In The End: Chester Bennington / Linkin Park Tribute 374

Inspiration: Sad news in the world of entertainment with the passing of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington (41 years old!). I’ve used Linkin Park tracks for the past 5 years…over a dozen of the ones on this post. It was impossible to compile this playlist with anything other than Linkin Park music. Some new music from…

Whatever It Takes 373

Inspiration: Another weekend…sure to FLY by quickly, two days are just not enough! Sunday I’ve got a couple full hour classes and I’ve been working on this ride profile and mix for a while now, it’s RIDE READY! Lots of hard driving motivating tracks…plenty of HILL work on this one. It’ll be a BONUS ride…

Sweat 372

Inspiration: I just finished my first week of work since being away on a 10 day vacation at the cottage (see some pics below). This week I’m subbing a couple 45 minute classes, so YES, time for an new playlist and ride profile. There’s a good mix of current and older tracks that will make…

Glorious 371

Inspiration: Since my recent trip to Chicago and class at Studio Three, I’ve been planning to use the latest Macklemore track (the one that Erin used for her class). So here’s my GLORIOUS RIDE! Lots of good ones (Brother, Marrakech, Champion, Reverse, Pray to God Remix, Nice2KnoU (Repeat), Hit Me Back) packed in this 60…

TEST RIDE: Studio Three (River North – Chicago, IL)

I’ve been looking forward to this visit for a while now…since Peloton has been in the SPIN spotlight for the past few months. The added bonus for the visit this Fathers Day weekend…my wife, daughter and her boyfriend came along for the ride. While ground zero for Peloton is NYC, Studio Three offers a midwest…

Let’s Hurt Tonight 370

Inspiration: Make it HURT SO GOOD…in about 48 minutes or less! A few current pop tracks along with some lesser know music to fuel your ride. Genre: Alternative, EDM, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 48 minutes SPINlist and Summary Profile: Warm Up – Wishing Seed (Remix) / RYNO Seated / Standing Flat – Came Here For…

Class Schedule: Summer 2017

Hot Summer Rides…Inside! This is where I’ll be serving up HAPPY HOUR through Labor Day: WOLVERINE WORLDWIDE YMCA / Belmont – MON 5:10 – 6:10AM DAVID D. HUNTING YMCA / Downtown Grand Rapids – SUN 1:15 – 2:15PM (rotation schedule) SPARTAN STORES YMCA / Byron Center – SUN 8:15 – 9:15AM (rotation schedule) MARY FREE…

Good Times 369

Inspiration: Here’s to a summer filled with GOOD TIMES in the cycle studio! This profile and playlist is great for a GOOD RIDE too. Mostly new music from alternative, pop and EDM artists…also another great track from Contemporary Christian group Hillsong United. In Grand Rapids TONIGHT…Volbeat at 20 Monroe Live…so I have two tracks from…

Why SPOTIFY? My TOP TEN list…

I’ve been a Premium Spotify user for over 3 years now…looking forward to years and years of more great streaming with this awesome on demand music service! With recent news of Pandora’s new PREMIUM plan and more than a year since Apple launched their APPLE MUSIC plan, SPOTIFY still rules in my Cycle Classes! (and…

Revolution 367

Inspiration: TGIF! For all you MOTHERS, have a great Sunday/weekend. I hope you get a good ride in (our out) – see SPin the News at the end of this post. It’s a big weekend in Grand Rapids…the 40th running of the Riverbank Run (sponsored by Fifth Third Bank) – the largest 25K road race…

Ride 366

Inspiration: Did you happen to catch the story on NPR All Things Considered this week…the one about an inspirational story from 25 years ago in the center of the Rodney King LA riots? If NOT…here’s your chance to take 8 minutes and hear the story…(there’s no indoor cycling connection, but an example of the POWER…