Aside from the obvious your-butt-in-someone’s-face-behind-you anxiety, you have major issues with indoor cycling. Flywheel Sports kicks them to the curb.
Situating sneakers is always awkward.
After you enter the gleaming, 5,500-square-foot studio, you receive fancy cycling shoes that clip onto the pedals.
You can’t see the instructor.
Stadium seating provides an unobstructed view.
Legs get all the action.
Halfway through class, grab bar weights for an intense arm workout while pedaling (you’ll be sorry you ever complained).
You feel too self-conscious.
A darkened room and high-energy tunes curated by an in-house DJ get you in the mood.
You’re not sure how it all adds up.
Flywheel’s bikes display Torq (resistance), rpm, and energy; the instructor shouts out exactly where you should be, as well as when you’re in prime fat-burning mode. Stats are saved in your online account for performance tracking and goal setting.
Flywheel Sports, 102 West Paces Ferry Road, suite 102a, Buckhead (678-702-5684). One class is $25; packages are available. To get one ride on us, create an account online at atlanta.flywheelsports.com and enter FLYCANDYATL at checkout.
Photo: Courtesy of Flywheel Sports