Inspiration: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Just two days in, but we’re off to a great start and SHININ’ BRIGHT!
I’ve not been in the gym since Christmas Eve, the holidays have bumped me off track, but today it’s all good and was back at the Spartan Stores YMCA for a back to back 2-45 minute ride in the Cycle Studio.
It was 5 years ago TODAY that I’ve been with the Greater Grand Rapids YMCA. Since then I’ve been able to move between the 5 major branches that make up our amazing Grand Rapids area Y’s: David D. Hunting YMCA, Visser Family YMCA, Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Mary Free Bed YMCA and the Spartan Stores Family YMCA…where I started (THANKS Chelie for taking a chance on the 50 year old empty-nester that was “SPIN” Certified just a couple months prior). More about the GRYMCA here…an important part of Grand Rapids for 150 years! And this video too.
With this first post of 2018, I hope you’ll find a few (maybe several) tracks for your next ride…I love them all, from the Mat Kearney opener to the Garrix / Guetta closer! Be sure to check out the title track from Tritonal, the U2/Kygo collab, a quick run by Rudimental, a hypnotic and addictive track by Jax Jones, a powerful anthem by Kesha from the current movie The Greatest Showman (see it!), a great Thunder / Young Dumb… mashup, and Summer Air for all of us freezing cold and buried in snow!
You’ll hit all 9 Spinning movements on this ride…including a THREE-track hill climb in the second half of the mix.
This is just a 45 minute mix, but I’ll be adding 3 or 4 more for a full hour ride later this week. It’ll be on my SPOTIFY Public Playlist roster by Saturday.
ENJOY THE RIDE…make it a GREAT 2018 for you and your riders!
Genre: Alternative, EDM, Pop, Rock.
Approximate time: 47 minutes
SPINlist and Summary Profile:
Warm up – Face To Face / Mat Kearney
Seated / Standing Flat – Shinin’ Bright / Tritonal
Seated / Standing Climb – You’re The Best Thing About Me (Remix) / U2 vs. Kygo
Quick Seated Flat with some head wind – No Fear / Rudimental with Donna Missal
Jumps on Flat – Suburban Dreams / Twin Wild
Seated Accelerations / Standing Jogs – Breathe / Jax Jones
Standing Hill – 17 / MK
Transition from climb to Seated Flat with increasing RPM – Stuck with Me / The Neighbourhood
The BIG climb:
Seated / Standing Climb, increasing resistance with intensity of music (LOVE THIS ANTHEM!) – This Is Me / Kesha
Jumps on a Hill – Thunder / Young Dumb & Broke Mashup / Khalid & Imagine Dragons
Freestyle Climb / Riders’ Choice – Summer Air / ItaloBrothers
Throwback Sprints Home (Seated / Standing) – The Middle / Jimmy Eat World
Cool down & Stretch – So Far Away / Martin Garrix with David Guetta