Ya’ll I have a confession to make…it’s something I’m finally ready to come out of the closet with…I’ve spent years hiding it. But here goes. I am deeply, madly in love with Kelly Ripa. I totally and completely adore her. And if I had all the time in the world I’d watch her show every single morning of every day for the rest of my life. I know, I sound crazy but it’s like we’re the same person (only she has way better arms….working on that). I know I’ve told some of you but I’m ready for the world to know. Kelly, if you’re listening, it’s me Jamie. (Ha!).
Anyway, I feel like I channelled my inner Kelly Ripa by trying out the brand spanking new SoulCycle in Marin this morning. I have attended one other SoulCycle class in New York and fell in love with it and was so thrilled to hear that they were expanding to the West Coast. WOOT WOOT! So for all you local SweatPink’ers, you’ve gotta go!
I arrived a bit early for my 7 am class so I could scope out the facilities and am so impressed! The new studio is beautiful, inviting and just totally rocked my socks off. Despite the early hour, the whole SoulCycle Marin crew was amazingly helpful and friendly. After I got my snazzy clip in bike shoes, I made my way into the studio to get locked and loaded on my bike. Only I forgot how to clip in. I know, I know, I struggle. One of the lovely ladies in yellow came over to help me get clipped in and properly adjusted on my bike. I warmed up my legs and got more and more excited for class to start…
Our instructor Jenny came in bursting with amazing energy, enthusiasm and so much ooomph (not to mention a rockin bod). She had an amazing and energy filled playlist and led us through one of the BEST workouts ever. Within the first five minutes, I was one big giant ball of sweat. Literally drenched to the bone. We did an amazing arm workout mid way through – who knew such little weights could pack such a big punch – oh, and New Yorkers, I’m sorry I’m not sorry we stole Jenny from you. She is fabulous. I am so glad we West Coasters are getting the chance to get to know her kick ass classes.