Out of all of the classes I’ve discovered through ClassPass, Flywheel is one of my favorites. I especially love starting my Monday with the 6:30 am class – it’s such a great way to start the week. Major thank you to my friend Kait for introducing me to Flywheel and for always being up for trying fun new things in the city. Also, thank you to Flywheel because they hosted MS Cycle for a Cure. My mom and I participated and it was such a great way to raise money for a cause that’s important to us. Learn why it’s my favorite class in my Flywheel Review.
The Workout: Flywheel has 45 to 60 minute spin classes that incorporates climbs, descents, and weights. The instructor recommends certain revolutions per minute (RPM) and your torq – aka your resistance. Your bike has a small tracker that shows your RPM, torq, and power output so you know exactly how you’re performing. They periodically show the Torqboard which is a leaderboard ranking everyone’s performance. I may or may not get a little bit competitive but it makes the workout even better because I don’t B.S. turning up the torq. (Not that I’ve ever done that in other spin classes…) The playlists are all selected by in-house DJs. I’ve loved all of the playlists I’ve heard so far which is important because it’s fun to ride to the beat of a great song. The class includes tap backs and fast switches between first, second, and third position. There is also a weight component of the class. You use two or four pound bar weights to do a series of arm exercises. It is truly a full body workout!
What to Wear / Bring: Wear what you’d normally wear to a spin class. They have “free” spin shoes there. They also have “free” water and healthy snacks like bananas and apples. I’ve been to the locations on the Upper West Side and Lincoln Center and they both have showers with Bliss products if you want to shower before work. They also have lockers with key pad codes so you don’t even need to bring a lock. They also have mints, gum, hair ties, and bobby pins. I haven’t quite figured out why boutique gym studios give out gum and mints but I’m not complaining.
What to Expect: I find spin classes (and working out in general) to be very cathartic. I get my best ideas when I’m working out and working out in the morning sets me up for success the rest of the day. I have more energy, feel more focused, and love having some “me” time before getting to work. You’ll feel great (albeit sore) after Flywheel. Your stats for every ride will be recorded and available on your account on the website or through their app. It’s great because you can track your progress over time! I also love their motto, “Never coast.”
I received a free month long membership for ClassPass in exchange for reviewing some of my favorites on my blog. This is an honest Flywheel review.
All photos are by moi (and the kind man who took the photo of me and my mom)!