Rise 426

Inspiration: A new month on the calendar today and time to RISE to the opportunity a new month can bring…day by day, make it your best month of the year. 2018 will be half over by the end of these 30 days in June. It can be overwhelming how quickly time passes, so just live…

Cultivating Badassery: A Guest Blog Post by Michelle C. 420

Today’s post is my 7th installment of a featured instructor Guest Blog Post…now, my FAVORITE part of this cycling blog addiction! Michelle and I have only connected via this blog and social media, and I had a feeling that another awesome guest post was in the works! This month’s post came down to the wire…

Say Amen 🙏🏼 418

Inspiration: TGIF: It’s FRIDAY…all DAY! Some GREAT FINDS packed into two versions (60m / 45m) of today’s post! Opportunities to tackle ALL NINE SPINNING MOVEMENTS in the full hour version…an intense ride that will call for all the POWER of PRAYER. Be sure to check out all the tracks including: new music by Panic! At…

The Last One: 2018 Super Bowl Theme Ride 403

Inspiration: Game day in 1 week…ride for your team! The featured playlist and profile are for the 45 minute class, but there’s an extended 60 minute playlist too. Both are loaded with classic and current rock…and a game day track by Country superstar, Carrie Underwood (SEE THE VEVO LYRIC VIDEO). Other artists featured on the…

Shinin’ Bright 397

Inspiration: HAPPY NEW YEAR! Just two days in, but we’re off to a great start and SHININ’ BRIGHT! I’ve not been in the gym since Christmas Eve, the holidays have bumped me off track, but today it’s all good and was back at the Spartan Stores YMCA for a back to back 2-45 minute ride…

Break The Rules 395

Inspiration: MERRY CHRISTMAS! Genre: Alternative, EDM, Pop, Rock. Approximate time: 49 minutes SPINlist and Summary Profile: Warm up – Rewrite The Stars / Zac Efron w/ Zendaya Seated / Standing Flat – Coming Home / Sheppard Rolling Hills – Lay By Me / firekid Standing Climb – American Soul / U2 Jumps – Go /…

Ride On: A Tribute to AC/DC’s Malcolm Young 393

Inspiration: Sorry to say this tribute post is over a week overdue…Malcolm, AC/DC guitarist and co-founder, passed on November 18th at the age of 64 due to complications associated with dementia. I have vague memories of an AC/DC concert at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. A friend and I made the road trip from Grand…

Let Me Go 380

Inspiration: This one started out as mix and profile for a full hour class, but I ended up cutting a few tracks so I could work it into a 45 minute class. Both versions are posted here and both include my favorites: the opener by Alan Parsons Project (a remix), the title track just out…

Sweat 372

Inspiration: I just finished my first week of work since being away on a 10 day vacation at the cottage (see some pics below). This week I’m subbing a couple 45 minute classes, so YES, time for an new playlist and ride profile. There’s a good mix of current and older tracks that will make…

Let’s Hurt Tonight 370

Inspiration: Make it HURT SO GOOD…in about 48 minutes or less! A few current pop tracks along with some lesser know music to fuel your ride. Genre: Alternative, EDM, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 48 minutes SPINlist and Summary Profile: Warm Up – Wishing Seed (Remix) / RYNO Seated / Standing Flat – Came Here For…

Revolution 367

Inspiration: TGIF! For all you MOTHERS, have a great Sunday/weekend. I hope you get a good ride in (our out) – see SPin the News at the end of this post. It’s a big weekend in Grand Rapids…the 40th running of the Riverbank Run (sponsored by Fifth Third Bank) – the largest 25K road race…

Stay (and FIND IT) 364

Inspiration: This year my SPRING BREAK has been a STAYcation…Spring NO-BREAK Week. NO BREAK is right, I’ve been busy covering other classes for instructors that are getting out of town for the week…going on 12 days in a row with one (or two) classes a day. They’ll all be glad to know I haven’t forgotten…