|Rebecca, me, Sarah, and Stacie|
The 5:30 class was just getting out and they were cleaning all the bikes (something else you don't have to worry about!) before letting the 6:30 class in. As soon as you step in the studio you are greeted again by many friendly employees asking if you need help with your bike. I was up and clipped in in about 60 seconds. The studio is set up stadium style kind of like a really small concert hall with the instructor in the middle. At 6:30 the lights go off, the music starts blaring and you start FLYING...not riding, flying! The "warmup" consisted of going from 80-105 rpms and there is no resting in Flywheel. Aina was a great instructor and motivator who had a total no-nonsense attitude and repeatedly told us "you are going to be fine", and "you will survive".
The rides consisted of fast flats, standing hills and probably other things that I don't really know the biking jargon for but I was sweating buckets just during the warmup. I managed to keep up and maintain the
Oh, did I mention you actually race your fellow classmates the entire time? Everything is recorded electronically and from time to time, Aina would show our standings on some large monitors. I was shocked when I saw I was actually in 3rd place for the females and struggles to maintain the position, but ended in 4th...not too bad for my first class.
I logged in as soon as I got home and was honestly SHOCKED at how far I rode and the calorie burn for a 45 minute class. When I go to regular spinning at my gym I never clock more than 15 miles in an hour long class.
Would I do Flywheel again? Absolutely! If I win the lottery or get a huge raise at work. Unfortunately, this type of class is a bit out of my price range but perhaps once a month or so if I got to see all my friendly blog friends again I would consider it.
|No, I did not just take a shower ;)|
Question: Have you tried any new fitness classes or fads lately? What do you think about the outrageous prices for these classes?