How were your weekends? We had our friends Sarah and Matt and their little boy here visiting, so we got in a lot of fun social time. Their son is almost 3 and SO cute and energetic. It was cool seeing DC through his eyes. 🙂
We were busy having lots of adventures – a big BBQ at a friend’s place on Friday night and dinner out with a big group on Saturday – so I neglected to get many photos, but I did get some pictures of Saturday morning’s adventure. All the girls decided a workout date was in order and left the men at home with the kids. 😉
Our friends Megan and Janice are really into spinning, so we all decided to check out FlyWheel in Dupont Circle, which is a recent addition to DC’s fitness scene. Your first ride there is free – sweet! This was especially good news since they aren’t on ClassPass.
It’s in a building that used to be a movie theater, which was neat.
The studio was beautiful – spacious and with tons of nice totally free amenities, like towels, clip-in bike shoes (waiting for you in a cubby numbered by your bike selection, already in your size – so well organized!), lockers (with locks), ear plugs (you’ll want them – that music gets LOUD), etc. Given that a lot of studios try to nickel and dime you for that sort of stuff, I appreciated it!
I also liked that the workout room had tiered levels, so it was easy to see the instructor no matter where your were.
As for the workout, it was fun! Spinning isn’t really my thing – if I’m doing cardio I’d always rather be outside – but it was nice to mix it up and do something different. I liked that they incorporated weights, too – they are attached to the bikes.
Post-workout, we all walked over to nearby Teaism for a little brunch. I got the cilantro eggs with smoked salmon, and stuffed them into the pita bread to make sandwiches. 🙂 Delicious!
Plus a hemp seed chocolate chip cookie on the side for good measure. I had a few bites and then saved the rest for an afternoon treat since I was pretty full.
Our friends headed home yesterday afternoon, so Matt and I spent some time getting organized for the week and doing some things around the house before going to a friend’s place for a little BBQ and Game of Thrones watching. The asparagus, chicken and veggie kebobs, and beans (you know you love our fancy can on the grill method) were ours. Delish!
Time to tackle Monday. Have a fabulous day!
Are you a spinning fan? I used to go occasionally in college and shortly after (at Gold’s Gym when I was a member), but have gotten out of the habit. I think I’d like it better in the winter when I wasn’t able to bike outside! 🙂
I’ll leave you with a couple interesting articles to enjoy:
- 15 Trader Joe’s Grocery Staples for Busy People – LOVE this post! Includes a lot of my faves. 🙂
- How to Reduce Cortisol Naturally – great post from a fellow RD
- Why You Should Take More Breaks – yes, yes, yes