October 2014 archive

happy first birthday flywheel!

By Kristina

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Flywheel’s Prudential Center location has just turned 1! I’ve gone a few times via ClassPass, Pact, a blogger class and the first-time-is-free class. From October 8 to October 12, there were lots of theme rides and goodies such as salads, tote bags, and cold-pressed juices to celebrate. I attended Melinda‘s Thursday J. Lo-themed class and ended up on the bike next to Elissa from Style-Wire.

I’ve been a fan of Melinda ever since I started taking her Core Fusion Barre and Sport classes at Exhale. Both her barre and spin classes will make you *work*, but since they are peppered with hilarious stories, they go by fast! The barre ones fill up notoriously fast, so I was glad to snag a spin class spot. Melinda went around to greet everyone in the studio, and she mentioned that she’d changed her playlist to include Elissa’s request for “First Love”–that was really nice of her! The playlist covered all eras of J. Lo, from On the 6 to A.K.A, and the ride included a good mix of hills, tapbacks, and sprints. True to Melinda-style, the ride was tough, but her motivational tactics helped keep our minds off how much the 35-torq hills or the 6-pound arm song hurt.

After trying other spin studios, I grew to appreciate Flywheel’s torq- and RPM-based instruction much more. It makes it much easier to push oneself vs. just guessing what “super heavy” or “flat road” mean. I also like being able to see my progression through the stats that are available on the website (miles pedaled, power, etc). I still sometimes have to modify the torq level in order to keep up with the recommended RPM levels though–one day I hope to be able to keep up!

Disclaimer: I was provided with a complimentary class I was not paid to do this post. All opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links in this post.