All This Power 476

Inspiration:  It's been a crazy couple of weeks...and about that long since my last post.  This profile has changed from a full hour, to a 45m ride...and back to a full hour, just in time for Monday morning Happy Hour (HOUR OF POWER) at the Wolverine Worldwide YMCA...less than 8 hours from now.  I don't have … Continue reading All This Power 476

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Wednesday Poll: Studio Cycling class format

Back in the day, if you said you were going to SPIN CLASS, most people had a good idea of what that meant.  Today, with all the amazing and varied options...indoor cycling comes in many shapes and sizes.  Today's POLL:  share your favorite format(s)...either as a rider/participant or as an instructor/coach. I found the following … Continue reading Wednesday Poll: Studio Cycling class format

Champions of Studio Cycling

Continuing with the theme of post #425, here are some of the noteworthy Champions of studio cycling and some related resources. These are just a few of the many advocates, proponents, promoters, and supporters. Fitness research, instructor education & certification Spinning / Mad Dogg Athletics https://spinning.com/getting-started/ Be a SPINNING instructor video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiSZ0D5GlGU Les Mills (RPM … Continue reading Champions of Studio Cycling

#NEVERCOAST @flyCHI: A Guest Post by Jeremy S. 402

This month Facebook shared a couple MEMORY posts that fit well with today's JANUARY Guest Post...one was a memory from 4 years ago when I posted news about FLYWHEEL opening a studio in Scarsdale, NY. The other, a memory from a year ago when I took a FLY60 class in Chicago / Old Town...with Jeremy … Continue reading #NEVERCOAST @flyCHI: A Guest Post by Jeremy S. 402

Class Schedule: Winter 2018

Still in 2017, but 2018 is already shaping up to be a busy year. Make this your year to encourage a friend, family member, co-worker to check out an indoor cycling class! Flywheel, SoulCycle...or locally, at one of these great spots: GRAND RAPIDS PARKS & RECREATION / Downtown Grand Rapids - TUE 6:30 - 7:25PM … Continue reading Class Schedule: Winter 2018

Break The Rules 395

Inspiration: MERRY CHRISTMAS! Genre: Alternative, EDM, Pop, Rock. Approximate time: 49 minutes SPINlist and Summary Profile: Warm up - Rewrite The Stars / Zac Efron w/ Zendaya Seated / Standing Flat - Coming Home / Sheppard Rolling Hills - Lay By Me / firekid Standing Climb - American Soul / U2 Jumps - Go / … Continue reading Break The Rules 395

Feels Great 390

Inspiration: Wishing you a GREAT week, holiday, and ride this Thanksgiving week / weekend! New & Notable tracks include: Canyons, One Foot, Uh Huh, Wolves, Better Than I Used To Be...from ROZES, WALK THE MOON, Somewhere Else, Selena Gomez/Marshmello, and Mat Kearney/AFSHeeN THANKS to everyone who shares my enthusiasm and passion for Studio Cycling (and … Continue reading Feels Great 390

Power 381

Inspiration: MORE POWER HOUR. Several interval stretches in this HIGH ENERGY Ride...surges, sprints, climbing attacks and high-resistance runs. With some jumps, steep steady climbs and quick, flat runs, this mix should satisfy all riders. For those with access to power/watts measures on your bike (like the Keiser M3 cycles we have at many GR YMCA … Continue reading Power 381

Obsession 378

Inspiration: There's no doubt about my strongest obsession for the past 5 years! I continue to enjoy my time in the Cycle Studio after a half decade of cycle classes throughout greater Grand Rapids...and blogging about all-things-studio cycling. The fuel for my obsession: GR YMCA and it's members, instructors and management, Spotify and the hundreds … Continue reading Obsession 378

I Don’t Care…Let’s Go: Fall Out Boy vs. Calvin Harris 376

Inspiration: When was the last time I posted a BATTLE OF... Theme ride? Right! It's been too long. Not sure how I came up with this pairing, but no question these artists are AMAZING when it comes to EDM / Pop and Alternative Pop Rock...#1 in their genre. So who's the winner of this battle? … Continue reading I Don’t Care…Let’s Go: Fall Out Boy vs. Calvin Harris 376