Earlier today I found myself waking up before six in the morning and making my way to Canary Wharf for the latest in Nike’s series of #TrainTuesday events, this one in partnership with Psycle. For those of you who don’t know or haven’t heard of Psycle, they are a studio offering a high intensity, low impact, head to toe workout on a bike led by some of the best instructors around. Surprisingly it didn’t take me long to fall in love with spinning (while I still haven’t fallen in love with yoga) so I was very happy when I got a place in one of the sessions.
It did mean that I had to wake up ridiculously early. I value my sleep. I love my sleep. Not much makes me wake up before I really need to but this was something exciting and fun so I dragged my bottom out of bed and onto a train. Psycle’s Canary Wharf studios are beautiful, all white with clean lines and working lockers (the amount of times lockers don’t work is shocking).
Post-workout sweaty selfie
We were all given shoes, helped on our bikes and then off we went. Our instructor was Alana (as she told me, ‘Alan with an a’) a professional dancer with enough energy and good nature to power a light bulb. Her happiness was infectious. But more than that, her determination was infectious. I found myself really going for it and pushing my legs as much as I possibly could.
With the wonderful Alana
It was such a fantastic class and such a pleasure to pay Psycle a visit. I will definitely be going back!