Better Together: Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month (PFP Ride) 472

Inspiration:  April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month and Pedaling for Parkinson's is a cycling program to help those with PD! This is my 45-minute playlist for a PFP class I am subbing this Friday morning! While this playlist / ride profile was made specifically for the PFP class this week, I'm planning to use this … Continue reading Better Together: Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month (PFP Ride) 472

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Great Wide Open: SPINdurance 2019.6 470

Inspiration:  Tonight was the last FTP 90 of the season...this was a good final ride into Spring, Summer and Fall rides outside.  Many tracks are based on suggested artists and genres from the FTP 90 Tuesday night regulars!  It's been a great ride since late January when we started offering these endurance classes...until the fall it'll … Continue reading Great Wide Open: SPINdurance 2019.6 470

Something in the Air: SPINdurance 2019.5 467 & FTP 90 LIVE Ride 468

Inspiration:  Only one more SCHEDULED FTP 90 / Endurance Ride next week...but we are working on extending these rides through April!  More to come... This is our ride from a couple weeks ago (YES...running behind on my posts).  Until the ride we did this week, Something in the Air was my favorite endurance ride this year.  … Continue reading Something in the Air: SPINdurance 2019.5 467 & FTP 90 LIVE Ride 468

Bright Lights: SPINdurance 2019.3 463

Inspiration:   HAPPY PRESIDENTS' DAY...a great day to unplug from all the noise and negativity associated with our current President and pay tribute to one or more of our past Presidents (Who's one of your favorites? For me, #40...Ronald Reagan).  For many this also means a long winter weekend...I'll take it! It also means tomorrow is … Continue reading Bright Lights: SPINdurance 2019.3 463

Your Wildest Dreams: SPINdurance 2019.2 460

Inspiration:  A west Michigan snow day calls for a SPOTIFY marathon AND a new 90-minute playlist / ride profile!  This time my brother-in-law Clint had some great suggestions...this should be a GOOD ONE, planning on this for tomorrow's FTP 90 class! The ride is named for the Moody Blues track and perfect for this ALTERED STATES … Continue reading Your Wildest Dreams: SPINdurance 2019.2 460

Preparing for your BEST Endurance ride…INSIDE!

We're gearing up for a new ENDURANCE RIDE series at the Greater Grand Rapids YMCA...FTP 90! Demo classes underway this week...the 8-week series officially kicks off next week. In my ongoing preparation for this program, I wanted to share several resources with Y members and other cycling enthusiasts in the community.  These are just a … Continue reading Preparing for your BEST Endurance ride…INSIDE!

On The Move: SPINdurance 2019.1 458

Inspiration:  Winter has returned to Grand Rapids, MI this weekend...a few inches of snow, sub-zero temps and talk about even colder wind chills!  It's a great day to hibernate with a new Spotify SPINlist for an upcoming Endurance Ride.  Several classic rock tracks from Styx, The Doobie Brothers, The Police, Fleetwood Mac and Steely Dan...and just … Continue reading On The Move: SPINdurance 2019.1 458

FTP 90: Endurance Cycling….at GRYMCA

Introducing FTP 90 at the David D. Hunting YMCA - Grand Rapids, MI! FTP 90 is an 8-week Endurance Cycling experience that will kick-start your 2019 training and overall fitness...low-impact and BIG results! FTP is for Functional Threshold Power*...and 90 for the 90-minute ride and endurance training format. Classes are focused on endurance riding and make … Continue reading FTP 90: Endurance Cycling….at GRYMCA

Do It Till Your POKER FACE Hurts: Dada v. Gaga Battle Ride 456

Inspiration:  Hills, Intervals, Jumps...Dada Life and Lady Gaga for an hour ride inside.  Enjoy the Ride! Genre: EDM, Pop Duration: 62 minutes Summary Ride Profile & Playlist:  Warm up - One Last Night On Earth (Speaker of the House Remix) / Dada Life Alt Seated / Standing Flat - Applause / Lady Gaga Hill - Born … Continue reading Do It Till Your POKER FACE Hurts: Dada v. Gaga Battle Ride 456