The Rising 486

Inspiration:  Time for a HIIT RIDE! Two versions of THE RISING, named for the Dallas Stars 2016 track.  Several sprint and attack intervals in this ride, along with some steady hill climbs and jumps...and a "free" track.  Each of the 9+ interval tracks has two sets of racing intervals 15-40 seconds. Over the holiday weekend, … Continue reading The Rising 486

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Wednesday Poll: Indoor Cycling Instructor Certification

As an indoor cycling instructor with any reputable studio, keeping your certification current is not an option.  Good to know that instructors have many options to choose from...depending on the requirements of your studio.  I have only been certified through the Spinning / Mad Dogg...the original indoor cycling program developed by John Baudhuin and Johnny … Continue reading Wednesday Poll: Indoor Cycling Instructor Certification

First Ride: 4G Athletic (Jenison, MI)

It's only been a couple weeks since my last FIRST RIDE post, but since I never actually did the class, I thought I would finally visit 4G Athletic, which opened nearly a year ago. This facility is like four boutique studios in one...4G is short for 4 Groups: Bike, Flow (Yoga), Lift (think Body Pump), … Continue reading First Ride: 4G Athletic (Jenison, MI)

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

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: 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)