All posts tagged as flywheel

23 Jul

Playlist of the Week: Epic Workout Playlist

In Music by AleahS / July 23, 2014 / 0 Comments

Hello universe!

This week, I made a special playlist for my people at Refinery 29.

Check out the article here:

Your Most Epic Workout Playlist

Listen to my Refinery 29 Playlist on Spotify:

AleahFLY’s Spotify Playlist: Refinery 29 

Check out my playlist below:

Refinery29

 

Keep Sweating!

-Aleah

 

01 Jul

The U2 Mashup

In Music by AleahS / July 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

Its no surprise that I’m a huge fan of mashups. U2 is also one of the best bands EVER – go ahead… disagree with me… see what happens.

Check out two U2 mashups below, both available to download FREE – just follow the links!

U2 vs. Jay Z – Heart of the Bloody City 

Direct Listen Link: https://soundcloud.com/supreme-mtm/jay-z-vs-u2-heart-of-the-bloody-city-mtms-glastonbury-2008-edit

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U2 vs. Willie Nelson –  Always on my Mind

Direct Listen Link: https://soundcloud.com/mixesandmashups/u2-vs-willie-nelson-always-on

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Keep sweating! Aleah

17 Jun

Playlist of the Week: Charlotte & Atlanta!

In Music by AleahS / June 17, 2014 / 0 Comments

Hello universe!

I was lucky enough to teach in Flywheel Atlanta & Charlotte last week. Below is the playlist as from my tour. Enjoy!

Listen to my Flywheel Tour Station on Spotify:

AleahFLY’s Spotify Playlist: Tour Station

Check out my playlist below:

Charlotte:Atlanta

 

Keep Sweating!

-Aleah

09 Jun

Something for the DJs: MashupGermany 2

In Music by AleahS / June 9, 2014 / 0 Comments

Its no surprise that I’m a huge fan of mashups. This is one of my FAVORITE mashup DJs: MashupGermany. Follow this link to hear all his music on sound cloud:

https://soundcloud.com/mashupgermany

Check out two of great mashups below. The first has about 10 different songs in it. Epic. Enjoy!

MashupGermany – I am who I am 

Direct Listen Link: https://soundcloud.com/mashupgermany/mashup-germany-i-am-who-i-am

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MashupGermany –  Naughty Pompeii 2.0 

Direct Listen Link: https://soundcloud.com/mashupgermany/mashup-germany-naughty-1

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Keep sweating! Aleah

05 Jun

The Jay-Z Mashup

In Music by AleahS / June 5, 2014 / 0 Comments

Yes.. I’m back again bringing you the best music to workout to… you know its true.

This week, I’m hitting you with 2 of my favorite Jay Z mashups of all time. The first is Jay Z vs. Lana Del Ray by DJ Scott Melker. Melker has taken tons of Flywheel classes and knows how to make just the right mix for class. The second is fan favorite and totally amazing: PSA in Rock; which combines the power of Jay Z’s “Public Service Announcement” with Van Halen’s “Right now”.

DJ Scott Melker – Jay Z “Dirt off your Shoulder” vs. Lana Del Ray “Born to Die” 

Direct listen here: https://soundcloud.com/scottmelker/dirt-off-your-shoulder-vs-born

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Jay-Z vs. Van Halen – PSA In Rock ft. DJ Klutch

Direct listen/download here: https://soundcloud.com/djholla/psa-in-rock

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Keep sweating!

Aleah

16 May

Playlist of the Week: Bachelorette City

In Music by AleahS / May 16, 2014 / 0 Comments

This week I had the pleasure of hosting TWO bachelorettes in ONE epic class. Marriage. Love. Aisles. Dresses. The good stuff. One of the bachelorettes being one of the most talented instructors at Flywheel, a dear personal friend, and fellow Penn State alum: Jenna Bertram of Flywheel Charlotte. Check her out here: http://north-carolina.flywheelsports.com/instructors/jenna-bertram

Enjoy!

Bachelorette

Keep Sweating,

Aleah

02 May

Playlist of the Week: New York State of Mind

In Music by AleahS / May 2, 2014 / 0 Comments

This week I took a visit to my old stomping ground, Flywheel Flatiron in New York City. This is where it all began!! We certainly blew the roof off that place – just like old times. As requested, here is the playlist from my recent visit. Enjoy!

 

NYC4.30.14

 

Keep Sweating,

Aleah

25 Apr

Indoor Cycling Shoes Decoded

In Fitness by AleahS / April 25, 2014 / 0 Comments

Hello world,

Today I’m here to help you decode the mystery and wonder around indoor cycling shoes or spinning shoes. Do I need cycling shoes for indoor cycling? Why are cycling shoes better than regular shoes? What clips should I buy? What’s the best cycling shoe to get? My friends, read on.

Do I need cycling shoes for indoor cycling?

First off, if you’re taking indoor cycling classes more than once a week – buy yourself some shoes. I’m not saying if you have never tried indoor cycling before that you need shoes before your first class. However, if this is something in your weekly workout regimen, and you can make it work financially, the investment is well worth it. Bonus: they will last you a very long time. Some boutique studios, like Flywheel Sports, have shoes available for you to use because they recognize the difference this will make in your results.

Why are cycling shoes better than regular shoes?

Take out a pair of your tennis shoes, cross-trainers, or running shoes and see what happens when you try to bend them around. Pretty malleable right? All of these shoes are designed to be pliable in different ranges of motion that make it comfortable for you to walk, run, or jump all over the place. I can bend the toes of my Nike bionics to touch the heel – which is awesome for burpees, jump squats, and plyometrics – but if you’re doing those on an indoor cycling bike… you’re going to have more problems than just choosing shoes.

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Cycling shoes have a smooth, rigid sole made of composite or carbon fiber. The stiffness of the shoe allows for more energy transfer into the pedals. This is also why cycling shoes will last years when running shoes have to be replaced every few months. In addition, cycling shoes allow you to pull up on the pedal, which allows you to generate more power and work more muscles. Who doesn’t want to work more muscles?

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What clips should I buy?

First off, call your studio and ask what type of clips the bikes use. Most gym bikes will only allow for SPD clips on their bikes – no need to read further.

Studios with higher end bikes these days usually have a dual pedal. This means it allows for 2 types of clips, usually (1) SPD and (2) LOOK DELTA (one on either side of the pedal). In that case you can prioritize:

  1. Do I want to be able to walk around in the shoes easily?
  2. Do I want to be able to clip in and out easily?

(1) SPD clips look like this: *Get these if you want to walk around in your shoes*

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SPDs are small clips and therefore are sometimes difficult for a beginner to clip in. On the other hand, if you want to be able to walk around in the shoes, this is the clip for you.

(2) LOOK DELTA clips look like this: *Get these if you want to clip in easier*

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LOOK clips are larger and easy to clip in. They also provide a large surface area to push against, which some people prefer. The downside is you cannot walk around in these shoes on anything but rubber flooring.

WARNING: There is a different clip called “LOOK KEO” – these look exactly the same as look delta, but they are SMALLER and will NOT fit into most indoor cycling bikes. Danger, Will Robinson, danger!!

 

Oh my, can you just tell me what shoes to buy already?

Shoes generally cost between $100-400. You can chose how much to spend depending on your budget and how often you will use the shoes. Shimano is a GREAT brand were you can get a shoe around $100. Sidi is a higher end brand used by triathletes, which will usually cost you upwards of $200-300. I personally use Sidi’s exclusively, but I wear the shoes for over 10 hours a week!

If you want an SPD clip compatible shoe you can walk around in, just check the bottom of the shoe, you will see ridges on the sides of the base like this:

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If you want to use LOOK DELTA clips, the bottom of the shoe should look like a surf board:

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Remember clips are sold separately. Feel free to send an email on the contact page with any other questions!

Happy Shopping!

-Aleah

17 Apr

Playlist of the Week: Hotlanta Preview Ride

In Music by AleahS / April 17, 2014 / 0 Comments

Hi world!

This past weekend I got the opportunity to teach in the brand NEW midtown Atlanta studio. This place is ridiculously HOTlanta. Check out the schedule and sign up for your first ride free here: http://atlanta.flywheelsports.com/reserve/midtown

Listen to one of the RUSH remix of Every Breath you Take – The Police
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Here is one of my playlists from the preview rides in Atlanta:

MidPreview

Keep sweating,
Aleah

03 Oct

Playlist of the week: Flywheel Charlotte

In Music by AleahS / October 3, 2013 / 0 Comments

Hi from Charlotte, NC! Check out my 45 minute ride straight from the South!

Providence

Keep Sweating! – Aleah