(for the ride) Inside Friend 506 and a ‘420’ Bonus

Inspiration: WTF!  Life on Earth has changed so much since I signed off for an intentional pause, just before the start of Lent.  The irony of lent this year, turns out I gave up more than blog posts this lent...worse yet, tens of thousands of people are loosing their battle with Covid-19, and many survivors … Continue reading (for the ride) Inside Friend 506 and a ‘420’ Bonus

Oh Yeah! 504

Inspiration:  I'm running a little behind on posts...lots that I have to share over the next few days.  I took this mix / profile for a TEST RIDE the other day...I LIKE IT!  Plenty of interval work here, so it will be perfect for my Cycle HIIT classes next week at Lunar Cycle.  Birds of … Continue reading Oh Yeah! 504

Howl At The Moon 🌔🌕🌖 501

Inspiration:  Friday night 1/10/2020...the first full moon of the new decade will surely bring the wolves out! In Grand Rapids, it's also the public reveal of the newest cycle studio to hit the fitness, health & wellness scene...LUNAR CYCLE!  Over the past several weeks I've been working with 10 other fantastic trainers / instructors and the … Continue reading Howl At The Moon 🌔🌕🌖 501

Own It 495

Inspiration:  I love 'FREE STYLE' rides, because I find the music, I design the ride profile, and I pick the appropriate cues for an intense and motivating ride...I'm invested and OWN IT from start to finish!  Thanks to SPOTIFY, I have so much great music available.  Thanks to WordPress, I'm able to share it out … Continue reading Own It 495

Keep On 493

Inspiration:  Never give up, stay the course, stick with it, hold fast, go for it....KEEP ON! Genre: Alternative, EDM, Pop, Rock Duration:  49 minutes Playlist and Ride Profile: Warm up - Still Ridin' / Yelawolf Alt Seated / Standing Flat - Body Back / Gryffin, Maia Wright Alt Seated / Standing Hill - Better Than … Continue reading Keep On 493

Take What You Want 489

Inspiration:  I used the full 60m and the shorter 45m versions of this POWERful mix for POWER TEST WEEK...the first week of the October.  Since we've used the ICG Power Training on the LifeFitness bikes at DDHY and SNY, I include an extended track (7 or 8 minutes) for members to take a 5m FTP … Continue reading Take What You Want 489

The Rising 486

Inspiration:  Time for a HIIT RIDE! Two versions of THE RISING, named for the Dallas Stars 2016 track.  Several sprint and attack intervals in this ride, along with some steady hill climbs and jumps...and a "free" track.  Each of the 9+ interval tracks has two sets of racing intervals 15-40 seconds. Over the holiday weekend, … Continue reading The Rising 486

Won’t Be Late 485

Inspiration:  It was a busy summer weekend in Grand Rapids, and its time to wind down with a Spin class blog post...and get ready for a busy week ahead!  One of the main attractions this weekend was on the Grand River...the Master's US Rowing National Championships.  Rowers from all over the US gathered in Grand … Continue reading Won’t Be Late 485

Another Level 482

Inspiration:  Taking it to ANOTHER LEVEL each week isn't easy...but it's so worth it!   Thanks to everyone who shows up ready work hard, have fun, and keep moving on the the next level.  I used both versions of this playlist/ride profile last Friday and Saturday...two amazing classes.  Saturday's class was the full hour version and … Continue reading Another Level 482