“How creating and instructing an interval energy zone Spinning class,
is on a much smaller scale, comparable to the writing, editing,
and release of a novel into print."
By Jennifer-Lynn Keniston
Obviously, I used Shakespeare and took other literary analogies to heart when writing it, yet, eerily the entire process of creating, editing, and instructing an interval energy zone Spin ride, is on a smaller scale, like writing, editing, and releasing a novel into print. It isn’t far stretched.
With both, there is a targeted audience. In a Spinning class I often have younger and older adults, consisting of male and female participants. When writing a book, I zero in on a niche such as the Christian reader.
When writing a novel, I do not start with an outline. I simply begin to write a story all out of order and then work to bring it all together. It is actually the same when I work on creating a new Spinning ride profile. First, I download music and lots of it. Then, I quickly recall the beat and chorus of a song and identify it as being a potential climb, endurance, jumps, or speed work song. It is only then that I start to move songs over and create a playlist as I determine which one of the five energy zone profile rides I am creating. Finally, I work to bring a sort of order to the playlist and complete the ride.
For this blog, it is an interval ride I’m creating and sharing with my class. The flywheel moves constantly for the hour long ride, and I’m hoping to keep the interest of riders as they climb to reach peeks, come down from hill descents, add resistance and take it off, hit flat areas of endurance, mixed in with jumps, and bursts of speed work to challenge the rider’s anaerobic threshold. Some riders even bring heartrate monitors and these beep and alert the rider to push harder or pull back a bit.
The commitment for a Spinning ride is only an hour, but many riders return week after week, to experience the thrill of each new energy zone ride I’m instructing. Just as an avid reader will stay committed to finish a story pushing through the unexpected twists and turns and escape for four or five hours with the characters I’ve created. I can only hope many are eagerly awaiting the release of my next novel. Publication, brings on a higher scale, a similar satisfaction earned from delivering a successful Spinning ride and hopefully positive reviews come pouring in. As a Spinning ride comes to an end, I ask my riders as they stand next to the bikes, to “breathe in the positive energy and release the negative.”
Raised in Hanson, Massachusetts, the author earned a Master of Arts degree in English, from Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a concentration in writing and a minor in philosophy, from Plymouth State College in New Hampshire.
Jennifer-Lynn currently works as a project manager for a company that provides cloud software products for call centers at small, medium, and enterprise companies.
In April 2014, she started her own business, Ansel Resume Resolution Services LLC, writing resumes and cover letters. She now lives and writes in Concord, New Hampshire, and enjoys teaching Spinning classes in her free time.
Sometimes decisions made in an instant can echo throughout a lifetime.
In the pages of her new novel, Afta-U, Author Jennifer-Lynn Keniston, takes us into the heart of Jean Cartwright Rhodes, a woman who is struggling to come to grips with the heartbreaking and senseless death of her childhood best friend, Hope.
Twenty-nine years after the fact, Jean fights for her very sanity as she confronts the dark web of relationships and intrigue that appear to have been set in motion by a split-second decision she made in the aftermath of the tragedy.
Afta-U is an adult mystery/suspense novel for ages 17 and older. The book is complex and sometimes dark, and filled with Christian messages.