You’re never too old to enjoy your childhood: A Guest Blog Post by Beth L.

Well...I've been urging Beth to contribute a post for months now and so here we FINALLY have it! I've had the pleasure of knowing and riding with Beth for nearly as long as I've been an instructor / member at the local YMCA (about 5 years now!). Like many west Michiganders, when given the option, … Continue reading You’re never too old to enjoy your childhood: A Guest Blog Post by Beth L.

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A Look Back…#354 January 2017

Coincidently the opening track FREEZE TIME fits with the coldest weather in West Michigan in about 25 years...as the Polar Vortex hovers over the Great Lakes region! https://fortherideinside.com/2017/01/23/stronger-than-we-think-354/

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

Do It Till Your POKER FACE Hurts: Dada v. Gaga Battle Ride 456

Inspiration:  Hills, Intervals, Jumps...Dada Life and Lady Gaga for an hour ride inside.  Enjoy the Ride! Genre: EDM, Pop Duration: 62 minutes Summary Ride Profile & Playlist:  Warm up - One Last Night On Earth (Speaker of the House Remix) / Dada Life Alt Seated / Standing Flat - Applause / Lady Gaga Hill - Born … Continue reading Do It Till Your POKER FACE Hurts: Dada v. Gaga Battle Ride 456

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

Wednesday Poll: Cycling Shoes

Practically every sport, indoor or outdoor, has a uniquely designed shoe to maximize performance and comfort…and reduce risk of injury. Indoor cycling isn’t any different.  While a shoe that's specific to indoor studio cycling isn't common, mountain biking shoes tend to be the best option for your RIDE INSIDE! When shopping for a cycling shoe … Continue reading Wednesday Poll: Cycling Shoes

2018 Musician Tribute 453

Inspiration:  We lost so many talented contributors in the world of music this year...here's a tribute ride and playlist to recognize just a few of them as we say goodbye to 2018:  Vinnie Paul Abbot (Pantera), Tim Bergling (Avicii), Eddie Clark (Motorhead), Dennis Edwards (The Temptations), Aretha Franklin, Johann Johannsson, Ed King (Lynyrd Skynyrd), and Dolores … Continue reading 2018 Musician Tribute 453

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

A Look Back…#35 December 2012

Looking back more than 400 posts earlier, SHOW ME! Many timeless classics here for your next ride: Open Your Eyes (Snow Patrol)...a great opener BulletProof Messenger's version of Bring Me To Life (original by Evanescence) Gold On The Ceiling (The Black Keys) The Verve's Bitter Sweet Symphony https://fortherideinside.com/2012/12/27/show-me/ Enjoy the Ride! 🚴🏻🎶😅

The 2018 Studio Cycling SURVEY Results…and FIND IT!

It's been a while since the last survey (2015!), you can check it out HERE. Before getting into the results, I just wanted to re-post this SoulCycle link.  I play this at the start of class every once in a while (like this morning's class)...it's so inspiring, motivating, and SO TRUE!  Check it out for … Continue reading The 2018 Studio Cycling SURVEY Results…and FIND IT!