I went down the Oval for a session in the gym followed by a spinning class. This was with the cheap and cheerful heart rate monitor on.
I did a round on the weight machines 5 mins on the rowing machine and 15 mins on the cross trainer, result was about 200 calories burnt.
Spinning class resulted in another 525 calories burnt and a bucket of sweat lost again.
Then it got interesting, I got quizzed on the way out by the girl on the desk “How was the class“. “Good, 500 calories burnt”. ” How do you know“. “Heart rate monitor” I say showing her my wrist. “Should you be doing this on a Lifestyle pass“. “I’ve been doing it for 2 months” “Do they know about it ?”. “Yes” Conversation ends sort of.
Upon which I did another 20 mins on the cross-trainer and did a bit more arm work.
Result 1050 calories burnt.
I’m sure they think I shouldn’t be in there or not paying for the class but the fact is I’m paying £4 a session as they are not covered by the card. At the rate I’m doing them it is cheaper to join the gym and forget about the lifestyle pass which runs out at the end of the month.
The displays on the machines latch onto the chestbelt so you dont have to look at your wrist and give similar results for the calories burnt.