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Posted by on Aug 23, 2011 in Life | 15 comments

Music to spin by

Music to spin by

Last month I posted about my  which is my attempt to justify the purchase of an ex-gym spinning that’s currently sitting feeling rather out of place in our office and my fab new spinning  which are still going strong. Since then I’ve lost my spinning mojo a bit. A new exercise routine’s a bit like a new relationship in that way – it’s all exciting at the beginning and then it starts to get all normal and you either lose interest or just let it sit there festering in a corner. Well ok, it’s not THAT much like a relationship, but you get my point.

And so, inspired by the lovely Kirsty over at Imperfect Pages who’s posting her fav running tracks later on this week (I’ll be popping over there on Friday to check it out), I thought I’d share my current spinning soundtrack in an attempt to get me all excited about spinning again.

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Spinning without good music is like cheese without pickle, Marmite without toast, lamb without mint sauce… ok I’ll stop now. But it really is soooo important. A good track will keep me going when my legs are light lead and the stitch in my left side makes me feel like my appendix is going to fall out. The speed of the track needs to be just right too – too slow and I get lazy, too fast and I’m liable to spin right off the bike and into the wall. These are just about perfect…

  • As the Rush Comes – Motorcycle (Radio Edit)
  • Let me be your fantasy – Baby D (Trick or Treat featuring MC Tails Mix)
  • Put ‘em high – Stonebridge featuring Therese (Seamus Haji Vocal Remix)
  • People Hold On – Lisa Stansfield vs The Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Cut Right Through – Cicada (12 inch mix)
  • Flashdance – Deep Dish (radio edit)
  • Don’t go – Third Dimension featuring Julie McDermott (Rhythm Masters Club E)
  • I’ll Rise – Peyton (Eric’s Beach Mix)
  • Heaven – Ian Pooley (Tonka’s High Pass Mix)
  • Intoxicated – Raw featuring Amanda Wilson (E-Squire Remix)
  • Uninvited – Freemasons
  • Spin Spin Sugar – Sneaker Pimps
  • Fade – Solu Music (Eric Kupper’s Anthem Remix)
  • High – Hyper Go Go (Rhythm Masters Remix)
  • Love is Gone – David Guetta (Original Mix)

And for a very chilled cool down, there’s not much better than Let you go from Hed Kandi’s Summer Mix 2004. Makes me think of sipping cocktails on the beach (which is what I’d much rather be doing than sweating my butt off frankly but there we are.)

The albums these tracks came from (Club Anthems 2005, Ministry Of Sound UK Garage 2000, Kiss in Ibiza 1996, Hed Kandi Summer Mix 2004 and so forth) are a bit old school. The knowledge of which has the unique ability to make me feel both nostalgic and bloody old at the same time. On which note, I need to kick my old butt back into the saddle and get spinning again.

Do you have a favourite work out playlist? Current music or old school?


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  • Oh Mammy

    Thanks for linking up! Xx

  • Mari Sterling Wilbur

    Spinning – I’m still in awe of you! If I manage to dance around the living room for 5 minutes to old rock and roll I consider myself lucky. Well, 5 minutes is 5 minutes I guess :D

  • bod for tea

    I’m all about timing myself with the tunes. Not sure about the ‘being a chap’ bit… I used to spin with some very manly men… 

  • Daddacool

    Being a chap, I don’t tend to do spinning classes. When I’m jogging or cycling, there are certain tracks that I do listen to though:

    Solisbury Hill- Peter Gabriel
    Alice Whats the Matter- Terrorvision
    Child in Time- Deep Purple
    Space Dye Vest- Dream Theater

    That’s about a half hour of music, and I can time myself on it :)

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