Flywheel Chelsea (Studio Review)

Well, I never pray…
But tonight I’m on my knees, yeah.
I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah.
I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now.

Today, I went to Flywheel Chelsea for a class with Danny Zapata. The Chelsea location is the newest one – I think. It is shiny and pretty and so well thought out. When you first enter, you can check in with a row of computers or with the front desk staff. They have the aforementioned cubbies so your shoes are waiting for you in a box that corresponds with your bike number. There are four restrooms/changing rooms and four showers/changing rooms – which are lovely and spa like with Bliss products, towels, bags for your sweaty clothes and more. The locker area is small but it opens up to a lounge space with two sofas and a coffee table (with bananas and apples). Water and face-towels are provided for use during class.

Danny was a new instructor for me – he was great. He also curses a lot – and for anyone who knows me personally, you know that means he curses A LOT. He started the class by saying that he wasn’t the type to get all spiritual on us, and that we were there to work and work hard. And he didn’t disappoint. Of all the classes I have taken at Flywheel his was the toughest, but he also did a great job of motivating both in his choice of song and goal setting – telling us what numbers to hit not only with our torque and speed but for the power we generate (a number that combines both torque and speed).

It was easily my best class yet – my thighs are killing me and I am more than happy that today is an off day for my 30-day squat challenge. Praying indeed!

P.S. I love this image – it’s in every studio. She looks hot and it’s motivating, but her form is really bad.

P.P.S. I will always be thankful for ClassPass which first introduced me to FlyWheel. I never would have tried it otherwise.


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