I began spinning in August 2009 and fell in love with the challenge and results of the workout, and most of all, the FUN. I got certified as an instructor in June 2010. Being a spin instructor is the most rewarding job I have ever had–I get to watch people transform their bodies, attitudes, and self-esteem, which motivates me even more to become a better instructor with each and every class I teach.
The music you play during a workout is SUPER important…at least it is to me! Some songs can pump you up while others can influence you to take it down a notch. It’s important for me to keep the class engaged for the full hour (or half hour) so building a playlist isn’t a last-minute task for me…usually. There are days where I’m asked to teach on a whim so I will drag and drop songs from previous playlists and create a new one. But it’s important to take the time to map out your class from beginning to end. Here are links to posts that include spin playlists…some with routines and some without! I also have some playlists and routines posted below…
Ripped Ride – Two for Tuesday (hour class)**routine to come!
Holy Grail – Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake
E.T. – Katy Perry feat. Kayne West
I Need Your Love – Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding
Blackout – Breathe Carolina
Boom Boom Guetta – The Black Eyed Peas (David Guetta’s Electro Hop Remix)
Bionic – Christina Aguilera
Pause – Pitbull
Glamorous – Fergie
Dashboard – Modest Mouse
Do Somethin’ – Britney Spears
Higher – Taio Cruz & Travie McCoy
Good Feeling – Flo Rida
Diamonds (Dave Aude 100 Extended) – Rihanna
Summertime Sadness – Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais
Get those legs warmed up and go ahead and stretch those arms out. Easy into moderate resistance. Combo flat. Jump right into the work out with warm up intervals. This is only a 30 minute class so you should jump right into some sprints for a quick warm-up!
Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton
Standing moderate resistance for 3 minutes. Add a full turn every chorus but be sure to maintain that speed as much as possible!
Safe and Sound – Capital Cities
Rolling hills. Begin with light to moderate. Add full or half turn every 10 seconds until you hit the chorus. Then it’s all out, 100%, push. Release a full turn after chorus and start over…full or half turn every 10. All the way to the end.
Kryptonite – 3 Doors Down
Begin with light to moderate. Hit your sprints during the chorus. Add a full turn during each verse.
Applause – Lady Gaga (my new favorite song)
Standing sprints during the chorus. This is a fun one. You can’t help but move and sing. Add a full turn during each verse.
Gold on the Ceiling – The Black Keys
Rolling hills. Begin with light to moderate. Add full or half turn every 10 seconds until you hit the chorus. Then its all out, 100%, push. Release a full turn after chorus and start over…full or half turn every 10. All the way to the end.
I Miss the Misery – Halestorm
Take the hill as a team. Combo hill. Use the chorus to get out of the saddle and push to the max.
Breaking the Girl – Red Hot Chili Peppers & Apologize – Timbaland feat. One Republic