Tuesday night is going to be up there as one of the best nights. I was invited by Koss to a spin class led by Olympic athlete Dara Torres to check out their new line of headphones designed for women, by women. Headphones? I use them for every gym workout. Spin class? Love it. Checking out new headphones and taking a spin class from one of the most in shape women I’ve ever met? Sign me up. We headed out to Cycle Quest in Eden Prairie. On the opposite side of the metro from me but so worth it!
We walked in, grabbed our goodie bags and they got each of us set up properly on a bike. Having the right set up makes a huge difference in how you feel on the bike and throughout the workout. Lesson learned, adjust the handle bars too. My shoulders felt much more relaxed and I could extend my leg properly and do the full range of motion.
Dara came in and get all set up, talked to us about spinning and away we went. She choose great music and focused on a class filled with intervals, mixing sprints, climbs and short spurts on the bike. We were all sweating! Dara knows her spinning. It’s something she does regularly for a workout and since she is recovering from knee surgery less than 2 weeks ago, it’s a workout she can do with a minimal impact.
We got about 45 minutes of an intense class and I ended up doing about 22 kilometers, pretty darn good! My butt and legs really felt it yesterday. Not too sore but a nice reminder of how much I love spin.
Dara could not have been nicer, she took the time to talk to everyone at the class, was really encouraging, answered questions and pushed us hard in our workout. And let me just say, wow is she in great shape. You can tell how dedicated she is to her workouts. So what does she do now? Spinning, eliptical, cross training, a tiny bit of running (although with recent knee surgery that is being put on the back burner), some swimming and is considering trying yoga again.
The whole reason we were there was to check out the new line of fitseries headphones, they have both clips and earbuds. It takes a bit of adjusting and getting used to but once they are in, they are not going anywhere. They stayed in through a super sweaty spin class and have been great in the gym during cardio and weights. Getting praise from headphones takes a lot from me, I am picky. And now that I have these, that actually fit in my ears and stay put I am not using any other headphones. The clips were comfortable, no pinching and provided great sound.
Want to win a pair of the earbuds ($29.99 value)?
Just tell me what is your current playlist. I will pick a winner next Wednesday the 25th.