First Ride: 4G Athletic (Jenison, MI)

It's only been a couple weeks since my last FIRST RIDE post, but since I never actually did the class, I thought I would finally visit 4G Athletic, which opened nearly a year ago. This facility is like four boutique studios in one...4G is short for 4 Groups: Bike, Flow (Yoga), Lift (think Body Pump), … Continue reading First Ride: 4G Athletic (Jenison, MI)

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First Ride: Rebel Cycle Studio (Detroit, MI)

Wow...its been nearly a year since my last studio visit and review (when I checked out The Dailey Method). Here's a new studio you need to visit next time you're in metro Detroit! https://rebelcyclestudio.com While I'm sorry to say I didn't actually check out a class...I did have an opportunity to see the grand opening … Continue reading First Ride: Rebel Cycle Studio (Detroit, MI)

FIRST RIDE: The Dailey Method (Grand Rapids, MI / Eastown)

The Dailey Method (TDM), created by Jill Dailey in 2000, is well-established around the world with more than 60 studios...but is relatively new to West Michigan, having opened it's Wealthy Street studio just this year! Jaime Centilli, owner of TDM Grand Rapids / Eastown, is a true-believer in the foundational principles of the Dailey Method: … Continue reading FIRST RIDE: The Dailey Method (Grand Rapids, MI / Eastown)

TEST RIDE: Studio Three (River North – Chicago, IL)

I've been looking forward to this visit for a while now...since Peloton has been in the SPIN spotlight for the past few months. The added bonus for the visit this Fathers Day weekend...my wife, daughter and her boyfriend came along for the ride. While ground zero for Peloton is NYC, Studio Three offers a midwest … Continue reading TEST RIDE: Studio Three (River North – Chicago, IL)

TEST RIDE: LIVE CYCLE DELIGHT (West Village – Detroit, MI)

Last weekend my wife I and made the short road trip to the east side of the state to visit our oldest daughter and fiancé for a quick visit. They recently moved into an apartment in the heart of the city, near the iconic riverfront Renaissance Center. About a week before the visit I heard … Continue reading TEST RIDE: LIVE CYCLE DELIGHT (West Village – Detroit, MI)

Class Schedule: Winter 2016/17 …and FLYWHEEL Update 3.0

2017 is gonna be SPINTASTIC at YMCA locations throughout Greater Grand Rapids! Starting this week, 90 minute Endurance Rides are on the schedule Sunday afternoons. Let's go for a RIDE! WOLVERINE WORLDWIDE YMCA / Belmont - MON 5:10 - 6:10AM - SUN 1:00 - 2:30PM Endurance Ride (rotation schedule) DAVID D. HUNTING YMCA / Downtown … Continue reading Class Schedule: Winter 2016/17 …and FLYWHEEL Update 3.0

Test Ride: Equinox – The Pursuit (Gold Coast – Chicago, IL)

It's been a while since I ventured away from my home studios here in Grand Rapids...but last Saturday morning certainly took care of that! My daughter's boyfriend in Chicago has been telling me about this amazing class format used in select cycle classes at his club, Equinox. The class format is THE PURSUIT and there … Continue reading Test Ride: Equinox – The Pursuit (Gold Coast – Chicago, IL)

Where I Wanna Be 325 (and Flywheel update)

Inspiration: The theme for this ride was a recurring theme for the weekend. Starting with WHERE I WANNA BE (WIWB) on Friday mornings for my 9AM ride (the Cycle Studio at the Mary Free Bed YMCA)...Followed by WIWB for an impromptu weekend getaway (in Downtown Chicago)...Followed by WIWB for Big City Indoor Cycling (at the … Continue reading Where I Wanna Be 325 (and Flywheel update)