Hi, guys! We’ve made it to Thursday. That’s almost like the weekend, right? I’ve got a pretty awesome post for y’all today, if I do say so myself.
Let’s start with yesterday’s eats so I can get to the really good stuff. ;)
Yesterday’s breakfast was a random collection of leftovers from Tuesday night’s meal: half an Ezekiel bun topped with peanut butter and blueberries, a Ziplock bag filled with grape tomatoes and cucumbers and another Ziplock bag filled with grapes.
I also treated myself to an iced coffee from Starbucks. Random at its finest!
I’m really working to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my diet (OK really just more veggies, let’s be honest), so I scavenged my fridge for some veggies to throw into a salad. Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, bell green peppers, goat cheese and turkey over romaine lettuce with a ginger dressing = so good. I also ate the other half of my morning Ezekiel bun because I can’t make it through a single meal without carbs.
Finally, dinner was picked up on my way home from my cycle class. Newk’s has an awesome selection of salads, sandwiches and even pizza. I went with a side salad and half a grilled chicken sandwich. It hit the spot, I was starving!
Now for the fun part of this post: my review of Flywheel Sports.
I’ve been to quite a few spin classes before. In fact, back when I was going to college at Baylor, I’d take 3-4 spin classes a week. I even have a spin bike at home. So when I was invited to try Flywheel Sports, I was extremely excited, but felt like I could handle the classes without much trouble.
I attended my first Flywheel class last Saturday morning. As soon as I arrived at the studio, I was immediately impressed by how organized everything is. I’ve been to a number of gyms and studios before, but the Flywheel studio is so clean and well put together.
Before the front door even shut behind me, I was greeted by a friendly Flywheel employee at the front desk, asking me how I was doing and how she could help me. I explained to her that I was a first timer and that I’d need to set up a month-long membership.
She quickly walked me through what I’d need for the class that morning and handed me a pair of cycling shoes to put on. I have never been to a spin class where special shoes are required, so this was new to me, but after experiencing how much better a class is with them, I’m hooked! Once I put on my cycling shoes, I was given a thorough tour of the studio before my class began.
Before walking into my class, I grabbed a few towels and filled up my water bottles. The room was set up with a stadium seating layout, much better than most spin classes I’ve taken. The stadium seating setup allows for a great view of the instructor no matter where you’re sitting.
When you sign up for a membership with Flywheel, you are asked to set up an account where you can log in and reserve your bike prior to the class. This is great for those of us who prefer to be in the back row. ;)
I’ve now taken two spin classes at Flywheel, and can’t believe I made it through either! The classes are an incredible workout and I felt challenged the entire time. I really, really like how the bikes allow you to view what your torque and RPM is at, so you can be sure you’re keeping up with the rest of the class. There are also two TV screens set up at the front of the class, and there are periods in the class where your “power level” (determined by your torque + RPM) is displayed on the screens so you can race against others in the class.
(The above photo was provided by Flywheel.)
Your final score at the end of the class is added to your Flywheel account, which you can access online. This was from my class yesterday. (I didn’t have an account before I took my first class.) By the way, the woman on the bike next to me asked if I was a cyclist after class. Maybe I missed my calling? :P
As we all walked out of the classroom, I didn’t see a single person who wasn’t dripping sweat. Luckily, Flywheel has a number of gorgeous individual full bathrooms so you can shower after your workout. Each bathroom is stocked with top notch shampoos and body washes, plus hair dryers and anything else you might need to get ready.
There is also an awesome apparel section of the studio filled with some of the cutest workout gear I’ve seen! PS ladies, there are some super cute floral workout tops that are totally on-trend right now!
So that’s my take of Flywheel in a nutshell. As a runner, I find myself seeking out other workouts that will challenge me and cause me to become a better runner. I’m so excited to see where I am with my running after taking classes at Flywheel this month!
Be sure to check out That Running Girl tomorrow for my review of FlyBarre, Flywheel Sports’ barre classes. Let’s just say I am still sore from Monday’s class! Also tomorrow I will share my giveaway for five Flywheel classes for either Flywheel Plano or Flywheel Highland Park. You guys will definitely want to get in on this! :)
I was gifted a free month membership by Flywheel Sports. However, all opinions are my own.
Have you ever tried a Flywheel cycling class? Do you try to incorporate classes into your running routine?