(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

Guest Post: Brenda Young, Lunar Cycle Instructor

I remember my first time going into a big box gym and pointing to the dark room in the corner with no windows and loud music pumping out of it and I asked my friend.... “what’s in there??” She answered “it’s the Spin Room. You don’t want to go in there, it’s like a cult.” … Continue reading Guest Post: Brenda Young, Lunar Cycle Instructor

Guest Post: Nicole Shannon, Lunar Cycle Instructor

My knack for coaching started at a young age. Let's just say, I was the gym class all-star and have always loved sports and competition. My dad was and still is very active and competitive, so I guess I can thank him for those traits. I started practicing Gymnastics at the age of nine. That … Continue reading Guest Post: Nicole Shannon, Lunar Cycle Instructor

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)

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