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  • Fire Alarm 478

    Fire Alarm 478

    Inspiration:  After discovering SPOTIFY’s The New Alt playlist, I was inspired to create this all-alternative playlist.  Other than a few hills, this is mostly a quick-paced ride with a variety of jumps, sprints and other high-cadence stretches.  If you’re looking for a shorter 45m class format, there’s an ALTERNATIVE version for that too.  Several new […]

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  • We Got the Power 462

    We Got the Power 462

    Inspiration:  Power…MORE POWER!  More great MUSIC to power your ride INSIDE.  Three favorite power climbin’ tracks:  We Got the Power, Incredible, Dreamin.   MR. ROBOTO (Styx) is the THROWBACK track on this playlist and seems to be a favorite after three classes this week!  Great new releases to start and end the ride too.  Happy BDay Khalid…21 […]

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  • Fearless…Stronger…Better 440

    Fearless…Stronger…Better 440

    Inspiration: The full hour ride covers all nine SPINNING movements and should torch 100’s of calories along the way. A strong EDM spin on this one too…4 tracks from David Guetta’s 7 that hit Spotify last Friday. If you can’t checkout all the tracks here, then listen to my top 5: Burn Out, Just a […]

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  • Imagination 438

    Imagination 438

    Inspiration: With each ride I routinely remind riders about the power of visualization, along with other prompts to check form, comfort level, cadence, etc. It’s remarkable what the combined impact of music and imagination in a group exercise setting can have on your effort and output. A web search on this topic will return several […]

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  • A look back: #274 / August 2015

    A look back: #274 / August 2015

    Three years ago this month…I CAN FEEL IT!

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  • The Crazy Ones 432

    The Crazy Ones 432

    Inspiration: Here’s to US! Some powerful tracks for intense sprints, climbs, jumps, rolling hills and runs! Favorites include: Tear It Down, Natural, The Crazy Ones, Come This Far, Sanctuary and Happy Now. Genre: Alternative, EDM, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 62 minutes SPOTIFY SpinList: 60m version 45m version Natural – Imagine Dragons …Health Benefits of Cycling […]

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  • GINS SPINS South Florida:  A Guest Blog Post by Adam G 430

    GINS SPINS South Florida: A Guest Blog Post by Adam G 430

    Thanks to Adam for stepping up this month with a great guest post. This is the 10th since I started this series last Fall. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again…these posts are my favorite part about this FOR THE RIDE INSIDE cycling blog. Adam’s story, while unique, is one I can certainly relate […]

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  • Man on a Mission 427

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

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