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!

Sunday, October 30

New MONDAY class 8:00AM and 9:15am!!!!!

Happy Halloween...and thus starts the HOLIDAY shuffle. Soon it will be Thanksgiving and on to Christmas. Stay committed to fitness and yourself during the Holidays!

Reminder of classes offered each week:

Monday 8:00am, 9:15am, 3:45pm and 6:15pm

Tuesday 6:00am, 9:15am and 5:30pm

Wednesday 8:00am, 3:45pm and 6:15pm

Thursday 9:15am and 5:30pm

Friday 6:00am, 9:15am and 3:45pm

Saturday 8:00am

Sunday 9:00am

Whether the weather be fine, Whether the weather be not, Whether the weather be cold, Whether the weather be hot, We'll weather the weather, Whatever the whether, Whether we like it or not.

Saturday, October 29

Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing. ~ Vince Lombardi

May your team win today!

UGA vs. FL

Friday, October 28

If mother nature didn't like curves, she would've made the world flat. ~ Levi's ad

Thursday, October 27

Healthy Halloween Treats - Low Calorie Halloween Candy - 3 Musketeers Minis
(24 calories, less than 1g fat)
You'll save calories if you go for chocolates with light and airy insides instead of denser fillings.

Butterfinger Minis
(45 calories, 2g fat)
Mindlessly down a few of these and you might as well have eaten a whole bar. Whoops!photo credit: Greg Marino/Studio D

Tuesday, October 25

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ~Elizabeth Lawrence

Monday, October 24

Nancy Astor: “Sir, if you were my husband, I would give you poison.”

Churchill: “If I were your husband I would take it.”

Sunday, October 23

"Antacid formulations such as Alka-Seltzer contain aspirin, an anesthetic that can help ease the sting and itch of insect bites," says Howard Sobel, MD, a clinical attending physician in dermatology and dermatologic surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.

Saturday, October 22

Dark chocolate may help protect the skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation, finds a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. Researchers say minimally processed versions of the sweet treat are rich in flavonoids, antioxidants that could prevent wrinkles and cut the risk of skin cancer caused by exposure to sunlight.

Friday, October 21

The secret to banishing belly fat is, well, fat. But this is not your grandmother’s artery-clogging saturated fat, the kind lurking in cheeseburgers, pizza, and pie. This class of healthy fat is known as monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), and it is found in nuts, olives, avocados, and dark chocolate. Instead of hurting your health, MUFAs help improve circulation, strengthen your heart, and can reduce belly fat faster than if you were following a low-calorie diet that contained little to no fat, according to studies. “Monounsaturated fats help you stay satisfied and may help you eat less overall,” says Tracy Gensler, MS, RD.

Thursday, October 20

When you’re whipping up your post-gym smoothie, add 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil. Not only does it add a rich nutty flavor, but it’s also packed with omega-3 fatty acids and MUFAs. (Video: Smoothies made easy) Though MUFAs whittle your middle omega-3s are important for overall health—they reduce inflammation, which is a risk factor in everything from heart disease to Alzheimer’s. ~ Fitbie

Wednesday, October 19

People who used a shampoo with 5% tea tree oil reduced their dandruff 41% and significantly improved the itchiness and greasiness of their scalp, according to a study from the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. "You can safely add a small amount of tea tree oil to your own shampoo to get a similar effect," says Sobel. "Just use sparingly, no more than a few teaspoons per bottle, to prevent overdrying of your scalp.

Tuesday, October 18

Shake up dinner by coating heart-healthy salmon (or chicken) with sesame oil or sesame seeds. These seeds—and their oils—keep your meat tender by locking in moisture. ~ Fitbie

Monday, October 17

You don’t have to order a double-chocolate brownie to soothe your sweet tooth. Though no dessert will trump a salad in the nutrition department, certain baking ingredients can help dieters. Safflower oil, which is made from the seeds of the safflower plant, is low in saturated fat and can be substituted in muffin, brownie, and cupcake recipes. It’s also a natural belly flattener—a recent study found that women who ate safflower oil each day lost an average of 6.3% of fat from their belly area. ~ Fitbie

Saturday, October 15

5 Ways to Make Any Meal a Belly Flattener | Fitbie

Instead of spreading sat fat–filled mayonnaise on your turkey sandwich, opt for piquant olive tapenade. It will add the perfect amount of zest to your ho-hum lunch and save you 130 calories compared with regular mayo! ~ Fitbie

Friday, October 14

One is not born a woman, rather one becomes a woman. ~ Simone De Beauvoir

Thursday, October 13

Discretion is the act of self-editing.

Wednesday, October 12

Cultivate impressions and opinions.

Tuesday, October 11

What's in or out is less important than what's you:

your passions, your personal style. ~ Entre Nous

Monday, October 10

Resist the pressure to be someone you are not, instead, focus on fully developing who you are.

Saturday, October 8

Friday, October 7

Thursday, October 6

Wednesday, October 5

Saturday, October 1

Find your center and live there.