Ride The Zone
Have been a Marion fan since the very beginning days above Calypso and watched her evolve into one of the best spin instructors in NYC and Easthampton. The closing of the Easthampton studio in two weeks will mark the end of an era. Made a lot of good friends there and burned through tens of thousands of calories. Marion, I wish you well, my friend! But am going to miss RTZ terribly.
Marion's class today at Ride the Zone in East Hampton was awesome. All the sweaty bodies were packed in the studio; following her energetic lead. She has a way with words when she's on that bike. In the middle of our climb she said, "We all have something going on: maybe a rough Friday night, a struggle in a relationship, or something that you just can't fix.
This Saturday, should you find yourself in the Hamptons, you can get in a three-hour bootcamp with Tracy Anderson, or a 90-minute spin class with Marion Roaman of Ride the Zone, or a yoga class with Jessica Bellofatto of KamaDeva Yoga. If you still have energy after all that, there's also a tennis tournament. This extravaganza of toning and exertion is all part of Hopes4ALS, a fundraiser for Project A.L.S. a non-profit working to find treatments and cures for A.L.S. Tickets are $300. Should you prefer to simply gawk at Tracy Anderson and the celebs major and minor who will likely turn out for the event, spectator tickets are $100. Juice bar, food, and wine included. Details after the jump.More...
Kaitlyn said if I made it to Marion's class at Ride the Zone every Tuesday I was in town for the rest of the summer, she would give me a big prize. So of course I was there, at exactly 9am, without the aid of Kaitlyn or Sass, thank you very much. Now for today's Blonde Moment in Fitness: A few weeks ago, I bought fancy spin shoes and I was so excited to try them out this morning. The class had just started when I arrived, but I couldn't figure out the buckle release thingy to get it on my foot. Total coordination meltdown. So I threw down the $3 to rent a pair of spin shoes rather than waste 10 minutes on the shoe, or worse, walk in barefoot, waving a spin shoe around, shrieking over Beyoncé, "Excuse me! Can anyone unbuckle my shoe?"
I am pretty fit in general. I have no problems in my cardio, bootcamp, rebounding, or yoga -type classes.
BUT I started spinning....it's like a new language for my muscles!
I really can't describe the energy today at Ride the Zone in East Hampton. You truly would've had to been in today's 10:30 team zone with Marion and Carrie to really appreciate the unbelievable vibe that touched everyone in the community.
Workout: 7:30-8:15 Ride the Zone with Carrie. It was a toughy.
What I ate today: 1/2 cup fiber one with 3/4 of a cup mixed berries and 1/2 cup low fat yogurt, approx 20 oz glass of water mixed with Lakewood Cranberry juice,