Spincast – Matthew Reyes at iAmplify
Sufferfest Rating – ** (out of 5*****)
Cost – 30 USD for pack of 9 workouts
To see what else was going on at iAmplify in their Indoor Cycling section, I bought a few of the spincasts from Matthew Reyes. Umm…after the rather hyper Tracey Mallet stuff, Reyes comes across as….a very calm yoga teacher. Which apparently he is. And a good one, too, judging by the celebrity endorsements at his site. But a spin session needs to be energetic, alive, motivating and something you feel driven to finish. These are – well, boring. The workouts are ok in structure, but nothing surprising. The coaching is way too calm – even he seems a bit bored by it all. The music is terrible, and barely audible. One nice touch is a set of photographs he includes to show you different positions on the bike – but if you’ve ever attended a spin class, you’re not really going to any value in them. If you’re a more spiritual, sort of yoga-ish kind of cyclist, then maybe this is for you. But I won’t be going back to these workouts.