Current Workout Jams

It’s been a while since I’ve shared any new music with you guys, so today I’m just dropping in quickly to post some of my latest workout jams.

I recently started a fun monthly Throwback Thursday class for my Thursday morning crowd. Basically on the first Thursday of every month, all the songs on my playlist are from back in the day. It’s fun because my class members request songs ahead of time, and it gets everyone excited and laughing when old favorites come on.

Throwback Thursday Workout Playlist SeptemberThrowback Thursday Workout Playlist OctoberFor the Pitbull and Kesha fans, I recently put together a combo playlist. This was by request for Katie’s last class!

Pitbull and Kesha Workout PlaylistHere are a couple random ones I’ve been alternating through. I am obsessed with September.

April 2014 Workout PlaylistSeptember 2014 Workout PlaylistAnd here are a couple of spin playlists. There are a few repeat songs in each, but that’s okay.

Spin Playlist March 2014Spin Playlist June 2014Hope this helps inspire some new workout music for you guys! For past workout playlists, browse through my playlist category page.

–Let’s chat–
What music are you exercising to lately? Current favorite jam? Any recommendations or requests for future TBT classes?

Disclaimer: I own no rights to the above songs.

F&F Reader Workout Playlist

I thought this would be a fun Friday post.  Back in July after Fitness & Feta turned two years old, I asked you guys to fill out a reader survey so I could gauge your likes, dislikes, etc. and tailor my content a little more toward what YOU are looking for.  By the way, if anyone is wondering where the heck Words for the Weekend went, pretty much nobody said that they liked my little Saturday series, so I stopped posting them.  I do listen, you know!

Anyway, one of my questions at the end of the survey (just for fun) was about your favorite workout songs.  You know, what jams just really get you going?  What tunes get you moving and grooving like this:

90's Dance Moves

Sorry, Jen.  Had to do it.

I included this question to get some new playlist material for my own questions, but I thought maybe you guys would want to know what others said too.

Here are 50 fun songs that you came up with:

F&F Reader Workout Playlist

  1. Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell Williams — the most popular choice!
  2. Push It by Salt N Pepa — the runner-up for most popular!
  3. Anything by David Guetta
  4. Party Up by DMX
  5. Remember the Name by Fort Minor
  6. Walkie Talkie Man by Steriogram
  7. Red Hot Kinda Love by Christina Aguilera
  8. Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
  9. Sandstorm by Darude
  10. Black Betty by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  11. Anything Michael Jackson
  12. Atryu Becoming the Bull
  13. Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves
  14. Boom Boom Pow by the Black Eyed Peas
  15. Highway to Hell by ACDC
  16. Miami by Will Smith
  17. Any up tempo Justin Timberlake song
  18. Feel this Moment by Pitbull and Christina Aguilera
  19. Becoming the Bull by Atreyu
  20. Sail by Awolnation — a couple votes!
  21. Any Zumba songs
  22. Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore
  23. Beam Me Up by Cazzette
  24. Undefeated by Jason DeRulo
  25. Rock Your Body by Justin Timberlake
  26. Bust A Move by Young MC
  27. I Got A Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas
  28. Feet Don’t Fail Me Now by Melanie Amaro
  29. Anything by Fergie
  30. Get Lucky by Daft Punk
  31. Anything by Justin Bieber
  32. Toxic by Britney Spears
  33. Drop It Low by Ester Dean and Chris Brown
  34. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
  35. Power by Kayne West
  36. Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO — a couple votes!
  37. Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 — a couple votes!
  38. Never Let You Go by Florence and the Machine
  39. Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
  40. Anything by Kesha
  41. Anything by Pitbull
  42. We Found Love by Rihanna
  43. Gasolina by Daddy Yankee
  44. Ready to Run by The Dixie Chicks
  45. Anything by Girl Talk
  46. I Don’t Want to Stop by Ozzie Osborne
  47. Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
  48. Anything by Beyonce
  49. Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine
  50. Jump by the Pointer Sisters

If you’ve been looking for any new workout songs, well, you’re welcome.

What’s your favorite workout song of the moment?  Of all time?  Of this list?  Any new ones you’d like to add?

Happy weekend!

3-2-1 Total Body Workout

Good morning!

I know I’ve been in kind of a fitness rut lately between needing a rest week and feeling a bit “meh” about my workouts.  However, there are two things I have been into.  One is jump roping with a real rope as opposed to just mocking the movement (holy difference).  The other is using a 3-2-1 style of training, where you do 3 minutes of cardio, 2 minutes of strength work, and one minute of core work.  I recently posted a bodyweight workout that uses this format, and I’ve incorporated a few 3-2-1 style moves into the April Arms Challenge for Sunday Circuits.

When I sat down last night to plan this morning’s class, I decided I wanted to incorporate a lot of jumping with a real rope into the 3-2-1 style.

women's health big book of exercises

With a little help from my beloved Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises, I came up with the following:

3-2-1 Style Interval Workout

It was a good one!  I topped off the workout at the end with ten very slow decline pushups (which I just instructed and didn’t do because I’m still keeping an eye on my shoulder).  The rest of the moves felt ok for me though!

For a playlist, we rocked out to these jams:

Workout Playlist 4.24.13

I put this one together by picking 1 or 2 of my favorite songs from a few different playlists I’ve used in the past.  It kept us going!

Let’s chat!  Do you ever jump rope with a real rope or use a 3-2-1 style of training?  If you were in class this morning, did you like this workout?  Any new workout songs you can recommend?

This morning I have a half sick day because I have a doctor’s appointment at 11.  I must say, it’s really nice to have a few extra hours after teaching my 6am!  I’m going to clean the house and get ready for the rest of the day… appointment, half day of work, massage (yes I booked another one), and then Tim comes home tonight… he’s been down in Alabama for work all week.  Hope you all have a great Thursday!