I love Darryl's class in a way that's illegal in most states. I set my alarm for 630am Saturday morning just to sign up for his Sunday morning class. It's a sick- yet awesome- addiction. Darryl will always leave you dripping in sweat and feeling like you've just attended a rave. It's the ultimate feel good class.
So why the 2.5-stars? I had to knock 2.5 stars off- and to be honest, I'm being kind- after the car-accident-of-a-class I took on Monday.
A girl walked in just as class began to start and had some trouble with her bike. When she couldn't fix it, she asked Darryl for help. Now, should she have raised her hand at the beginning of class when he asked if anyone needed anything? Sure. But it was not more than a minute after Darryl asked when she raised her hand.
And that, my fellow spinsters, is when it got awkward.
Darryl abruptly stopped the song and the class to make an example of this girl (who was at her very first spin class too). He mocked and berated her on the mic as the class watched in silence. I felt so bad for her and awkward at this exchange that I almost left the class. I can understand his frustration, but that doesn't mean you can just poop on someone that looked so frightened to be there to begin with.
So, Darryl, I love your class. You can spin it like no one else, but that doesn't give you the right to treat someone that way. You're better then that!