Trying Flywheel classes for the first time.
The allure of Flywheel
A devotee explains her addiction.
Like everyone else who crams workouts into a hectic schedule, I’m looking for maximum calorie-burning bang for my sweat. And according to Flywheel’s online performance tracker, I expend an average of 975 calories in a 45-minute class. But that’s just the start of why I’m addicted to these workouts, which I describe as “Spin on steroids” to my friends. I also love that it feeds my competitive nature: By adding my name to a leader board that tracks my ride in real time, I’m driven to try to beat everyone around me—first the friend who came with me, then the guy in the obnoxious bike shorts, then whoever’s in first place. And if I reach that goal, I’ve got one more: to beat my own personal best. Gets me sweating more every time.—Judy Sutton Taylor, TOC Kids editor