I am a firm believer that a workout can be significantly altered by your surroundings. For me, I am most motivated by an amazing, non-stop playlist, where I don't feel like I have to stop my exercises to find a song with a stronger beat, something new that I'm not sick off, or something with lyrics that motivate me.
At Barre Groove, I started to rethink the way I pull together my 45-minute workout playlists. Instead of throwing together my favorite current and throwback pop songs into one playlist, I transformed into DJ Workout Barbie (see left). I looked how I can create playlists that feel like sets at a club or EDM concert, where your all-time favorite song flawlessly fade into one another, and did exactly that. I started using a website called TuneBat that, based off of one song, recommends the next song based on it's vibe, key, BPM, energy level, danceability rating and happiness factor. It's been an INCREDIBLE tool for me as an instructor and I have gotten more compliments than ever on how the playlists have set the tone right for class, and pushed and pulled clients' energy levels at just the right time. I highly recommend the site for fitness instructors or anyone who is looking together an amazing playlist for an event or mood.
The playlist below is my FAVORITE workout playlist ever and I absolutely love working out and teaching to it. It's 42 minutes of str8 jamz (as I've named it... I KNOW I'M A DORK) with one song for cool-down. If you like it, make sure to follow me on Spotify, where I make all of my playlists public, hope you adore it just as much as I do!