The 2018 Studio Cycling SURVEY Results…and FIND IT!

It's been a while since the last survey (2015!), you can check it out HERE. Before getting into the results, I just wanted to re-post this SoulCycle link.  I play this at the start of class every once in a while (like this morning's class)...it's so inspiring, motivating, and SO TRUE!  Check it out for … Continue reading The 2018 Studio Cycling SURVEY Results…and FIND IT!

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Champions of Studio Cycling

Continuing with the theme of post #425, here are some of the noteworthy Champions of studio cycling and some related resources. These are just a few of the many advocates, proponents, promoters, and supporters. Fitness research, instructor education & certification Spinning / Mad Dogg Athletics https://spinning.com/getting-started/ Be a SPINNING instructor video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiSZ0D5GlGU Les Mills (RPM … Continue reading Champions of Studio Cycling

Rise and Shine 358

Inspiration: I dedicate this post to the MONDAY MORNING TEAM at the Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA! I've been on the early (5:10AM) Monday schedule for a while now and start my work week with a great group of dedicated, fitness-minded members...we often declare that WE LOVE MONDAYS! I'm so thankful for the Grand Rapids area … Continue reading Rise and Shine 358

(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

Coming Home (for the HOLIDAYS) 350

Inspiration: Last post of the year! This is actually a 60m variation of the most viewed FOR THE RIDE INSIDE post of the year Pray #314. I'm looking forward to the next several days and won't be going back the office until 2017! Lots of family time, and my girls are COMING HOME for a … Continue reading Coming Home (for the HOLIDAYS) 350

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)

Where I Wanna Be 325 (and Flywheel update)

Inspiration: The theme for this ride was a recurring theme for the weekend. Starting with WHERE I WANNA BE (WIWB) on Friday mornings for my 9AM ride (the Cycle Studio at the Mary Free Bed YMCA)...Followed by WIWB for an impromptu weekend getaway (in Downtown Chicago)...Followed by WIWB for Big City Indoor Cycling (at the … Continue reading Where I Wanna Be 325 (and Flywheel update)

Light It Up 278

Inspiration: Got an early start on my ride playlist & profile for next Thursday's early morning HAPPY HOUR ride. Today it'll serve as my car ride playlist for this weekend's trip to Chicago...planning to use my FREE ride ticket to ride at the SOULCYCLE studio in the loop...their newest location and windy city FLAGSHIP studio … Continue reading Light It Up 278

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