Day Seven: Cody's 15 min Groove Ride 6.14.16
Flywheel Vs. Peloton:
So today was a pretty epic Sunday for me. I went to a Flywheel cycling class in TriBeCa where my friend works. But a streak is a streak so later that same day I hopped on this feel-good groove ride with Cody for a quick 15. I killed it in Flywheel and broke 300, top of the leaderboard, huffing and puffing through Grant's 45 minute noon class there. If I didn't PR, I came within a few numbers of it. Then, my friends and I went to brunch and sat across from Justin Timberlake (REALLY!!!), within 10 feet of him. We played it cool and didn't ask for autographs or photos or anything like the New Yorkers we are, but brunch with JT following a flywheel PR is pretty epic.
So... this might be a good time to compare Flywheel in studio to Peloton at home:
Difference #1: It is possible for me to get to the top of a leaderboard at Flywheel. In Peloton I just cannot see how people are getting 600 or 700 total outputs in these rides! Also the numbers are about 100 points different. So my PR in Peloton is roughly 400 and my PR in Flywheel is about 300.
Difference #2: I am much more likely to get a shout out from Grant in studio than I am from a Peloton instructor who has a thousand people to shout out to.
Difference #3: The whole studio experience is a bit more of a luxury experience. The showers are beautiful and spa-like. There's fruit and water and smiling front desk staff. I dress for a Flywheel class wearing my cutest gear. Whereas, I just put on whatever for my bike in my apartment and care more about my functional gear. (See my post on my favorite gear for Peloton here.)
Similarity #1: I can kill it just as much in both classes. My heart rate data shows me this. I do not need to be in the room with the instructor in order to give it everything on the bike.
Similarity #2: Awesome instructors. I know that Peloton has actually poached instructors from the Flywheel fam--ahem Alex T.-- so you can expect just as amazing, professional, well-prepared instructors in both locations.
Similarity #3: The bikes are super smooth at both locations. The music is perfectly volumed alongside the instructor's mic. Both Peloton and Flywheel put on a really good show.