Class Schedule: Summer 2018

The UN-official start of summer is here…and in Grand Rapids, MI it’ll be hot and humid through Memorial Day. Summer group fitness and cycling schedules at the GR-area YMCA’s start rolling out over the next week or two…LET’S RIDE! WOLVERINE WORLDWIDE FAMILY YMCA / Belmont – MON 5:10 – 6:10AM – FRI 9:15 – 10:00AM…

Champions of Studio Cycling

Continuing with the theme of post #425, here are some of the noteworthy Champions of studio cycling and some related resources. These are just a few of the many advocates, proponents, promoters, and supporters. Fitness research, instructor education & certification Spinning / Mad Dogg Athletics https://spinning.com/getting-started/ Be a SPINNING instructor video: Les Mills (RPM and…

(Be A) Champion 425

Inspiration: CHAMPION: cham·pi·on, CHampēən, a person who fights or argues for a cause or on behalf of someone else, EX. “a champion of group fitness & studio cycling” synonyms: advocate, proponent, promoter, supporter, defender, upholder, backer Genre: Alternative, Country, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 61 minutes SPINlist and Summary Ride Profile: Warm up – New Light…

I’ll Be There 424

Inspiration: For the Cycle Instructor in me, this is a bittersweet time of year. Summer is MY season and I love all 100 days of Michigan Summertime. It’s also that time of year when class numbers fall off and fewer classes are on the schedule. Regardless of all that’s going on OUTSIDE and no matter…

Fire It Up 422

Inspiration: Heat things up this weekend, burn some calories, discover your strength…FIRE IT UP! Thanks for following here…and on Spotify! Share with others who share your enthusiasm for indoor cycling and have a GREAT WEEKEND! For the locals in Grand Rapids…see you at the Y: Spartan Stores Y at 7:30AM Saturday and 8:15AM Sunday…Mary Free…

Burn It Down 421

Inspiration: A mix of old, new, repeats and other tracks today. A few tracks are reworked versions of some classics (The Sound of Silence, Sweet Dreams, Heart-Shaped Box)…ENJOY THE RIDE! Genre: Alternative, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 63 minutes SPINlist and Summary Ride Profile: Warm up – The Sound Of Silence / Disturbed Seated / Standing…

Cultivating Badassery: A Guest Blog Post by Michelle C. 420

Today’s post is my 7th installment of a featured instructor Guest Blog Post…now, my FAVORITE part of this cycling blog addiction! Michelle and I have only connected via this blog and social media, and I had a feeling that another awesome guest post was in the works! This month’s post came down to the wire…

Without You: Avicii Memorial Mix 419

Inspiration: The young and talented EDM artist Avicii passed this week! I’ve used so many of his collaborative tunes for many rides over the years. One of the first and most memorable is Fade Into Darkness. There are so many and my 60 minute mix is only a sampling of his best tracks. I included…

Say Amen 🙏🏼 418

Inspiration: TGIF: It’s FRIDAY…all DAY! Some GREAT FINDS packed into two versions (60m / 45m) of today’s post! Opportunities to tackle ALL NINE SPINNING MOVEMENTS in the full hour version…an intense ride that will call for all the POWER of PRAYER. Be sure to check out all the tracks including: new music by Panic! At…

🔥Burning Down The (Studio) 417: 70’s Rock Theme Ride

Inspiration: After EVERY (well, ALMOST every) class I ask for music suggestions from our members, and while I’ve been warned that I shouldn’t…I still do! My best attended class on Friday mornings made a collective recommendation for a Classic Rock Ride (70’s ERA!)…so it should be a crowd pleaser. Only problem is, I put this…