In the past, my Saturdays always involved at least one visit to someone's gym. My goal was to make it to the gym before it closed by 7pm. Let's just say it's the beginning of March, and I don't think I have been to any gym on a Saturday in 2019. So when BloggerXchange offered an opportunity for guests to experience a Tylt Cycling class - I was all over it.
How does Tylt cycling differ from a spin class you ask? Great question! While both are indoor cycling classes, spinning involves using a special stationary exercise bicycle with a weighted flywheel in a classroom setting. On the other hand, a Tylt cycle class, is a dynamic indoor cycling experience offering bikes that tilt as your body moves; there aren't any stationary bikes in this studio. Tylt participants benefit from functional muscle-recruitment while also protecting the joints. In addition to offering spin class, Tylt studios also offer cross-training mash-ups like CYCLONE, a strength training class, and CycleFlow, a yoga class.
Our instructor, Paige, was a petite, energized powerhouse. She alternated workouts according to the song and intensity. At one point. she hopped off her bike and decided to crank up the intensity for a few peeps. I was one of the unfortunate peeps. Although the class was hard, I was engaged the entire time, sweat off a ton of stress, and had a blast! While I have taken several spin classes before, I found being able to physically steer and move with the bike, made it feel like I was conquering real hills, dodging unseen obstacles and sprinting off calories. The class lasted about 45 minutes, and I can say I felt like I got in a real workout.
After class wrapped, all attendees agreed it was a challenging workout and worth subsequent visits.
If you are in the Nashville North Gulch area be sure sign up for a class. (Your first class is free!) Parking is free on the street, but if you can't find a parking spot, there is a paid parking lot immediately across from the studio.