Free Flywheel First Class and Tips for a Successful Initial Ride

For over a year, I have been spinning with Flywheel Sports to cross-train for half marathons and since then, my strength and endurance improved significantly in running and I lost nearly 15 lbs. Through Flywheel, I met tons of wonderful people from instructors to other riders – local and across the country. I’m super excited to announce I’m partnering with Flywheel to offer you your first ride for FREE!

Sign up for a free account here. Checkout using code FLYRARAX3 with Exclusive First Class Offer.

This brings back memories of my first Flywheel class. As with any new class, the insecurities were there and I had no clue what I was getting myself into. That is why I put together a list of tips to help first-timers have a more successful experience with Flywheel.

 

Tips for a successful first ride with Flywheel Sports:

 

Sign up for a class that works for you.

Flywheel offers a variety of rides, making it easier to find one that fits your schedule and spinning style. FLY 45 and FLY 60 are interval training classes with 45 or 60 minutes in duration. FLY BEATS is a rhythm ride mainly targeting endurance. Sign up for your first class for free with code: FLYRARAX3 (code can only be used with Exclusive First Class Offer).
 

Arrive to class at least 15 minutes early.

I cannot stress how important this is. For your first class, you will need extra time to check-in, to find your perfect shoe size (free shoes provided), to familiarize yourself with the studio (see seating map), and to set up your bike properly.
 

Introduce yourself to your instructor (and ask for help setting up your bike).

Flywheel has their own unique set of bikes and, although intuitive to set up, it is always a good idea to ask for help from the instructor for your first time – especially if you have any injuries or to prevent any from occurring. Instructors are very good at engaging with first-time riders, and it is also a part of their job to help you set up your bike properly, so do not be afraid to ask for help! And do not forget to ask the instructor to give you a lowdown (or tips) on all riding positions if you are new to spinning. Knowing positions will help you ride along to the instructor’s cues.
 

Gear up with free supplies.

Flywheel classes are no joke. You will be swimming in sweat by the end of it. To make your workout more comfortable, Flywheel offers a variety of free amenities. For example, I am a fan of blaring loud music. But if it is not for you, do not worry– Flywheel offers disposable earplugs. Seat cushions, if offered in the location, are available to further pad your seat for your comfort and bum. Simply ask a studio coordinator if you desire any of these extras. And like I mentioned before, you are going to sweat during this workout, so make sure to grab a free towel before heading into the studio!
 

Bring a water bottle.

Bring a water bottle to fill. Classes are intense and you definitely want to stay hydrated. While some studios provide free bottled water, every studio will have a filtered water dispenser you can use… for free!
 

Be mindful of your metrics.

One of my favorite things about Flywheel is its metrics tracking with the TechPack. You can opt in to display your personal metrics with the class which would be displayed on a screen called the TorqBoard. All bikes are equipped with a TechPack which displays data associated with your ride. Throughout the class, an instructor will cue ranges for resistance and speed. Use your TechPack to follow along and also gauge your output. At the end of class, you can view your stats on your profile through the mobile app or website. If you think you will continue spinning after your first class, learning these terms and being mindful of your numbers associated with them will help you improve:

  • Torq – fancy term for resistance. High number for torq mimics hill climbing.
  • RPM – rotations per minute (aka speed). Move your feet faster for a higher RPM score.
  • Power – cumulative class data based on both RPM and Torq.

Pro tip: You can opt out of the TorqBoard if you do not want to share your stats with the class.
 

Remember: It’s YOUR ride, spin at your own pace. Instructors are there to guide you, but it’s up to you how hard (or simple) you want to take your ride. If you’re looking for an intense ride, then push for it.

Enough reading, let’s get spinning! Enjoy your first free ride on me with code FLYRARAX3! I’d love to hear about your first class and if you have any tips to add to the list, please share them with me in the comments below or on Instagram.

Photos by Tina Jo.

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Flywheel Sports, but all words are my honest thoughts and opinions.

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