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If you know me, I’m not much of your “typical athlete.” Growing up, I spent twelve years dancing, so for hours after school each week, I got my cardio and strength training from hip-hop class and the ballet barre. I never really went to an actual gym till freshman year of college, and while this helped me maintain a certain weight, I struggled with seeing actual results and growing stronger from my workouts.
It wasn’t till I moved to New York and tried different classes around the city that I finally found what works for me, and that is Flywheel. I took my first spin class at Flywheel over two years ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since, which makes me so excited to be partnering with them today as part of their ambassador program!
What I love most about spin is that it works every single part of your body. When I first started, I expected to only be sore in my legs, but I quickly discovered how much of a total body workout it is. The higher the resistance on the bike, the stronger I feel in my abs. When we switch from sitting to third position on the bike, I instantly feel my whole body centered and tight. And just when you think you’re too tired to go on, it’s time to break out the weights and hello arms! But one of the most surprising results has not been physical but the mental break I’m allowed to get during the class. One of my biggest struggles is being able to mentally zone out and Flywheel allows me to not focus on the stresses of my day and completely decompress, which I believe is one of the most beneficial factors of all.
The last few months I’ve really refocused and been pushing myself in my workouts, alternating days being spin and Flybarre for extra toning, and I truly have never felt stronger. My days are so limited on time it sometimes seems, but I love knowing that for 45 minutes a day, I can zone out and focus completely on myself. Most importantly, it allows me to create a great lifestyle balance so that I can still indulge at Saturday brunch with my friends because truly isn’t that what life is all about?! Excited to share more fitness content with Flywheel to you all in the next few months!
Thank you to Flywheel Sports for partnering with me on this post!
Photos by Bekka Palmer
Location: Flywheel Tribeca, New York City