awesoME! 475

Inspiration:  Who's awesome?  YOU ARE! "...you can't spell AWESOME without (WE and) ME". We'll send off APRIL with this AWESOME ride and playlist....even though I won't be using it for most of my classes until May.  I have a 7+ minute section set for POWER TESTING, for all my POWER TRAINING classes during the first week … Continue reading awesoME! 475

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Till the Wheels Come Off 474

Inspiration:  Time to RIDE till the WHEELS COME OFF! Heavy alternative and EDM mix on this loaded ride...all nine SPINNING movements with 18 great tracks!  A shorter 45m class version too.  Artists include Feed Me, Sam Fender, Two Door Cinema Club, OFFAIAH, FIDLAR, Marilyn Manson, The Vaccines, MEDUZA, Showtek, Cage The Elephant...and a great track by … Continue reading Till the Wheels Come Off 474

Wednesday Poll: Indoor Cycling Instructor Certification

As an indoor cycling instructor with any reputable studio, keeping your certification current is not an option.  Good to know that instructors have many options to choose from...depending on the requirements of your studio.  I have only been certified through the Spinning / Mad Dogg...the original indoor cycling program developed by John Baudhuin and Johnny … Continue reading Wednesday Poll: Indoor Cycling Instructor Certification

Bright Lights: SPINdurance 2019.3 463

Inspiration:   HAPPY PRESIDENTS' DAY...a great day to unplug from all the noise and negativity associated with our current President and pay tribute to one or more of our past Presidents (Who's one of your favorites? For me, #40...Ronald Reagan).  For many this also means a long winter weekend...I'll take it! It also means tomorrow is … Continue reading Bright Lights: SPINdurance 2019.3 463

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

Preparing for your BEST Endurance ride…INSIDE!

We're gearing up for a new ENDURANCE RIDE series at the Greater Grand Rapids YMCA...FTP 90! Demo classes underway this week...the 8-week series officially kicks off next week. In my ongoing preparation for this program, I wanted to share several resources with Y members and other cycling enthusiasts in the community.  These are just a … Continue reading Preparing for your BEST Endurance ride…INSIDE!

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

Rogue Ones 450

Inspiration:  MERRY CHRISTMAS! Here's a ROGUE RIDE for you.  8 of the 9 Spinning movements and 17 great tracks, including these favorites:  Remember, Pretty Lies, So Close, Help Me Mama, If You Were Mine, This Is What I Live For, Rogue Ones and comethru!  For shorter classes, I have the 45 minute Spotify playlist below. … Continue reading Rogue Ones 450