The day before my class I went online to book a class(which was super easy, by the way) for 8:30 the next day. I got there about 15 minutes early and explained that I was new to the young guy behind the desk and he jumped right into action! He showed me how to check in on the computer, where to pick up my reserved spin shoes, how to work the lockers, where to get towels and water and how to set up my bike. I don't think I've ever met such a helpful gym employee! The class started right on time and it was perfect for me. Admittedly I'm pretty out of shape. I run slowly and do yoga occasionally – nothing else! This class was challenging but I was able to go at my own pace and drop resistance when I had to. I loved having the little bike computer to tell you torque and RPM – so helpful! I also really liked the arms part of the workout. There were two bars right by the front wheel of the bike. I'm unsure of the weights but I started with the heavier one and switched to the lighter one halfway through. By the end of the 45 minute class I was a sweaty, quivering mess!
I had a really great time at Fly Wheel, but the bottom line for me is the price. 31 dollars per class(slightly less if you buy a package) is kind of exorbitant. I love the small attention to details – complimentary water, towels and shoes – and I really loved the class but I don't know if I can justify spending that kind of money to attend a class or two a week. It might be something to save for special occasions or whenever I want to treat myself because I really loved going!