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Welcome to FOR THE RIDE INSIDE!

This site is home to my collection of music playlists and other resources for anyone interested in Indoor Cycling / Spinning®.

To help you navigate the content here, just use the MENU link above.
Browse my music playlists, feedback, class schedules, articles and other related web resources. Many playlist blog posts include links to iTunes, Spotify® and featured videos on YouTube or Vimeo.

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ENJOY THE RIDE!
Steve

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Spinning®…certified

Now that it’s been a year, here are some reflections on Spinning® and becoming a certified class instructor. I’ll never forget that first class at the Ramblewood Tennis & Fitness Center in suburban Grand Rapids, MI. It was the mid 1990’s and a new exercise class was sweeping the nation…Spinning®. After the preliminary business of signing a safety waiver (after all, Spinning® can be “an intense cardiovascular workout”), buying the class punch card and getting equipped with the cycling gear, I (and wife, Bonnie) we’re ready to experience Dutchie’s class. After many other classes, in a variety of clubs not much has changed: loud & inspiring music, chilled (then steamy) dark studios filled with passionate indoor riders. More recently, I got back into a Spinning® routine of 2-3 classes a week at the Davenport University Student Center. I looked into another path for the indoor cycling enthusiast…getting certified via the Mad Dogg Athletics instructor program so I could teach classes

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