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…

Ride 366

Inspiration: Did you happen to catch the story on NPR All Things Considered this week…the one about an inspirational story from 25 years ago in the center of the Rodney King LA riots? If NOT…here’s your chance to take 8 minutes and hear the story…(there’s no indoor cycling connection, but an example of the POWER…

#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…

TNT (70’s Theme Ride) 363

Inspiration: The Friday Eve class has been requesting a 70’s Theme ride for a couple weeks, so I finally put this one together…LET’S RIDE! Genre: Pop, Rock, 70’s Approximate time: 62 minutes SPINlist and Summary Profile: Warm Up – Do It Again / Steely Dan Seated / Standing Flat – Free Ride / The Edgar…

Chasing Highs 362

Inspiration: I just finished this mix this morning and have been anxious to get it posted up today…it’s been a while since my last post, and this is MY NEW FAVORITE hour-long ride. Some favorite artists featured this time…Alma, James Blunt, Emeli Sande, Benny Benassi, Yellow Claw, Lorde and G-Easy. Check them ALL out and…

Can I Sit Next to You? 360

Inspiration: Starting next week I’m picking up a new weeknight spin class at the Y. It’s a 45 minute class, so I’ll be posting more of those for another month or two, including this one today. It’s a big day in Grand Rapids, as we kick-off the 10+ day comedy event LaughFest. This SERIOUSLY FUNNY…

Beautiful Day: St. Patrick’s Day Ride 359

Inspiration: It’s that time of year…here’s your St. Patrick’s Day Theme Ride! The actual day is more than a week away, but celebrations kick off this weekend…Saturday in Chicago and Sunday in Detroit, so why not get an early start in the cycle studio too! The usual suspects on this playlist include: U2, The Cranberries,…

Rise and Shine 358

Inspiration: I dedicate this post to the MONDAY MORNING TEAM at the Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA! I’ve been on the early (5:10AM) Monday schedule for a while now and start my work week with a great group of dedicated, fitness-minded members…we often declare that WE LOVE MONDAYS! I’m so thankful for the Grand Rapids area…

One More Night 357

Inspiration: These days there have been plenty of opportunities to squeeze in a sub class. It’s the season of winter vacations, colds & the flu, even injuries…and subbing a co-worker’s class. So as long as I’m in good health, in-town and not working one of my other jobs, I’m more than happy sub another class….

PRESIDENTS’ DAY Special

Inspiration: For me, PRESIDENTS’ DAY will be celebrated like none other in my lifetime. While many have focused on the connection to George Washington’s Birthday, and even Abraham Lincoln (another February birthday of an iconic U.S. President)…it’s really a tribute to all who have served in the highest political position of U.S. government. So for…

…Quick Machines (The BIG GAME Endurance Ride) 355

Inspiration: Another NFL pairing goes helmet to helmet this weekend for the SUPER BOWL 51. It’s also time for another Sunday afternoon ENDURANCE RIDE. Here’s a classic rock themed mix for a powerful 90 minute workout. Most tracks are longer (5 minutes plus) and geared for a steady pace along flat road or up hill…