I usually don’t write about my weekly workout regiments… but I should.
Sweat is a major part of my life and now that I’m writing for both MarcusSamuelsson.com and lululemon.com (yes, food + fitness go together), I’m ready to post my everyday encounters with food and physical wellness on LITTLEMISSLOCAL.com… starting with this mid-day, pre-weekend, cardio party, that happened this afternoon.
As I walked into the SoulCycle studio, I was greeted by 15 of my closest friends, all dressed in “luxtreme” from head-to-toe (luxtreme: it’s the lululemon fabric thats made to sweat, alot).
There’s no rules in our sweat group, but we have a few mantras.
- Do something that scares you once a day.
- Never say no to luxtreme on markdown.
- Always say YES to sweat.
So it’s 12:00pm on a Friday and we’re all clipped into a bike. Most of us rearranged our schedules so we could sweat alongside our friend and SoulCycle Trainee, Erin Thomas (we like to call her “ET”).
SOUL TRAINEE: Erin/ET is not an instructor (yet); she’s currently training at SoulCycle, and this was her first public ride to show off her instructor-bilities.
So everyone, and I literally mean everyone, was trying to get into her class #PrivCommunityRideWaitlist #sheskindofabigdeal
ETs RIDE: The playlist blew everyone away; as soon as the first beat dropped, all 32 of us had become a pack. Our feet were in sync with ET, as well as the riders to the front, back and sides of us- old song favorites made us ROWDY, new favorites made us WILD, towels whipped in the air, and shouts echoed throughout the room as if we were at a frat party.
ET played songs that made me want to dance on a bike… followed by another song that challenged my strength/alignment… and another song that made me smile and cry at the same time; needless to say, ET tapped into my psyche and at the very last hill (spin lingo for a really heavy cycle that makes you feel like you’re climbing a hill), the world became my oyster #endorphin #overload
So proud of ET for chasing after her dreams, and turning them into a reality. I can only hope that I will have the same support when I reach my goal of getting cast on a competitive cooking show (achem, I’m available The Next Food Network Star)!
HIGHLIGHT POST WORKOUT: I splurged on a bottle of green juice from Juice Press and then I bumped into Chopped TV Host Ted Allen at the James Beard Foundation while working the Crave Fish Restaurant dinner, featuring Todd Mittgang #serendipity