It’s time. You know it. I know it.
Backless dresses and white pants have replaced snow pants and overworn hoodies.
So with the title to the summer time Chi that helps us get through winter, we need a workout that will help us focus on our goals as well.
I want to introduce you to the spin class, Flywheel Sports.
Yes, they turn off the lights.
Yes, I think you can get a t-shirt.
But no, you don’t have to straddle your bike and dance, just ride it.
I liked Flywheel Sports (Flywheel Old Town, 1653 North Wells Street). The interior looked like a sorority house. You can’t use your phone inside the gym. The instructor won’t let you. And you have to take off your shoes in exchange for fancy and comfortable Flywheel shoes. Flywheel also provides complimentary towels and lockers (no lock needed).
There are two different programs that you can take and they only vary by length, the 40-minute session, and the 60-minute session. Everyone has their own assigned bike.
I talked with a few girls and they liked it because of the number system. Flywheel Sports is exactly like a regular cycling class, except you get two numbers. And, they are on the Torq Board, if you choose to share them with the class or on your individual bike. After each session, your data is stored on your iPhone app or on the website so you can track your progress and set goals.
My First Time Experience at Flywheel Sports:
During my first session, I think the most difficult thing was getting my shoes to snap into the wheels. And then even worse, I couldn’t get out of the bike. I was literally strapped into this workout.
But the instructor was so nice and came over to everyone who was new to show us how to get out of the bicycle.
The best part is that you can try this whole experience for free. Your first class is on them and after that, you can decide if it’s for you.
Try it and let me know what you think!
Amanda Elliott is a writer and speaker and a relationship builder. She believes that meeting people in person is important. After attending numerous fashion, startup, and creative events, she founded Windy City Cosmo is 2015 to help people make connections in the city as they build their businesses, start and end relationships and see and be seen. Over the past three years, the entrepreneurs she’s interviewed have become the most successful in Chicago and Windy City Cosmo won an award in 2017 for her work for female entrepreneurs.