You Spin Me Right Round, Baby

I love my sister-in-law, Janis. She’s a nut and just about the most fun and big-hearted person you’d meet. She and my brother have been married for 23 years, so she’s kinda like the sister I never had. (Here’s the only picture I could find of her on my laptop.)

She loves to workout like I do, so whenever I come into town that’s the first thing she asks me to do. I got a text from her yesterday asking if I wanted to go to spin. So we hit up Frog’s Fitness for a class but got there a little early so we did 15 minutes on the stair climber to kill some time. I LOVE the stair climbers that are actually stairs.

The gym even has gigantic tires you can flip and all sorts of fun classes. Why can’t we have cool gyms like this near me in Orlando? Does California really need ALL the cool stuff?

We did an hour long spin class. It was probably one of the best spin classes I’ve ever been to. Great music, super hard, and a really good instructor that reminded me of Andre Agassi. When he wanted us to increase the tension, he would say, “give me a little tick turn, tick turn” like it was part of the music. Awesome and nerdy all at once.

The classroom was tiered so there wasn’t someone’s butt right up in my field of vision.


Usually I like that. But not in spin classes. Have I mentioned I loved this gym? It’s making me actually consider dropping $60 a month for the YMCA again, because I loved it there and forgot what it was like to love a gym.

Anyway, they also had these spin bikes that were for arms only.


You just stand on the platform and “pedal” with your arms. I’m not sure my arms could take that for an hour but I’m pretty sure I would be ripped if I did it enough.

After spin, my mom and I went to Souplantation (a.k.a. Sweet Tomatoes) to eat our weight in salad and frozen yogurt. Then we saw Mirror Mirror.

My mom loved it. After I woke her up, that is. I heard some heavy breathing around the 30 minute mark and had to shake that woman awake.

I thought it was ok. It was kinda boring at first and then it was more slapstick toward the end which didn’t fit with the rest of the movie. I did like Julia Roberts a lot. I love when she does comedy. And the guy that played the prince really reminded me of Brendan Fraser. Even his voice sounded like him.

I guess I expected more. At least I still have Snow White and the Huntsman to look forward to.



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17 responses to “You Spin Me Right Round, Baby

  1. I don’t like that prince. He looks like a tool. But I do love your mom for falling asleep during the movie. I’ve always admired people who can sleep anywhere like that.

  2. I am petrified of that stair climber. In my head I picture the machine having a mind of it’s own and my little midget legs not being able to catch up. The whole scene plays out hilariously for everyone watching but I end up being thrown off of it. Damn you imagination, ruining my workout…

    Glad you were able to get your spin on and enjoy it. It’s a total bummer when the instructor is awful. Maybe if you ask nicely Andre will come back to Orlando with you and teach classes at the YMCA 🙂

  3. I’m totally stealing “tick turn” when I start teaching. And by “totally stealing” I mean “will totally steal if i don’t forget about it by then”.

    Hope you’re having a great trip!

  4. Claire @ Lets Go On A Living Spree

    I always mean to try the stairclimber that is actual stairs!!!!! Looks like a good workout. And I’m totally jealous of the the spinning. I haven’t been able to do any since I hurt my knee (I can run but I can’t spin…weird stuff huh?)

    • Paula

      My SIL is the opposite. She hurt her knee too and she can spin but not run. Tho, she hurt her knee playing tennis and needs surgery. 😦

  5. I flipped a tire for the first time at CrossFit the other day and my forearms are still sore! It’s harder than I thought it would be. Hope you are having a great trip 🙂

  6. Looks like an awesome gym! For what it’s worth, during my gym shopping, the Y told me it’s $50 per month not $60. Still pricey, though!

  7. Amber K

    The stairclimber is way more fun than that stair step thingy. The first gym I ever went to had those arm machines, but you had to sit down to do them. I always got bored after about two minutes. I need to be able to read while I do cardio! Give me a magazine, give me a book, I need something to read!

  8. I think Ill wait to rent mirror mirror but I can’t wait to see snow white and the huntsmen!!! Do you watch Once Upon a Time?

  9. Wow…arm spin machines! My arms would turn to jelly and fall off! So, I’m seeing here that you worked out/exercised quite a bit, considering all that food you mentioned (later post). Hope it all balances out!

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