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On Saturday, I joined Gluten Free Boston Girl and a bunch of other fabulous Boston bloggers for an afternoon ass-kicking … also known as a Flywheel class. I’ll let you in on a little secret … I’m a grown woman who lives in a city and had never been to a spin class before Saturday. That’s more or less unheard of these days.
Needless to say, I was terrified. Spin classes have always kind of terrified me. While I lift weights and run on the treadmill at the gym, the spin room is always dark, loud and intensely energetic. I was never sure if I had it in me. Well, I sucked up my fears and marched myself over to class on Saturday. At first glance, you might think that Flywheel was a fitness retail store. There is a giant chalkboard with the class schedule, a wall of (complementary) spin shoes for Flywheelers to use during the class and a water fountain with both cold and room temperature water. I’m not sure who actually likes room temperature water, but who am I to judge? Just kidding, I judge all of the time.
The class was about as intense as I expected, so I held back a bit. I could have gone harder, and I regretted not when I realized I could still walk somewhat normally the next day. The stadium seating, dark lights, hot beats (who do I think I am?), instructor Rachele and the TorqBoard all make the class motivational and fun. Plus, it was great to catch up with blogger friends old and new!
And for those of you non-Bostonians, there are lots of other locations across the country. Check out the locations here.
Have any of you tried Flywheel?
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