11. July 2012 20:03
We can all relate the workout boost we receive when a good song comes on our MP3 player or over the stereo at the gym. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine a pre-MP3 player workout where most people had nothing to listen to while out running or in the pool. I have to admit, that I’ve used forgetting my iPod as an occasional excuse to skip my run. The inspiration we feel when our favorite songs come up is even supported by research, as there are studies showing up tempo music can make us move faster without noticing the extra work we are doing. Some studies report a 15% increase in endurance in athletes who exercise to music. [More]
23. March 2012 17:44
If you are in need of a new playlist for working out, then look below for a UREC Fitness Class favorite. It is played during many classes here at the SRC, especially TRX. This playlist is full of both older and newer modern rock songs that will hopefully get you in the mood to work-out!
Modern Rock Playlist:
Yellow – Coldplay
Broadway – Goo Goo Dolls
If Your Gone – Matchbox 20
Hanging by a Moment – Lifehouse
All the Small Things – Blink 182
Beautiful Day – U2
Higher – Creed
Hemorrhage – Fuel
With Arms Wide Open – Creed
Then the Morning Comes – Smash Mouth
I Think God Can Explain – Splender
Wonderful – Everclear
Enjoy your new playlist and check back next Friday for another featured playlist!
8. February 2012 20:47
Walking past a fitness class always pumps me up because blasting through the doors is the best mix of exhilarating music pumping out the speakers. I’ve always wondered how the fitness instructors construct their playlists, are they born musically inclined? Or are they practiced at creating a wonderful workout environment? I took to the hallways to find a class that sounded inspiring.
It didn’t take long until I heard a playlist I wanted to know more about, it came from a cycling class taught by Cairistiona (Cairisti) Flatley, pictured below.
Cairisti joined UREC in July and is currently teaching cycling and Pink Gloves Boxing. She has been a group fitness instructor for 4 years! When I asked about her playlist she became very excited, “I believe music is one of the most vital elements for a successful group fitness class,” Cairisti said. She went on to mention the importance of finding music that moves you while you’re working out.
Cairisti said she’s eclectic when it comes time to make a playlist for her fitness class. “I like to choose some current pop songs, some oldies, some rock, and some of my personal favorites; anything that I think will get people excited and motivated,” Cairisti said. By doing this she feels there’s a little something for everyone.
Preparation is the key to success when it comes to many things in life, and crafting a playlist isn’t any different. “It takes me at least an hour to design a cycling class and make a playlist,” Cairisti said.
Below is a private playlist she provided me to share with you!
Easy Love- MSTRKRFTIf I Was You (OMG)- Far East MovementHere it Goes Again- OK GoSeven Nation Army- The White StripesPause- PitbullYou Make My Dreams Come True- Hall & OatesLonely Boy- The Black KeysRockstar (Jason Nevins Remix)- N*E*R*DHello- Martin Solveig & DragonetteBlackout- Breathe ... [More]