my 80s workout playlist
Happy Throwback Thursday!! Check out my Throwback Thighs routine!
Throwback Thighs Workout! 1. Side Leg Lifts x 12 ea side 2. Flexed Leg Lifts x 12 ea side 3. Leg Circles x 10 ea side 4. Side Lying Bicycles x 12 ea side. Tag a workout buddy to join in! Today I was inspired to make an 80s workout playlist in partnership with @spotify and their new #TasteRewind web app for you! (Sometimes you get bored of the radio Top 40 ya know?) I had so much fun compiling songs from my FAVE, Michael Jackson!!! As well as Prince, Madonna, etc. Go listen to it on newblogilates.wpengine.com and learn about my throwback giveaway too! ?
Music is so important to me when it comes to working out. Because I love dancing, I love doing things to the beat of the music. If the song is fast, I run faster. If the song is slow, I stretch longer and breathe slower. If there’s no music at all or I forget to bring my headphones to the gym, I will literally turn back and grab my headphones before I start working out. To me, it makes a HUGE DIFFERENCE – great music is the foundation of a very exciting workout. Plus as a group fitness instructor, I need to always have the best music for leading a high energy class.
Lately though, I’ve been getting a little tired of the top 40 hits. The same songs are still being played over and over again! So I felt compelled to dig into musical history for extra motivation. I made myself a 1-hr long 80s playlist in partnership with Spotify inspired by their new Taste Rewind app and thought you would like to listen to it too! Check it out here:
You may notice that I am kind of a HUGE Michael Jackson fan. Besides Michael, my only other favorite artist is Taylor Swift 🙂 But she’s obvi not 80s, so I will make another boy-trouble inspired playlist for you another time 😛 You should also check out Spotify’s new web app called “Taste Rewind“. It’s basically a time machine for music! So what they do is take what you currently listen to most on Spotify and then suggest songs that you might like from different decades! It’s kind of like a personal DJ or music friend that says “Hey, if you like Tove Lo’s ‘Talking Body’ then wait til you hear this song!” (By the way I love ‘Talking Body’ but it’s so inappropriate that I would never be able to play it in class! Anyone know where I can find the clean edit!?) It’s a fun, great way to expand your musical horizons PLUS it makes you wonder what you would have listened to if you were growing up in the 60’s 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s. Kinda like the vintage version of you 🙂 See what you would have listened to here: https://spotify-tasterewind.com/ I’ve been a Spotify member forever because of my profession as a fitness instructor, but I TOTALLY highly recommend it for everyone. Music is such a big part of my life that I want to be able to explore it free-flowingly. Radio has way too many commercials and it gets old fast! Because I want you to keep exploring music…I’m doing a GIVEAWAY in partnership with Spotify just for you guys! So here’s what you will win: 1 GRAND PRIZE:
- 1 year subscription to Spotify Premium
- Vintage inspired Master & Dynamic Headphones
- Throwback Sunglasses
- Michael Jackson Music Print
2 RUNNER UP PRIZES: 1 year subscription to Spotify Premium TO ENTER: Comment below with your favorite music artist’s name! You can enter as many times as you want and be of any age! Winners will be picked at random and contacted on Sunday June 21st, 2015. This contest is only open to those in the US. Good luck guys! <3 Cassey This post was made possible through my partnership with Spotify. The prize was provided by Spotify, but Spotify and its agents and representatives are not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any other way with this giveaway. All opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of Spotify or its agents and representatives.