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Power From The Hips

Power From The Hips

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Karen@WaistingTime

    I like when the class is varied. Sitting, standing, sprinting, hills, etc. My favorite was with an instructor many years ago at my old gym. She matched her music, which I almost always liked, to the cadence of the ride. Love that! And haven’t found another who does it.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Agreed! I took one class where the music didn’t really match the cadence. Slow music when we were suppose to be sprinting. It was awkward.

  2. Jill

    It is so true how an instructor can make ALL the difference in how you feel about a class. The music also makes an impact on how you feel. When I like a song- I can get “lost” in it and the time goes by quickly! Your spin class sounds AWFUL (but in a good way) If you keep it up all winter you will just jump right back into road biking and riding to work!
    I took a spin class yesterday called Race Pace. It was fast the entire hour. Trying to maintain the same fast pace while increasing the tension. The pace was not sprint pace- but a fairly fast pace. It was the LONGEST hour of my life!!! 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It makes a huge difference for me when the music is good. And YES! I am so excited about maintaining my cycling fitness all winter long. That means I can start signing up for cycling events sooner than I did this year. I won’t need as much time to rebuild up my stamina on the bike.

      Your class sounds nuts! Not sure I’d be up for that one on a regular basis… lol

  3. Eleah

    I like the reference… I just wrote a paper on paraphilias. 😛

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Fun topic! What class was it for? 😉

  4. Roz@weightingfor50

    I laughed out loud at the term “smiling dominatrix with a cheerful voice”. Glad you had a great workout. Hope the weekend is a good one Lisa.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yep, she had a smile on her face though whole time. 🙂

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