Class Schedule: Summer 2018

The UN-official start of summer is here...and in Grand Rapids, MI it'll be hot and humid through Memorial Day. Summer group fitness and cycling schedules at the GR-area YMCA's start rolling out over the next week or two...LET'S RIDE! WOLVERINE WORLDWIDE FAMILY YMCA / Belmont - MON 5:10 - 6:10AM - FRI 9:15 - 10:00AM … Continue reading Class Schedule: Summer 2018

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Champions of Studio Cycling

Continuing with the theme of post #425, here are some of the noteworthy Champions of studio cycling and some related resources. These are just a few of the many advocates, proponents, promoters, and supporters. Fitness research, instructor education & certification Spinning / Mad Dogg Athletics https://spinning.com/getting-started/ Be a SPINNING instructor video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiSZ0D5GlGU Les Mills (RPM … Continue reading Champions of Studio Cycling

(Be A) Champion 425

Inspiration: CHAMPION: cham·pi·on, CHampēən, a person who fights or argues for a cause or on behalf of someone else, EX. "a champion of group fitness & studio cycling" synonyms: advocate, proponent, promoter, supporter, defender, upholder, backer Genre: Alternative, Country, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 61 minutes SPINlist and Summary Ride Profile: Warm up - New Light … Continue reading (Be A) Champion 425

I’ll Be There 424

Inspiration: For the Cycle Instructor in me, this is a bittersweet time of year. Summer is MY season and I love all 100 days of Michigan Summertime. It's also that time of year when class numbers fall off and fewer classes are on the schedule. Regardless of all that's going on OUTSIDE and no matter … Continue reading I’ll Be There 424

Group Fitness, Spinning, and Dancing with a “LOCAL STAR”: A Guest Blog Post by Francine 423

For my "DAY JOB", I serve as the CFO for a wonderful non-profit organization that serves older adults in a three-county region along the lake shore in western Michigan...Senior Resources of West Michigan. Nearly 100 people work for this AREA AGENCY ON AGING, one of 16 in the state of Michigan (there are 623 sister … Continue reading Group Fitness, Spinning, and Dancing with a “LOCAL STAR”: A Guest Blog Post by Francine 423

Fire It Up 422

Inspiration: Heat things up this weekend, burn some calories, discover your strength...FIRE IT UP! Thanks for following here...and on Spotify! Share with others who share your enthusiasm for indoor cycling and have a GREAT WEEKEND! For the locals in Grand Rapids...see you at the Y: Spartan Stores Y at 7:30AM Saturday and 8:15AM Sunday...Mary Free … Continue reading Fire It Up 422

Burn It Down 421

Inspiration: A mix of old, new, repeats and other tracks today. A few tracks are reworked versions of some classics (The Sound of Silence, Sweet Dreams, Heart-Shaped Box)...ENJOY THE RIDE! Genre: Alternative, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 63 minutes SPINlist and Summary Ride Profile: Warm up - The Sound Of Silence / Disturbed Seated / Standing … Continue reading Burn It Down 421