Melissa, the writer behind said blog writes with subtle humor and an honesty that makes her instantly relatable (and she's super-sweet in real life too!). Her detailed workout reviews, great restaurant recommendations coupled with her knack for taking the most gorgeous, coffee-table worthy pictures make for an extremely fun-to-read blog!
Thankfully the spotty wireless internet connection at the Cape Cod bed and breakfast I was staying at a few weeks ago was functioning when I decided to catch up on my blog reading for the evening, and luckily I was quick enough to secure a spot at a spin class event she was hosting at Flywheel Sports along with Hint Water. The response for this free event must have been pretty overwhelming as there was a wait list also.
A free spin class is not an easy thing to pass up. And especially not if it's going to be held at Flywheel Sports! One of the ways this studio sets itself apart from its competitors is the stadium seating set-up. No one's behind will obstruct your view here!
|Source: Flywheel Sports|
I got to the studio last night fifteen minutes before class and it was packed! After obtaining my free pair of shoes I looked around trying to spot familiar faces.
|Free spinning shoes, in all sizes. Source: Flywheel Sports|
A lot of fitness bloggers and fellow fitness enthusiasts were going to be at this event and it's always hard to recognize people from Twitter pics. Luckily there were some familiar faces including Melissa, Dori. Kristene, Ellen, and Kate, along with some that I met for the first time (Hi Ali and Emily!).
A representative from Hint water was distributing bottles of the flavored water in delicious flavors like blackberry and honeydew-hibiscus and pomegranate-tangerine. I chose the watermelon flavor to hydrate myself during the ride. I liked it-it had a mild flavor and was not too sweet. I would love to try some of the other flavors.
|Source: Hint water|
Jesse led this class and it was so much fun. A 45-minute ride packed with sprints and climbs. A lot of moving forward and backwards and side-to-side on the bike while riding. And then there was the super upper body workout thanks to Flywheel's very own arm series using 2lbs and 4lbs body bars. I have spoken before about how important music is to me and Jesse's playlist did not disappoint. Kanye, Bon Jovi, and Prince all helped keep us focussed and motivated.
It was a great night! While the class was amazing, I especially loved meeting everyone. The health and fitness blogger community in NYC is composed of such an amazing group of women and I have really enjoyed getting to know them these past few months.
A big thank you to Melissa, Hint Water, Jesse and Flywheel Sports for a really great event!