Come, relax and enjoy the ride!

I am excited to open my own cycling studio, Sol Pedal. To be doing what I love and have loved for the past 6 years is a blessing. Many of you have ridden many miles with me, so come back and lets travel together. Time flies as we cycle to an eclectic mix of music. I created the studio to be funky and fun, a place where you feel surrounded by happy, healthy energy.

So join the Ride. Its the only hour of your day that you can completely get away. We sweat, sing along, push each other and have a blast. Sure it's exercise, but that doesn't mean it can't be fun! After all, life is what you make it!

Monday, August 30

Maroon Bells Aspen, CO 2010

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby. ~ Rith Renkel
There is good and bad, hope and fear in all we do. If you are doing things for the right reasons, the light will shine through.

Saturday, August 28

Appreciation is an excellent thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us, as well. ~ Voltaire

I appreciate good coffee beans and this is excellent coffee!
ink! Coffee - if you are ever in Aspen, it's a must!

Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, would have, should have. ~ Unknown

Ute Trail 2010 - Aspen, CO

Friday, August 27

Be happy now without reason, or you never will be at all. ~ Unknown

Thursday, August 26

Take time to work, it is the price of success.
Take time to think, it is the source of power.
Take time to play, it is the secret to perpetual youth.
Take time to read, it is the foundation of wisdom.
Take time to pray, it is conversation with God.
Take time to be friendly, it is the road to happiness.
Take time to listen, it is the pathway to understanding.
Take time to dream, it is hitching your wagon to a star.
Take time to look around, it is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul.
Take time to worship, it is the highway of reverence.
Take time to love and be loved, it is the gift of God. ~ Old English Prayer, Author Unknown


Wednesday, August 25

Tuesday, August 24

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. ~ Benjamin Franklin

It is easy to get wrapped up in ourselves and not think about others and the big picture. Reach out or let others reach to you. It is give and take, push and pull that unwraps us from that tight bundle.

Monday, August 23

Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand. ~ Chinese proverb

Wishing everyone- students and teachers- a wonderful start to their 2010-1011 school year.
It has been a hot, fast, wonderful summer.
Come back to what you love, spin all week for FREE!
Bring your friends! Can't wait to reconnect!

Sunday, August 22

How beautiful it is to do nothing and then to rest. ~ Spanish Proverb

Saturday, August 21

FREE classes all next week!
Back to school, back in the saddle - we have a bike ready for you!

Friday, August 20

If anyone had asked me how I would celebrate my 40th birthday 20, 10, five, or even just one year ago, the answer would definitely not be hosting a private indoor cycling party for a group of my friends. But that is exactly how I rang in my fourth decade, and I loved every minute of it.
Despite my initial reticence, I have become part of a growing a legion of 'spinsters' -- a group of devout indoor cyclists with varying ranges of ability whose entire week revolves around signing up for classes. What is it about today’s indoor cycling programs that is so addictive, and are there any downsides to this intense, full-body cardio experience? from

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Thursday, August 19

He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away. ~ Raymond Hill
A great reminder to be yourself.

Wednesday, August 18

Change is never easy, you fight to hold on and you fight to let go. ~ The Wonder Years

Holding on to the summer or letting it go for the upcoming school year? Change is tough sometimes for kids and adults. We get used to one way of living and then have to readjust for another way. Bottom line, everything changes and that is what makes us grow. Make a commitment to change or at least be open to it. Back to School Free week - release the tension that sometimes comes with change.

Tuesday, August 17

Happiness is simple. Everything we do to find it is complicated. ~ Karen Maezen Miller

We plan for it. We talk about it. We work toward it. We look for it. We try to create it. We try to enhance it. We hope to discover it. We hope to hold onto it. Sometimes we make happiness exhausting. ~

Monday, August 16

Listen, make way for yourself inside yourself. ~ Rumi

Sunday, August 15

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Heading back the warm summer state of Florida today after a great week in not so warm, but beautiful state of California. The children had a blast with their friends and we got to see all the "hot spots" of LA (thanks to our gracious hosts).
I tried lots of new exercises classes and am ready to share some of my new knowledge with all of you.
It is nice to be in a different environment and see how similar things and people really are. This large world does not seem so big when you travel and meet people and see we are all going through the same stuff - kids, health, marriage, careers. It has been a fabulous week - I look forward to seeing all my Sol Pedalers tomorrow - back in the saddle!

Saturday, August 14

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. ~ John Muir

We are all connected and even the slightest thing you do can make a difference in your life and those around you. Be mindful what you do and say - the impact can be great.

Friday, August 13

"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them."-Dalai Lama
Be helpful today, may just mean lendig an ear. Be helpful.

Thursday, August 12

Manhattan Beach Lifeguard Stand - Summer 2010

"The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes 'sight-seeing.'" ~ Daniel J. Boorstin

Always try and be the traveler. Well, after re-reading, there are times to be the tourist - it is fun just to sit back and see new things and let things organically fall into place. Find the balance. A good mix of both is needed when we venture out to experience new and old things. Whatever you do, get Be active, be passive.

Tuesday, August 10

Don't wait to be friendly. Show them how. ~ Unknown
Reach out to someone. Never know how your smile or your kind word might make their day!

The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. ~ Unknown Author

Whatever you do, do your best. Give everything you do today a little UMPH!

Monday, August 9

"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another." ~ William James

Find yourself stressed or worried? Sometimes it just takes switching our perspective and making our mind up to be positive. You can muddle through your day with a horrible attitude and nothing will seem enjoyable and your health will be at risk. Why not wake up, stretch and smile. It may not solve all of the issues that come up in your day, but they will seem more manageable.

Sunday, August 8

Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. ~ Pema Chodron

Saturday, August 7

"Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old." ~ Franz Kafka
See the beauty.

Friday, August 6

"Which way do you fold your origami crane? Does it float like a dove or fly like an airplane? ~ Trevor Hall

Have you ever thought about how a dozen people can set out to do a task and it all turns out just a little different? We all have our own ideas and talents that we put into what ever we do. It is what makes us unique and different from the rest. Share your special talents and be proud of what you create in your home, job, career, and life!

Thursday, August 5

The calendar on your wall is ticking the days off
You've been reading some old letters
You smile and think how much you've changed
All the money in the world
Couldn't bring back those days.
You pull back the curtains, and the sun burns into your eyes,
You watch a plane flying across a clear blue sky.
THIS IS THE DAY -- Your life will surely change.
THIS IS THE DAY -- Your life will surely change." ~ The The

Make a change today. Doesn't have to be something drastic just a little something - your nail color, way you part your hair, the route you take to work. Change is good. Embrace it.

Wednesday, August 4

Summertime and the livin' is easy ~ Porgy and Bess

Live easy today.
It's hot, it's summer.
Relax into it on this Wednesday.
...after you sweat in class today!

Tuesday, August 3

"You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find, you get what you need." ~ The Rolling Stones

How much or what do we actually need? We could all get by with a little less of this and that.

When given any gift, my grandmother-in-law would always say, "Oh, just what I needed." It was really cute - nice to hear, even if it was the last thing she needed - another pair or slippers or gown.

Guess it rings true in all areas of our lives. We fill our days with stuff that we probably don't have to have but that we think we need. Make a list of your wants and then your actual needs - see how they compare. After careful review, you probably will find have just what you need.

Monday, August 2

"What about all those things you could have done? They say things happen for a reason and if you don't do them, they won't...looking for life, love and laughter - everything in between and what happens after. Dreams are worth more than gold, some people hold on, some people let go." ~ Donavon Frankenreiter
It takes a combination of it all, just like stated in this song. I visited my parents this weekend and we took my kids and my nieces to Six Flags. Besides being extremely hot and crowded, the kids had the best time. Ok, I admit I did too. We laughed, squeezed each others hand with anticipation, screamed with excitement and fear - a variety of emotions - it was great to see it and feel it. Then as we packed up the car and headed back to FL yesterday, they both had tears in there eyes. Life is like that, a series of emotions and it is beautiful how a child can easily display their emotions without holding back. Look for
Love and
and everything in between.