FlyWheel Sports Back Bay



byTori Scott, July 9, 2017

When the music cranks up and the instructor yells “HERE WE GO”, there is no turning back; it is 45 minutes all in. You are going sprint, you are going to climb, you are going to sweat, you are going to burn in the legs and arms, you are going to push passed comfortable and you are going to walk out of that room feeling like every second was worth it. You’re going to want to come back for more.

Athletes take note, if you like spinning, interval training and like to work hard, really hard then we highly recommend getting your butt to Flywheel in Back Bay. The music isn’t going to win you over, but you’ll be so busy turning your dial and chasing the leaders that you won’t even notice. There will be no time to light candles or have a therapy session. You will work hard for 45 minutes; go fly.



Flywheel is a statistics driven workout. All of the bikes have their famous “Torqboard”. There are 4 numbers on the Torqboard that you need to know about. Upper lefthand corner is the “Torq”, that is how much resistance is on the wheel; its a love hate relationship. In the upper righthand corner are the RPMs; how fast you can move your legs. The bottom lefthand corner gives your “”Current Power”” output. And the bottom righthand corner is your “”Total Power”” output throughout the entire class. This is the number that everyone talks about, compares and brags about. Go big or go home.

Statistics drive people to be better and become fitter which is exactly why Flywheel created a workout that not only is hard as hell but gives proven results. Their website and app enable you to go track all your workouts and progress. If all goes according to plan your Power Output should increase every class, if you are putting in the time (and not drinking beer).

The workout itself is 45 minutes of interval based training on a bike. You will go through a quick warm up just to get the legs rolling and then work for 30 minutes in intervals. Such as, sprint all out for 20 seconds back it off for 10 and go again. Climb for 40 seconds, come down the mountain for 10 and then right back up. At the tail end you will do some arms (don’t take them lightly) and finish with a last hard push, hop off the bike and stretch it out.


Meredith doesn’t mess around. When the music kicks off and she says go she means business. Her class is like having a personal coach in your ear for 45 jam-packed minutes. Every second you know where you need to be. There never is a questions of how hard you should be pushing. Meredith makes you push…hard. (Side Note: Her arms are AM-azing. Even if you don’t like spin, just go and check out her arms)


In comparison to other spin studios in Boston, the space at FlyWheel is large. There is plenty of space to put your things in lockers or sit on couches to velcro in before class. Inside the studio there is plenty of space to get to and from your bike without climbing over people. So in that sense the space is great, but if you need to go to the bathroom or take a shower you are going to have to wait in line. I suggest showering at home or leaving class early and sprinting for the showers. Get ready to throw elbows.

FlyWheel Sports Back Bay

800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199
Back Bay Spin $$$

FlyWheel Sports Back Bay

Back Bay Spin $$$

800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199

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