Bob Dylan Themed Spin Playlist

Bob Dylan Themed Spin Playlist

A few weeks ago it was Bob Dylan’s birthday.  If you follow this blog you know I love me a good themed playlist so I decided to see if it would work.  This playlist worked surprisingly well for a nice chill endurance and hill based ride.  I threw in a few Dylan covers too to keep it fun!

Erin go ‘sports’ bragh! St. Patty’s Spin Playlist

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This week we celebrated a belated St. Patrick’s Day by spinning our through the Emerald Isle. This trip across the Atlantic was made possible with a multimedia extravaganza that included projecting a larger-than-life first person perspective movie of a bike trip across Ireland onto the big screen!  We pedaled and sweated ourselves through Ireland using the playlist below!

“You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.” – Irish Saying

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Mash-Up It Up! This Playlist Gets Em’ Moving!

I love mash-ups. It is probably the only reason I still watch Glee from time to time…?

This week’s playlist incorporated some great new songs by The White Panda. I was personally pretty jazzed about this week’s music since I incorporated Thrift Shop into the playlist and it was completely worth the endless singing of the catchy bridge for the next 6 hours…

I wear your granddad’s clothes
I look incredible
I’m in this big ass coat
From that thrift shop down the road

You can’t help but bounce along to the infectious beat!

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Sub-zero temps got you down? Jump on Spin Airways for an affordable escape!

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The weather in Northern Wisconsin is positively miserable. It’s been below zero (think -27, not -5… my gosh we live in NORTHERN WI, it takes arctic chill before we flinch much) for a few days now. I decided my Thursday night class needed a tropical ESCAPE to warmer climates!

Here is the playlist we used to spin our way through the Caribbean and Mexico! Add in an inflatable palm tree, fun disco lighting, and some frozen “drinks” (Crystal Light Mocktails) post workout and it was just the vacation we all needed!

Here’s the playlist! This was probably one of my favorite classes so far!

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Build Your Own Spinning Playlist Was A Hit!

This week I gave my spin classes  the opportunity to create their own playlist!  Each person in each of my classes submitted the songs they wanted and I told them I would make it work.  Last night was the first class that we used their customized playlist and it was a ton of fun!  I was pleasantly surprised by how well many of the songs worked for spin!  And while the playlist was a bit schizophrenic, jumping from 90’s pop to current metal hits, each spinner was visibly excited when their song popped up in the order!  Here is the playlist I was able to create from my Thursday night class.  I can’t wait to see how much fun we have on Tuesday when it is their turn!

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Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday Spin Class

I’ve previously noted in other posts that I LOVE any excuse to have a themed spin class.  I had a ton of fun with our Spooky Halloween Spin Classes in October and have been anxiously awaiting the need for another cheesy holiday themed playlist. Enter… Christmas & Hanukkah!

Even Santa like to cycle!

Even Santa likes to spin! 

I have had the playlist under construction for the past three weeks and I have to say I am thrilled with the final Ho Ho Ho Ho-liday Playlist!  I get to teach this class three times this week!  Thankfully I HEART Christmas music so I won’t want to scratch my eyes out after listening to these songs three times in four days.

Last night was the first of the three classes and I hung Christmas lights around  the room s and took the Mr. Christmas projector temporarily out of our front yard (these are amazing and it makes it look like snowflakes are falling throughout the room). The whole environment was very festive and all the students even came in their own festive attire. My own Santa hat only lasted through the warm-up, but it was fun for those couple of songs!  We had a lot of fun and it really got the class into the holiday spirit!