Best I Ever Had 237

Inspiration: This is the playlist/profile from my Sunday AM class the other day. Unfortunately the day was off to a frantic start as I slept through both alarms and had to make a 40 minute commute in under 30 minutes to get there by scheduled start time. Fortunately I made it safe & sound and…

Sugar 236

Inspiration: My wife, just back from a Girls Weekend, told me about the latest Maroon 5 music video, Sugar…another winner from Adam and the guys (video and the track). I found some other classic Sugar and Sweet tracks on Spotify…to make this SWEET 60 minute RIDE. Genre: Alternative, Dance/Electronic, Pop, Rock. Approximate time: 61 minutes…

We Come We Rave (We Ride) We Love 235

Inspiration: Found one of those rare Country tracks that’s great for a spin mix…Homegrown, just released by the Zac Brown Band.  Some other great tracks include Brika’s Gold, Bitter Sweet Symphony, Uprising and Little Mix’s Unplugged version of Little Me. Genre: Alternative, Country, Dance/Electronic, Pop, Rock. Approximate time: 49 minutes Preview and Purchase at iTunes: Warm up – Gold – Gold –…

This Is What It Feels Like (Endurance Ride) 234

Inspiration: Mostly long stretches of hills and flat road on this 90-minute Endurance Ride. Not much here is new music, many are pulled from other playlists. Checkout Believe It (Cazzette’s Androids Sound Hot Remix) and Fur Cue (Mike Olson Remix)! Genre: Alternative, Dance/Electronic, Rock. Approximate time: 91 minutes Preview and Purchase at iTunes: Warm up…

And the survey says…..

Originally posted on The Wellness Team at GRYMCA:
And the Survey Says…… We know that our members like what we do – for the most part – but what can we do to make their experience at our Y’s even better? In our recent YMCA SEER survey, we discovered some helpful information! Our members WANT…

Synchronize 233

Inspiration: I picked up a few classes to sub this past week, so I had a few extra rides/playlists to put together. This one is for the standard 45 minute class and includes some good finds…thanks to Spotify! Grand Rapids hosted Jukebox The Ghost for a concert last week, so I found a good track from their…

Let The Beat Control Your Body (Endurance Ride) 232

Inspiration: After two weeks of holidays and a winter snow storm, this Thursday it’ll be time to get back to the Endurance Cycling class…here’s this weeks ride playlist/summary profile. Genre: Alternative, Dance/Electronic, Pop, Rock. Approximate time: 93 minutes Preview and Purchase at iTunes: Warm up – Low Rider – The Hits Seated / Standing Flat…

Ahead… 231

Inspiration: For a change of pace, there’s not much variety, but all solid EDM hits (many are Radio Edits) on this “one-track ride”. Close your eyes and ride this house party mix to an awesome calorie burn…climb steep hills, sprint on flat road & up hill…attack hills while running with resistance. “BEST DAYS ARE STILL…

Schedule: Winter 2015

Hey there, Happy 2015…let’s go for a ride! Find yours at the Y! SOUTHEAST YMCA / Cascade (Coming later this year: Mary Free Bed YMCA) – MON 6:30-7:25PM WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE FAMILY YMCA / Rockford – WED 6:00-6:45AM (rotation schedule) – SAT 9:00-10:00AM (rotation schedule) DAVID D. HUNTING YMCA / Downtown Grand Rapids – THR…

Everybody (…Rock Your Body!) 230

Everybody Matters Inspiration: A new year…a new 45-minute ride/class playlist. Check out the link to the featured image above, the YouTube video below and these tracks: Careless (thanks to John MacGowan, Spotify user), Everybody (thanks to Fadil, Instructor at Full Psycle Chicago), The Feeling and Wildfire. Genre: Alternative, Dance, Pop and Rock. Approximate time: 47…

Team (Best of 2014) 229

Inspiration: 2014 has come and gone as quickly as the flywheel spins! I hope it was a great year for you and your friends, family and fitness followers! Here’s a quick update on my year of indoor cycling and blogging…and a playlist of some favorite tracks used in classes this year: 23 tracks and 82…

Test Ride: Full Psycle – Chicago (Lincoln Park)

HAPPY 2015! The new year is off to a good (but cold & windy) start, and 2014 ended on a high note with a short and busy visit to my favorite big city in the Midwest…CHICAGO! We stayed with my youngest daughter’s boyfriend who just moved into his new (and awesome!) studio apartment just minutes…