Man on a Mission 427

Inspiration: It’s been several weeks since cycle instructor and all-around athlete Matt Garbarino prepared his Guest Post for this blog. Matt is about halfway into his RUN ACROSS MICHIGAN, to pay tribute to and raise awareness of fallen law officers and their surviving family and friends. Matt has truly been on a MISSION for months…

Breaking out of the COMFORT ZONE: A Guest Post by Matt G. 408

For a change of pace, I thought I would stick closer to home for the February GUEST POST…. meet Matt Garbarino. A couple of months ago I bumped into Matt after one of my Sunday AM spin classes at the Spartan Stores Family YMCA. At the time I was working on “WHO?” for one of…

Us: Valentine’s Day Theme Ride 407

Inspiration: I picked up a class on the 14th…so here’s the Valentine’s Day theme ride. I found a good mix of current and classic tracks (a few from my last post)…this one just a little more sweet and spice! Check out the two tracks with Quavo, the Julia Michaels track from Fifty Shades Freed and…

#WGTP / We Got The Power 365

Inspiration: What happened to April? Okay, so it’s not May yet, but this month has gone by quickly and I haven’t posted much here in a while. I thought it was time to SPRING CLEAN the blog, so thanks to WordPress, it is so easy to find a new look (for FREE)…let me know what…

Never Give Up 345

Inspiration: Three words to motivate you this month: NEVER. GIVE. UP. We’ll survive these last few weeks of 2016 and look forward to an amazing 2017. I used both versions of this mix last week…check them out this weekend. Enjoy the Ride! Genre: Alternative, EDM, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 62 minutes / 51 minutes Ride…

Pray 314

Inspiration: I had my last early Tuesday AM subbing for another instructor that leads an RPM (Les Mills) class. Not being RPM certified, I just did my freestyle “SPIN” format. I think this playlist is close to what you might expect in an RPM class…or maybe not, but we had a great class either way….

Best Thing 297

Inspiration: We all know it…we it comes to an all-around great fitness routine, Indoor Cycling is the BEST THING going! Great music, challenging ride profiles and coaching, no-judgment zone, intense interval work, challenging endurance rides, mind-body connection, solid core training, amazing cardiovascular workout…you get it! Make a great thing even better by mixing in some…

Focus 293

Inspiration: Friday may be my OFF day from the “day job”, but I was ON for subbing a mid-morning spin class this week! As I was getting ready to pull things together this AM, I remembered another NEW MUSIC FRIDAY update was available on SPOTIFY, so I quickly pulled together a fresh playlist with some…

I Can Feel It 274

Inspiration: This week exercise your visualization skills, along with your body. FEEL the bike, the road, the music, the energy…FEEL the ride [inside]. You can’t help but feel all these great tracks, including: You Know You Like It, One More, Children of the Wild, Thunderstruck, With or Without You. Thanks for following & sharing…make August…

B.Y.H.B. 265

Inspiration: A few tracks on this one are stuck in my head (like FIGHT SONG and LIGHTS & THUNDER)…good thing another New Music Tuesday is just a couple days away. Lots of calories to be burned on this ride…Enjoy! Genre: Alternative, Country, Electronic/Dance, Pop, Rock. Approximate time: 45 minutes Preview and Purchase at iTunes: Warm…

We’ll Be United 264

Inspiration: All recent released tracks for this 45-minute ride…some favorites on repeat and some new tunes found on Spotify’s New Music Tuesday. The ride profile is packed with a variety of the SPINNING movements. It’s a great mix to kick off the (unofficial) start of Summer ’15. Genre: Pop, Rock, Alternative, Dance. Approximate time: 46…