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

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Victorious 484

Inspiration: victory- achievement of mastery or success in a struggle or endeavor against odds or difficulties This week is UNITY week in west Michigan, as the four-day Unity Christian Music Festival takes over waterfront Heritage Landing in Muskegon, MI.  Live performances by many of the top contemporary Christian music artists, including: Rhett Walker Band, Tenth Avenue … Continue reading Victorious 484

Sparking My Fire 🔥 483

Inspiration:  Starting the new month off strong with this FIRE theme ride!   Doesn't matter much how you SAY IT...but more about how you MOVE IT!  Brand!, Au feu!, Feuer!, Ahi!, Al fuoco!, Fuego!, Det brinner!...FIRE! 🔥🔥🔥 Many notable tracks on this full hour ride (see the 45m version too), including all these:  hooked on NF's Time … Continue reading Sparking My Fire 🔥 483

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

Now’s The Time…(to) Shine 481

Inspiration:  After being MIA and off-line for about 3-weeks...and after getting this comment from Jessica: Are you not making spin class play lists anymore. I looked forward to them every week, it's about time for another ride / playlist.  Several new tracks in these fresh playlists, 60m and 45m versions, packed with everything from Pop … Continue reading Now’s The Time…(to) Shine 481

Truth 480

Inspiration:  Go INSIDE and find TRUTH, and a TRUE BURN!  Since I first heard Trapdoor's Bison (2016) a week ago, I couldn't wait to get it on a ride playlist...check it out!  Other favorites include the new Mark Ronson / Alicia Key's collaboration (title track), the Monsta X / French Montana collaboration (WHO DO U … Continue reading Truth 480

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 … Continue reading Fire Alarm 478

Joy 477

Inspiration:  The Summer '19 Joy Ride starts this Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of the summer season!  More than the Bastille title track, several tracks on this ride are a perfect TEN on the Joy scale.  On this ride, expect a mixed terrain Joy Ride with quick intervals on flats and hills...power climbs and steep, … Continue reading Joy 477

All This Power 476

Inspiration:  It's been a crazy couple of weeks...and about that long since my last post.  This profile has changed from a full hour, to a 45m ride...and back to a full hour, just in time for Monday morning Happy Hour (HOUR OF POWER) at the Wolverine Worldwide YMCA...less than 8 hours from now.  I don't have … Continue reading All This Power 476

awesoME! 475

Inspiration:  Who's awesome?  YOU ARE! "...you can't spell AWESOME without (WE and) ME". We'll send off APRIL with this AWESOME ride and playlist....even though I won't be using it for most of my classes until May.  I have a 7+ minute section set for POWER TESTING, for all my POWER TRAINING classes during the first week … Continue reading awesoME! 475