Ever since I learned about Flywheel, I was determined to make my way to a class, so I dragged my fellow NICU nurses for an afternoon FLY45 class with Nicole at Flywheel Philly.
Flywheel offers a complimentary class to first-timers. Unsure what to expect, we arrived 20 minutes early (Flywheel suggests arriving at least 15 minutes prior to initial class). The staff were really pleasant and directed us to a section in the front of the studio with laptops to check in by typing your email address or username. Cubbies were underneath, arranged by bike numbers, which contained your spinning shoes. When signing up for Flywheel online, it prompts you for your shoe size, and your shoes are always ready and waiting inside a cubby for you before each class.
The staff let us know that the only thing allowed inside the room were a bottle of water and a towel. There are spacious lockers in the lobby for use, although most were not in service. Flywheel also offers cold water or room temp water to refill your water bottle, or if you forget, which I did, Flywheel has bottled water for sale.
Class started promptly at 11:30 AM, and since there was a class right before, we didn’t have much time to get inside the room and set up. Flywheel staff came around and made sure that our bikes were set up correctly. Nicole, our class instructor, started with a pumping song for our warm-up, and continued to engage with the group, directing us to the beat of the music to turn up or down the Torq, motivating us all the way to the finish line. I decided to put my name on the TorqBoard, a board for us competitive peeps to see our progress throughout the class (it’s on/off so you’re not distracted by it) and saw what I was up against. I’ve got long ways to go! 🙂
It was a tough and challenging workout, but so much fun and the 45 minutes flew by (ha, fly) so fast! It hurt going up the stairs but I left feeling energized and signed up for another course, which I took this week in Bryn Mawr with Yael; my friends returned the day after for more Flywheel fun.
I truly enjoyed my workout and look forward to going on a weekly basis. It’s a class I can see myself teaching someday; it’s that empowering!
If you’re looking to burn calories in a short amount of time, while having the time of your life, Flywheel is the way to go.