Spinning = Gay Clubbing in Bike Formby mo on 05/23/2012
If you have a soul, you need to try spinning.
What is spinning? Some people describe it (incorrectly) as a fitness activity that involves biking in a gym. However, in actuality, it’s clubbing, in bike form:
- You’re in a dark room.
- House music is blasting, turned up to 11.
- Your super-fab instructor is bopping up and down in front of you and occasionally yelling things at you. His shoulders are enorm.
- There’s a disco ball.
So far so clubbing.
Yes, okay, technically you are on top of a stationery bike. However, you are rarely — you’re standing, moving your arms, and always bouncing your pedals to the beat, making it feel like you’re actually floating, since you’re dancing in midair.
This is the closest YouTube representation I could find — my gym is like this except more of the instructor yelling “OHYEAHHH” in the best way possible every 27 seconds.
Normally, I go clubbing in the Castro every couple of weeks, as I have a fairly strict queer dancing quota (this *is* San Francisco, guys). However, the other week, after a Saturday night party at which it was tragically difficult to convince anyone to go Castro out with me, I was bummed and feeling antsy.
How would I tide myself over for a whole WEEK, Castro-free??!?
But I tried spinning that Tuesday for the first time (as per @lewisisgood‘s recommendation), and let’s just say, QUOTA FULFILLED.
But you don’t have to take MY word for it:
TL;DR: come spinning with me.
P.S. Of COURSE Carl/Karl is both the name of a spinning instructor in San Francisco AND the entirety of San Francisco’s fog. #duh