C is for Christmas 519

Happy Holidays! I hope this blog post finds you in good health and filled with only the joyous feelings of the Christmas season! After the past 20+ months we do need more JOY all around the world. JOY for the Canum family came just about two years ago with the arrival of our 1st grand … Continue reading C is for Christmas 519

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

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

Limitless 505

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

Class Schedule: Summer 2019

What happened to July 2019?! This schedule post is officially LATE, as many of the Group Ex coordinators are putting Fall 2019 class schedules together now. Late or not, here it is...LET'S RIDE! _______________________________________________________________________ DAVID D. HUNTING YMCA / Downtown GR (LifeFitness / ICG / Coach By Color Power Training format) - WED 6:15 - … Continue reading Class Schedule: Summer 2019

Wednesday Poll: Indoor Cycling Instructor Certification

As an indoor cycling instructor with any reputable studio, keeping your certification current is not an option.  Good to know that instructors have many options to choose from...depending on the requirements of your studio.  I have only been certified through the Spinning / Mad Dogg...the original indoor cycling program developed by John Baudhuin and Johnny … Continue reading Wednesday Poll: Indoor Cycling Instructor Certification

First Ride: 4G Athletic (Jenison, MI)

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)

Studio Cycling…a first-timer’s 7-point guide to ENJOY THE RIDE!

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!