S is for SPINtastic 516

This week the S’s have it! A 12-track, 45-minute, eclectic mix with Springsteen, Sia, Seether, REO Speedwagon, Sam Smith, Santana, Harry Styles, Styx, The Struts, Snow Patrol, Nina Simone with Sofi Tukker and Ed Sheeran! Track # - Movement 01-Warm up02-Quick seated flat…group ride!03-Rolling Hills…alt Standing Hill, seated downhill run04-Progressive climb with acceleration intervals…seated start, … Continue reading S is for SPINtastic 516

G is for GO! 515

Having a GREAT TIME with this 45-minute mix, featuring artists like Galantis, Greta Van Fleet, Martin Garrix, Genesis, Guns & Roses, Lady Gaga and many more! Used it for a couple classes this week, including today’s an early morning sub class…and it was a crowd favorite! LET’S GO and ENJOY THE RIDE 🚴🏻🎶😅 On Spotify: … Continue reading G is for GO! 515

🔥 F’d up! 🔥 514

Starting with this ride playlist, the Monday night class at the Y suggested a couple artists after a recent class (YES! I encourage & welcome class requests: music, artists, drills, etc.)…Foo Fighters and Fall Out Boy. To broaden the appeal for all riders, I added several other ‘F’ artists too. Let’s just say the playlist … Continue reading 🔥 F’d up! 🔥 514

Damn It Feels Good To Be Me 513

Hope you’re making your Sunday a FUNDAY! Maybe this ride / playlist will give you the proper vibe… On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6wCKDW2sd1Z1ZctEZ2e4We?si=hXBnu-kVS8K1R-pvO3AvAw&dl_branch=1 On YouTube: https://youtu.be/N9RrlA69WvU SpIN THE NEWS: https://www.self.com/story/benefits-of-cycling ENJOY THE RIDE! 🚴🏻🎶😅

MOVE 512

Just a speed post this time…just FIVE 🔥 takeaways! FIRST…the Spotify playlist (they’re all good!): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0sMzR9vYw3SILP6KRq6Rap?si=Mb1m2mxRQrawBp8V4Fy4wQ&dl_branch=1 SECOND…the YouTube video playlist (haven’t done this in a while - be sure to check out HOT AIR BALLOON, SKYWALK, ALIVE, and SHIVERS): https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoYQYqSL2F7Mngz6ZW72mNFaUM-nvutyZ THIRD…if you’re in west Michigan, ride this one with me Monday, at the Mary Free … Continue reading MOVE 512

Adrenaline 508

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

Welcome Back + Carry On 507

If my last post way back in April started off with WTF, I have no idea how to start this post, more than 7 months later!  Here's a SHOUT OUT to John Bratton, owner of California Cycle Path, for an Instagram PM and kick in the ass to get back on the blog...Thanks John! So … Continue reading Welcome Back + Carry On 507

(for the ride) Inside Friend 506 and a ‘420’ Bonus

Inspiration: WTF!  Life on Earth has changed so much since I signed off for an intentional pause, just before the start of Lent.  The irony of lent this year, turns out I gave up more than blog posts this lent...worse yet, tens of thousands of people are loosing their battle with Covid-19, and many survivors … Continue reading (for the ride) Inside Friend 506 and a ‘420’ Bonus

Guest Post: Brenda Young, Lunar Cycle Instructor

I remember my first time going into a big box gym and pointing to the dark room in the corner with no windows and loud music pumping out of it and I asked my friend.... “what’s in there??” She answered “it’s the Spin Room. You don’t want to go in there, it’s like a cult.” … Continue reading Guest Post: Brenda Young, Lunar Cycle Instructor

Guest Post: Nicole Shannon, Lunar Cycle Instructor

My knack for coaching started at a young age. Let's just say, I was the gym class all-star and have always loved sports and competition. My dad was and still is very active and competitive, so I guess I can thank him for those traits. I started practicing Gymnastics at the age of nine. That … Continue reading Guest Post: Nicole Shannon, Lunar Cycle Instructor