On the “clip-in” heels of the announcement that Flywheel now counts a cadre of fashion execs among its major investors, the indoor cycling juggernaut debuted a Lincoln Center studio this week, which will also house the company’s office headquarters.
The new location, which is Manhattan’s fifth and the nation’s 26th studio, is Flywheel’s largest New York City venue to date, with more than 2,000 square feet of space on each the main floor and the lower level, excluding office space. (Flatiron is 2,000 of studio space and UWS 3,500 square feet, by comparison.)
Lincoln Center has Flywheel and Flybarre studios, four changing rooms, four expansive showers, men’s and women’s restrooms, a retail section, and two areas equipped with lockers tricked out with electrical outlets and USB plugs inside them, so you can charge your phone while you sweat.
“Every studio we open, we’re evolving and taking what we learned and putting it into the experience,” Flywheel CEO Jay Galluzzo says. The studio’s aesthetic, with its bright white-and-blue color scheme, mirrors the cleaner, more modern look that Flywheel’s already implemented in their Upper West Side and Tribeca locations.
“We are going to be refurbishing Flatiron and Upper East Side to have the same look, feel, and amenities as the newer locations,” Galluzzo adds. And the Upper East Side location, which offers cycling and Flybarre, will undergo a full renovation and double in size.
Sounds like the brand is taking its own advice to “never coast.” —Jamie McKillop
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