Guest Post: Nicole Shannon, Lunar Cycle Instructor

My knack for coaching started at a young age. Let's just say, I was the gym class all-star and have always loved sports and competition. My dad was and still is very active and competitive, so I guess I can thank him for those traits. I started practicing Gymnastics at the age of nine. That … Continue reading Guest Post: Nicole Shannon, Lunar Cycle Instructor

Limitless 505

Inspiration:  This will be my last post for the next several weeks...FOR THE RIDE INSIDE is going dark for Lent in 2020.  And this is a great RED LINE, burner for Fat Tuesday! This mix loaded with speed and strength intervals on flats and hills, from 20 second sprints to full minute crushers!  And you … Continue reading Limitless 505

Oh Yeah! 504

Inspiration:  I'm running a little behind on posts...lots that I have to share over the next few days.  I took this mix / profile for a TEST RIDE the other day...I LIKE IT!  Plenty of interval work here, so it will be perfect for my Cycle HIIT classes next week at Lunar Cycle.  Birds of … Continue reading Oh Yeah! 504

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

Start a Fire 🔥 500

Inspiration:  New day, New Year, NEW DECADE...all start today!  Also today, reached #500 for playlist/ride profile posts here!  Let's START A FIRE...everyday, every time we're in the Cycle Studio.  The inspiring SoulCycle FIND IT! promo clip from 2017 always get's me FIRED UP...I hope this first post, playlist and ride profile do the same for … Continue reading Start a Fire 🔥 500

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!

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

Shoot the Moon 497

Inspiration:  I'm a little obsessed with the Moon these days!  And so were news reporters recently, as the Cold Moon got plenty of press last week when the last full moon of the decade made its appearance at 12:12am on 12/12/19...and coincidentally, in Grand Rapids, MI it was a COLD moon with the temperature around … Continue reading Shoot the Moon 497

Own It 495

Inspiration:  I love 'FREE STYLE' rides, because I find the music, I design the ride profile, and I pick the appropriate cues for an intense and motivating ride...I'm invested and OWN IT from start to finish!  Thanks to SPOTIFY, I have so much great music available.  Thanks to WordPress, I'm able to share it out … Continue reading Own It 495

No Stress 494

Inspiration:  It's THANKSGIVING week, and I'm sure you didn't need me to remind you of this! There are mixed emotions around this time of year...heading into December holidays, shorter (and colder) days, a new year weeks away, etc. - all the things that bring on a flood of STRESS for many.  While I'm no master … Continue reading No Stress 494