(M)ovember Skies 127

Inspiration: MOVEMBER…men around the world sprouting moustaches in November, raising awareness of men’s health issues like mental health, testicular cancer and prostate cancer. (This post…and my mustache are off to an early start!) Genre: Alternative, Christian, Pop, Rock, Dance Approximate time: 63 minutes Ride Profile & Playlist: 01. 2:22 WARM UP / I’ll Be Your…

Burning 126

Inspiration: When it comes to your legs, this ride should live up to it’s name with all the hills and sprints. Genre: Alternative, Pop, Rock, Dance, Approximate time: 60 minutes Ride Profile & Playlist: 01. 4:13 WARM UP / Burning In The Skies – Linkin Park 02. 3:09 SEATED & STANDING FLAT / Crash &…

Midnight Rider 125

Inspiration: Getting the ride together for my last Friday AM class at the Y…Team, Lightning Bolt and A Warrior’s Call are my top 3 Genre: Alternative, Pop, Rock, Dance Approximate time: 50 minutes Ride Profile & Playlist: 01. 2:58 WARM UP / Midnight Rider – The Allman Brothers Band 02. 3:43 SEATED & STANDING FLAT…

Bad Things (Halloween Mix ’13) 123

Inspiration: It’s almost HALLOWEEN! Genre: Alternative, Pop, Rock, Dance, Approximate time: 62 minutes Ride Profile & Playlist: 01. 2:26 INTRO / Blood Theme (Dexter) – Daniel Licht 02. 2:43 WARM UP / Bad Things (True Blood) – Jace Everett 03. 3:57 SEATED FLAT / Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell 04. 3:17 SEATED & STANDING HILL…

Bumpy Ride 124

Inspiration: One of few playlists with a country track…one of Carrie Underwood’s Is great for a cool down Genre: Alternative, Country, Pop, Rock, Dance Approximate time: 65 minutes Ride Playlist: On Spotify: On YouTube:

Take Me Away 122

Inspiration: When getting a haircut the other day, heard a classic Van Halen tune that had to get on my playlist. Genre: Alternative, Pop, Rock, Dance Approximate time: 63 minutes Ride Profile & Playlist: 01. 4:28 WARM UP / Proud – Heather Small 02. 3:37 SEATED & STANDING FLAT / Stay The Night (Yuksek Remix)…

Let’s Go 121

Inspiration: Using fewer tracks in a longer playlist…found some good remixes. Genre: Dance, Rock, Pop Approximate time: 61 minutes Ride Profile & Playlist: 01. 3:31 WARM UP / Let’s Go – Matt and Kim 02. 5:20 SEATED & STANDING FLAT / Criminal (DJ Laszlo Remix) – Britney Spears 03. 7:13 SEATED & STANDING HILL /…

Control 120

Inspiration: Preparing for Friday AM class Genre: Alternative, Dance, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 47 minutes Ride Profile & Playlist: 01. 3:52 WARM UP / Hell And Back – The Airborne Toxic Event 02. 3:22 SEATED & STANDING FLAT / Turn The Club Around (Radio Edit) – R.I.O. 03. 3:37 SEATED & STANDING HILL / Bring…

Schedule: November / December 2013

The holiday season is just ahead…exercise and SPIN often! Spartan Stores YMCA – TUE 6:30-7:30PM (Advanced) – SAT 8:50-9:20AM (Beginner / rotation) – SAT 9:30-10:15AM (Intermediate / rotation) – SUN 3:00-3:45PM (Intermediate / rotation) – THANKSGIVING 6:00-7:00AM (Advanced) David D. Hunting YMCA – MON 5:30-6:15AM – TUE 5:15-6:15AM – THR 5:15-6:15AM See YMCA website for…

I Sold My (Road Bike), But Not My (Spinner) 119

Inspiration: After a visit to Patrik’s SPINNING PASSION site (www.spinningpassion.com) I found a great hill climbing track (Breath of Life, Florence + The Machine) and one thing lead to another…so here’s my Sunday morn’ 60-minute ALTERNATIVE playlist / ride profile. Genre: Alternative, Alternative, Alternative Approximate time: 62 minutes Ride Profile & Playlist: 01. 4:12 WARM…

Fire On The Mountain 118

Inspiration: One of more 60 minute playlists to come, now that I have more longer classes on the schedule. This one has lots of hill climbin’. I like the 11 minute track Silent by Delerium / Tiesto. Genre: Alternative, Christian, Rock, Pop, Dance Approximate time: 61 minutes Ride Profile & Playlist: 01. 3:23 WARM UP…

Spinning®…certified

Now that it’s been a year, here are some reflections on Spinning® and becoming a certified class instructor. I’ll never forget that first class at the Ramblewood Tennis & Fitness Center in suburban Grand Rapids, MI. It was the mid 1990’s and a new exercise class was sweeping the nation…Spinning®. After the preliminary business of…