On the fitness itinerary for today was Spinning with Nobuko. She was a feisty, 40+ year old Asian dynamo. Nobuko was dressed in the full cycle ensemble and asked, "Are you bringing your best self today?" She kept saying "Can you keep this up for just 5 more minutes? When you said YES, she told you to increase your tension. I didn't realize that she asked that 8 times during the class. My favorite line was, "It is now time to spend your cash/fitness cash. No credit cards accepted!" The time flew and I loved every minute of it.