Because there’s a bit of a heatwave on the Easy coast…
Pretty Lights, NYE Chicago Bulls Intro Remix (4:48) – I realized after my class that I used this once before for warmup! Tsk tsk, Amanda. Still a hot beat for all your introductory, safety, stretching and warmup needs.
Notorious BIG, Hypnotize (3:50) – Secondary warmup song here, just warming up in each position while gradually increasing the resistance to moderate. Make sure to get the CLEAN version of this song!
Dexy’s Midnight Rider, Come on Eileen (3:49) – Classic song. I enjoyed using it because it uses different tempos. We went between positions for this song, increasing heavily during the slower parts. They are quick, don’t worry.
Deadmau5, Strobe (Adam Day Remix) (5:13) – This is a remix of one of my favorite Deadmau5 songs. It’s a pretty good remix, it’s just a little shorter than the actual song, which is around 9-10 minutes long. Totally worth every second of listening though. Builds up for close to 5 minutes and then drops a fast, light beat for the rest of the song and then dies down again. Ahhhh, strobe. Song changed my perspective on house music. Oh! We also gradually increased resistance here from light to heavy, and I tried to tell the students to just close their eyes and get in the groove for this one because it’s very easy to lose yourself in the music.
Ellie Goulding, Under the Sheets (Jakwob Remix) (4:27) – I know, another Ellie song. Great remix. Slower song, until it builds up and drops a very heavy, slow, bass. During that time we did heavy resistance out of the saddle, and when that is over we get back to the moderate resistance out of the saddle, and so on. Only problem with the version I found to download was that it cuts off… but it works at the student’s (and your!) advantage.
The Jackson 5, The Jackson 5 vs. Daft Punk (4:18) – Great song for jumps!
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Paris (Ooh La La) (3:16) – We also did jumps for this song, but it was not at the student’s discretion like it should be (oops). We jumped for 4 counts during the chorus. Grace Potter = babe.
Led Zeppelin, When the Levee Breaks (7:07) – Lettin’ the Led out for a slow, heavy, out-of-the-saddle climb. After 2.5 minutes, we gradually increased resistance every 30 seconds until the song was almost over. At the end we slowly took the resistance off.
Snoop Dogg ft. David Guetta, Sweat (3:17) – Love Snoop, and love this song. David Guetta is producing some seriously hot stuff lately. We did sprints in the saddle at a light resistance during the chorus, and back to tempo for the verse.
Prince, Kiss (Daft Punk Remix) (4:43) – We did jumps for this song too, at the students discretion. Great remix of Prince’s famous song.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Make You Feel Better (3:52) – We did sprints in the saddle during the chorus for this song, at a moderate to heavy resistance. I love the Chili Peppers. Seeing them live is on my things to do list.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix) (6:25) – Awesome remix to a great song. Very fast, and we do our final sprints during this song during the chorus. There’s only a few of them, and they are less than 30 seconds each. One last hoorah for our final song!
Bon Iver, Skinny Love (3:59) – Ahhhh, a slow cool down. Bon Iver is a group (not a person) that, well, you don’t want to listen to right after a breakup. Their stuff is so soothing, relaxing, and they offer absolutely beautiful lyrics, but, some of it’s depressing. Great for a cool down, nonetheless!
Stay cool and enjoy the weekend!