An update on ‘spin rage’

September 18, 2007

According to the NY Post (“Gym victim is wheely angry”), no felony charge is being filed against Christopher Carter, the man accused of sending fellow spinner Stuart Sugarman into a wall on his spin bike (though he does face a misdemeanor).  While Mr. Sugarman has been vocal in the press about how he was merely “whooping” and yelling “you go, girl!”, Mr. Carter has been relatively (and probably advisably so) reticent about what happened.   What we do know is that Sugarman’s membership had been summarily terminated following the incident.

Interestingly enough, word around Equinox is that, allegedly, Stuart Sugarman was not quite 3 bikes away, and was allegedly repeatedly bumping into Christopher Carter during the class.  Also, allegedly, there was not 1, but 2 spin instructors present at the time.


NOT spin etiquette

August 28, 2007

I’ve posted a few times about spin class and spin etiquette.  When I’m into it, I might do it 5 or 6 times a week, sometimes doing double classes.  A good class is a great cardio workout, and can be a great endorphin rush.  Sometimes, people get so into the class, and start yelling and getting all excited.  I never do, in fact, I sort of giggle when I hear people yell.  But hey, whatever floats their boat.

Strangely enough, at an Equinox no less, there was a case of “spin rage.”  A guy got off his bike, and threw another guy, while still on his bike, into a wall.  Are you kidding me?

The “attacker” released a terse statement saying the “victim” has a “vivid imagination.”  This, on top of the fact that the “victim’s” membership has been terminated, definitely gives off a funny odor, and not the same one you smell in the room at the end of a class…

Gym Review – Equinox Greenwich

July 2, 2007

Equinox Greenwich is definitely in its own class.  I was a member during the summer a few years ago, and I was amazed by just how clean and bright everything is.

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Spin Etiquette

June 4, 2007

A while back I was wondering if instructors cared whether students left class early. I wasn’t sure if it was disruptive for the class or if it was offensive, since a lot of time people walk out early because they don’t like the class or person teaching.

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