(for the ride) Inside Friend 506 and a ‘420’ Bonus

Inspiration: WTF!  Life on Earth has changed so much since I signed off for an intentional pause, just before the start of Lent.  The irony of lent this year, turns out I gave up more than blog posts this lent...worse yet, tens of thousands of people are loosing their battle with Covid-19, and many survivors … Continue reading (for the ride) Inside Friend 506 and a ‘420’ Bonus

Guest Post: Brenda Young, Lunar Cycle Instructor

I remember my first time going into a big box gym and pointing to the dark room in the corner with no windows and loud music pumping out of it and I asked my friend.... “what’s in there??” She answered “it’s the Spin Room. You don’t want to go in there, it’s like a cult.” … Continue reading Guest Post: Brenda Young, Lunar Cycle Instructor

Guest Post: Diane Smith, Lunar Cycle Instructor

So even before the Coronavirus quarantine…have you ever dreamed of having your own in-home gym? You can walk in and use it whenever you want? No line, no check in, you can even workout in your pajamas! Treadmill, stationary bike, free weights...all for you. Also though, there’s no accountability, no community. You quickly find that … Continue reading Guest Post: Diane Smith, Lunar Cycle Instructor

FIRST RIDE: ChampCycle (Macomb, MI)

Last weekend, my wife and I had another long weekend in Metro Detroit to visit the grand daughter (and her parents)...and another cycle studio visit.  This time, Champ Cycle, just about 30 minutes outside of Detroit.  I've been wanting to visit the studio and meet one of the instructors I connected with on Facebook/Instagram/Spotify over … Continue reading FIRST RIDE: ChampCycle (Macomb, MI)

This Is Our Time 503

Inspiration:  Saturday AM Bonus...buzzing through my Spotify library I found this overlooked mix mostly sorted and ride-ready.  15 tracks, three stages, 45 minutes...for a Cycle HIIT class.  Plenty of intervals with some climbs and arm work mixed in.  My current fav tracks are The Well, In Your Eyes, Chain Me Up, Pop, My Oh My, … Continue reading This Is Our Time 503

Further Up: Mr. 305 in the 616 (Pitbull Mix) 502

Inspiration:  The 305 area (South Florida) sounds pretty good now...compared with the 616 area (West Michigan)...and with the newest Pitbull release out, this theme ride sounded like a good idea.  This is also a nod to fellow Miami area cycle instructor Adam Ginsberg (GinsSpins), winding down and enjoying the #onelastdance at RedBike Cycle Studio. Here's … Continue reading Further Up: Mr. 305 in the 616 (Pitbull Mix) 502

Howl At The Moon 🌔🌕🌖 501

Inspiration:  Friday night 1/10/2020...the first full moon of the new decade will surely bring the wolves out! In Grand Rapids, it's also the public reveal of the newest cycle studio to hit the fitness, health & wellness scene...LUNAR CYCLE!  Over the past several weeks I've been working with 10 other fantastic trainers / instructors and the … Continue reading Howl At The Moon 🌔🌕🌖 501

Wellness Grind: Ready To Go!

http://www.wellnessgrind.com/ready-to-go-playlist-nye/ Wendie, author of the Wellness Grind health, wellness & lifestyle blog shared this with me this morning...take a few minutes to check out this post, playlist and DETAILED ride profile. Wendie puts her heart & soul into these rides...this one will get you READY TO GO! Again, Happy New Year...be well & as always, … Continue reading Wellness Grind: Ready To Go!

Give It To Me (Now!) 499

Inspiration: Are you ready?  2020 is just days away!  I say, GIVE IT TO ME...NOW! Yesterday was Schwinn Power certification day for the Lunar Cycle team with Schwinn Master Instructor Abbie Appel...wow!  If you don't know Abbie, she's just about everywhere online:  AbbieAppel.com, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest...and Spotify!  I'm guessing you've heard of or … Continue reading Give It To Me (Now!) 499

Top Tracks of ‘19 498

How can you really distill 52 weeks of great spin class music into a 45 minute / full hour playlist?! I can't! So here's my best effort...a 100 minute, 30 track playlist. With the help of my 'bot-friends at Spotify, I started with WRAPPED 2019 & YOUR TOP SONGS 2019, picked memorable spin-worthy tunes and … Continue reading Top Tracks of ‘19 498