Spinning Playlist – November 20, 2014

Happy Thursday everybody…

So, here’s the deal: after teaching a shortened class of one last night, I’ve decided to use the same playlist (at a different gym…I should be able to do this anyway) tonight. That said, check out yesterday if you want to know what we rode to tonight :)

Also, just a reminder: next Thursday is Thanksgiving. There will be two morning classes at each of the Virginia Xsport locations (I don’t believe cycle is one of them in Alrxandria), however, no other classes throughout the day. You should be eating turkey at our normal class time! I am still teaching next Tuesday and Wednesday (and subbing a bonus pilates class at Sport&Health at 7:30 p.m. Monday), so hope to see you and burn a few more cals in advance of the big Thanksgiving dinners!

Spinning Playlist – November 19, 2014

We’ve made it to mid-week … and hopefully through the last of this January-like weather! Another great class tonight at Sport&Health. Here’s tonight’s playlist, fresh out of the studio:

Warm-up
Manners – We are the In Crowd

Building Block #1
Delirious (Boneless) – Steve Aoki, Chris Lake and Tumunjo
Take Me Home – Cash Cash
Find You – Zedd ft. Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant
Break the Fall – Laura Welsh
Miss Jackson – Panic at the Disco ft. Lolo

Building Block #2
Work Work – Britney Spears
Tommie Sunshine Megasix Mashup – Katy Perry
Sing – Ed Sheeran
My Songs Know what You Did in the Dark – Fall Out Boy

Building Block #3
Best I Ever Had – Gavin DeGraw
Neon Lights – Demi Lovato
Still into You – Paramore
I Will Never Let You Down – Rita Ora
The Fighter – Gym Class Heroes ft. Ryan Tedder

Cooldown
Let it Go – James Bay
Rude – MAGIC!

Have a great night – see you all tomorrow at XSport!

Spinning Playlist – November 18, 2014

Happy COLD Tuesday! I’m  not sure how we managed to go from September to January, but what can you do? At least we got it hot in the studio tonight.

Here’s tonight’s Spinning playlist:

Warm-up
Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars

Building Block #1
Touch Me – Smash Cast ft. Katherine McPhee
Red Lights – Tiesto
Come to Me – Diddy ft. Nicole Scherzinger
Hard – Rihanna ft. Young Jeezy

Building Block #2
Sweet Nothing – Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welsh
Repeat – Davis Guetta ft. Jessie J
Clarity – Zedd
Blackout – Breathe Carolina
Miss Jackson – Panic at the Disco

Building Block #3
Bombs over Baghdad – Outkast
If We Ever Meet Again – Timbaland ft. Katy Perry
So What – Pink
Burn it Down – Linkin Park

Cooldown
Burn – Ellie Goulding
Hold On – Colbie Caillat

Have a great night everyone! See you tomorrow!

Spinning Playlist – November 13, 2014

Happy Thursday everyone…hope you’re staying warm! I am definitely not ready for this winter hitting us six weeks early. I thought it was only supposed to be cold on Christmas?!?

The good news is, we managed to keep it hot in the studio tonight! Here’s tonight’s playlist, straight out of the cycle studio:

Warm-up
Human – The Killers

Building Block #1
Wild Ones – Flo Rida ft. Sia
Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Blame – Calvin Harris ft. John Newman
Blow – Kesha
Centuries – Fall Out Boy

Building Block #2
Best I Ever Had – Gavin DeGraw
Part of Me – Katy Perry
I Need Your Love – Calvin Harris
Buttons – Pussycat Dolls
Find Your Love – Drake

Building Block #3
Work Work – Britney Spears
Delirious (Boneless) – Steva Aoki, Chris Lake and Tujamo
Right Round – Flo Rida
Misery – Maroon 5

Cooldown
Wanted – Hunter Hayes
Heartbeat Slowing Down – The All-American Rejects

Finally, apologies for last Thursday. I don’t like having to sub out my classes unless I have to (work trip took me away for three days last week), and I REALLY don’t like to come home to discover that the sub I had lined up didn’t show. Thanks to those who stepped up and stuck around – I appreciate your initiative (and I’m now recruiting you to become instructors).

Have a great weekend … it may be time to break out the hot cocoa. See you next week!

Spinning Playlist – November 12, 2014

Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start. Here’s tonight’s Spinning Playlist, fresh out of the studio:

Warm-up
Mr. Brightside – The Killers

Building Block #1
When I Grow Up – Pussycat Dolls
Red Lights – Tiesto
Forever – Chris Brown
Funhouse – Pink

Building Block #2
I Write Sins Not Tragedies – Panic at the Disco
Take Me on the Floor – The Veronicas
Blame – Calvin Harris ft. John Newman
Break the Fall – Laura Welsh
Hard – Rihanna ft. Young Jeezy

Building Block #3
Lucky Strike – Maroon 5
Break Free – Ariana Grande
How I Feel – Flo Rida
Hideaway – Kiesza
Chandelier – Sia

Cooldown
All of Me – John Legend
XO – Beyonce

Thanks for a great class tonight! It’s supposed to get chilly tomorrow (the return of the Polar Vortex. Awesome. Er…no), so try to stay warm!

Spinning Playlist – November 11, 2014

Happy Veterans’ Day everyone – and Happy Birthday (a day late) to any Marines out there. Hope you enjoy your day … and thanks again for all that you’ve sacrificed.

But on a less serious note … here’s tonight’s Spinning playlist, straight off the bike:

Warm-up
Believer – American Authors

Building Block #1
Everybody Talks – Neon Trees
I Will Never Let You Down – Rita Ora
Hideaway – Kiesza
Break the Fall – Laura Welsh
Centuries – Fall Out Boy

Building Block #2
Burnin’ Up – Jessie J ft. 2 Chainz
Neon Lights – Demi Lovato
Stay the Night – Zedd ft. Hayley Williams
Telephone – Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce
My Hero – Foo Fighters

Building Block #3
Tonight – Enrique Iglesias
Delirious (Boneless) – Steve Aoki, Chris Lake and Tujamo
C’Mon – Kesha
Safe and Sound – Capital Cities
E.T. – Katy Perry ft. Kanye West

Cooldown
Clarity – Zedd ft. Foxes (remix)
Peace – O.A.R.

Have a great rest of your week – and hug (or at least thank) a vet! Much love to my brother (an Army reservist) and my boyfriend (a USMC officer), my two favorite military men :)

BONUS! Spinning Playlist – November 8, 2014

Happy Saturday everyone! I filled in for … well, I’m not quite sure anymore who teaches on Saturday morning, but I’ve been subbing it a lot lately!

Here’s this morning’s playlist:

Warm-up
Love Don’t Die – The Fray

Building Block #1
Untouched – The Veronicas
Break Free – Ariana Grande ft. Zedd
Blame – Calvin Harris ft. John Newman
Sing – Ed Sheeran
Miss Jackson – Panic at the Disco ft. Lolo

Building Block #2
Burnin’ Up – Jessie J ft. 2 Chainz
Closer – Tegan and Sara
Find You – Zedd ft. Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant
Up in the Air – 30 Seconds to Mars
Centuries – Fall Out Boy

Building Block #3
Work Work – Britney Spears
How I Feel – Flo Rida
Red Lights – Tiesto
Desert Rose – Sting

Cooldown
Stay with Me – Sam Smith
Let it Go – James Bay

Have a great weekend everyone! Try to stay warm and watch some football (my Tigers already won on Thursday night … but there was another great ESPN story on Clemson player and war hero Daniel Rodriguez again for Veterans’ Day – check it out if you haven’t yet – it’s amazing).

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Spinning Playlist – October 30, 2014

Happy Thursday everyone! Thanks for joining me on this last Thursday before Halloween … I like to think that we put a dent in extra calories you’ll likely pull out of a trick or treat bag tomorrow :)

Here’s tonight’s playlist, straight off of the bike:

Warm-up
Night is Young – Nelly Furtado

Building Block #1
Dirty Little Secret – All-American Rejects
Who’s That Chick – Rhianna ft. David Guetta
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
Sing – Ed Sheeran
Inside of You – Hoobastank

Building Block #2
Hold it Against Me – Britney Spears
I Write Sins Not Tragedies – Panic at the Disco
Blame – Calvin Harris ft. John Newman
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Stronger – Kanye West

Building Block #3
Burnin’ Up – Jessie J ft. 2 Chainz
Delirious (Boneless) – Steve Aoki, Chris Lake and Tujamo
Night of Your Life – David Guetta ft. Jennifer Hudson
Centuries – Fall Out Boy

Cooldown
Let it Go – James Bay
It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday – Jason Mraz

Have a great weekend everyone! I’m out of town next Wednesday and Thursday, but you can catch me at my regular time at XSport Alexandria on Tuesday at 6 p.m. … and I’m subbing next Saturday at 8:30 a.m., too!

Spinning Playlist – October 29, 2014

Happy Wednesday, ya’ll … tonight is my Sport&Health night, so another hot set of tunes coming at you! Here’s what we rode to tonight:

Warm-up
Love Don’t Die – The Fray

Building Block #1
Love Drunk – Boys Like Girls
Blame – Calvin Harris ft. John Newman
Give Me More – Britney Spears
Come to Me – Diddy ft. Nicole Sherzinger

Building Block #2
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera
Closer – Tegan and Sara
Find You – Zedd ft. Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant
Animal – Ke$ha
Sing – Ed Sheeran
Centuries – Fall Out Boy

Building Block #3
Sweet Nothing – Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welsh
Sex on Fire – Kinds of Leon
Break Free – Ariana Grande ft. Zedd
Uprising – Muse

Cooldown
Say Something – A Great Big World
Unconditionally – Katy Perry

Just a reminder that I’m going out of town for a few days next week for my “real” job – but I’ll be back the following Wednesday, Sport&Health folks (XSporters, you have me next Tuesday, but not Thursday). Have a great night!