Director of Prevention at Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault
I have to say I am incredibly blessed with friends in my circle that inspire and motivate me. I met Langston when I transferred my LA Fitness job to Atlantic Station in Atlanta. I had heard his voice long before I had ever met him. He is a spin instructor. And he has taught over 1500 classes in his career. How is that for dedication.
I was afraid to talk to him because he has this huge commanding voice. I thought he would start telling me in a loud and authoritative tone my shortcomings in fitness. And at that time I had many. But when he started telling me his story of how he lost over 100 pounds and went from bedridden with chronic back pain to healthy and fit I had to give him a few props. Oftentimes you hear stories about people who went through incredible life challenges and lost a lot of weight. But to actually see the "after" in full effect, it makes you say, "wow, I really can do that too"!
So finally I've taken his spin class. I refuse to take any other class but his. He is very technical and detailed and he shows you the proper way to spin so you don't get injured. I've only taken his class twice but I am already starting to see a change in my body. The bike is set up where you can adjust the resistance so you have the feeling of climbing hills and riding back down. You can stand up or sit down. For the most part you would be doing some type of interval training. And this is what makes spin effective, the ups and downs in levels of intensity. Don't know why I waited so long but I'm so glad I spin!
Please don't forget to read his story, it is one of the most inspirational weight loss stories I have heard in a while.