What To Expect During Spin Class As Told By Emojis

If you're looking to get the most bang for your buck, indoor cycling is where it's at. It's intense, fast paced and you'll walk out of a really good spin class feeling like a billion dollars (and like you just got run over by a bus...but in a good way!). Don't be intimidated! Everyone has to start somewhere! Here's what you can expect during your first spin class...as told by emojis --

Signing up for your first spin class.

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Walking into the stadium for the first time.

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Trying to set up your bike.

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what to expect during spin class

Having to ask for help.

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Clipping into your bike for the first time.

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Sitting down on the bike for the first time.

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what to expect during spin class

The lights go off.

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The first song.

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what to expect during spin class

Getting out of the saddle for the first time.

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The third song.

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Climbing Your First Hill.

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The fourth song.

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Your First Race.

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what to expect during spin class

The arms portion of the class.

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what to expect during spin class
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The rest of the class.

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The final song.

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Finishing.

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Trying to stretch on the bike.

what to expect during spin class

Trying to get off the bike.

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what to expect during spin class

Realizing you are going to be stuck on the bike forever.

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Having to ask for help to get off the bike.

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Walking out of class.

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After class.

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what to expect during spin class
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what to expect during spin class
what to expect during spin class

Your first spin class is terrifying! You don't know what to expect, they throw crazy numbers at you and yeah, that seat takes a little getting used to! But don't give up! Set a goal and ride towards it! Until next time, #RunSelfieRepeat.

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.