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.
For the Pitbull and Kesha fans, I recently put together a combo playlist. This was by request for Katie’s last class!
Here are a couple random ones I’ve been alternating through. I am obsessed with September.
And here are a couple of spin playlists. There are a few repeat songs in each, but that’s okay.
Hope this helps inspire some new workout music for you guys! For past workout playlists, browse through my playlist category page.
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.
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:
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
- Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell Williams — the most popular choice!
- Push It by Salt N Pepa — the runner-up for most popular!
- Anything by David Guetta
- Party Up by DMX
- Remember the Name by Fort Minor
- Walkie Talkie Man by Steriogram
- Red Hot Kinda Love by Christina Aguilera
- Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
- Sandstorm by Darude
- Black Betty by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- Anything Michael Jackson
- Atryu Becoming the Bull
- Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves
- Boom Boom Pow by the Black Eyed Peas
- Highway to Hell by ACDC
- Miami by Will Smith
- Any up tempo Justin Timberlake song
- Feel this Moment by Pitbull and Christina Aguilera
- Becoming the Bull by Atreyu
- Sail by Awolnation — a couple votes!
- Any Zumba songs
- Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore
- Beam Me Up by Cazzette
- Undefeated by Jason DeRulo
- Rock Your Body by Justin Timberlake
- Bust A Move by Young MC
- I Got A Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas
- Feet Don’t Fail Me Now by Melanie Amaro
- Anything by Fergie
- Get Lucky by Daft Punk
- Anything by Justin Bieber
- Toxic by Britney Spears
- Drop It Low by Ester Dean and Chris Brown
- I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
- Power by Kayne West
- Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO — a couple votes!
- Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 — a couple votes!
- Never Let You Go by Florence and the Machine
- Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
- Anything by Kesha
- Anything by Pitbull
- We Found Love by Rihanna
- Gasolina by Daddy Yankee
- Ready to Run by The Dixie Chicks
- Anything by Girl Talk
- I Don’t Want to Stop by Ozzie Osborne
- Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
- Anything by Beyonce
- Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine
- 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?
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.
With a little help from my beloved Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises, I came up with the following:
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:
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!