Though magma rafting may provide more thrills than intense rowing, flame-retardant vessels and fireproof pants tend to rack up hefty rental fees. Row without cumbersome pantaloons with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a one-month unlimited pass for rowing, spinning, and more (up to a $99 value) at Flywheel Fitness on Lamar Street.
Owner Sara-Mai Conway launched Flywheel with an impressive slew of rowing honors under her belt, including a USRowing Masters National Championship. Acquaint yourself or improve your skills with indoor rowing—an exercise that incinerates calories and boasts myriad cardio and strengthening benefits—with classes ranging from foundations education to advanced rowing. Stationary-transportation enthusiasts will break a sweat with Flywheel's spinning classes, some featuring the Spinner Elite bikes. View class descriptions and a printable class schedule here.
Though Flywheel Fitness sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Austin Fit magazine featured FlyWheel's Row, Row, Row with Mo and six Yelpers give it a near-perfect 4.5-star average. The Fitness Journey of FitGirl-ATX blog has this to say about Flywheel Fitness owner and instructor Sara-Mai Conway:
- I had a wonderful time! Sara is an incredibly personable and knowledgeable instructor. She was very attentive and encouraging. She gave me several useful pointers on improving technique without being overwhelming. I highly recommend taking a class at Flywheel Fit. – The Fitness Journey of FitGirl-ATX
- The workouts, in both the spinning and rowing classes, were intense and challenging. The instructors that I had were also the owners and I found them to be very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. – Britt W., Yelp
2525 S Lamar Blvd.
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