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

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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!

Class Schedule: Fall 2018

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

Everything happens for a reason: A Guest Blog Post by Emma M 434

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.

GINS SPINS South Florida: A Guest Blog Post by Adam G 430

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

Success in the Cycle Studio: A Guest Blog Post by Tash 428

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

Class Schedule: Summer 2018

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

Awake My Soul: An Ode to Spring ’18 413

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