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have you taken spin?

I’m starting a new series with my bestie Chelsea. We are going to share about our love for spin and we come for totally different experience but hope to share light on why we both are loving spin. We don’t claim to be health or exercise gurus – we just know what we like.

We both have become obsessed with it. We both started at cycling studios which we highly recommend if you are just starting out for a few reasons: a studio is way more in tune with helping you learn how to set up your bike, learning about metrics and a super supportive smaller environment.spinning

I hate gyms but my studio made me feel confident to come back time after time and really got to know me and encourage me. Unfortunately, my sweet little studio closed and I had to move to a local gym. The instructors are totally different at a cycling studio than at the gym. While I have several instructors that I like at my gym now, there is one in particular who comes to class with a full face of makeup and makes lots of weird/inappropriate comments and her class is full of men, coincidence? I think not. And another who gets moody when the class doesn’t fill up which makes you think she’s not focused on the people there, only the people not there.

I’ll be sharing more about our experiences and tips on #fitnessfriday! I’d love to hear if you are cycling faithful or have been thinking about trying it out.


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true north collection – my secret to fewer hair washes!

It’s sincerely difficult for me to want to wash my hair. It’s just so much work to have it dry (if I sleep with it wet or damp in a ponytail it won’t dry all night!) and then to get it straight. But I sweat so much in spin I simply cannot make my hair last more than one day..and when you go 3-4x week thats a lot of washing and drying that I literally do not have time for.

True North has literally been a life saver for me. They all are crafted so well and they are so durable. I wash them in the washing machine and let them lay flat to dry and they are just as springy as they were the day I got them. The width of the headband is larger than I would choose just for looks but let me tell you, it spans so much of your hair that it literally soaks your sweat up and best of all they are super affordable at $7.
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To make my hair last I wear it up in a high bun and a True North headband. They are designed to go down to your forehead past your hairline, mine sits back a little bit only because thats where it more comfortably fits with my widow’s peak.

After class I leave it on until I get home about 15-20 minutes and let it continue to soak everything up and then let my hair down and run large sprays of dry shampoo through it all to get anything that hasn’t dried. I’ve noticed if I take it off too early my hair doesn’t do as well. Honestly I can go for 3 days and 2 classes on a single wash.

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During my spin classes it 100% stays in place–I’ve been testing these for a few months because I really wanted to be sure. Once I put them on I pull it slightly down over my ears and it really doesn’t budge!north

I love all the vibrant prints and colors that they come in. Definitely check out the shop on  Etsy!

Thanks to True North Collection for sending me some headbands to try!