Happy New Year! My first job out of college was with a CPA firm...every year, January through mid-April was known as "BUSY SEASON"...all hands on deck and working plenty of overtime. Now, about 30 years later...it's BUSY SEASON for me again, and some NEW classes for 2019 📣! For all Grand Rapids area YMCA's, new group … Continue reading Class Schedule: Winter 2019
It's only been a couple weeks since my last FIRST RIDE post, but since I never actually did the class, I thought I would finally visit 4G Athletic, which opened nearly a year ago. This facility is like four boutique studios in one...4G is short for 4 Groups: Bike, Flow (Yoga), Lift (think Body Pump), … Continue reading First Ride: 4G Athletic (Jenison, MI)
If you're thinking about trying an indoor cycling class or know someone who is, the following points will help you get the most out of your first few classes, and get you hooked on studio cycling...for life! Phone (or text) a friend Connect with a friend, family member or co-worker and check out a class … Continue reading Studio Cycling…a first-timer’s 7-point guide to ENJOY THE RIDE!
Since my last post, more progress in the GRYMCA Cycle Studios! There has been much discussion about FTP in preparation for LAUNCH WEEK (this week!). Below are some brief highlights from the certification training last Sunday and other helpful resources I have found for instructor and participants. BUT FIRST, a few links related to our … Continue reading ICG + FTP = MORE POWER
It's time to FALL into a new fitness routine...be sure it includes Studio Cycling. Late September and into early October, both DDH and Spartan Stores YMCA branches will update their Cycle Studios with new Life Fitness IC-6 bikes and introduction of the Coach By Color method. This will be a great addition to the Greater … Continue reading Class Schedule: Fall 2018
This month...the 11th guest post in a series of 12 that features rock stars of the indoor cycling industry. Emma’s journey includes cruise ships, London and her current home in Melbourne, Australia.
Thanks to Adam for stepping up this month with a great guest post. This is the 10th since I started this series last Fall. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again…these posts are my favorite part about this FOR THE RIDE INSIDE cycling blog. Adam’s story, while unique, is one I can certainly relate … Continue reading GINS SPINS South Florida: A Guest Blog Post by Adam G 430
Tash (for Natasha) and I first connected a while ago via FB, Instagram or Twitter. You quickly pick up on Tash's passion and enthusiasm for group fitness and specifically indoor cycling in her frequent and random posts, pictures and tweets. Somehow along the way I learned that June is our birth month, and we make … Continue reading Success in the Cycle Studio: A Guest Blog Post by Tash 428
The UN-official start of summer is here...and in Grand Rapids, MI it'll be hot and humid through Memorial Day. Summer group fitness and cycling schedules at the GR-area YMCA's start rolling out over the next week or two...LET'S RIDE! WOLVERINE WORLDWIDE FAMILY YMCA / Belmont - MON 5:10 - 6:10AM - FRI 9:15 - 10:00AM … Continue reading Class Schedule: Summer 2018
Inspiration: First day of Spring 2018 and feeling it! Feeling kind of philosophical too I guess, as you will see with this post. You might want to just jump ahead to the SPOTIFY link and check out some great music with a solid theme. So I don't have a ride profile or completed playlist this … Continue reading Awake My Soul: An Ode to Spring ’18 413