The Ultimate Spin Experience: FLYWHEEL

Flywheel Sports, the new indoor cycling studio founded by former New York Giant’s running back and TV personality, Tiki Barber, and legendary spin instructor Ruth Zuckerman, opens it’s doors next week.  Flywheel will also feature a yoga and exercise studio.

Spin-enthusiasts, cyclists, bicyclists, triathletes, (or anyone interested in trying indoor cycling or just looking to get in shape) get excited! Flywheel offers state of the art equipment and technology.  Each bike features a monitor that tracks riders rpm/cadence, resistance, and energy.  Your individual performance data is then stored and available after every ride under the ‘my performance’ page at  This is a great feature for anyone in training or looking to monitor progress.

I was lucky to get a sneak preview of the facilities, and the opportunity to take Ruth Zuckerman’s Fly 45 class for what I can only describe as the ultimate spin experience.   It’s no wonder Ruth has been credited for being part of the force behind the NYC indoor cycling craze; she is amazing.  Zuckerman knows when to motivate you when you’re tired, inspire you when you don’t think you can do another second, and push you to propel your biking to the next level.  Plus, they understand the importance of a great soundtrack to really keep you going.

Flywheel offers a full body workout.  The indoor cycling class not only works your legs but incorporates arm exercises as well.  It’s 45 minutes of pure cardio power. I don’t generally sweat very much, but at one point it was dripping down my face.

Beginners are welcome and encouraged.  Your instructor will help adjust your seat and be sure you stay on course and feel comfortable.  That’s part of the reason I enjoyed the class immensely; it really catered to all levels of experience –but good luck keeping up with Ruth!  I thought I was doing great, until she mentioned her resistance was on 45!  (I was on 20.)  Clearly I have a long way to go, though I am looking forward to the ride.

Classes seat 48, although I was so in the zone and the acoustics were so great, it felt like a one-on-one session.

Dress ready to bike.  Flywheel takes care of the rest (shoes, bottled water, towel, lockers, Wi-Fi). Just strap in and get ready to fly!

Flywheel Sports, 39 West 21st Street, NYC| P: 212.242.9433 |