As part of our Fitness Friday, we interviewed Flywheel instructor extraordinaire Matt Yost to see what brought him to Flywheel, what keeps him going, and what’s on the schedule for Turkey Day!!
What made you want to become a Flywheel instructor?
Indoor cycling is a huge passion of mine. Prior to Flywheel’s arrival in Charlotte I had been teaching indoor cycling at various gyms in Charlotte for roughly 5 years. Flywheel seemed to be the perfect fit for my intense teaching style. Flywheel is the leader in indoor cycling and I wanted to be a part of it. Becoming one of the original Flywheel Charlotte instructors is something I am very proud of.
What is your ‘go-to’ song to get you through a workout?
This changes all the time depending on my mood, but one of my favorite ‘go-to’ songs is “Better Days” by The Goo Goo Dolls. This song is one continuous build that really helps you mentally focus on whatever it is you’re riding for. Any song that starts slow and builds nicely to the end is a favorite of mine and also perfect as a first or last song in my classes.
What is one thing about you that most people do not know?
Despite my intense and commanding teaching style and high energy I am actually very quiet and laid back in person. I consider myself kinda shy and much more of an introvert. Instructing at Flywheel and being in front of large classes takes me out of my comfort zone but at the same time really lights a fire and excites me! It’s the perfect balance for me.
Favorite restaurant in Charlotte?
I love a good burger. With that being said my favorite place to get a good juicy burger would be Rusty’s Deli and Grille in Quail Corners Shopping Center. It doesn’t help that I just moved right down the street from there!
Forrest Gump said it best: “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna’ get.”
Tell us more about the ‘Turkey Burn’ events happening at Flywheel in November.
Flywheel is the perfect place to burn those extra calories from the Thanksgiving holiday. Here are the classes we are promoting on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday:
Week of the Big Burn
-Thurs, Nov 27: 8:30am FlyBarre Bun Burner w/ Carrie
-Thurs, Nov 27: 7:30am & 8:30am Flywheel Double w/ Steve – Cornbread Crusher
-Thurs, Nov 27: 11:00am FlyBarre Turkey Leg Shaper w/ Miki
-Fri, Nov 28: 8:30am Flywheel Post Butterball Burn w/ Matt
-Fri, Nov 28: 11:00am FlyBarre Post Pig-Out Workout w/ Brie
Thanks for chatting with us, Matt! Find out more about Flywheel Charlotte and book at class on their web site.