I like bike 🚴 riding and I like jamming out to music. 🎶 Here, you can do both and get a kick ass workout in 45 minutes.My job was offering free classes a few months ago and I decided to take them up on it. I recently tried out SoulCycle and loved it. However, the price was pretty hefty and I couldn’t swing it.
So, off I went to check out FlyWheel located in Scarsdale. It’s in very close proximity to home and work. I downloaded the app and created an account with them. I reserved my class and picked my bike out. And.. I loved it.
You can put your shoe size in your profile and your cycling shoes are ready for you in a cubby with your bike number. Free shoes!! How about that. Soulcycle makes you rent their shoes at $3 a pop.
You can check in with one of the girls who are super friendly or you can check in via Laptop.
There are free lockers where you can toss your belongings in. Along with showers and changing areas.
There is also free water for you to fill up your bottles.
There’s a map where you can find your bike and you head into the studio. There are people there to help the newbies out. The bike seat should be at hip length and the distance from seat to handles should be by length from elbow to hand. I still have problems and people help me.. Those bikes can be tricky.
The instructor comes in ..dims the light and pumps up the music..
They tell you where your torque(level of resistance) and RPM should be. When I went to SoulCycle they did not do this. This makes the class much more difficult.
There is also a arm workout with weights and races to get your competitive streak going. You can pick your name to display on the torque board so you can see how you are doing in the race.
They also have theme rides. I like my old school hip hop and R&B rides.
They also have fruit out for a pre or post workout snack 🍏 🍎 🍌
Is this an intense workout. I think so. I always want to puke when I leave. But that’s usually how I feel after any intense workout. Once that passes I feel incredible like I can take over the 🌎 world.