Glorious 371

Inspiration: Since my recent trip to Chicago and class at Studio Three, I’ve been planning to use the latest Macklemore track (the one that Erin used for her class). So here’s my GLORIOUS RIDE! Lots of good ones (Brother, Marrakech, Champion, Reverse, Pray to God Remix, Nice2KnoU (Repeat), Hit Me Back) packed in this 60…

Beautiful Day: St. Patrick’s Day Ride 359

Inspiration: It’s that time of year…here’s your St. Patrick’s Day Theme Ride! The actual day is more than a week away, but celebrations kick off this weekend…Saturday in Chicago and Sunday in Detroit, so why not get an early start in the cycle studio too! The usual suspects on this playlist include: U2, The Cranberries,…

(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…

Class Schedule: Fall 2016

Back to Class! After 3 months of summer fun and freedom, time to get back into a routine…cooler weather and steamy cycle studios. Indoor Cycling continues to be the GO TO workout for intense interval training, powerful cardio, calorie torching group exercise programs. In the Greater Grand Rapids area, the BEST offering of indoor cycling…

Something Wild 335

Inspiration: Looking for something WILD? Go for a ride on the WILD SIDE! Check out this mix with several new tracks from a variety of artists…many you may not have heard of. Thanks again SPOTIFY New Music Friday and Discover Weekly for the ideas. This ride has some great remixes and lots of quicker flat…

Fire Under My Feet 270

Inspiration: Here’s a SWEET 60 minute ride to SIXTEEN tracks! Adore works great as a warm up to your ride. There’s plenty of calorie burning stretches of flat road and hill work…sprints and jumps too, taking you all the way to a great cool down and stretch track by James Taylor: Today, Today, Today. Now…

Schedule: Summer 2015

As great as summer is (and its pretty awesome in west Michigan!)…it’s always disappointing to see a lighter studio cycling class schedule and lower numbers. I plan to use my extra time to balance out my routine with more yoga, cross-fit and strength training…along with more time OUTSIDE. What’s on your SUMMER TO DO list?…

Schedule: Winter 2015

Hey there, Happy 2015…let’s go for a ride! Find yours at the Y! SOUTHEAST YMCA / Cascade (Coming later this year: Mary Free Bed YMCA) – MON 6:30-7:25PM WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE FAMILY YMCA / Rockford – WED 6:00-6:45AM (rotation schedule) – SAT 9:00-10:00AM (rotation schedule) DAVID D. HUNTING YMCA / Downtown Grand Rapids – THR…

Moving Forward 206

Inspiration: MOVING forward for sure! This week we finish our packing and moving since we recently sold our home in Byron Center, MI (a small, but growing SW suburb of Grand Rapids). Our new, but TEMPORARY home is yet to be announced until we find our PERMANENT next, dream home (and jobs). With all the…

Heroes 186

Inspiration: Some NEW and recent…and not so recent releases in this mix. Must check out TEN FEET TALL, SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM, OVERTIME, CHANGES and SEARCHLIGHT. Enjoy the Ride and the long holiday weekend! Genre: Alternative, Dance, Electronic, Pop. Approximate time: 63 minutes Ride Playlist: Preview and purchase at iTunes Wake Me – The Fire…

Something I Need 184

Inspiration: If I were scheduling the classes, they’d all be an hour…but I’m not, and many members prefer a 45 minute ride (some…even 30 minutes). So, here’s another 45+ minute mix of music, terrain, movements and intensity. My top three are Coldplay’s A Sky Full of Stars, a Remix of Big Data’s Dangerous and Vampire…

Schedule: Jan / Feb 2014

2014! Spartan Stores YMCA – TUE 6:30-7:30PM (Advanced) – SAT 8:50-9:20AM (Beginner / rotation) – SAT 9:30-10:15AM (Intermediate / rotation) – SUN 3:00-3:45PM (Intermediate / rotation) David D. Hunting YMCA – THR 5:15-6:15AM – FRI 5:15-6:15AM See YMCA website for full Cycle / Spinning class schedule. http://www.grymca.org