Good Monday morning people! It's officially summer. How do I know that? Ben and I slept on very separate sides of the bed last night in an active effort not to be touched because it was hot. Short story - we are getting our air conditioning checked!
On another note, Flywheel. For all of you in DC (they are also all over the country), it is worth trying out. Stephanie started instructing there this spring and I have been promising her that I would come check it out. So, a couple weeks ago, I committed to doing a class this past Sunday and Ali also joined. It was awesome. I have been slowly - baby-stepping - my way into the spinning world and Flywheel was fantastic. I am bias, but Stephanie teaches a phenomenal class and the actual building/facilities studios are great. But here is the real game-changer, at most spin studios, they prompt you to turn the nob on your bike to increase your resistance. And, I find myself always wondering if I am increasing it enough and trying to figure out if I am keeping up with the rest of the class. Not to mention, it is much easier to cheat yourself on the workout when you have no measure of whether you are challenging yourself. But at Flywheel, there is a little digital screen on your bike where you can see both the Torq and your RPMs, so the instructor is telling you where your Torq should be and giving you goals to reach on your RPM. There are also two screens at the front of the room - these are leaderboards - that show (you can opt out if you don't want to be on it) how you are competing with the rest of the class. And finally, all of your personal stats/data are collected in your profile - so you can see your improvement and track your progress over time.
Anyway, I could go on, but you get the point. I'm a big fan and you should sign up. Your first class is free (shoes are included) and they also have barre classes - though I haven't tried one yet. Let me know if you want to go - I am going to be making this a weekend tradition!