Guest Post: Diane Smith, Lunar Cycle Instructor

So even before the Coronavirus quarantine…have you ever dreamed of having your own in-home gym? You can walk in and use it whenever you want? No line, no check in, you can even workout in your pajamas! Treadmill, stationary bike, free weights...all for you. Also though, there’s no accountability, no community. You quickly find that … Continue reading Guest Post: Diane Smith, Lunar Cycle Instructor

FIRST RIDE: ChampCycle (Macomb, MI)

Last weekend, my wife and I had another long weekend in Metro Detroit to visit the grand daughter (and her parents)...and another cycle studio visit.  This time, Champ Cycle, just about 30 minutes outside of Detroit.  I've been wanting to visit the studio and meet one of the instructors I connected with on Facebook/Instagram/Spotify over … Continue reading FIRST RIDE: ChampCycle (Macomb, MI)

Rules of the RIDE…INSIDE

We're just weeks away from the perennial busy season in the fitness industry!  Here are sixteen pointers to make the most of your next (maybe your FIRST) cycle class. - Arrive about 7-10 minutes prior to scheduled start time to get set-up and start a light warm up (if its your first time, make it … Continue reading Rules of the RIDE…INSIDE

Work This Body: Thirty Seconds To Mars v. Walk The Moon 496

The last full moon of 2019 makes an appearance on the 12th, and this playlist will help you git r done! On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/1245380664/playlist/6tNoHmyVwnd0K2CnC6dclw?si=7NnXM9sfR0OmWKeX1WPH0Q On YouTube: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GW1lyrRpXtM https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1ffPQGYHJYQ spIN THE NEWS: https://www.corpmagazine.com/break-room/talent-work/lunar-cycle-coming-to-downtown-grand-rapids/

The Rising 486

Inspiration:  Time for a HIIT RIDE! Two versions of THE RISING, named for the Dallas Stars 2016 track.  Several sprint and attack intervals in this ride, along with some steady hill climbs and jumps...and a "free" track.  Each of the 9+ interval tracks has two sets of racing intervals 15-40 seconds. Over the holiday weekend, … Continue reading The Rising 486

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

Sparking My Fire 🔥 483

Inspiration:  Starting the new month off strong with this FIRE theme ride!   Doesn't matter much how you SAY IT...but more about how you MOVE IT!  Brand!, Au feu!, Feuer!, Ahi!, Al fuoco!, Fuego!, Det brinner!...FIRE! 🔥🔥🔥 Many notable tracks on this full hour ride (see the 45m version too), including all these:  hooked on NF's Time … Continue reading Sparking My Fire 🔥 483

Class Schedule: Summer 2019

What happened to July 2019?! This schedule post is officially LATE, as many of the Group Ex coordinators are putting Fall 2019 class schedules together now. Late or not, here it is...LET'S RIDE! _______________________________________________________________________ DAVID D. HUNTING YMCA / Downtown GR (LifeFitness / ICG / Coach By Color Power Training format) - WED 6:15 - … Continue reading Class Schedule: Summer 2019

Are Those Push-Ups in My Indoor Cycling Class Actually Doing Anything? | SELF

Indoor cycling class is a great cardio workout, but I've been wondering: Do push-up on the bike do anything? Or do I have permission to stop doing them? — Read on http://www.self.com/story/push-ups-indoor-cycling-class