ClassPass for Studio Cycling…and more!

Since 2013, ClassPass has been a great option for fitness enthusiasts to enjoy the benefits and unique vibe of boutique fitness studios without juggling multiple (and costly) large metro markets, like NYC, LA, Chicago, and Miami. I just learned that ClassPass is also in Grand Rapids and other large cities through out Michigan (since … Continue reading ClassPass for Studio Cycling…and more!

Whole Lotta Love: Valentine’s Day Ride 545

This mix is 100% pure LOVE...isn't it crazy what LOVE can do? Ride Profile & Playlist: Warm-up: Love in This Club / Usher, Jeezy Combo flat: 100% Pure Love / Years & Years Attacks on a hill: Real Love / Dillon Francis, Aleyna Tilki Quick flat w/ Jumps: Tainted Love / Soft Cell Power Climb: … Continue reading Whole Lotta Love: Valentine’s Day Ride 545

Calling all Theme Riders…

February may be the shortest month of the year in terms of days...for indoor cycling, it's one of the BIGGEST months of the year! Theme rides are one of the biggest attractions for instructors and riders based on TEN YEARS of clicks at FOR THE RIDE INSIDE. My theme ride posts helped this blog land … Continue reading Calling all Theme Riders…

Make You Better 543

I often ask for music suggestions after each class...genres, artists, or specific tracks, but seldom get any takers. Well, last week after class I got a subtle ask for some music from The Decemberists. Building the profile and playlist for this ride has been a fun project this past week! By now, I'm guessing you've … Continue reading Make You Better 543

Do It To It 528

Happy MLK Day!
Also another 6PM Happy Hour Ride tonight…with an ENCORE of this HIIT mix.

for the ride inside...Music playlists, Ride profiles, Guest posts, Studio reviews, and more...

After reminiscing with a 2015 post earlier this week, I decided to give #252 a REFRESH, and add another 15 minutes for a Full Hour Burner! If you’re ready to DO IT TO IT…this is IT!

From a 2020 Lauv track to an 80’s track from Yes, and lots in between…this really is IT!

All these artists: Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Regard, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Adele, Journey, DJ Snake, AlunaGeorge, Seether, ACRAZE, Cherish, Lauv, LANY, Fall Out Boy, John Mayer, Black Eyed Peas, American Authors, Fifth Harmony, Kid Ink, Metro Station, Yes, Garbage, The Weeknd!

Summary Ride Profile and Playlist:

WARM UP: I Like It / Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin

ALT SEATED / STANDING FLAT: I Like It / Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull


SEATED FLAT: Any Way You Want It / Journey


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Indoor cycling for “lifelong cardio vascular health”

I'm not going to comment on the "8 BEST..." of this Esquire article, but wanted to highlight the following from a Chicagoan and past guest contributor to for the ride inside, included in this article: Indoor cycling is not just a great way to get your cardio in for the day, but it’s also incredible … Continue reading Indoor cycling for “lifelong cardio vascular health”

From THE OTHER STUFF: Too Old for HIIT — Stay Healthy Weekly

We grew too old, Susan and me. I worked at the fitness center, not in the gym or the pool, but upstairs with the management. I worked out the finances. Twice a week, I biked in before sunrise to instruct spin classes. These are in the news lately, spin classes, the online ones. Peloton made […] … Continue reading From THE OTHER STUFF: Too Old for HIIT — Stay Healthy Weekly