A 7x7 rundown of the top boutique cycle studios in Grand Rapids, MI
This is my first studio review post since COVID-19 shuttered fitness studios back in March 2020...its great to be back in the saddle for another FIRST RIDE! If you haven't heard of CycleBar, where have you been?! In Metro Detroit there are about a half-dozen of them. Back in 2014 I had my FIRST RIDE … Continue reading FIRST RIDE: CycleBar – Grand Rapids
After skipping a 2021 update (thank you Coronavirus!), here's my take on the state of indoor cycling in the greater Grand Rapids market. My purpose here is to feature organizations and local entrepreneurs that share my passion for indoor STUDIO cycling! Let's just keep it real and also acknowledge there are many great AT HOME … Continue reading The STATE of INDOOR CYCLING / Metro Grand Rapids, MI – 2022 Edition
Last weekend, my wife and I had another long weekend in Metro Detroit to visit the grand daughter (and her parents)...and another cycle studio visit. This time, Champ Cycle, just about 30 minutes outside of Detroit. I've been wanting to visit the studio and meet one of the instructors I connected with on Facebook/Instagram/Spotify over … Continue reading FIRST RIDE: ChampCycle (Macomb, MI)
This is my 3rd visit and review of several indoor cycling studios in Metro Detroit (about 20+ of them in all)...and the only one in the heart of downtown Detroit, not far from the Renaissance Center. The other two Detroit area FIRST RIDES were at Live Cycle Delight and Rebel Cycle...both still going strong! Most … Continue reading FIRST RIDE: Vibe Ride Detroit
A quick final post for the month of April... Unfortunately, my lead for a guest blog post this month was not able to make the April deadline, leaving me empty-handed for a guest blog post this month. Google search to the rescue! I found this Austin Texas Indoor Cycling Studio and Anna, their "Student Ambassador" … Continue reading Cycle Studio & Rider Feature – April 2019: LOVE Cycling Studio & Anna D.
My FIRST RIDE review of Peloton’s in-home studio cycling workout...the bike and digital app!
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)
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)
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)