In response to Vulture's faux workout video, Cut the Schmidt!, 31-year-old New Girl star Max Greenfield filmed a three-minute video where he played a spin instructor. Inspired by the clip's success, the actor (and former instructor!) agreed to teach two classes at Soul Cycle in West Hollywood Sunday on behalf of Milk + Bookies.
"It was fantastic. We had a great turnout," Greenfield told Us Weekly at special screening of New Girl in North Hollywood Monday. "I did two 45-minute classes back-to-back. It was pretty intense. I was drained, but I didn't think I was going to be as bad as I was when I got home. But it was worth it. It was so much fun."
He added: "I used to do it religiously, but I haven't done it in a long time. . . I stopped doing the spinning for a while, and then this opportunity came up with the silly video that we made, and it was like, 'Well, we have a chance to make some money for a really great cause, act like an idiot for two hours, and hopefully benefit some people.'"
Greenfield -- who counts Busy Philipps as a former student -- kicked off his first class with Glee's cover of Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know." He also played selections from Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Beyonce and David Guetta. The actor's New Girl costar and onscreen love interest, Hannah Simone, 31, participated in one of the rides.