The Bride Ride is almost here!

We are hosting The BRIDE RIDE, a health and fitness Bridal Event at Flywheel this Sunday from 1-3 pm with a complimentary Flywheel class starting at 2pm.  Space is limited so please RSVP to
Not familiar with Flywheel?  Well you are in for a treat!  I am personally obsessed with this work out.  It’s the most fun I have ever had working out, building muscle and burning fat!

Here’s a bit from them to fill you in:

Flywheel is the workout for you.  Whoever you are.  The workout that offers a chance to achieve something more.  To step up onto a custom engineered bike…and ride as hard as you dare.

This is the experience crafted by Ruth Zukerman, the legendary instructor and driving force behind the New York indoor cycling phenomenon.

An experience that lasts 45 or 60 minutes and includes climbs and descents, while working arms with weighted bars. It’s an amazing escape that challenges your body and relaxes your mind. Our studios offer stadium-style seating, making every seat in the house a good one.

Music is also an integral part of the Flywheel experience. Our playlists are created by instructors from a collection of music carefully curated by our own in-house DJ. Instructors choreograph their own classes, syncing their rides to the beat, assuring a fresh ride every time, and showing a little glimpse of their unique personalities.

In a Flywheel class, your instructor will lead the way, suggesting target resistance levels and RPM’s to strive for. But YOU decide exactly what’s right for you by controlling the technology on your bike. If you’re feeling pumped, ride harder and faster than the targets. And if you’re just beginning, you can take it down a notch.

Ashley Pettit

Your Flywheel bike is tailor-made and can be customized for you. Not only do you set the positions that fit your body and comfort levels, but you control your “tech-pack”. Each bike has a tech-pack that displays your resistance (“torq”), your speed (RPM’s) and your power output (current and cumulative for the class). This allows you to know how you’re performing at all times.

If you’re the competitive type, you may opt in to participate in our in-studio Torqboards – large-screen displays that occasionally flash leaderboards that show how you’re performing.

Your stats for every ride will be recorded and made available in your private account on our website. You’ll see your own metrics for every ride you take with Flywheel, including RPM’s, Torq, Speed, Power, Distance and Estimated Calories. This will allow you to set your own goals and measure your performance over time.

And of course, you should expect all the extras we don’t consider extra – including free towels, bike shoes, lockers and more to keep you comfortable and riding at peak performance.

You’ll ride just once before you understand completely, “Why Flywheel?”

So now you might understand a little bit more about the phenomenon that is: Flywheel.  But you have to experience it for yourself to really appreciate it!

As if the free Flywheel class isn’t enough- we will also have music provided by Fig Weddings, healthy snacks from Kind Bar, refreshing Pomberry Zico Coconut Water, amazing raffle prizes and swag bags for every bride that attends!

Space is limited – so make sure to reserve your spot.

See you there!


photos courtesy of Ashley Pettit and Flywheel Sports

1225 Old Town Grand Opening

Last week we were invited to the Grand Opening of 1225 Old Town; the newest, full amenity rental apartment building on Wells Street.

It was an easy commute for us, as our office is just right down the street.  I got to watch every stage of the construction as it went up.  So I was excited to see the finished project.

Not familiar with the area or this new fabulous apartment building that went up?  Here is a rendering of the completed project.  Drive down Wells Street and you can’t miss it…

They did a phenomenal job with the decor of the lobby, pool deck and recreational/party room.  There was a full kitchen with island, fireplaces, flat screen TVs, not to mention the floor to ceiling windows with panoramic views.

Some of Old Town’s most popular restaurants were being featured at the event.  Kamehachi had an amazing sushi station set up, equipped with a sushi chef and made to order sushi rolls!

Tokyo 21 brought the most amazing bacon and crab rangoons!  Those were definitely a favorite among the guests.

Our friends at Pure Kitchen Catering were also passing some of their mouth-watering hor d’oeuvres.  I tried so many, but I remember the meat ball being one of my faves!  Benchmark was making their famous Korean Tacos in the kitchen for the guests to try.  And O’Breins had a sandwich and hot wings station set up!  We ended our feasting session with some Pinkberry fro yo – Chocolate Hazelnut…yum!!

By the way, Pinkberry does cater too!

The ambiance of the pool deck was set with the sounds and skills of Fig Media Djs.  Ambient music mixed with a chic pool deck and outdoor fireplaces?  Are we really in Chicago right now?

A heated pool and hot tub? I must make some new friends that lives here, so I can reap some of the benefits!

Thanks to my friend Billy for taking most of these pictures!  He was in town from New York, we recruited him for the night and he seemed to really enjoy himself!

Looking to live on Wells in the heart of Old Town?  Check out 1225 – they offer 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms with all different views of the city.  On-site gym, parking and even a grocery store on the first level (Plum Market coming Spring 2013).

And with views like this?  How can you resist?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…I love my job!