It's been ONE YEAR!

December marks Flow Spin Studio's one-year anniversary! To celebrate, we are offering free rides every Friday at 6 p.m. during the month of December. In addition, we are also offering a reduced rate for all other spin classes through the end of the month.

Classes fill up quickly, especially the free ones. With that in mind, we are also treating our clients to a more than 30 percent discount for all other spin classes at just $10 each. There is no minimum or maximum on how many can be purchased. The rides expire 30 days from the purchase date.

“Our clients have been so overwhelmingly supportive and the community has been so welcoming this past year. We wanted to show our gratitude and thought this was the perfect way to do so!” stated Christal Laswell, Flow co-owner, certified personal trainer and longtime area resident.

Thinking about taking this deal for a spin? The Freebie Friday ride consists of a 45-minute power ride, which can burn around 500 calories. If you’re a beginner on the stationary bike and feeling a little timid, there’s a class for you, too. We offer a Beginner Class which also covers technique and terminology every first and third Monday evening of each month.

 “Some first-time clients feel a little nervous or intimidated. That’s why we offer the beginner class so they can ease into spinning and get more comfortable,” said Breanna Barnes, also Flow co-owner, certified personal trainer and Glen Carbon resident. “Once they try it they almost immediately sign up for the regular spin classes. It’s addicting. The dim lights, disco ball, thumping music, encouraging instructors and everyone’s positive energy. It’s such an awesome vibe and fun to be a part of. You feel great when you leave.”

What does the next year hold for Flow? Barnes and Laswell, who also co-own Iron Orchid, the neighboring gym that takes a customized approach to fitness, are adding nutrition coaching to their already successful resumes.

Just in time for New Year’s resolutions, they are rolling out Nourish Yourself Strong, a 60-day program beginning January 1, 2018, that combines strength training with focus on proper form, spinning and nutrition coaching. Clients will receive, at a deeply discounted rate, one Flow spin class and two Iron Orchid work out sessions per week, along with one month of IO Nourish.

IO Nourish, facilitated by Iron Orchid and Kelsey Albers, a Nutritional Therapy Consultant and Ignite.Nourish.Thrive. owner, is a 28-day, online nutritional support program. Clients will learn how to take control of their health, provide balance and gain a better understanding of how to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

For more information about Flow Spin Studio or to sign up for classes, please visit or call 618-205-1400. To learn more about Iron Orchid and its nutrition programs, please visit or call 618-205-1234.

Author: Jenni Isaacs Kupinski, a St. Louis-area freelance writer