I think it’s safe to say that I am more than a lover of SpinningÒ / indoor cycling classes. But since having my little man and sadly closing my business, I was left to take classes after he went to bed at night or on the weekends, when my husband was home. So, when I found out that I could take classes at Flywheel and bring my little man with me I was pretty excited!
Since becoming a mom, I have found it more and more important to take time out for yourself. Whether it be to workout, get your hair or nails done or simply go for a walk and get some fresh air. I know that taking time for myself helps me to be a better wife, mother, friend, sister. It allows you to remember that above all you are a women and not simply a label.
Indoor cycling classes for me have always allowed me to get out of my own head, forget whatever has happened so far in the day and focus on become stronger. I like to equate the way I feel cycling to that of a “runners high”, although I have never really been a runner.
Being a first-time mom and only really having had my mom or sister watch my little man before (and only a couple times at that), I was a little hesitant at first to let anyone else look after him. So, I took to the internet and did some research on Sensible Sitters, the company that Flywheel has partnered with, and decided to sign myself up.
The way it works is that come Sunday, when signups for the week at Flywheel open up, you sign up for your classes – Flywheel classes on Tuesday / Thursday at 9:30am or 10:30am or Flybarre classes on Tuesday / Thursday at 10:30am. Once your spot in class is confirmed, you then complete the Sensible Sitters form – found here.
Now, there are only spots for 6 babies per class time so ensure you receive a confirmation email from their Boston Manager, Amanda Ciolino, before bringing your baby with you to class. They do ask that your infant be non-mobile as the little ones are looked after in their strollers in the area just outside of the Flywheel entrance. Be sure to pack anything he / she may need while you are sweating in the saddle – diapers, bottles, favorite toys, or a mini “boom box” as my little man loves him some Mumford and Sons when he’s on the go.
I always leave class feeling recharged and finding my Brodeman giggling. I have to say, it’s been a win-win for us.