p.s. in a new york minute
a couple people asked
“flywheel vs. soul cycle?”
both are great, but i think i prefer soul cycle - and really love flybarre at flywheel.
… once you’re in the class and spinning, it’s great. great energy, good music, very happy and poppy. but the mood waiting before and getting out after a class at soul cycle is very frantic and not really my vibe.
… also, i don’t find it as challenging.
… the interior of flywheel is very death star, dark and cramped. i would do bad things to have a chance to redesign it.
… the flywheel torqboard is an interesting concept. my girlfriends (who were early adopters) are always #1 and #2. i feel great pride for them in their accomplishments… but i’m always #10. always. at this point, i’m not sure how the board improves my experience.
… soul cycle is more expensive ($34) and you have to pay for shoes and water.
… flywheel is $32 a class with free shoes and water. plus, there’s fruit in the lobby that i may or may not snack on from time to time.
… no matter what, i find those are hefty price tags if you want to do it more than 1x or 2x a week.
… also, the plastic bottled water thing at both drives me nuts. they’re used as marketing tools (logos, etc.) but plastic bottles? it kills me. both companies should make a move to promote reusable water bottles (w/ logos!!) filled with NYC tap water (it’s the best).
… at flywheel, they offer flybarre - which i really enjoy. and by enjoy, i mean whimper, heave and cry a little every time. but it’s so effective and i highly recommend it.
so there you have it. a long answer that doesn’t actually answer the question.