Sparking My Fire 🔥 483

Inspiration:  Starting the new month off strong with this FIRE theme ride!   Doesn't matter much how you SAY IT...but more about how you MOVE IT!  Brand!, Au feu!, Feuer!, Ahi!, Al fuoco!, Fuego!, Det brinner!...FIRE! 🔥🔥🔥 Many notable tracks on this full hour ride (see the 45m version too), including all these:  hooked on NF's Time … Continue reading Sparking My Fire 🔥 483

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Make Your Move 464

Inspiration:  This was the playlist and profile FOR THE RIDE INSIDE last night at the David D. Hunting YMCA...and it was a good one!  I always get fired up when a 1st timer joins the cast of regulars....and we had four who MADE THEIR MOVE and dropped-in to check out what exactly goes on in … Continue reading Make Your Move 464

We Got the Power 462

Inspiration:  Power...MORE POWER!  More great MUSIC to power your ride INSIDE.  Three favorite power climbin' tracks:  We Got the Power, Incredible, Dreamin.   MR. ROBOTO (Styx) is the THROWBACK track on this playlist and seems to be a favorite after three classes this week!  Great new releases to start and end the ride too.  Happy BDay Khalid...21 … Continue reading We Got the Power 462

Wednesday Poll: Theme Rides

On the eve of Valentine's Day 2019, I got to thinking about theme rides for cycling class...a popular topic on various blogs and social media. IT'S WEDNESDAY, so here's THE POLL...   A quick recap of results of the poll on Class Formats: By far, the classic "SPINNING" experience was the most popular format at 43% … Continue reading Wednesday Poll: Theme Rides

Ha Leh Lou Ya 448

Inspiration:  It's a brand new week and another fresh mix for your RIDE INSIDE.  Coming off the Thanksgiving feast and heading into more good eats and treats this December...time in the cycle studio is MANDATORY to burn off all those excess calories.  This ride playlist and profile will GET 'R DONE! Finish up this 11th month … Continue reading Ha Leh Lou Ya 448

The Last One: 2018 Super Bowl Theme Ride 403

Inspiration: Game day in 1 week...ride for your team! The featured playlist and profile are for the 45 minute class, but there's an extended 60 minute playlist too. Both are loaded with classic and current rock...and a game day track by Country superstar, Carrie Underwood (SEE THE VEVO LYRIC VIDEO). Other artists featured on the … Continue reading The Last One: 2018 Super Bowl Theme Ride 403

TEST RIDE: Studio Three (River North – Chicago, IL)

I've been looking forward to this visit for a while now...since Peloton has been in the SPIN spotlight for the past few months. The added bonus for the visit this Fathers Day weekend...my wife, daughter and her boyfriend came along for the ride. While ground zero for Peloton is NYC, Studio Three offers a midwest … Continue reading TEST RIDE: Studio Three (River North – Chicago, IL)

Welcome To The New…Year! 351

Inspiration: WELCOME 2017...we have so much to do this year! Let's start off right with a powerful ride INSIDE! Many are happy to see '16 off, hopeful for a much better year ahead. Actually, I thought 2016 was a pretty good year on many fronts...personally, 2016 brought us: a new home, a full year on … Continue reading Welcome To The New…Year! 351

TEST RIDE: FLEXcity Fitness – Grand Rapids

Over the next few weeks I'm planning to visit the growing number of specialty fitness / indoor cycling studios in the greater Grand Rapids area. Other than the (awesome) Studio Cycling options available through the YMCA branches, MVP Sportsplex, SNAP Fitness and other full-service fitness centers...there are at least 4 other options available in the … Continue reading TEST RIDE: FLEXcity Fitness – Grand Rapids