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Spinning Tunes

To be a good instructor, you have to take classes. It keeps you fit, it gives you great ideas that you can steal use for inspiration, and it opens you up to ways that other instructors communicate with clients. I took a great Spinning class last week in New York, and I have to thank the teacher for kicking my butt hard-core (and for giving me a few notions about this playlist and how to teach to it). Enjoy!

1. Hurt (Deeper-Mindset Tight Mix) — Christina Aguilera (7:04)

2. Commander (feat. David Guetta) — Kelly Rowland (3:38)

3. Born This Way — Lady GaGa (4:20)

4. Lose Yourself — Eminem (5:21)

5. Keep Hope Alive — The Crystal Method (6:12)

6. Mr. Brightside — The Killers (3:54)

7. Forget You — Cee Lo Green (3:43)

8. My Life Would Suck Without You — Kelly Clarkson (3:32)

9. Teenage Love Affair — Alicia Keys (3:10)

10. Thank U — Alanis Morissette (4:18)

11. Marry Me — Train (3:25)

February 24, 2011 at 8:55 pm Leave a comment

Everybody’s haulin’ for the weekend

After kind of an insane week at work, this weekend cannot arrive quickly enough. Good thing I’ve got great stuff on the agenda. First, a Dave Matthews Band concert tonight. I don’t care if you hate DMB. I loooooooooooove them, and their “Two Step” has gotten me through many a long run.

Then tomorrow, a morning workout to remind my tush that it’s not SUPPOSED to be cemented to a chair all day long.

Artist's rendering

Followed by my first-ever visit to Atlantic City to celebrate the 40th birthday of Deanna, one of the cool chicks who reads this blog. I’m going to bring my sneakers, and by God, I will use them. Maybe.

 

C'mon slots. Mama needs a new pair of...

Some interesting bits to tide you over until I’m back:

You’ll remember that I spotted Chilean miner Edison Pena during his ING New York City Marathon run last weekend. But I had no idea who the guys running alongside him were. Thanks, The New York Times, for filling me in.(And thanks to Melissa for sending me the story!)

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure that your fitness exploits can’t easily be mistaken for a suicide attempt. Please?

Happy weekend, everyone!


November 12, 2010 at 10:34 pm 1 comment

Spinning Tunes

If the time change is making you groggy, this playlist may be the kick you need to get you out the door. My classes this week did a lot of sore-buns, in-the-saddle riding to these songs. Good work, everyone! It should be noted that The Fiancé went to France in the spring and downloaded the Edward Maya tune right after he got back—it was on the radio 24/7 there. Now that Maya’s got a hit in the U.S., as well, TF has deemed himself a talented arbiter of pop hits. I’ll let you know what he comes up with next.

  1. Take My Picture — Filter (6:03)
  2. Firework — Katy Perry (3:47)
  3. Take It Off — Ke$ha (3:35)
  4. Hot Tottie — Usher (feat. Jay-Z) (4:59)
  5. Love and Wonder — DJ Earworm (5:50)
  6. Human — The Killers (4:05)
  7. This Is My Life — Edward Maya (3:49)
  8. Paper Planes — M.I.A. (3:23)
  9. Last Nite — The Strokes (3:13)
  10. Hallelujah — Justin Timberlake (feat. Charlie Sexton) (4:15)

November 12, 2010 at 9:33 pm Leave a comment

Spinning Tunes

I know I’ll soon be sick of the Pink song that kicks off this mix, but I’m loving it right now. Here’s this week’s Spinning playlist, with some quick flats to keep things moving and some Halloween (Haul-o-ween?) songs to keep things ghouling.

  1. Raise Your Glass (Clean version) — Pink (3:22)*
  2. Cousins — Vampire Weekend (2:25)
  3. Are You Gonna Go My Way? — Lenny Kravitz (3:31)
  4. Ghostbusters — Ray Parker Jr. (4:00)
  5. Follow You Down — Gin Blossoms (4:30)
  6. Thriller — Michael Jackson (5:57)
  7. Check On It — Beyonce (3:33)
  8. Forget You — Cee Lo Green (3:42)*
  9. Showdown — The Black Eyed Peas (4:27)
  10. Mr. Brightside — The Killers (3:54)
  11. My Life Would Suck Without You in My Place (Kelly Clarkson vs. Coldplay) — DJ Earworm (4:12)

*These songs are also available in saltier versions. Because I don’t want to get fired, I used the PG version in class.

October 28, 2010 at 8:22 pm 1 comment

Spinning Tunes

I’ve used this mix for a few classes in recent weeks, and it’s gotten a pretty good response.  It’s a nice blend of quick, all-out songs and slower, yet driving, numbers. See what you think!

  1. History Repeating — Propellerheads & Shirley Bassey (4:01)
  2. Time To Go — Dropkick Murphys (2:53)
  3. Supermassive Black Hole — Muse (3:29)
  4. Bulletproof — La Roux (3:25)
  5. Breakeven (Falling to Pieces) — The Script (4:21)
  6. Showdown — The Black Eyed Peas (4:27)
  7. Truckin’ — The Grateful Dead (5:08)
  8. We Will Jump You — DJ Party Ben (3:33)
  9. Heartbreak Warfare — John Mayer (4:29)
  10. A-Punk — Vampire Weekend (2:21)
  11. Chelsea Dagger — The Fratellis (3:35)
  12. Ecstasy — Rusted Root (5:02)
  13. Against All Odds — Phil Collins (3:24)

May 26, 2010 at 5:37 pm Leave a comment

Spinning Tunes

There are some heavy hills in this week’s ride, kids. Hit ’em hard!

1. Toxic — Britney Spears (3:20)

2. Makes Me Want To Pray — Christina Aguilera (4:10)

3. Dominos — The Big Pink (3:48)

4. Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour) [Live version] — Jay-Z, Bono, The Edge, Rihanna (4:27)

5. I Do Not Hook Up — Kelly Clarkson (3:20)

6. No Woman, No Cry — Bob Marley & The Wailers (4:08)

7. Sing Along — Blue Man Group feat. Dave Matthews (3:26)

8. Green Light — John Legend feat. André 3000 (4:44)

9. LoveGame — Lady Gaga (3:38)

10. Miss You — The Rolling Stones (3:35)

11. Funhouse — Pink (3:25)

12. Clint Eastwood — Gorillaz (3:45)

13. Let It Be — Jennifer Hudson feat. The Roots (3:53)

January 31, 2010 at 10:53 pm Leave a comment

Spinning Tunes

I mixed a few old favorites with some new stuff — thanks for the awesome suggestions guys, and please keep them coming! — for this challenging but fun ride.

1. Murder on the Dancefloor — Sophie Ellis-Bextor (3:51)

2. Love Sex Magic — Ciara feat. Justin Timberlake (3:40)

3. Back in the Day Song — Know One (2:56)

4. Holding Out for a Hero — Frou Frou (3:21)

5. Back To Life — Soul II Soul (3:48)

6. C’est La Vie — B*Witched (2:53)

7. Gone ’til November — Wyclef Jean (3:24)

8. I Like To Dance — Hot Chelle Rae (3:00)

9. All Good Things (Come to an End) — Nelly Furtado (5:41)

10. Fight NightBattlestar Galactica season three soundtrack (2:31)

11. Magnificent — U2 (5:24)

12. Blowin’ Me Up (With Her Love) — JC Chasez (4:20)

13. Who Says — John Mayer (2:55)

January 26, 2010 at 4:54 pm Leave a comment

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