spINTENSITY: Keep it under control!

With 2020 well underway...a flood of new, returning fitness-seekers are HIITing gyms, fitness studios and CYCLE STUDIOS everywhere.  Many unaware of or uneducated about how to effectively manage the intensity of their fitness activity.  I'll review a few common tools and techniques for keeping it safe. RPE: Rating of Perceived Exertion The most basic technique … Continue reading spINTENSITY: Keep it under control!

This Is Our Time 503

Inspiration:  Saturday AM Bonus...buzzing through my Spotify library I found this overlooked mix mostly sorted and ride-ready.  15 tracks, three stages, 45 minutes...for a Cycle HIIT class.  Plenty of intervals with some climbs and arm work mixed in.  My current fav tracks are The Well, In Your Eyes, Chain Me Up, Pop, My Oh My, … Continue reading This Is Our Time 503

Further Up: Mr. 305 in the 616 (Pitbull Mix) 502

Inspiration:  The 305 area (South Florida) sounds pretty good now...compared with the 616 area (West Michigan)...and with the newest Pitbull release out, this theme ride sounded like a good idea.  This is also a nod to fellow Miami area cycle instructor Adam Ginsberg (GinsSpins), winding down and enjoying the #onelastdance at RedBike Cycle Studio. Here's … Continue reading Further Up: Mr. 305 in the 616 (Pitbull Mix) 502

Start a Fire 🔥 500

Inspiration:  New day, New Year, NEW DECADE...all start today!  Also today, reached #500 for playlist/ride profile posts here!  Let's START A FIRE...everyday, every time we're in the Cycle Studio.  The inspiring SoulCycle FIND IT! promo clip from 2017 always get's me FIRED UP...I hope this first post, playlist and ride profile do the same for … Continue reading Start a Fire 🔥 500

Wellness Grind: Ready To Go!

http://www.wellnessgrind.com/ready-to-go-playlist-nye/ Wendie, author of the Wellness Grind health, wellness & lifestyle blog shared this with me this morning...take a few minutes to check out this post, playlist and DETAILED ride profile. Wendie puts her heart & soul into these rides...this one will get you READY TO GO! Again, Happy New Year...be well & as always, … Continue reading Wellness Grind: Ready To Go!

Top Tracks of ‘19 498

How can you really distill 52 weeks of great spin class music into a 45 minute / full hour playlist?! I can't! So here's my best effort...a 100 minute, 30 track playlist. With the help of my 'bot-friends at Spotify, I started with WRAPPED 2019 & YOUR TOP SONGS 2019, picked memorable spin-worthy tunes and … Continue reading Top Tracks of ‘19 498

The Future of Indoor Cycling – Part II

Part II continues from Part I, covering a brief history of Indoor Cycling...starting in the 1990's, and revisiting the fitness, health and wellness benefits of Studio Cycling that exist today. So much is underway behind the scenes right now, preparing for a launch event in January 2020... https://www.lunarcyclestudio.com/ The Future of Indoor Cycling in Grand … Continue reading The Future of Indoor Cycling – Part II

Rules of the RIDE…INSIDE

We're just weeks away from the perennial busy season in the fitness industry!  Here are sixteen pointers to make the most of your next (maybe your FIRST) cycle class. - Arrive about 7-10 minutes prior to scheduled start time to get set-up and start a light warm up (if its your first time, make it … Continue reading Rules of the RIDE…INSIDE

The Future of Indoor Cycling – Part I of II

While the next two posts are titled The FUTURE of Indoor Cycling, before looking into the Future, this PART I looks to the PAST and also the CURRENT state of indoor cycling as an essential fitness option for many...around the world!  Let's go for a ride... While the earliest evidence of indoor cycling goes back … Continue reading The Future of Indoor Cycling – Part I of II

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)