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)

Oh Yeah! 504

Inspiration:  I'm running a little behind on posts...lots that I have to share over the next few days.  I took this mix / profile for a TEST RIDE the other day...I LIKE IT!  Plenty of interval work here, so it will be perfect for my Cycle HIIT classes next week at Lunar Cycle.  Birds of … Continue reading Oh Yeah! 504

FIRST RIDE: Vibe Ride Detroit

This is my 3rd visit and review of several indoor cycling studios in Metro Detroit (about 20+ of them in all)...and the only one in the heart of downtown Detroit, not far from the Renaissance Center.  The other two Detroit area FIRST RIDES were at Live Cycle Delight and Rebel Cycle...both still going strong! Most … Continue reading FIRST RIDE: Vibe Ride Detroit

spINTENSITY: Keep it under control!

With 2020 well underway...a flood of new, returning fitness-seekers are HIITing gyms, fitness studios and CYCLE STUDIOS everywhere.  Many unaware of or uneducated about how to effectively manage the intensity of their fitness activity.  I'll review a few common tools and techniques for keeping it safe. RPE: Rating of Perceived Exertion The most basic technique … Continue reading spINTENSITY: Keep it under control!

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

Give It To Me (Now!) 499

Inspiration: Are you ready?  2020 is just days away!  I say, GIVE IT TO ME...NOW! Yesterday was Schwinn Power certification day for the Lunar Cycle team with Schwinn Master Instructor Abbie Appel...wow!  If you don't know Abbie, she's just about everywhere online:  AbbieAppel.com, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest...and Spotify!  I'm guessing you've heard of or … Continue reading Give It To Me (Now!) 499

Why I Ride Inside…Lunar Cycle Owners Share Their Stories AND A Look Back: Instructor Guest Blogger Updates

I love hearing stories about how indoor cycling has been a life changer (even a life saver)!  Read on for two such stories from the owners and co-founders of Lunar Cycle, a new boutique indoor cycle studio set to open in Grand Rapids next month (January 2020).  If you follow most posts here...you should already … Continue reading Why I Ride Inside…Lunar Cycle Owners Share Their Stories AND A Look Back: Instructor Guest Blogger Updates

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/

No Stress 494

Inspiration:  It's THANKSGIVING week, and I'm sure you didn't need me to remind you of this! There are mixed emotions around this time of year...heading into December holidays, shorter (and colder) days, a new year weeks away, etc. - all the things that bring on a flood of STRESS for many.  While I'm no master … Continue reading No Stress 494

Fire, Ready, Aim 492

Inspiration:  It's the first weekend of the 2019 gun season for Michigan deer hunters, let's hope the technique is Ready, Aim, FIRE!  That three-step technique works in the cycle studio too:  warm up, get psyched & get READY to ride...AIM your efforts to meet your goals...and when the time is right, let go and FIRE … Continue reading Fire, Ready, Aim 492