S is for SPINtastic 516

This week the S’s have it! A 12-track, 45-minute, eclectic mix with Springsteen, Sia, Seether, REO Speedwagon, Sam Smith, Santana, Harry Styles, Styx, The Struts, Snow Patrol, Nina Simone with Sofi Tukker and Ed Sheeran! Track # - Movement 01-Warm up02-Quick seated flat…group ride!03-Rolling Hills…alt Standing Hill, seated downhill run04-Progressive climb with acceleration intervals…seated start, … Continue reading S is for SPINtastic 516

G is for GO! 515

Having a GREAT TIME with this 45-minute mix, featuring artists like Galantis, Greta Van Fleet, Martin Garrix, Genesis, Guns & Roses, Lady Gaga and many more! Used it for a couple classes this week, including today’s an early morning sub class…and it was a crowd favorite! LET’S GO and ENJOY THE RIDE 🚴🏻🎶😅 On Spotify: … Continue reading G is for GO! 515

🔥 F’d up! 🔥 514

Starting with this ride playlist, the Monday night class at the Y suggested a couple artists after a recent class (YES! I encourage & welcome class requests: music, artists, drills, etc.)…Foo Fighters and Fall Out Boy. To broaden the appeal for all riders, I added several other ‘F’ artists too. Let’s just say the playlist … Continue reading 🔥 F’d up! 🔥 514

Damn It Feels Good To Be Me 513

Hope you’re making your Sunday a FUNDAY! Maybe this ride / playlist will give you the proper vibe… On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6wCKDW2sd1Z1ZctEZ2e4We?si=hXBnu-kVS8K1R-pvO3AvAw&dl_branch=1 On YouTube: https://youtu.be/N9RrlA69WvU SpIN THE NEWS: https://www.self.com/story/benefits-of-cycling ENJOY THE RIDE! 🚴🏻🎶😅

MOVE 512

Just a speed post this time…just FIVE 🔥 takeaways! FIRST…the Spotify playlist (they’re all good!): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0sMzR9vYw3SILP6KRq6Rap?si=Mb1m2mxRQrawBp8V4Fy4wQ&dl_branch=1 SECOND…the YouTube video playlist (haven’t done this in a while - be sure to check out HOT AIR BALLOON, SKYWALK, ALIVE, and SHIVERS): https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoYQYqSL2F7Mngz6ZW72mNFaUM-nvutyZ THIRD…if you’re in west Michigan, ride this one with me Monday, at the Mary Free … Continue reading MOVE 512

Adrenaline 508

A year ago TODAY, here in West Michigan, the Coronavirus pandemic got real...and what was projected to change for just a few weeks, rocked our world for months. This CORONA-Versary marks my last maskless studio cycling class and the last time in the office of my “day job”! When will maskless fitness classes in public … Continue reading Adrenaline 508

(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: 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

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