The newest class at Flywheel Sports is focused on spinning but, ironically, doesn’t take place on a bike.
Flywheel instructor, and former pro basketball player, Holly Rilinger created Myofascial Release—fascia being the connective tissue that envelops the muscles and organs. In this 60-minute class devoted to foam-rolling, Rilinger applies the pain-relief tricks of the trade gleaned from her mentor Perry Nichelston, DC, a chiropractic sports physician.
The IT band and psoas muscle get tight when we spin, explains Rilinger. “As a result, the hip can lock up and then suddenly the pain is radiating to your hip or knees.” The foam rolling feels like you’re giving yourself a deep tissue massage.
Well+Good’s Melisse Gelula recently joined Rilinger for an intense spin class followed by this short tutorial on Rilinger’s three go-to moves for cyclists. —Alexia Brue