March Madness Playlist + Snacks

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Happy March Madness! For a sports fan like me, this is the most wonderful time of the year besides Christmas. I'm a sap for the fun, family time and general good cheer! Back to the point at hand: The 64 teams are now set and hit the courts beginning today! In honor of their athletic prowess and the bass-pumping music that gets the crowds even more into the action, I designed a playlist so we can all sweat right alongside the tournament ...continue reading

Get Lucky Workout + Playlist

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Have you recovered from Daft Punk overload yet? After summer of 2013's "Get Lucky" vs. "Blurred Lines" debate, I'm still healing from the ear worm. :) It was awesome inspiration, though, while building my latest workout class playlist for St. Patrick's Day fun! From luck to money to magic, all of the tracks on the mix below will have you seeing green while you're training mean. Scroll down and flip on the 20-song mix, then crank out ...continue reading

Spring Forward Playlist

Spring

Considering the weather around much of the country for the past four months, I think it's safe to say it's been a looooong winter (give or take an "o"). True, there have been colder and snowier winters, but with bone chilling temperatures for weeks at a time, the polar vortex and loads of snow, a hint of spring this weekend is very welcome. Oh yes, and more daylight starting Sunday! In honor of springing forward and the predicted 60° ...continue reading

I Wanna Rock Workout Playlist

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Anyone who knows me knows that I love a cheesy pop song. (See exhibit A, exhibit B and exhibit C.) So I guess it wasn't a big surprise when one of the students in my bootcamp class requested more rock—hair bands in particular. Ask and you shall receive! My latest mix blends old and new, from Aerosmith to Vampire Weekend, and has convinced me that rock is (nearly) as good as my usual dance club jams. What's your favorite music ...continue reading

What’s Not to Love? Workout Playlist

Love

Happy Valentine's week! Any big plans for the holiday? It should be pretty much business as usual around these parts, except for maybe busting out in a little of this action:  {Source} Thanks to my friend Kim and a Time magazine app she passed along, I now know that if I was on track with my average Facebook friend, I'd be married in 8 months and 9 days. Ha! Rather than dwelling on being behind the curve, I'm counting my blessings ...continue reading

2014 Grammy Nominee Playlist

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With the weather hovering at or around 0° several days during January, I've been trying to divert my attention from the chill and keep warm by sweating through hot yoga classes and the circuits that I teach at work. Another welcome distraction for an admitted red carpet junkie like me? Awards show season! I fused those two ideas and designed a workout playlist for Friday's AMRAP plyometrics workout that included only the hottest of ...continue reading