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Stay Hydrated This Summer

Let’s be honest here, sometimes water can get really boring, but you need 8 glasses of it (at least!) to stay healthy! More so if you plan on crushing a work out with us. Adding some fruits or herbs to spice things up can be a huge game-changer and help you hit that 64 oz goal or cut your sugar cravings. That’s why infused water is so amazing! It tastes great, and you can feel good drinking it.

Prep this on the weekend or in the morning before work and have it ready for whenever you need it. Let it infuse for a few hours before you plan on drinking it for the best flavor. Need some ideas to get started? We’re one step ahead of you!

For these recipe’s we’ll be measuring everything in parts, that way no matter how much you plan on making, there is no need to convert anything! You’re welcome 😊
Blueberry Mint
Take 2 parts blueberries and 1 part mint, drop them into a pitcher, reusable water bottle or whatever container you plan on using and gently muddle it to bring out the flavors. Then add in 4 parts water, and you are good to go!
Cucumber and Lime
Slice those suckers up, to equal 1 part, add in 3 parts water and give it a stir or shake! Super fast, and super tasty!
Strawberry Basil
Similar to the blueberry mint, you’ll be taking 2 parts strawberry, and 4 parts water, except this time you’ll only want to use a half part of basil. Give the flavors a muddle before adding in the water. This one is ready to drink now or later, it tastes great whenever!
Apple, Cinnamon, and Pear
Chop 2 parts fruit into squares, and this time the amount you plan on making really does matter. For a water bottle, only add 1 stick of cinnamon; but if you plan on making more than 16 oz, feel free to add more sticks. A pitcher should have 3-4. Let this one sit for at least 2 hours before drinking to let all the flavors mingle.
Citrus
Take Orange, Lemon, and Lime, and slice in rounds. This recipe is better used for larger pitchers as it requires lots of fruits that most people wouldn’t eat on their own. (Unless you like eating lemon or lime as is, if so; you do you boo!) Stack the rounds into your container and add 6 parts water.

The possibilities are endless! Now go forth and drink some fancy water!

Ride and Refuel: Recovery Smoothie Recipes by Flywheel Instructors

You gave it your all in class. Now give your body what it needs to refuel. We’ve teamed up with LACTAID® to help you recover with the great taste and nutrition of 100% real milk, minus the lactose. Read on to learn about delicious LACTAID® recovery smoothie recipes by our very own Flywheel instructors and how to enter for a chance to win a FLY Anywhere bike or a one-year membership to Flywheel at the studio of your choice plus a year supply of LACTAID® products. View full rules here.

First off, let’s get one thing straight. What is LACTAID®?

LACTAID® products are 100% real dairy, minus the lactose, so even if dairy unsettles your stomach, you can still enjoy dairy without the consequences. LACTAID® offers delicious tasting options including LACTAID® Milk, LACTAID® Ice Cream, LACTAID® Cottage Cheese, and LACTAID® Sour Cream. LACTAID® Supplements are also available.

Get it? Got it? Good. Because here comes the fun part.

You can enter for a chance to win a year’s supply of LACTAID® products (provided via Target gift card) PLUS a FLY Anywhere Bike with one-year subscription OR a one-year unlimited membership to a Flywheel studio (your choice!). Between April 26, 2018 – May 26, 2018, share a photo of how LACTAID® helps with your post-workout recovery on Instagram or Twitter or comment on our Facebook post and include #FlywheelxLACTAID or #FLYxLACTAID and #sweepstakes.

We’ve hooked you up with the recipes so you can whip up these post-workout recovery perfect smoothies right at home.

GREEN MACHINE: by Sherica Holmon

  • 1 cup plain LACTAID® 2% Milk
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1 tbsp. almond butter (or nut butter/alternative of your liking)
  • Fresh ginger (to your liking)

CHOCOLATE PB&J OATMEAL: by Emily Fayette

  • 1/2 cup of LACTAID® Chocolate Milk
  • 1/4 cup of old fashioned oats
  • 2 tbsp. of peanut butter
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries

Enjoy!

Sponsored by LACTAID®

Meet the Antioxidant Infused Water That Works Harder, So You Can Too

You work hard, so you need water that works even harder. That’s where Bai’s new Antioxidant Water comes in—and it’s now for sale in Flywheel studios nationwide!  Infused with free-radical fighting antioxidants, a pH balance of 7.5+, and a ton of electrolytes; it helps you power through every second of class.  We’ve answered some frequently asked questions to help you understand why Bai is our new favorite drink with benefits.

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How to Maintain Healthy Post-Workout Momentum

Being crazy crunched for time after a tough workout shouldn’t stop you from maintaining the healthy momentum you just built up. That’s why we’re teaming up with Healthy Choice to offer their brand-new Power Bowls to the FLY Fam, so you can keep your body going after crushing a Flywheel or FlyBarre class! To nail a health and wellness balance that works for you, here are some helpful tips:

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Steaz Cactus Water: More Than Just a Trendy Functional Beverage

You may have seen cactus water popping up in the growing category of functional waters and becoming popular when it comes to refueling after working out.  If you’re wondering what cactus water is and what sets it apart from other functional beverages, we’ve gathered the facts from the team at Steaz, the nation’s best-selling organic and fair trade green tea-based beverage company.  Steaz’s CEO Linda Barron gave us the scoop on why cactus water is more than just a trendy plant water and why you might want to reach for it after sweaty Flywheel session.

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