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First off…yikes. Second…please don’t do Tracy Anderson videos the day before FlyBarre.

My arms were already sore from the video I posted the other day…but but don’t you worry I am always down for a new free workout, so I signed up for my free FlyBarre class the following day.

FlyBarre is associated with FlyWheel – FlyBarre is a total body sculpting class & Flywheel is a hardcore spinning class. I previously used & posted about my free session for FlyWheel – review here.

Anywho, here is my review of FlyBarre:

Pro: Tightened up by body & showed me new moves

Con: Cost & struggled through 45minutes of pain

  • Easy Check in – Was already registered on their website from FlyWheel class, so just booked a time & came in – the computer system is right when you walk, you log in, check in & your done. You really don’t have to talk to anyone at all- so if you are having one of those days its super nice!
  • Locker Rooms – Unisex locker rooms but they have changing rooms, private bathrooms & showers, so there is never any weirdness going on. They provide nice lotions & my kind of tampons (TMI, sorry but really a double plus for ladies). Also you do not need to bring your own locks – the lockers are super simple to use & re-set when you are done using.
  • Free fruit, water & use of towels – My kind of place! I love leaving anywhere with a belly full, no laundry to do & hydrated…all for free! Don’t forget to take a free bottle of water for the road 🙂
  • Set up of class was nice – When you booked the class you picked out your mat spot – mat was in place, band & ball were ready to go. All you have to do is grab weights – 1lb, 2lb or 3lb – my initial reaction was questionable – I want at least a 5lb weight! Glad I only grabbed the 1 & 2. Cause I ended up putting those babies down & used air weights (i.e. nothing).

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  • Actual Class – Worked me out for real! Started with arms, abs, legs then arms again & so forth! In this 45minute class it truly blended light weight training & core exercises – which elongate your muscles & make you lean. I love it & the concept! It tired every inch of my body & at certain times I had to put down the weights or do the assisted version of the move – but it was okay cause I still felt the muscles working!

Overall this class was killer – if I went every day my ass would be amazing -not that it isn’t, but ya know, better 😉 Just not sure if I am willing to pay out for this class when I have a gym membership already – However. If you do not have a gym membership this might be a quick & easy way to get your body tight & ready for summer!

Have you taken a FlyBarre or FlyWheel class? Did you get fly high after your class? (yes thats what they call it)

If you wanna check it out visit here.

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imagesJust got back from my first Flywheel experience!

pro: I burned 650 calories in 45 minutes!!!

con: each class is 32 buckaroo’s!!!

I arrived shaking in my boots.  I consider myself an avid gym goer and I do ride on the bike when I am there, however seeing the people come out of spinning classes at my gym literally scares me – barely able to walk, profusely sweating & wearing those shorts with butt padding, no thanks!

Anywho, my girlfriend was pestering me and first classes are free at Flywheel so why not give it a try!  Let me breakdown my experience for you..

  • Easy check in on arrival – I registered online to reserve a bike last night – super simple.  Was expeceting more paperwork when I arrived, however they have computers when you walk in & you log in to let them know you have arrived.
  • They provide the shoes – Being a germaphobe I am typically not okay with this – but I went with the flow!  When you reserve a bike you pick where you sit, #13 was me & give them your shoe size.  So right under the check in there are numbered slots and BAM my shoes were already there!
  • Unisex locker rooms – Weird yes, but really they had single room restrooms & changing rooms so you didn’t really even notice.  They provide everything to shower, deodorant, dry shampoo, tampons and much more!  As well, the locks on the lockers are simple – no need to bring a lock – they have resetting locks!
  • Free fruit, bottle water & towels – Okay so maybe you won’t eat the fruit during class but take one for the road – we did!  The water & towels are right before the classroom – you can take as many as you want.
  • The classroom & bikes were easy to navigate – Walked into a stadium seating cycling room with one of the workers there – she showed me how to sit,ride & lock in properly.  Once I was locked in the teacher was ready to rock!  The lights went down & only one spotlight was on for the teacher – the music pumped up and we rode for 45minutes.  Our teacher told us exactly what to do and kept us motivated with her voice & music.

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  • Easy to adjust levels…On each bike you have a screen which shows your Torq (resistance), RPM (frequency of spins) and some other numbers that I didn’t pay attention to.  The instructor tells you exactly where you should be.

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  • Arms too… On each bike there are 2 weight bars – one 2lb & one 4lb.  In the midst of sweating and spinning like crazy to Foxy Brown (yes we did, how old school!) you might be told to lift weights – amazing!

Overall I loved the experience and I will go back…not sure how often but it is a great class to sweat it out fast & really it is all up to you on how much you burn!  I want to kick my 650 calories in the butt & beat it!

Have you tried Flywheel before…If so, what was your experience like?

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