25+ years of running started catching up with my lumbar spine last year, so it was time to vary up the workout repertoire. Enter Leslee Blatnikoff’s RealRyderRevolution spinning studio in Birmingham, MI. I’ve added 2-3 weekly spins to my routine, and it’s simply an awesome, addictive ride. I chatted with Leslee about why riding feels so good and makes you feel so kick-ass.
“I’ve been spinning for about 13 years, and I’ve been an instructor for eight. I was teaching at a couple of local gyms and then I went to the Hamptons with my family, and my cousin took me to a spinning studio and I thought, ‘we’ve got to do this.'” For Leslee, what makes a class great is the music. “I’m a music freak and very passionate about my playlist. I really believe that music makes your workout, and I think that’s why people love my classes, the energy is just exciting.”