I'd peeked in on these classes sometimes, and they looked incredibly hard. I mean, not the exercises, which are just lifting weights in various positions and configurations. "Just." But getting all the gear set up seemed monumentally difficult. And all the people looked like they knew what they were doing, and I sure didn't.
So the only reason I went today was my friends R. and J. went with me. I'd run into them last Saturday in spin class, after a long time of not seeing them, and they offered to go with me to help me get set up and get started.