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 … Continue reading Best I Ever Had 237
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 … Continue reading Sugar 236
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 - … Continue reading We Come We Rave (We Ride) We Love 235
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 … Continue reading This Is What It Feels Like (Endurance Ride) 234
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 our help! They want us to help them be healthier and reach their goals! They want us to give them excellence in our delivery – whether they are personal training, on our wellness floor or in our classes! They want to learn from us and they want to meet other like-minded members at our Y’s! How can we do all of this? Here are 7 simple and fun ideas.
- Smile and say hello to everyone that crosses your path.
- If you work on the wellness floor, talk with people – not the ones you see all the time but the ones that look…
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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 … Continue reading Synchronize 233
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 … Continue reading Let The Beat Control Your Body (Endurance Ride) 232
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 … Continue reading Ahead… 231
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 … Continue reading Schedule: Winter 2015
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 … Continue reading Everybody (…Rock Your Body!) 230