The Irony of Spin Class Music Playlists: Misogyny and Racial Epithets in a Room Full of White Women

Yes, I understand that the title of this post could be jarring…or at least attention-grabbing. Yes, I understand what I’m about to write is from my, and only my, perspective: a 35-year old white male born in America. But here it goes… If anyone reading this has read or followed my blog before, you mayContinue reading “The Irony of Spin Class Music Playlists: Misogyny and Racial Epithets in a Room Full of White Women”

A Review of Cyclebar: Ride with Lexi and You’ll Be Hooked

Following my review of SoulCycle, I was asked to review some of the other exercise studios I’ve visited in the District, and having just taken a 45-minute class at Cyclebar yesterday, August 21st, it seemed fitting to write about my experiences there. I’ve been going to Cyclebar on Delaware Ave (NoMa) since February, when I decidedContinue reading “A Review of Cyclebar: Ride with Lexi and You’ll Be Hooked”

Planning to Lose Weight in the New Year? Read These Valuable Lessons I Learned as a Navy Command Fitness Leader

When I was in the US Navy, I was in Office of Naval Intelligence Unit 0466 (ONI 0466), a reserve unit attached to the National Maritime Intelligence Center in Suitland, Maryland. When I was a Lieutenant Junior Grade, my commanding officer (CO), Captain Eileen Laubacher asked me to take the physical training reins and leadContinue reading “Planning to Lose Weight in the New Year? Read These Valuable Lessons I Learned as a Navy Command Fitness Leader”