About 2 weeks ago I was invited to try out a new spinning studio FLYWHEEL. First of all let me say that I was quite hesitant in accepting the invitation. I used to spin years (and I mean years) ago and sort of lost my love for it. I did a bit of research and it was quite intriguing so I decided what the heck.
Flywheel is new to Boston. The studio is located in a slightly empty corridor in the Prudential Center. Walking into the studio everything was nice and clean. I walked in and was greeted with a smile. Handed some custom spinning shoes and directed to a locker for my stuff. I’m glad I came dressed as there is one bathroom for changing. So that could be annoying in the long run. I was also handed a towel , which I found out during class was greatly needed.
Flywheel is “stadium cycling”. Similar to stadium seating at the movie theatre, there are several rows of bikes. This allows every person a direct view of the instructor without having someone’s head moving up and down in front of them the whole class.
When the class starts the room is darkened and the instructor is lit by a spotlight. This allows you to see what she is doing very well in case you can’t hear her (like me.) I guess I was right near a speaker so half the time our instructor spoke everything was muffled.
Our instructor Meredith was let’s just say a BEAST. I was literally in awe the entire time. At the end of the class I wanted to bow at her feet and chant “I’m not worthy” Seriously she was amazing and made the class quite enjoyable. Each instructor picks their own music so I won’t comment on that.
The 3 main things that differentiates this class from other spinning classes is
Competition factor: There is a Leader board hanging from the ceiling where you can track your progress against others in the class. If you are competitive then this is for you!
The Bike: Each bike has tech pack attached to the bike. It’s basically a little monitor that displays your resistance, speed (or torq and RPM in Flywheel speak) and your Power. In class the instructor will give you a “torq” range to shoot for. Ranges are given for both RPM and Torq throughout the class so you really have an idea of how hard you should be working.
Weighted Bars: Right before the last hill and sprint of the class we did a little arm routine with 2 different weighted bars.
So what you really want to know is cost
Each ride is $28. Five rides is $125. Unlimited classes with a 3-month commitment is $220/month.
Quite expensive if I say so myself.
I loved the experience and I feel for someone who love spinning then this would be an awesome studio.
If you are on the fence, sign up for an account online. Once you do, your first class is free (which is awesome) Check out Flywheel Today!!!!!!
*Quick note: I was invited to attend a complimentary class. I was not given any compensation. Opinions are my own.*