TEST RIDE: Studio Three (River North – Chicago, IL)

I’ve been looking forward to this visit for a while now…since Peloton has been in the SPIN spotlight for the past few months. The added bonus for the visit this Fathers Day weekend…my wife, daughter and her boyfriend came along for the ride. While ground zero for Peloton is NYC, Studio Three offers a midwest…

Why SPOTIFY? My TOP TEN list…

I’ve been a Premium Spotify user for over 3 years now…looking forward to years and years of more great streaming with this awesome on demand music service! With recent news of Pandora’s new PREMIUM plan and more than a year since Apple launched their APPLE MUSIC plan, SPOTIFY still rules in my Cycle Classes! (and…

TEST RIDE: LIVE CYCLE DELIGHT (West Village – Detroit, MI)

Last weekend my wife I and made the short road trip to the east side of the state to visit our oldest daughter and fiancé for a quick visit. They recently moved into an apartment in the heart of the city, near the iconic riverfront Renaissance Center. About a week before the visit I heard…

Class Schedule: Winter 2016/17 …and FLYWHEEL Update 3.0

2017 is gonna be SPINTASTIC at YMCA locations throughout Greater Grand Rapids! Starting this week, 90 minute Endurance Rides are on the schedule Sunday afternoons. Let’s go for a RIDE! WOLVERINE WORLDWIDE YMCA / Belmont – MON 5:10 – 6:10AM – SUN 1:00 – 2:30PM Endurance Ride (rotation schedule) DAVID D. HUNTING YMCA / Downtown…

Test Ride: Equinox – The Pursuit (Gold Coast – Chicago, IL)

It’s been a while since I ventured away from my home studios here in Grand Rapids…but last Saturday morning certainly took care of that! My daughter’s boyfriend in Chicago has been telling me about this amazing class format used in select cycle classes at his club, Equinox. The class format is THE PURSUIT and there…

Where I Wanna Be 325 (and Flywheel update)

Inspiration: The theme for this ride was a recurring theme for the weekend. Starting with WHERE I WANNA BE (WIWB) on Friday mornings for my 9AM ride (the Cycle Studio at the Mary Free Bed YMCA)…Followed by WIWB for an impromptu weekend getaway (in Downtown Chicago)…Followed by WIWB for Big City Indoor Cycling (at the…

Cycling INSIDE the City – 2015 / 2016 Update

Cycling INSIDE the City …from A to Y, your guide to Studio Cycling in Greater Grand Rapids MI The options for indoor cycling in West Michigan are better than ever! Make 2016 your year to get into Indoor / Studio Cycling! Keep in mind that all locations offer no-cost or low-cost options to check out…

Indoor Cycling class review: CYC Fitness

I haven’t been to a CYC Fitness Studio Cycling class yet, but fellow fitness blogger…The Running Bun, was able to check out their NY studio.   Read more about her class and new favorite spin class instructor…here! Guess I better make plans to get over to their Madison, WI studio soon!

TEST RIDE: CycleBar – Royal Oak (Metro Detroit)

This past weekend I was in the Detroit area for a special Dad/Daughters weekend. It was a quick trip away from my home in NE Grand Rapids, but we managed to squeeze lots in: lunch in Royal Oak, trip to the Holiday Market for dinner items to cook at home, a movie…Trainwreck!, checked out an…

TEST RIDE: SoulCycle – Chicago / Old Town

   Another trip to the “Land of Lincoln”…another visit to a new cycle studio. This visit has been in the making for over two years now, so it’s about time! SoulCycle has finally made it to the Great Lakes region and launched one of its newest studios in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago. Coincidently,…

Test Ride: Full Psycle – Chicago (Lincoln Park)

HAPPY 2015! The new year is off to a good (but cold & windy) start, and 2014 ended on a high note with a short and busy visit to my favorite big city in the Midwest…CHICAGO! We stayed with my youngest daughter’s boyfriend who just moved into his new (and awesome!) studio apartment just minutes…

TEST RIDE: Fzique – Grand Rapids

Since my visit to Allegro Coaching, I heard from someone in one of my cycling classes about another cycling studio in town…Fzique. After some more searching, found their website and made plans for a studio visit. Fzique opened late April 2014 and continues to build their “community” by way of social networking (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)…