What’s the Deal, Yo?

Pink:  Slam slam, oh hot damn…what part of party don’t you understand?

Me:  Apparently, lots of parts.  Gruff!

The scene was spin class at my gym.  My favorite class.  Or, at least it used to be my favorite.  A lot has changed over the past few months.  It’s become popular.  You have to show up 30 minutes early to sign up.  It’s a party that I simply don’t understand.

A break down of the spin room at LA Fitness tonight:

  • 36 bikes;
  • 1 instructor on speed;
  • 32 spinners under the age of 29;
  • 2 spinners over the age of 69;
  • 1 guy with a sweat-drenched shirt (he had taken the prior 2 classes);
  • 6 gangster rap songs;
  • 3 Flo Rida songs;
  • 1 Pink song; and
  • various songs by groups with scary names…like Pitbull, Sick Puppies, Far East Movement, and Waka Flocka Flame.

The other 35 spinning class-goers were singing the words to every song…doing free-for-all dance moves with their upper bodies…adjusting their tension bars on cue…and peddling like mad. 

I wasn’t singing…or dancing from the waist up…or participating in the spontaneous wave.  I thought that only happened at baseball stadiums.  What’s the deal, yo? 

So, if you ever intend to take a spin class at the Pittsburgh-area LA fitness, make sure you practice up on your moves to Flo-Rida, including a serious of hand pumps and finger-points to the perky instructor while belting out your best …Who dat girl, who dat girl, who dat girl??????

 

If someone asked me if I thought I was cool my answer would be hell-ya-yo…for my age and circumstances…unless, of course, it makes me instantly uncool by just saying hell-ya-yo.

Being chameleon-like, I can fit into many different environments without getting super uncomfortable.  A secret desire to bail doesn’t well up inside of me unless I don’t feel safe.  Safety is a huge ticket item for me.  What about you?

Do you easily adapt to different environments?  What pushes you out of your comfort zone?

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10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by duke1959 on February 16, 2011 at 6:56 am

    If you do not feel safe thenhow can you enjoy the experience?

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  2. Posted by Susan on February 16, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Public speaking pushes me out of the comfort zone. I also don’t like going to parties alone – I’d rather walk in the door with someone.

    Reply

    • Oh, I used to be terrified of public speaking but I have to do it all the time for work now so I learned to overcome the terror. I still get nervous, though.

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  3. Posted by samantha on February 16, 2011 at 7:11 am

    You’re too school for cool and a party crasher, penny snatcher..that song will be in my head all day. Funny post!

    Reply

  4. I’m like you, I can fit into many different environments without feeling uncomfortable. I think my time spent as actor taught me that – portraying different chacters than onself, opens an actor to MANY environments.

    Learning something new always pushes me out of my comfort zone. But that’s a good thing.

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  5. I would pay good money to see you in that spin class!!

    Reply

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