TEST RIDE: Symmetry Training & Fitness – Grand Rapids

Last night I talked my wife Bonnie into making a studio visit before heading off to church today. Here’s the recap of our 8AM class with Kelly at Symmetry Training & Fitness studios on the SE side of Grand Rapids. Pre-class/ride planning Like most things these days, the customer experience starts with the company’s website…

The Great Unknown 196

Inspiration: Put together a last minute, fresh spinlist for an early hour long ride Friday morning. The warm up track was Shazam’d while watching So You Think You Can Dance this week, and the cool down track from Ed Sheeran’s lastest release that just hit Spotify…and a varied mix of many favorites in between. While…

TEST RIDE: FLEXcity Fitness – Grand Rapids

Over the next few weeks I’m planning to visit the growing number of specialty fitness / indoor cycling studios in the greater Grand Rapids area. Other than the (awesome) Studio Cycling options available through the YMCA branches, MVP Sportsplex, SNAP Fitness and other full-service fitness centers…there are at least 4 other options available in the…

Fever 195

Inspiration: Hot, sweaty, racing heart, chills, out of breath…FEVER? No, just finished another hour-long ride in the Cycle Studio. Genre: Alternative, Christian, Country, Dance, Pop, Rock. Approximate time: 64 minutes Preview / Purchase on iTunes: Warm up – Fly or Die – Fly or Die – Single Seated / Standing Hill – Into the Blue…

Summer Ride 193

Inspiration: It’s Official…it’s here: SUMMER 2014! Pure Michigan! Genre: Alternative, Dance, Pop, Rock. Approximate time: 63 minutes Preview / Purchase on iTunes: Warm up – All I Wanna Do – The Very Best of Sheryl Crow (Digital Version) Seated / Standing Flat – Summer Of ’69 – The Best of Me Sprints (3 x 30’s)…

Pride Ride 192

Inspiration: Over the last several weeks there’s been a steady PRIDE buzz with many events happening from coast to coast. West Michigan’s 2014 day was last Saturday, June 14th. Here’s a mix that works great for an intense 45 minute ride…with Pride! Genre: Alternative, Dance, Pop. Approximate time: 48 minutes Preview / Purchase on iTunes:…

This Is How We Roll 191

Inspiration: The FGL Remix is one of the few country tracks to be STARRED in my Spotify collection. The Do or Die Remix with Afrojack is back for another ride. Other new tracks by Train and Jason Mraz. Genre: Country, Dance, Pop, Rock. Approximate time: 47 minutes Preview / Purchase on iTunes: Warm up –…

Can’t Get Enough 190

Inspiration: Another mix for a shorter 45 minute class. This one packs in some older favorites with newly released tunes…including the title track, I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore and a great cool down track from Colbie Caillat (Try). A good 600 calorie burn in less than an hour. Ride, Eat, Repeat…Make sure you…

Rush 189

Inspiration: A few classic rock tracks, along with some current ones…also a recent “request” for Pink’s Raise Your Glass. Check out the Cher Lloyd video on YouTube! Genre: Alternative, Classic Rock, Dance, Pop. Approximate time: 64 minutes On iTunes: Warm up – One Minute More – In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (Deluxe Edition) Seated…