Let me first start off by saying that spinning is very new to me. I have only gone a handful of times, and I usually go with a neighbor who suggests it on a Saturday morning. I know that my attending a spin class will be rewarding, but I also know it will be social event with a trip to our local coffee shop after. Truthfully, my workouts are partially to be healthy and partially social.
I was invited to try out the newest indoor cycling place in Raleigh, Flywheel Sports. So you have a choice, you can either take a Flywheel cycling class or a Flybarre core body workout class. First you set up an account online, purchase credits, then you can reserve a time and even the cycle that you want. I checked out the instructors, and when I saw that the co-founder of Flywheel Sports, Ruth Zukerman, was going to be teaching a class in Raleigh, well, I thought what better way to experience Flywheel than with someone who is known as a legend in the indoor cycling world.
So I am a bit nervous, which I think many of us experience this feeling when we go somewhere for the first time. The day before my scheduled class someone called me from Flywheel. I was impressed. This is the customer service that I feel that many workout places lack. The personal touch. She called to welcome me to Flywheel, she told me to arrive 10-15 minutes early so that I can get fitted for my shoes (they give you bike shoes to use), the bike, and get comfortable. She also reminded me to bring a water bottle.
I arrive. Everyone is friendly. The vibe is very New York in my opinion. Small space, but everything in the studio seems to have a purpose. Someone gives me a tour of the place, pointing out restrooms, lockers, and the spinning room with the map of all the bikes. Also, when you check in you can go up to an iPad and check yourself in, if you really don’t want that human interaction. Shoes are waiting for you in the cubbies. Quick and easy to get in. I put my shoes on, check my personal items into a locker, grab a towel and I am ready to sweat.
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