On this Throwback Thursday, this Look Back goes to the early days of this blog...when it was called steve:spin:list and I had less than a year in the saddle as an instructor. Seal's Amazing, Madonna's Give It 2 Me, and The Killers Mr. Brightside are favorites used on many rides! Check out IT'S TIME...#52 March … Continue reading A Look Back: March 2013 #52
Cycling INSIDE the City ...a guide to Studio Cycling in Greater Grand Rapids, MI Over the past 4 years, Grand Rapids has been BOOMING...housing, nightlife, cultural, business, recreation and FITNESS. It's time to take another look at the world of Studio Cycling in Grand Rapids! ___________________________________________________________________________________ 4G Athletic - New since 2016 https://4gathletic.com/ 2141 Port … Continue reading Cycling INSIDE the City 2019 – Grand Rapids, MI
Well...I've been urging Beth to contribute a post for months now and so here we FINALLY have it! I've had the pleasure of knowing and riding with Beth for nearly as long as I've been an instructor / member at the local YMCA (about 5 years now!). Like many west Michiganders, when given the option, … Continue reading You’re never too old to enjoy your childhood: A Guest Blog Post by Beth L.
Inspiration: For the 2019 RESOLUTIONISTS out in full force now, a GUIDING LIGHT can be the key to success and maintaining a sustainable modification of behaviors (i.e. no more bad habits). In the Cycle Studio another guiding light could be right in front of you! With the new year, why not take time to set new … Continue reading Guiding Light 454
Maybe some of these tracks will rattle your bones for a Halloween-theme ride this month! Mix & match with your personal favorites and Enjoy the Ride! On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/1245380664/playlist/3sUT07TWmjNkOMxN8Alx2k?si=JB999h4jQA-jWkHU72x9fw
Bonus post today...😎 No ride profiles, videos or news posts, just this 6 and a half hour Spotify collection that will destroy your ride! From ALL TIME LOW to ZZ WARD, and everything in between. Hold on tight...Enjoy the Ride! Steve 🚴🏻🎶😅 https://open.spotify.com/user/1245380664/playlist/6jJMrt7cXoN16PRj12s3Qt?si=Wh1zJSLsT9-OyaoZwj4COg
Since my last post, more progress in the GRYMCA Cycle Studios! There has been much discussion about FTP in preparation for LAUNCH WEEK (this week!). Below are some brief highlights from the certification training last Sunday and other helpful resources I have found for instructor and participants. BUT FIRST, a few links related to our … Continue reading ICG + FTP = MORE POWER
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 so easy to pack a ride playlist with the latest tracks to hit Spotify...so I’m taking time each month to look back at ROCKSTAR rides from past years. Check out this momentum building mix from 2015.
Inspiration: Just took THE JOURNEY for a test ride this morning at 7:30...and for an encore ride at 10:15. With all the positive feedback (and sweat on the floor), this is my new FAVORITE RIDE! More of a rock theme on this one...but still a good variety for a crowd-pleaser. I NEVER use a track … Continue reading The Journey 431