Flywheel Center City is turning three this weekend and to celebrate, they’re hosting three special classes throughout the weekend. And get this: In each of those classes, they’ll surprise three riders with three free classes. A single ride at Flywheel will run you 28 bucks, so that is quite the nice surprise. Read more »
You know when you tell yourself you’re going to get your lunch-break workout on, but then 11:30 a.m. rolls around and you’re already buried in work and dreaming about your couch and you just know that if you slip away from your desk for an hour, your couch time is going to be delayed by an hour so you skip your workout? Well, Flywheel has created a 30-minute condensed version of their signature 45-minute Spin class that pretty much nips that workout-skipping problem in the bud. After all, what’s 30 minutes? Read more »
If you’ve never hopped on a Flywheel bike before, here’s your chance (and it sounds pretty darn sweet): On Friday, February 27th, Flywheel is teaming up with the folks at Lululemon Athletica Wayne to bring you Fly and Flow, an evening of free spin, yoga, and margaritas. In other words, the best happy hour ever. Read more »
Regardless of what it is that’s making you want to punch a pillow right this second — your boss, the fact that you spent $60 on scratch-off lottery tickets and didn’t win a dime, that dumb groundhog predicting six more weeks of winter — we’ve got something to help you unwind: five fitness classes that are guaranteed to get all of your frustrations out. Check them out below.
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Shake Shack’s 2nd Annual Winter Duathlon, hosted by the folks of Shack Track and Field, is headed our way February 18th, and you are going to want to reserve your spot right this second—trust us.
According to Shack Track and Field’s Facebook page, the event kicks off at 7:45 p.m. with a free Flywheel class in Center City. After getting your spin on, you’ll take a two-mile run to the University City Shack, where you’ll get your grub on—because hellooo, after all that spinning and running, you totally deserve some cheese fries. Oh, and did I mention your first drink is on them? I told you you were going to want to RSVP, stat.
What better way to bounce back from a turkey-and-pie-filled Thanksgiving weekend than with a few Flywheel sessions, a new pair of running shoes or a sweet deal on yoga classes? Or, if you were slaving away in the kitchen for days on end, a massage—because you totally deserve it. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or crossing a few folks off your holiday gift list, we’ve got some great Cyber Monday deals, courtesy of local fitness studios, shops and spas that you won’t want to miss. And you won’t have to fight anyone for these deals, either. Praise the Internet, am I right?
The Be Well Philly team typically masterminds your weekly workout playlists, but every now and then, we like to mix it up by asking a guest curator to share his or her favorite songs. Today, Flywheel Philadelphia instructor Emily Rothrock picks 25 songs to keep you spinning, running, boxing—whatever!
Here’s what she has to say:
I’ve put together a pumped-up workout mix full of songs right around 130 beats per minute At Flywheel, we ride to the beat of the music and vary the bpm counts of each song to match the resistance level that we want our riders to achieve. For other workouts, like a long run or even tabata training, it’s important for the beat of the music to stay consistent so your pace stays consistent. Each song on this playlist hovers right around that 130 bpm range so you can put it on shuffle and just zone out with a steady rhythm.
If you’re looking to spice things up during the run, try this trick: Run at a moderate pace during the verses of the songs and push yourself to breathless during the choruses. Most songs have about three to four 30-second choruses—instant interval training!