- Waist – Measure your natural waist or the narrowest part of your torso.
- Hips – This is the widest part of your glutes. Try looking in a mirror and standing sideways to ensure the tape is parallel to the floor.
- Arms – Stand up straight with the arms relaxed and measure the midpoint between the shoulder bone and the elbow of one arm.
- Thighs – Measure around the widest part of the thigh, the midpoint between the lower part of your glutes and the back of the knee.
While the excitement of a new fitness journey can kickstart your progress, the real challenge is maintaining momentum when your motivation isn’t sky-high—and yep, it happens to the best of us! We’ve got your back. Here’s how to set yourself up for success so you can start strong and stay strong.
- Track Your Progress
Right about now, you’re looking for results—fast. But what do you do when progress starts to plateau? Focus on performance. Whether it’s tracking your Current or Torq during a Flywheel ride or timing your run pace, achieving a performance goal will make you feel incredibly accomplished, which will keep you going back for more.
It’s also important to remember not to cling to the scale. While initial weight loss can motivate you, it can also be discouraging if you’re not progressing as quickly as you’d like. Remember, fitness is about how you feel, so focus on your energy and mood and visible results will follow.
- Find Your ‘Happy Place’
Your gym or studio should inspire you to leave any feelings of intimidation at the door. Some prefer working out in a gritty weight room, others like the vibe of a dark indoor cycling stadium or a mirrored FlyBarre studio (hello, form check) with more personalized group training. Everyone is different, so explore your options and land on a space that motivates you to work your hardest.
- Join a Community
If you aren’t into crushing it alone, find like-minded individuals who are ready to support you. Runners, for example, often thrive in run clubs to have a pack to race alongside, and gym-goers power through bench sets with their buddies cheering them on through each rep. Want expert coaching that pushes you to your max? Flywheel brings it in every single class. With an authentic and genuine community and classes built to maximize your efforts and results, you’ll never quit.
Need even more support? Don’t miss The Fly Challenge, starting 1/14! Take 15 classes in 30 days for the chance to win a FREE 6-month membership. Learn more, check out purchase options, and sign up HERE.
- Reward Yourself
A healthy, fit body isn’t the only reward you’ll reap along the way. If you hit a major milestone in your journey—like getting a personal best Power Score—treat yourself to those workout leggings you’ve had your eye on or a new fitness tracker. Invest in items that feed into your fitness routine, and you’ll head back to the studio eager to test out your new gear.
- Make It Fun
The bottom line? Find a workout you love, but switch things up to keep your routine fresh. For example, if you always clip in for a Method ride, ride to the rhythm in our athletic Tempo class. Already obsessed with FlyBarre? Get even stronger with heavier weights—and more sweat—in FlyFIT. Been crushing night rides? Set your alarm for morning classes for an energy spike that lasts the entire day.
If you’re still unsure where to take your fitness journey this year, try Flywheel. There’s nothing to lose— your first ride is on us!
Do you have what it takes? Sign up for FLY Fright Week (10/30 – 11/5) and challenge yourself to take 4 classes in 7 days. And as an added bonus, take our—totally optional but encouraged—fright classes, which include haunting hills, terrifying Torq, hair-raising races, and more! All Fright Week finishers will earn a pair of black and orange Bombas socks to keep crushing classes through fall.
Whether you’re pounding the pavement for 5Ks, tackling that 26.2, or looking for an epic fitness community, Our first-ever FLY Training Club is here to help you run strong this fall. And with the Virgin Sport Fitness Festival kicking off in October, there’s no better time to stay motivated.
Fast flats. Heavy hills. Epic races. Get ready to crush the Tour de FLY from July 10-July 23! In this 2-week journey, challenge yourself to take 6 classes for an exclusive Flywheel water bottle to stay hydrated, thanks to our partners at nuun hydration. Plus, the athlete who rides the most miles will win an exclusive T-shirt to celebrate their success! (We’ll pick one male and one female winner per studio.) To be eligible, add the Tour de FLY package to your cart, check out, and get in it to win it.
Get lean and feel strong with our NEW 4-week program, which includes 5 weekly classes, at-home workouts, and Early Booking, plus NEW features to help you achieve targeted results: You’ll get goal-specific tips for weight loss or strength, a flexible nutrition plan you can adjust to reach your goal, and personalized support from local coaches.
It’s time for our FLY Madness power competition! On Sunday, 3/12, ride in any Flywheel class. We’ll average the Power Scores of all riders, and the winning studio will compete the following week. The top studios will go head-to-head every Sunday through 4/9, and the last studio standing will score a celebratory party! Check out the full details below: