People Like Us 457

Inspiration:  When working up a new playlist I tend to search more for new (Spotify New Music Friday & Radar Release) or new-to-me tracks (Spotify Discover Weekly), but for this ride I scrolled through my archives of tracks that I've used over the past 6 years...I think you'll like this SPINLIST.  I used it (the 47m … Continue reading People Like Us 457

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FIRST RIDE: The Dailey Method (Grand Rapids, MI / Eastown)

The Dailey Method (TDM), created by Jill Dailey in 2000, is well-established around the world with more than 60 studios...but is relatively new to West Michigan, having opened it's Wealthy Street studio just this year! Jaime Centilli, owner of TDM Grand Rapids / Eastown, is a true-believer in the foundational principles of the Dailey Method: … Continue reading FIRST RIDE: The Dailey Method (Grand Rapids, MI / Eastown)

TEST RIDE: Studio Three (River North – Chicago, IL)

I've been looking forward to this visit for a while now...since Peloton has been in the SPIN spotlight for the past few months. The added bonus for the visit this Fathers Day weekend...my wife, daughter and her boyfriend came along for the ride. While ground zero for Peloton is NYC, Studio Three offers a midwest … Continue reading TEST RIDE: Studio Three (River North – Chicago, IL)

TEST RIDE: LIVE CYCLE DELIGHT (West Village – Detroit, MI)

Last weekend my wife I and made the short road trip to the east side of the state to visit our oldest daughter and fiancé for a quick visit. They recently moved into an apartment in the heart of the city, near the iconic riverfront Renaissance Center. About a week before the visit I heard … Continue reading TEST RIDE: LIVE CYCLE DELIGHT (West Village – Detroit, MI)

Test Ride: Equinox – The Pursuit (Gold Coast – Chicago, IL)

It's been a while since I ventured away from my home studios here in Grand Rapids...but last Saturday morning certainly took care of that! My daughter's boyfriend in Chicago has been telling me about this amazing class format used in select cycle classes at his club, Equinox. The class format is THE PURSUIT and there … Continue reading Test Ride: Equinox – The Pursuit (Gold Coast – Chicago, IL)

Indoor Cycling class review: CYC Fitness

I haven't been to a CYC Fitness Studio Cycling class yet, but fellow fitness blogger...The Running Bun, was able to check out their NY studio.   Read more about her class and new favorite spin class instructor...here! Guess I better make plans to get over to their Madison, WI studio soon!

TEST RIDE: CycleBar – Royal Oak (Metro Detroit)

This past weekend I was in the Detroit area for a special Dad/Daughters weekend. It was a quick trip away from my home in NE Grand Rapids, but we managed to squeeze lots in: lunch in Royal Oak, trip to the Holiday Market for dinner items to cook at home, a movie...Trainwreck!, checked out an … Continue reading TEST RIDE: CycleBar – Royal Oak (Metro Detroit)

TEST RIDE: SoulCycle – Chicago / Old Town

   Another trip to the "Land of Lincoln"...another visit to a new cycle studio. This visit has been in the making for over two years now, so it's about time! SoulCycle has finally made it to the Great Lakes region and launched one of its newest studios in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago. Coincidently, … Continue reading TEST RIDE: SoulCycle – Chicago / Old Town

TEST RIDE: Fzique – Grand Rapids

Since my visit to Allegro Coaching, I heard from someone in one of my cycling classes about another cycling studio in town...Fzique. After some more searching, found their website and made plans for a studio visit. Fzique opened late April 2014 and continues to build their "community" by way of social networking (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) … Continue reading TEST RIDE: Fzique – Grand Rapids

TEST RIDE: Allegro Coaching – Grand Rapids

Other than Cycling XT (no INDOOR rides during the summer), with this post I made it to the last of the Grand Rapids area specialty/boutique cycling studios this weekend. Like many other studios in the area, Allegro Coaching is really much more than Indoor Cycling...Personal Training, Les Mills Group Ex classes, Bootcamp, TRX, Corporate Wellness … Continue reading TEST RIDE: Allegro Coaching – Grand Rapids