University of California - Irvine
Describe the world you come from.
It took one spin class to decide I wanted to make this workout part of my life. During that hour I escape my sense of reality; at the same time, there are direct connections between spin class and the world I come from. The class has given me the opportunity to reflect on my life in a new and rewarding way.
The spin instructor often calls out what level, from 1-10, at which we should be pedaling. I easily found the knob to change the resistance, but I didn’t realize at first that there were no set levels – 1-10 refers to personal best, and the most difficult resistance changes from person to person. Everyone has a different limit to which they can push themselves, and there is no one but yourself to determine what that limit is. I come from a family that supports similar self-discipline and accountability. My parents are supportive, but they allow my drive to come from within. They never made me take an honors class or pursue an activity that I didn’t want to; rather, they encouraged me to succeed from within. As a result, I have found in high school my personal ten.
Spin class contains many elements including sprints, hills, bumps, and recovery. While most of my life has been a smooth ride, I have experienced similar challenges...
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