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

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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

Turn It Up 479

Inspiration:  We're about halfway through 2019...so "you better TURN IT UP!"  These three words remind me of the SoulCycle promo from 2017...and you don't have to be a fan of SoulCycle to be inspired by this short video.   For this 45+ minute ride, get your CREW together and get ready to burn some cals!  Don't … Continue reading Turn It Up 479

Fire Alarm 478

Inspiration:  After discovering SPOTIFY's The New Alt playlist, I was inspired to create this all-alternative playlist.  Other than a few hills, this is mostly a quick-paced ride with a variety of jumps, sprints and other high-cadence stretches.  If you're looking for a shorter 45m class format, there's an ALTERNATIVE version for that too.  Several new … Continue reading Fire Alarm 478