As many of you know, I have a bit of a Crossfit addition but that doesn’t stop me from trying other fitness classes. No way! So when Flywheel Sports invited me to check out the studio, I jumped at the opportunity to mix new workouts into my routine. Flywheel’s personalized approach to indoor cycling ended up being a nice change of pace from the usual warehouse setting I was used to working out in. Plus their retail selection didn’t disappoint, so I ended up picking up a few pieces to add to my ever-growing athleisure wardrobe. Along with getting an insane workout, here are 5 Things I Learned at Flywheel.
- Try Something New- While Crossfit is my main squeeze, I’m always up for trying something new on the side. So when Flywheel came to me, I thought, what the heck?! I’ve taken my fair share of cycle and barre classes in the past but the way these classes were structured was a bit different than anything I had experienced before. The cycle classes were set up in a stadium style arrangement, with bikes outfitted with a tech pack – a little screen that tracks the bike’s resistance, speed, and how much energy the rider is expending. The TorqBoard (leaderboard) was visible at the front of the class which ranked everyone’s output, so it kept things really competitive (which I love). You can obviously opt out of this but it kept me pushing harder. The barre classes were also a bit different because instead of being more ballet focused, it was a bit more athletic, which I also liked!
- Variety- I think it’s always good to add variety to your workouts so if you do Orange Theory, or if you’re a runner, it’s good to try something new and switch things up so you don’t get bored. I found that by adding in some new classes in my routine, I dreaded going to the gym to lift less!
- Workout Different Muscles- Flywheel and FlyBarre classes definitely worked muscles that I didn’t know I even had! I would consider myself pretty fit but these classes kicked my butt! It was actually a great feeling! Also, don’t let the 2lb weights deceive you, people. My arms were dying and I could barely keep up and that’s coming from a girl who lifts a ton of weight!
- Connect With New People and Make New Friends- I utilized my time at Flywheel meet new people and make new friends! I had been trying to connect with a local fitness blogger for months, so with my guest passes from Flywheel, I finally reached out to meet her for a FlyBarre class! It was way better than your average coffee meetup, we were able to sweat, struggle and laugh through the intense barre class. The staff at Flywheel were all super friendly and made me feel right at home from the second I walked in the door. Sometimes going to a new gym or studio can be intimidating at first but they made me feel like I had been there for years!
- Get Out Of Your Routine and Comfort Zone- It’s always good to try something new and to get out of your normal routine. Changing things up and challenging yourself helps to prevent boredom and may even help motivate you so you don’t get into that dreaded workout rut. Cycle and barre classes were certainly out of my comfort zone and were super challenging for me but I viewed these classes as a way to work muscles that had been neglected and I even felt stronger when I was in my Crossfit classes!
Ready to give Flywheel a try? Take your first spin or barre class on moi by using my code “FlyFiftyTwo”! I hope you enjoy your time there as much as I have and maybe I’ll see you there!
824 9th St. NW Unit B Washington, DC, 20001