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!
It’s a celebration, folks: This Saturday, Flywheel Bryn Mawr is hosting a birthday bash in honor of their one-year anniversary. And let me tell you, this is not a party you want to miss. The indoor-cycling studio will be running a slew of themed classes throughout the morning, plus they’ll be giving out goodie bags. Well, goodie discounts, if you will: All birthday bash attendees will receive a special discount code to put toward their next Flywheel package. Um, yes, please!
UPDATE 12:58 p.m.: An earlier version of this post mistakenly said the Friday class was in Bryn Mawr. It is in Center City. Apologies for the confusion!
By now, you know we’re obsessed with free workouts. So here’s your freebie for the week: Flywheel’s Center City location is hosting free rides this week with newly minted instructor Jamie Blau, who will lead 45 minute rides at each of the studios. The classes are tomorrow (Wednesday) at 4:45 p.m. and on Friday at 6:45 p.m.
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Before you load up on tons of drool-worthy local food and drink at this Saturday’s Rittenhouse Row Festival, make sure to stop in at the Be Well Pavilion tent to squeeze in your weekend sweat session: We’re hosting two free 30-minute fitness classes outdoors at Rittenhouse Row, and some of our friends will be doing demos, giveaways, massages and more at the Be Well Philly wellness pavilion. Because festival food just tastes so much better after getting your wellness on, am I right?