Tonya Gabriel is a Certified Spin Instructor and Certified Personal Trainer at Elevate Fitness in Dewitt. We asked her to share some of her favorite songs to play during her spin classes to keep her athletes (and herself) motivated. Here’s what she gave us (Spotify and Apple Music playlists at the end of the post).
Americano – Lady Gaga
I have always been obsessed with this song! It’s perfect for flat roads and I love the line at the end where she says “Don’t you try to catch me”. That always makes me want to move a little faster.
Forgive me Friend – Smith & Thell
I’m digging this new Swedish band. This song is great for flat roads and resistance loading.
Clumsy – Fergie
Anything Fergie is just plain fun. But I love this one for a nice and slow and painful heavy climb.
Stereo Love – Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina
Definitely an older tune-but so fun for cadence climb then flat road with resistance loading.
Rocky – Tabata Mixtape Vol 1
I try to incorporate at least one Tabata track in each workout. It definitely helps to max out the heart rate! This track is for running hills, 20 seconds of hard effort followed by 10 seconds of recovery (8 rounds!)
Ballroom Blitz – The Sweet
It’s important to appeal to the wide range of ages in class, and this one is a sure fire way to get everyone pumped. It’s an awesome tune for sprints.
Body Talks – The Struts (feat. Kesha)
Great tune for 4 counts quicker pace (but controlled) jumps.
Make Way – Aloe Blacc
One of my favorites for ending the class. It’s an all out-give-it-all-you-got finisher.
Do Something Crazy -Outasight
Another one of my favorites for a finisher. My classes love this one and it really pumps them up!
Sax – Fleur East
By far one of the best songs for hills!