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

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

Better Days 337

Inspiration: Every day is BETTER when you start with an early morning ride...INSIDE! At the Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, we LOVE Monday mornings in the cycle studio and this was our ride profile / playlist for the 5:10am class today. Check out all the tracks, including these NEW (at least new to me) tracks for … Continue reading Better Days 337

POWER 336

Inspiration: Lots of inspiration for a POWER-full ride today! And if you haven't heard or seen the RISE track / video yet, check it out below. August will be a great month to focus on YOUR POWER...don't let the next 31 days slip by without being more mindful in your class work. Have a great … Continue reading POWER 336

Class Schedule: Summer 2016

SUMMER OF '16! Every summer I TRY to lighten my schedule in the studio, and this year is no exception. The first week of July I will be AWAY ("up north") on vacation. Have a great Fourth, and Summer. WOLVERINE WORLDWIDE YMCA / Belmont All bikes are Keiser M3 cycles - MON 5:10 - 6:10AM … Continue reading Class Schedule: Summer 2016

Light It Up 278

Inspiration: Got an early start on my ride playlist & profile for next Thursday's early morning HAPPY HOUR ride. Today it'll serve as my car ride playlist for this weekend's trip to Chicago...planning to use my FREE ride ticket to ride at the SOULCYCLE studio in the loop...their newest location and windy city FLAGSHIP studio … Continue reading Light It Up 278

Stronger 3.0 277

Inspiration: TGIF! A big mix here with a little bit of everything. The new Kiesza and TobyMac (and Fifth Harmony) tracks are great for a group ride inside...check them out. Time to get on with the weekend... Genre: Alternative, Christian, Country, Electronic/Dance, Pop, Rock. Approximate time: 48 minutes Preview and Purchase at iTunes: Warm up … Continue reading Stronger 3.0 277

The Warrior 276

Inspiration: This past week I final took my first Les Mills RPM Indoor Cycling class. The Grand Rapids area YMCA has been rolling out many of the Les Mills group ex programs (BodyCombat, BodyPump, Body Flow...and RPM) since early this year along side all other "free style" classes previously offered. My class was a good … Continue reading The Warrior 276

Nothing Left 275

Inspiration: Now that I have over a 90 minute round trip commute Monday through Thursday (yes...Fridays off and a THREE DAY WEEKEND!), I have more time to listen to music and find those perfect tunes for sprints, jumps, hills, runs, rolling hills, warmups and cool downs! Here's a 60 minute mix for my classes this … Continue reading Nothing Left 275