G is for GO! 515

Having a GREAT TIME with this 45-minute mix, featuring artists like Galantis, Greta Van Fleet, Martin Garrix, Genesis, Guns & Roses, Lady Gaga and many more! Used it for a couple classes this week, including today’s an early morning sub class…and it was a crowd favorite! LET’S GO and ENJOY THE RIDE 🚴🏻🎶😅 On Spotify: … Continue reading G is for GO! 515

MOVE 512

Just a speed post this time…just FIVE 🔥 takeaways! FIRST…the Spotify playlist (they’re all good!): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0sMzR9vYw3SILP6KRq6Rap?si=Mb1m2mxRQrawBp8V4Fy4wQ&dl_branch=1 SECOND…the YouTube video playlist (haven’t done this in a while - be sure to check out HOT AIR BALLOON, SKYWALK, ALIVE, and SHIVERS): https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoYQYqSL2F7Mngz6ZW72mNFaUM-nvutyZ THIRD…if you’re in west Michigan, ride this one with me Monday, at the Mary Free … Continue reading MOVE 512

Own It 495

Inspiration:  I love 'FREE STYLE' rides, because I find the music, I design the ride profile, and I pick the appropriate cues for an intense and motivating ride...I'm invested and OWN IT from start to finish!  Thanks to SPOTIFY, I have so much great music available.  Thanks to WordPress, I'm able to share it out … Continue reading Own It 495

Indoor Cycling: Guide to Ride & 2020 Studio Preview (Grand Rapids, MI Edition)

Its been less than a year since my last update on Studio Cycling options in Grand Rapids, but with holiday gift-giving and New Year resolution planning, I thought it would be a great time for an update.  So, whether you're looking for yourself or someone on your holiday shopping list...you have more than a dozen … Continue reading Indoor Cycling: Guide to Ride & 2020 Studio Preview (Grand Rapids, MI Edition)

Cycling INSIDE the City 2019 – Grand Rapids, MI

Cycling INSIDE the City ...a guide to Studio Cycling in Greater Grand Rapids, MI NOTE: See the 2020 update HERE! 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 - … Continue reading Cycling INSIDE the City 2019 – Grand Rapids, MI

Riding As A Lifestyle: A Guest Blog Post by RJ

For January's Guest Post, I am so happy that this regular rider took time to share a special message. (BTW...by "regular" I mean FREQUENT, certainly not ordinary!). We share an ear for music and a passion for the power of cycling. Take just a few minutes to meet RJ... I was just 20 years old … Continue reading Riding As A Lifestyle: A Guest Blog Post by RJ

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

Here We Come 441

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