Great Wide Open: SPINdurance 2019.6 470

Inspiration:  Tonight was the last FTP 90 of the season...this was a good final ride into Spring, Summer and Fall rides outside.  Many tracks are based on suggested artists and genres from the FTP 90 Tuesday night regulars!  It's been a great ride since late January when we started offering these endurance classes...until the fall it'll … Continue reading Great Wide Open: SPINdurance 2019.6 470

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Something in the Air: SPINdurance 2019.5 467 & FTP 90 LIVE Ride 468

Inspiration:  Only one more SCHEDULED FTP 90 / Endurance Ride next week...but we are working on extending these rides through April!  More to come... This is our ride from a couple weeks ago (YES...running behind on my posts).  Until the ride we did this week, Something in the Air was my favorite endurance ride this year.  … Continue reading Something in the Air: SPINdurance 2019.5 467 & FTP 90 LIVE Ride 468

Your Wildest Dreams: SPINdurance 2019.2 460

Inspiration:  A west Michigan snow day calls for a SPOTIFY marathon AND a new 90-minute playlist / ride profile!  This time my brother-in-law Clint had some great suggestions...this should be a GOOD ONE, planning on this for tomorrow's FTP 90 class! The ride is named for the Moody Blues track and perfect for this ALTERED STATES … Continue reading Your Wildest Dreams: SPINdurance 2019.2 460

On The Move: SPINdurance 2019.1 458

Inspiration:  Winter has returned to Grand Rapids, MI this weekend...a few inches of snow, sub-zero temps and talk about even colder wind chills!  It's a great day to hibernate with a new Spotify SPINlist for an upcoming Endurance Ride.  Several classic rock tracks from Styx, The Doobie Brothers, The Police, Fleetwood Mac and Steely Dan...and just … Continue reading On The Move: SPINdurance 2019.1 458

FTP 90: Endurance Cycling….at GRYMCA

Introducing FTP 90 at the David D. Hunting YMCA - Grand Rapids, MI! FTP 90 is an 8-week Endurance Cycling experience that will kick-start your 2019 training and overall fitness...low-impact and BIG results! FTP is for Functional Threshold Power*...and 90 for the 90-minute ride and endurance training format. Classes are focused on endurance riding and make … Continue reading FTP 90: Endurance Cycling….at GRYMCA

All In: SPINdurance 2019 455

Inspiration:  Happy Saturday WEEKEND WARRIORS!  We had a strong showing at the Spartan Stores YMCA Endurance Cycle DEMO Ride this morning!   About 20 riders, 19 tracks, and 90 minutes of work centered on the SWEET SPOT (spans upper Zone 3 to lower Zone 4)...goal was: Zone 1 (White): 5%...Zone 2 (Blue): 10-15%...Zone 3 (Green): 30%...Zone 4 … Continue reading All In: SPINdurance 2019 455

Guiding Light 454

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

2018…see ya!

2018 was a great year for Studio Cycling around the world…interest continues to grow at a strong pace with more boutique studios opening, more in-home fitness and live streamed classes (Peloton...I know of 3 people that took delivery in 2018), and new class formats.  I like this video post from the CEO of Peloton (December … Continue reading 2018…see ya!