Moving Forward 206

Inspiration: MOVING forward for sure! This week we finish our packing and moving since we recently sold our home in Byron Center, MI (a small, but growing SW suburb of Grand Rapids). Our new, but TEMPORARY home is yet to be announced until we find our PERMANENT next, dream home (and jobs). With all the…

TEST RIDE: Fzique – Grand Rapids

Since my visit to Allegro Coaching, I heard from someone in one of my cycling classes about another cycling studio in town…Fzique. After some more searching, found their website and made plans for a studio visit. Fzique opened late April 2014 and continues to build their “community” by way of social networking (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)…

Out of Mind 205

Inspiration: This mix has some favorites from Volbeat, Panic! At The Disco and Imagine Dragons…along with new tracks from Magic Man, Seether, Deadmau5 and Lenny Kravitz. Thanks for stoping by and listening and enjoy the rest of Summer ’14, it’s going by quick! Genre: Alternative, Dance, Pop, Rock. Approximate time: 47 minutes Preview and Purchase…

Siren Call 204

Inspiration: Some older classic tracks, some current popular tunes and several new releases in this prime mix for a 45 minute ride later this week. A regular inside rider is looking forward to Ray LaMontagne’s outdoor show at the Fredrick Meijer Gardens & Scupture Park this week, so I included one of his popular tracks…

I Like It Like That: Party in the Park ’14 203

Inspiration: It’s that time again at Fifth-Third Ball Park in Grand Rapids…Party in the Park. This year’s performers include Hot Chelle Rae, Outasight, The Kongos, Katy Tiz and My Crazy Girlfriend. Since tracks from all these (except MCG) are on my playlists…it’s time for another theme ride playlist. Genre: Alternative, Dance, Pop. Approximate time: 45…

Be Okay 202

Inspiration: My niece stayed with us for the weekend and passed along a song suggestion for my next spin playlist. One of her current favorites is Alex & Sierra, from a recent X Factor competition. The video below was just released this past week. This eclectic mix has everything from classic rock tracks to current…

TEST RIDE: Allegro Coaching – Grand Rapids

Other than Cycling XT (no INDOOR rides during the summer), with this post I made it to the last of the Grand Rapids area specialty/boutique cycling studios this weekend. Like many other studios in the area, Allegro Coaching is really much more than Indoor Cycling…Personal Training, Les Mills Group Ex classes, Bootcamp, TRX, Corporate Wellness…

Save Today 201

Inspiration: Looked back about a year ago and found HAPPY 094…and with a few updates this morning, now have SAVE TODAY for an upcoming ride! Updates include new music from Seether, Magic!, Linkin Park and Passenger. Genre: Alternative, Dance, Pop, Rock. Approximate time: 50 minutes Preview and Purchase at iTunes: Warm up – Save Today…

Up All Night 200

Inspiration: Finished this 200th mix yesterday for class tonight and early tomorrow AM. A couple tracks were from a Season 1 episode of HBO’s Six Feet Under (The Room)…Ted Nugent and ARS. (When all 6 seasons of this classic HBO series are available OnDemand, it’s easy to stay UP ALL NIGHT!) A few good (memorable)…

TEST RIDE: Life Time Fitness – Troy / Detroit Suburbs

Before heading over the southeast Michigan for the Fourth of July holiday, I looked into Life Time Fitness via their website. There are several facilities in the Metro Detroit area, including their new premier fitness center recently opened in Bloomfield Township…check out this recent article in the Detroit Free Press. Life Time offers a complimentary…

Cycling in the City: NYC Edition

Planning a trip to NYC in the near future? Check out this post via Racked NY – Workout Wednesday. Many studios offer a complimentary first ride. Hey, Indoor Cycling Studios: What’s Your ‘Thing’? Wednesday, July 2, 2014, by Laura Gurfein

American Ride 199

Inspiration: Happy Fourth of July! Genre: Alternative, Country, Dance, Pop, Rock. Approximate time: 63 minutes Preview / Purchase on iTunes: American Ride – American Ride America – Night Visions (Deluxe Version) United (Ultra Music Festival Anthem) [Tiësto & Blasterjaxx Remix] – United (Ultra Music Festival Anthem) [Tiësto & Blasterjaxx Remix] – Single Made in the…