Esther Wong, 25, is an event stylist and the founder of Afterbloom. Depending on her work schedule, she tries to fit in time to exercise at least two to three times a week.
“To be honest, I am the sort of person who would get bored easily at the gym. If you ask me to lift weights in sets, I would rather not. That’s why I prefer to go for classes, or follow yoga and Pilates videos online – they’re much more fun!”
Esther’s first experience with indoor cycling, also known as Spin Class, was at her usual gym. An indoor cycling class involves a group of people riding on stationary bicycles. The class incorporates group pedal spinning accompanied by pumping music, and is also referred to as RPM or Spin classes. (RPM stands for Rotations Per Minute, referring to devices that track your rotations per minute to gauge the speed and intensity of your workout; but can also refer to a trademarked, standardized fitness class by Les Mills. The spinning of the bike pedals also gives this workout its other name – spin class).
“The class I joined was fast paced, which kept things exciting. You also do indoor cycling together as a group to achieve a certain pace. It was a fun experience and was an interesting way for me to get my weekly workout. Despite that, I felt that it only engaged my lower body especially my legs. I still craved a more challenging, total body workout,”