(credit KING5, click to see the FlyWheel video)
I’m always on the hunt for new fitness classes that make working out fun, and I’ve recently found my new obsession…Flywheel indoor cycling classes. I mean, it’s to the point where I will inject my Flywheel fanaticism into every conversation.
The workout is really popular with celebs like Sophia Vergara and Jessica Alba so it’s always intrigued me. I had the opportunity to try the class this month when I was lucky enough to cover a Flywheel for KING5′s new Health Initiative. (FYI check out the KING5 HealthLink page, it has tons of great healthy info!)
Now, I’ve taken (and taught) my fair share of indoor cycling classes but Flywheel is not your average spin class. It’s the best parts of going out to a dance club and getting the best workout of your life combined!
When I stepped into the studio, the lights dimmed and all my stresses and to-do list items just melted away. The high tech bikes displayed RPM and resistance (Torq) and I was enthralled with the idea of the Torqboard. As a pretty competitive person, the chance to see how I stacked up against the rest of the riders on real time pushed my workout to a new level. The instructors encourage and motivate riders through the workout and I even heard their words boosting me throughout the day.
The community at Flywheel is warm and open and I really felt at home. Plus, 700 calories later I was dripping sweat and thinking…this is way too fun to even call it a workout!