A year ago TODAY, here in West Michigan, the Coronavirus pandemic got real...and what was projected to change for just a few weeks, rocked our world for months. This CORONA-Versary marks my last maskless studio cycling class and the last time in the office of my “day job”! When will maskless fitness classes in public … Continue reading Adrenaline 508
Inspiration: This will be my last post for the next several weeks...FOR THE RIDE INSIDE is going dark for Lent in 2020. And this is a great RED LINE, burner for Fat Tuesday! This mix loaded with speed and strength intervals on flats and hills, from 20 second sprints to full minute crushers! And you … Continue reading Limitless 505
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!
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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