Since my last post, more progress in the GRYMCA Cycle Studios! There has been much discussion about FTP in preparation for LAUNCH WEEK (this week!). Below are some brief highlights from the certification training last Sunday and other helpful resources I have found for instructor and participants. BUT FIRST, a few links related to our […]


Here We Come 441

Inspiration: This is PRE-LAUNCH week for two updated studios / studio cycling programs at the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids. Two of the five branches are in the process of updating the studio, equipment and instruction methods this week…kicking off the new program next Monday, October 8th! The new equipment is LifeFitness / IC-6 indoor […]

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Fearless…Stronger…Better 440

Inspiration: The full hour ride covers all nine SPINNING movements and should torch 100’s of calories along the way. A strong EDM spin on this one too…4 tracks from David Guetta’s 7 that hit Spotify last Friday. If you can’t checkout all the tracks here, then listen to my top 5: Burn Out, Just a […]

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Class Schedule: Fall 2018

It’s time to FALL into a new fitness routine…be sure it includes Studio Cycling. Late September and into early October, both DDH and Spartan Stores YMCA branches will update their Cycle Studios with new Life Fitness IC-6 bikes and introduction of the Coach By Color method. This will be a great addition to the Greater […]

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Imagination 438

Inspiration: With each ride I routinely remind riders about the power of visualization, along with other prompts to check form, comfort level, cadence, etc. It’s remarkable what the combined impact of music and imagination in a group exercise setting can have on your effort and output. A web search on this topic will return several […]

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