Earlier this year, I started doing Les Mills RPM cycling classes in my gym, using classes posted on You Tube by Les Mills instructors. My favourite is Stephanie. Even though I enjoy this class, I have found myself getting a bit bored by some of the music. I hate to say it but modern music doesn’t much appeal to me. I mostly developed my musical tastes in the 70s and 80s, and I have to admit that they haven’t developed at all since. I’m still stuck in those decades, well and truly, and definitely wouldn’t call myself musically sophisticated.
Just for fun, I decided to put together my own music and routine for a cycling class. I was a group exercise instructor decades ago, but RPM and Spin classes weren’t happening in those days, so I was never a cycling instructor. However, I’ve done enough cycling classes as a participant, that with my knowledge of group exercise, I had no doubt that I would be able to create a class that was both fun, inspiring and difficult enough to be a worthwhile workout. The tracks that follow, are my first Spin Class Play List.
You might notice that I have included a few modernish songs that I like. I’ve done this class twice now and really love it It’s a great workout which leaves me with jelly legs. An added bonus is that this play list, for me, is heaps of fun to listen to.
Spin Class Play List No. 1
- We built this city (Starship) – Warm up. Spin with no resistance
- Underneath the Radar (Underworld) – Speed with high resistance, intervals of speed with low resistance
- Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison) – Climbing at low resistance and speed intervals.
- Here Come the Drums (Rogue Traders) – Fast climbs, seated and standing
- The way you make me feel – (Michael Jackson) – Seated and standing climbs higher resistance
- Funhouse (Pink) – Seated climbs at medium resistance with high speed intervals
- No Second Prize ( Jimmy Barnes) – Spinning with Speed intervals
- The Night Train (Kadoc) – Standing climbs, gradual increase to high resistance
- Simply The Best (Jimmy Barnes and Tina Turner) – Seated climbs, low resistance
- Working Class Man (Jimmy Barnes) – Seated sprints with hill intervals at high resistance
- Straight Lines (Silverchair) – Standing climbs only, start with high resistance and increase to failure
- Ballad of Lucy Jordan (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show) – Spinning cool down
- Deeper Water (Paul Kelly) – Cooldown and stretch
Total 56 minutes
What do you think of my play list? I understand if your musical tastes differ from mine. Most people’s do. I love it when you comment and promise to reply to all.
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