Instead of announcing one new spinning studio at at time, Flywheel (and its competitor SoulCycle) like to announce several at a time. And this fall, Flywheel will flex its spin muscle by opening—drumroll, please—seven.
Of special note: a long-awaited Tribeca studio, at 415 Greenwich Street, between Hubert and Laight Streets. It’s a point of fitness interest—or controversy—because SoulCycle has held court in this New York neighborhood since its glossy West Side Highway flagship opened about four years ago.
Opening a Flywheel here is part fitness obligation and part tug-of-war for the hearts (and hineys) of Tribeca moms and dads, a prized demographic. But rather than go into high gear to woo these Manhattanites with, say, more elbow room or amenities, Flywheel Tribeca, slated to open in early fall, will be a standard 45-bike studio.
Uptown, on the other hand, is getting a super-size Flywheel near Lincoln Center (150 Amsterdam at 66th Street). As well as a 45-bike indoor cycling studio, this location is adding some pulsing-toning action to the neighborhood’s fitness landscape by offering the city’s second Flybarre studio. (It’ll be almost equidistant to Physique 57 on 72nd Street and Pure Barre in Columbus Circle.)
The Lincoln Center location will also house the new corporate offices of Flywheel Sports, which are currently at the Flatiron Flywheel location. (There are no plans to reclaim the office space for workouts yet, says Flywheel VP Alana Radmin.)
Both of the new New York City Flywheel locations will have the brand’s signature stadium-style studios that hold about data packages, so you can track your performance during and after class. They’ll also both have showers (mercifully).
And, as part of Flywheel’s fall fitness-studio sprint, two New York suburbs (Scarsdale and Mt. Kisco) are getting studios, Chicago and North Carolina are each getting a third, and Boston is getting its first.
What will be the next frontier? With SoulCycle’s recent move to Williamsburg, we’re thinking maybe Brooklyn? —Melisse Gelula
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