Take What You Want 489

Inspiration:  I used the full 60m and the shorter 45m versions of this POWERful mix for POWER TEST WEEK...the first week of the October.  Since we've used the ICG Power Training on the LifeFitness bikes at DDHY and SNY, I include an extended track (7 or 8 minutes) for members to take a 5m FTP … Continue reading Take What You Want 489

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Run Like Hell 459

Inspiration:  Today in west Michigan, students aren't the only ones home for a SNOW DAY!  My employer announced the office was closed due to a Winter Storm Warning with heavy snowfall and drifting.  And later this week, forecasts call for the coldest temps and wind chills since 1994. I have some extra time to catch up … Continue reading Run Like Hell 459

The Journey 431

Inspiration: Just took THE JOURNEY for a test ride this morning at 7:30...and for an encore ride at 10:15. With all the positive feedback (and sweat on the floor), this is my new FAVORITE RIDE! More of a rock theme on this one...but still a good variety for a crowd-pleaser. I NEVER use a track … Continue reading The Journey 431

Heart Beat Here 406

Inspiration: The American Heart Association designates February as HEART MONTH. As STUDIO CYCLING instructors, coaches, and participants, we know everything that Studio Cycling brings to the table when it comes to a great cardiovascular fitness program. Notable tracks...Us, home (NBC teaser for RISE), Are You (50 Shades...), Don't Stay, Stronger Than I've Ever Been (the … Continue reading Heart Beat Here 406

Ooh Lordy 399

Inspiration: An INTERVAL overload with some challenging hill climbs today...Ooh Lordy! A variety of music will take you along for the ride. Great tracks by TobyMac, Danny Byrd, Black-G, Youngr (title track), Brothers Osborne and more. Check them ALL out...Enjoy the ride! Genre: Alternative, Christian, Country, EDM, Pop, Rock. Approximate time: 60 minutes SPINlist and … Continue reading Ooh Lordy 399

Sweat 372

Inspiration: I just finished my first week of work since being away on a 10 day vacation at the cottage (see some pics below). This week I'm subbing a couple 45 minute classes, so YES, time for an new playlist and ride profile. There's a good mix of current and older tracks that will make … Continue reading Sweat 372

(Twenty) Seventeen 352

Inspiration: Our NEW YEAR is off to a great start...two holidays to kick off 2017: the actual NYD on Sunday and the observed holiday today, Monday the 2nd! I have a rough plan for the year, making for the best one yet (despite the neah' sayers!) More balance (literally, with plans for at least one … Continue reading (Twenty) Seventeen 352

Happy Place 322

Inspiration: This post is inspired by and dedicated to LaughFest '16. The annual and SERIOUSLY FUNNY event that provides the BEST MEDICINE throughout the greater Grand Rapids community. This year's event kicked off last Thursday and runs practically non-stop through the 20th. First and foremost, this is an awareness and fundraising event that's all about … Continue reading Happy Place 322