my life as a dj…
posted: December 14, 2009
I mean, Spin instructor!
Spin classes have a reputation of being for super athletic and highly in-shape individuals, but what I have always loved about spinning is that it truly is an all-levels workout. Everyone gets to choose their own intensity, speed and resistance. No matter what your fitness goals are, spinning is an excellent choice for a workout.
Billie’s spin class about to ride to their favourite tunes!
If you ever talk with someone who loves spinning, they will tell you that it’s all about the music. Do you have any idea how much time your instructor spends finding motivating music and putting together a challenging ride that every level of athlete will enjoy?
I’ve been taking spin classes for over seven years, and this year I decided to become a certified spin instructor. I’ve found that I spend a lot more time putting together my playlists and ride profiles than actually teaching the class, but I know that I need to invest that time to ensure that I’m creating a unique and engaging ride for every class.
I know I’ve succeeded every time I catch someone in class singing along to the chorus of “Living on a Prayer” or “Spirit in the Sky”. If there is a song or style of music that you are dying to spin to, ask your instructors if they are open to suggestions. Most likely they will be grateful for your recommendation and add it to their playlist before the next class!
Time to sing along to the sweet songs in class.
My personal favorite spinning tunes right now:
“Pump It” – Black Eyed Peas
“So Fine” – Sean Paul
“Kodachrome” – Paul Simon
“Reggaeton Latino” – Don Omar
“Paper Planes” – M.I.A.
“Calabria” – Enur
“Smoke on the Water” – Deep Purple
“Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga
“Krazy” – Pitbull
Just imagine all this, baby. It’s enough to make you go krazy!
Please leave a comment with your favorite spinning song(s) so other instructors and I can incorporate them in our future rides.<-->