(for the ride) Inside Friend 506 and a ‘420’ Bonus

Inspiration: WTF!  Life on Earth has changed so much since I signed off for an intentional pause, just before the start of Lent.  The irony of lent this year, turns out I gave up more than blog posts this lent...worse yet, tens of thousands of people are loosing their battle with Covid-19, and many survivors … Continue reading (for the ride) Inside Friend 506 and a ‘420’ Bonus

Howl At The Moon 🌔🌕🌖 501

Inspiration:  Friday night 1/10/2020...the first full moon of the new decade will surely bring the wolves out! In Grand Rapids, it's also the public reveal of the newest cycle studio to hit the fitness, health & wellness scene...LUNAR CYCLE!  Over the past several weeks I've been working with 10 other fantastic trainers / instructors and the … Continue reading Howl At The Moon 🌔🌕🌖 501

Shoot the Moon 497

Inspiration:  I'm a little obsessed with the Moon these days!  And so were news reporters recently, as the Cold Moon got plenty of press last week when the last full moon of the decade made its appearance at 12:12am on 12/12/19...and coincidentally, in Grand Rapids, MI it was a COLD moon with the temperature around … Continue reading Shoot the Moon 497

The Future of Indoor Cycling – Part I of II

While the next two posts are titled The FUTURE of Indoor Cycling, before looking into the Future, this PART I looks to the PAST and also the CURRENT state of indoor cycling as an essential fitness option for many...around the world!  Let's go for a ride... While the earliest evidence of indoor cycling goes back … Continue reading The Future of Indoor Cycling – Part I of II

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/

Own It 495

Inspiration:  I love 'FREE STYLE' rides, because I find the music, I design the ride profile, and I pick the appropriate cues for an intense and motivating ride...I'm invested and OWN IT from start to finish!  Thanks to SPOTIFY, I have so much great music available.  Thanks to WordPress, I'm able to share it out … Continue reading Own It 495

Keep On 493

Inspiration:  Never give up, stay the course, stick with it, hold fast, go for it....KEEP ON! Genre: Alternative, EDM, Pop, Rock Duration:  49 minutes Playlist and Ride Profile: Warm up - Still Ridin' / Yelawolf Alt Seated / Standing Flat - Body Back / Gryffin, Maia Wright Alt Seated / Standing Hill - Better Than … Continue reading Keep On 493

Take What You Want 489

Inspiration:  I used the full 60m and the shorter 45m versions of this POWERful mix for POWER TEST WEEK...the first week of the October.  Since we've used the ICG Power Training on the LifeFitness bikes at DDHY and SNY, I include an extended track (7 or 8 minutes) for members to take a 5m FTP … Continue reading Take What You Want 489

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

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