It’s January 1, 2016, Happy New Year! A million thanks to everyone who is part of our wonderful, enduring community. Many of us go back together to the beginning of it all (World Gym, Emeryville, Downtown YMCA, Berkeley). Others have gotten on the spin train, gotten off, while others have gotten on and are still with us.
Overall, our average class attendance rose this year during all four quarters. As well, we maintained all morning classes and doubled the number of evening classes to make it easier for riders who need a little extra time getting out of work. Our instructors are workhorses: thank you Becky, Bobby, Gail, Pat, Gabrielle and Marc.
Another highlight of 2015: our holiday classes, Thanksgiving and the Eves, booked in record time (24 -48 hours) with everyone on the waiting list getting an opportunity to participate. Gail ran her first ever 3 hour class on NYE and was nothing short of spectacular. As for Pat and her Christmas Eve class, well, she’s in a rut: superb, year after year after year. And the two of them have teamed up to bring you Rainy Day Sundays, of which El Nino is expected to deliver more, while Gail also, flanks me on alternate Saturday mornings.
Given our obvious durability as a program and a community of friends, it’s not so tempting to try and fix what isn’t broken. That said, there are probably things we can do, innovations that my mind is not creative enough to think up without input from you. So if you have suggestions, ideas, comments to share that you think would improve our program, please do let us know? You can comment here or write me directly: email@example.com.
Looking ahead, we have holiday classes on Monday, 1/18, 90 minutes with me, in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. And, again, on President’s Day, Monday, 2/15, 90 minutes, also with me. Will send you the times later (late mornings so you can get some extra sleep).
Meanwhile, February 7th is Super Bowl Sunday. Mark your calendars! Marc and I will bring you 2.5 hours of spin leading up to game time. Again, this year, you will only be allowed through the doors if you are wearing something symbolizing your devotion to a sports team (NFL or college football. Show up in a SF Giants cap and I’ll show you the way back down the staircase)!
See you in 2016,