These two just released tunes will give your riders the opportunity to climb to new heights with a fresh new sound. Check out some brand new One Republic and Imagine Dragons for flat roads and X Ambassadors for a hill. No Vacancy by OneRepublic iTunes link (100 rpm) Thunder by Imagine Dragons iTunes link (84 rpm) Torches by X Ambassadors iTunes link (65 rpm)
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I love answering questions from Instructors 🙂 Hi John, Since you are a Spotify guru, I thought you might know the answer to this question: Spotify says their music is for non-commercial use and that you can’t use it to play at even a school. I haven’t found anything from Spotify mentioning that it isn’t allowed in fitness classes, and I know a LOT of people (including myself) who love
This week’s favorite track (Hey Ya by Outkast) can be used as a seated flat road or a climb. It’s around 80 beats per minute, so depending on how much gear you’re riding with, you can really take it either way. I especially like songs like this to do what I call ‘gear play’. With ‘gear play’, we ride at the same RPM’s the entire time, but we add and
I have a confession to make: Unlike John, I am terrible at using OPM (other people’s music) or other people’s playlists. See his post here. It just doesn’t ever seem to feel right to me and I can’t make it my own. Enter Spotify…I have become a ‘creeper’ as my kids call it. Every time I see certain people have been ‘listening’ to something on Spotify I perk right up
With the rumors swirling of the imminent breakup of the Foo Fighters I decided to put together a mix of some of my favorite Foo Fighters songs. Walk by Foo Fighters Learn To Fly by Foo Fighters My Hero by Foo Fighters Non-Premium Members can listen and or purchase this mix at Legitmix Get more Dennis Mellon remixes at Legitmix Premium Members can download this mix for
Some call it ‘house’, others call it trance…however you want to categorize this 70 rpm moderate climb- it ebbs and flows beautifully allowing for surges and recovery within its 4:48 duration. You can actually feel the surges coming with the vocals at 1:52 and again at 3:58. There’s plenty of time to cue a deep breath before lifting out of the saddle, or adding big resistance and pushing back for
There’s nothing like a good steady beat to get your legs spinning and these two songs will give you and your riders what they need when the going gets tough. Shawn Mendes recently released the Deluxe version of his album Illuminate and I revisited this tune as a climb at 62 RPM. It might also work great with accelerations or sprints on the chorus. There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back by
Take your pick from this playlist of “Grand Finale” songs to end your class with a bang. All are high energy and will require your riders to move way beyond their comfort zone to the big finish. Whether you choose to end with sprints or a climb, any of these songs will provide the motivation to push your riders above and beyond. Krosah by E.S. Posthumus iTunes link Sabra Dance by
Try these remixes in your next class and your class will be pumping. Scared To Be Lonely (LOOPERS Remix), at around 65 rpm can work as a seated or standing climb. Listen for a slowdown from 1:47-2:18-a great opportunity to throw in some cueing. Scared To Be Lonely (LOOPERS Remix) by Martin Garrix, Dua Lipa, Loopers iTunes Link If this remix isn’t your favorite, there are plenty more to chose from
Whether you are looking for a climb or a flat road for your next class, you’ll find both of them here. Check out these two new releases that are ready to be added to your next ride profile. The first is a new release from one of my favorites, ZZ Ward. She has some great stuff that I continue to rotate into my profiles such as Put The Gun Down,
Your riders will definitely appreciate the way this song starts out slowly and then builds into a steady climb. At first listen, you may not think this song would fit in a cycling class, but once you’ve tried it, you’ll want to go back to it again and again. It’s Green Light from Lorde’s upcoming album Melodrama (expected to be released on June 16) and I first caught it when she performed