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

Class Schedule: Winter 2016/17 …and FLYWHEEL Update 3.0

2017 is gonna be SPINTASTIC at YMCA locations throughout Greater Grand Rapids! Starting this week, 90 minute Endurance Rides are on the schedule Sunday afternoons. Let's go for a RIDE! WOLVERINE WORLDWIDE YMCA / Belmont - MON 5:10 - 6:10AM - SUN 1:00 - 2:30PM Endurance Ride (rotation schedule) DAVID D. HUNTING YMCA / Downtown … Continue reading Class Schedule: Winter 2016/17 …and FLYWHEEL Update 3.0

Test Ride: Equinox – The Pursuit (Gold Coast – Chicago, IL)

It's been a while since I ventured away from my home studios here in Grand Rapids...but last Saturday morning certainly took care of that! My daughter's boyfriend in Chicago has been telling me about this amazing class format used in select cycle classes at his club, Equinox. The class format is THE PURSUIT and there … Continue reading Test Ride: Equinox – The Pursuit (Gold Coast – Chicago, IL)

Where I Wanna Be 325 (and Flywheel update)

Inspiration: The theme for this ride was a recurring theme for the weekend. Starting with WHERE I WANNA BE (WIWB) on Friday mornings for my 9AM ride (the Cycle Studio at the Mary Free Bed YMCA)...Followed by WIWB for an impromptu weekend getaway (in Downtown Chicago)...Followed by WIWB for Big City Indoor Cycling (at the … Continue reading Where I Wanna Be 325 (and Flywheel update)

TEST RIDE: SoulCycle – Chicago / Old Town

   Another trip to the "Land of Lincoln"...another visit to a new cycle studio. This visit has been in the making for over two years now, so it's about time! SoulCycle has finally made it to the Great Lakes region and launched one of its newest studios in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago. Coincidently, … Continue reading TEST RIDE: SoulCycle – Chicago / Old Town

Cycling in the City: NYC Edition

Planning a trip to NYC in the near future? Check out this post via Racked NY - Workout Wednesday. Many studios offer a complimentary first ride. Hey, Indoor Cycling Studios: What's Your 'Thing'? Wednesday, July 2, 2014, by Laura Gurfein

Test Ride: Flywheel – Chicago / Gold Coast

My recent visit to Chicago has prompted me to post this “review” of my first FLY with Flywheel, at their Gold Coast location in the windy city. I can tell you now it was worth the six-hour roundtrip commute! After first dropping in at this location about 9 months ago, just to check it out … Continue reading Test Ride: Flywheel – Chicago / Gold Coast