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Spin Saturday Playlist

Good morning! I hope you all had a great weekend. This was my weekend to teach at Quest cycle so I have a playlist to share with you this morning. After teaching Saturday morning it was finally time to relax after teaching a boatload (14!!!) of classes this week. I was able to watch the parade of tall ships on Saturday afternoon at my parents place on the water which was excellent! I Also got to spend some time with my grandparents who were in town for the weekend hanging out, eating good food, drinking good drinks, and petting the cutest dog in the entire world.
 

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And here is your playlist! Have a great week!! πŸ˜€ 

Spin Instructors- How to Organize Your Spotify Music

I’m writing this post because organizing my music for the spin classes I teach is definitely one of the more challenging aspects of teaching. In the winter I teach about 6 cycling classes a week so it is so important for me to keep my music organized. This way I can quickly make new playlists, and I won’t get too bored with my music. I’m sure there are lots of other spin instructors out there who would agree that when they can’t find new music they just end up more or less playing the same songs over and over and that gets BORING. Okay, so here’s what I do to stay organized and keep those playlists fresh and fun.

1. First off, you can’t find new music unless you look for it. If you teach many classes a week listening to the radio and playing those hits you hear is going to get real old real fast. You’re not going to find new music on the radio. Well, maybe you will… like once a month. Where do I find my music? I look on blogs for playlists, search spin studios in larger cities on Facebook and they’ll usually have a playlist posted every so often, you can also search for spin studios on Spotify, Spotify top 100 playlist. Like I said, it’s a process! I’ll find a playlist from somewhere else, listen to all of it, and end up choosing a song or two to add to my library. Like I said, it’s a very time consuming process. We don’t all have the same taste in music!

2. Okay so now you’ve found some new songs you like… what do you do with them? I’ve created playlists labeled with the current month. So if I found some songs that I liked today, I would add them right to my “June” playlist. 

3. From there, you have all your current favorite songs in one location ready to make your playlists. But what about those old songs you might want to revisit? I put all my older music into 6 playlists: warm up, flat roads, sprints, hills, games, and cool down. 

4. When June is over, I will go through the June music and add the songs to the appropriate playlist. This way they’re ready and waiting to get used again and I can find them quickly and easily. 

5. I will date each of my playlists and keep them around for a week or so, incase I want to reuse a playlist. Then they get deleted, but all the songs are still saved in either the current month’s playlist or one of the categories. 

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So there you go, a great way to organize your music. This works really well for me and saves me a lot of time and keeps me from getting too bored listening to the same song over and over again! 

Spin Saturday Playlist

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Spin Saturday playlist! I had a lot of commitments this spring that fell on Saturdays that I taught so I’ve overlooked posting a playlist since I haven’t been teaching as many Saturdays as I normally do. Here are some new tunes that I’ve been playing! I’m absolutely loving that Acapella cover of “chandelier” that you have probably come across on Facebook this past week.
 

Spin Saturday

Good morning! It’s another cycle class this morning at Quest and I have an awesome playlist and ride ready. Too bad my legs aren’t ready. After falling off a box jump during one of my workouts earlier this week and a KILLER stair workout with my friend Sarah yesterday (will post soon!) my legs are toast. At least the music will be great! Here’s what we’re riding to this week.

Spin Saturday Playlist

It has been quite some time since I have taught a spin class in Portland on Saturday. Now that winter is in full swing, classes are PACKED and it’s so much fun. The cold temperatures we’re having right now are definitely driving people to work out indoors as well. I think I have run on the treadmill more this winter than I have in any other year- and it’s only January! Here’s a new playlist that I used for class yesterday. Good for cycling, or those boring treadmill runs. πŸ˜‰

The 12 Hills of Christmas + Other Festivities

Hello everyone! It’s cold, rainy and gray here in Maine and it doesn’t feel like Christmas weather. The festivities keep rolling despite the weather and that really helps. Last weekend I had a cookie swap at my house with some friends. It was my first year having one and it might have to become a holiday tradition. Everyone brought different cookies, then you try a bunch of cookies, and make an assortment of all the cookies to take home with you. It was fun to see what everyone made. Oh, and there was lots of winter sangria as well. πŸ™‚

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Last night I taught this “12 Hills of Christmas” spin workout. I’m teaching again today and will definitely be doing it again. The profile of the ride starts out with some fast sprints before moving on to the hills. Each hill is 1 minute long and they’re all a little bit different (standing, seated, a combo of both). After the climb there’s a fast downhill (aka rest) for 15-20 seconds. Before climbing the next hill we ride on a flat road at a “comfortably hard” pace for about 40 seconds. After the hills there’s another sprinting section. It was a great ride and everyone really enjoyed it! Here is the playlist I used for the ride. Only Christmas songs for warm up and cool down. I can’t recall the last time someone got really motivated to ride fast to “Jingle Bells”….

Spin Saturday

Another spin class Saturday is in the books! I was extra excited to teach today because the time I spent at the studio this morning meant less time I spent in the yard raking leaves. Now, I exercise quite a bit… but let me tell you I am the LAZIEST person ever when it comes to yard work. I just hate it and love excuses to avoid it. Like teaching spin class. Today’s class was super fun and it’s nice that the colder temps mean that more people are coming to work out inside. It’s so energizing with tons of people packed in on the bikes and it means more money for me. So I really love it. Anyway, here’s a new playlist for you!

Spin Saturday

I know I’m a day late posting this and today is actually Sunday and not Saturday but yesterday my computer spent the better part of the day deciding to not turn on. SO awesome new spin tunes coming at you on Sunday instead. This weekend has been a totally bust with the weather. Both days were supposed to be warm and mostly sunny but instead it’s been cold and mostly rainy. Yesterday I taught Saturday morning spin and then did some food shopping and then fall clothes shopping. I managed to get one shirt so I’ll call it a success. I also found some mugs on sale at pottery barn and decided to do some crafts with them. Anyway, here’s some new music for you! I’m on a huge Demi Lovato kick right now πŸ™‚

New Music

Here’s some new music! I’m loving the first song. It reminds me of summer and vacation and all those things that didn’t actually happen today… It’s apparently Ricky Martin but you would never know if I didn’t just say that. I used this playlist in both my spin classes today. My 8:30 class at Quest was rough this morning after my long road ride yesterday. At one point I got off my bike to test out a another bike to see if mine was broken because “it” was going so slow… I don’t think it was broken. Had to check anyway though. At noon time I went to a class at the Y which was AWESOME. Cardio and Strength with Nate. Challenging and fun. If you’re a member and you haven’t tried it, get on it! I spent my afternoon making sushi and then dragged my tired legs to IDEXX to teach my last 5:15 spin class for the summer. I had a great group for that class and I’m going to miss them! Hopefully they’ll decide to come to my noon time class instead. πŸ™‚

Playlist

I’ve found some awesome new spinning tunes and they’re too good not to share. A few of the songs (the ones by Manian) have been stuck in my head for days now! If you’re looking for some good pump up music, look no further. πŸ™‚