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, January 31

Find Your Way:

*get unstuck


*have faith

Dempsey Racing takes 3rd in Daytona Rolex 24

"How long should you try? Until.” ~ Jim Rohn

Sunday, January 30

"You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.'" ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

Saturday, January 29

"Stretching out your back helps reduce back pain, but it can work against you if you do it first thing in the morning. 'At night when you sleep, the discs in your spine gain water,' says Ted Dreisinger, PhD, FACSM, president of Therapy Advisors, San Diego, CA. This adds pressure on your discs when you first wake up, which causes more stress to them when you bend forward or bend backward.

Do this instead: Before you stretch in the morning, take 10 minutes to with your usual routine: drink coffee, wash your face and brush your teeth. After that, perform a simple stretch: put your hands on the top of your buttocks (palms to skin), as if you were putting your hands in your back pockets, then lean back, looking up and holding for about three seconds. Repeat three to four times."

MSN Health and Fitness

Friday, January 28

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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

Thursday, January 27

Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold. ~ Herbert Spencer

We have set points, comfort zones that, most of us, for our whole lives don't leave. Don't stay in your comfort zone because it is safe - if you want something more, you have to step out to discover what's on the other side.

Wednesday, January 26

Whenever something negative happens to you,
there is a deep lesson concealed within it. ~ Eckhart Tolle

Tuesday, January 25

Whatever your past has been, you have a spotless future. ~ Unknown

Sunday, January 23

Concern yourself not with what is right and what is wrong but with what is important. ~ Unknown

Saturday, January 22

"In her new book, 'Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses,' Claire Dederer uncovers a topic that most women are afraid to admit: We are deeply, profoundly imperfect. And yet, we are a generation of mothers, wives, friends and daughters who are consumed with trying to do everything right. For Dederer, this pursuit of perfection started with the birth of her first child -- whose life began with a serious condition that resulted in months of quarantine -- and a lifelong bargaining promise to 'do everything perfectly and avert disaster.'" article written by Deb Dunham

follow link for entire article

Friday, January 21

Love is not blind: it simply enables one to see things others fail to see. ~ Unknown

Thursday, January 20

Accept that not everyone is perfect.
We are all perfectly flawed. ~ Simon Kirk

Wednesday, January 19

It seems like you can only have happy relationships
if you can be happy with or without them. ~ Erika Gonzales

Tuesday, January 18

Start over, again and again. ~ Miguel Angel Carrillo

Monday, January 17

"Faith is taking the first step even when
you don't see the whole staircase.”" ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Class schedule 8am, no 3:30, 6:15. Please join us. Check it out!

Saturday, January 15

You make a living by what you get;
you make a life by what you give. ~ Unknown

Friday, January 14

"Imagine that the universe is a great spinning engine. You want to stay near the core of the thing - right in the hub of the wheel - not out at the edges where all the wild whirling takes place, where you can get frayed and crazy. The hub of calmness - that's your heart. That's where God lives within you. So stop looking for answers in the world. Just keep coming back to that center and you'll always find peace.'" ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

Thursday, January 13

"Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail." ~ Charles F. Kettering

Wednesday, January 12

I realized that continuing to look good is not all that women like Tallulah (Bankhead) need to survive. Behind the carefully raised facade there is not just a desire to be able to do what you did when you were young, but a need for people still to want you to do it. As long as you are wanted, you can, and you do. You are still very much alive. ~ Frances Osborne for Vogue, Jan 2011

Tuesday, January 11

In Praise of Breathing Beginner's Mind Yoga Blog Yoga Journal:

"Who ever exhales completely? No one, is the answer. In our regular life, we exhale half way, leaving our lungs half-filled with stagnant, jammy air that would rather be outside mingling with the fresh air." New website. Check it out!

A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. ~ Proverb

Tomorrow can become a moving target while todays pile up and expire. Do what you can today.

Monday, January 10

The only pressure I'm under is the pressure I've put on myself. ~ Mark Messier

Remember to breath and take things one step at a time.

Saturday, January 8

"Buying is a profound pleasure.”~ Simone de Beauvoir

Don't you just love the feeling of getting a new comfy tshirt? They are fun, organic and super cute. Long sleeve Sol Pedal tshirts are available in baby blue and grey for only $25. You just gotta get one!

Friday, January 7

Josh Groban ~ "There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva.”
Sing at the top of your lungs - you"ve made it through the first week of 2011! Make it a great year!

Thursday, January 6

"To find the balance you want, this is what you must become. You must keep your feet grounded so firmly on the earth that it's like you have 4 legs instead of 2. That way, you can stay in the world. But you must stop looking at the world through your head. You must look through your heart, instead. That way, you will know God." ~ Eat, Pray, Love

Wednesday, January 5

"Natalie gets more and more beautiful because she's a good person," says Jeanine Lobell, who's seen a few faces. "When people get older and they're not good on the inside, it starts to show. Everyone gets the face they deserve." ~ Vogue Jan 2011

Tuesday, January 4

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching. ~Unknown
New class starting this Thursday at 3:30 for Teens. Perrin Bille will be instructing. Spread the word...exercise is more fun with friends!

Monday, January 3

Smile, breathe, and go slowly. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Sunday, January 2

Schedule for 2011 will remain the same.
Monday 8:00, 3:30, 6:15
Tuesday 9:15, 5:30
Wednesday 8:00, 3:30, 6:15
Thursday 9:15, 5:30
Friday 8:00
Saturday 8:00
Sunday 9:00

Back on track tomorrow, looking forward to seeing all my spinners!
There will be a new Teen class added this month - watch for it!

Saturday, January 1

And now let us welcome the New Year -
full of things that have never been. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Here's to the endless possibilities!!