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)

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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)

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

TEST RIDE: Life Time Fitness – Troy / Detroit Suburbs

Before heading over the southeast Michigan for the Fourth of July holiday, I looked into Life Time Fitness via their website. There are several facilities in the Metro Detroit area, including their new premier fitness center recently opened in Bloomfield Township...check out this recent article in the Detroit Free Press. Life Time offers a complimentary … Continue reading TEST RIDE: Life Time Fitness – Troy / Detroit Suburbs