This week is my 10th anniversary of being a certified Indoor Cycling Instructor (and blogger). And WOW, what a ride it has been! Coincidentally, Monday is also 10/10...PERFECT! My indoor cycling journey actually started a few months earlier than October 2012, while I was an adjunct finance professor at Davenport University. The University purchased about … Continue reading Indoor Cycling over the years…A DECADE IN THE SADDLE, still enjoying THE RIDE INSIDE!
Inspiration: HAPPY PRESIDENTS' DAY...a great day to unplug from all the noise and negativity associated with our current President and pay tribute to one or more of our past Presidents (Who's one of your favorites? For me, #40...Ronald Reagan). For many this also means a long winter weekend...I'll take it! It also means tomorrow is … Continue reading Bright Lights: SPINdurance 2019.3 463
Inspiration: Happy Saturday WEEKEND WARRIORS! We had a strong showing at the Spartan Stores YMCA Endurance Cycle DEMO Ride this morning! About 20 riders, 19 tracks, and 90 minutes of work centered on the SWEET SPOT (spans upper Zone 3 to lower Zone 4)...goal was: Zone 1 (White): 5%...Zone 2 (Blue): 10-15%...Zone 3 (Green): 30%...Zone 4 … Continue reading All In: SPINdurance 2019 455
2018 was a great year for Studio Cycling around the world…interest continues to grow at a strong pace with more boutique studios opening, more in-home fitness and live streamed classes (Peloton...I know of 3 people that took delivery in 2018), and new class formats. I like this video post from the CEO of Peloton (December … Continue reading 2018…see ya!
Inspiration: MERRY CHRISTMAS! Here's a ROGUE RIDE for you. 8 of the 9 Spinning movements and 17 great tracks, including these favorites: Remember, Pretty Lies, So Close, Help Me Mama, If You Were Mine, This Is What I Live For, Rogue Ones and comethru! For shorter classes, I have the 45 minute Spotify playlist below. … Continue reading Rogue Ones 450
Inspiration: This LIGHT and FIRE themed playlist is great for an ICG Coach By Color ride on the IC6 bikes at DDH and Spartan Stores Family YMCAs...but will work for any Studio Cycling class! An even mix of terrain and intensity with the goal being something like: 6% White / … Continue reading Shinin’ Bright 446
Inspiration: The newest MUSE release is due November 9th, but a few tracks have been on Spotify for a month or more...this ride is named for my favorite so far. Actually, this is my NFP (New Favorite Playlist)...from the opener by Thirty Seconds To Mars to a couple extended tracks by LA Riots and Babert, … Continue reading Pressure 442
Inspiration: This is PRE-LAUNCH week for two updated studios / studio cycling programs at the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids. Two of the five branches are in the process of updating the studio, equipment and instruction methods this week...kicking off the new program next Monday, October 8th! The new equipment is LifeFitness / IC-6 indoor … Continue reading Here We Come 441
It's time to FALL into a new fitness routine...be sure it includes Studio Cycling. Late September and into early October, both DDH and Spartan Stores YMCA branches will update their Cycle Studios with new Life Fitness IC-6 bikes and introduction of the Coach By Color method. This will be a great addition to the Greater … Continue reading Class Schedule: Fall 2018