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The 136 Best Workout Songs From the 2010s

2010 Workout Songs

The 2010s produced some of the best workout songs. Trust me—I taught fitness classes nearly that entire decade. It also launched to fame some of my favorite bands and artists that I like to use for motivational, high-energy, high-emotion workout songs: Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons, and Panic! at the Disco to name a few. 

If you’re looking for powerful workout songs from the 2010s that will pump you up, this list has you fully covered. Here are my favorite 2010s workout songs—great for spin class, workout routines, stretching, and more! I’ve broken the songs up by their BPM (beats per minute). 

  • 140 or more BPM: Great options for sprint songs and HIIT exercises. 
  • 120-140 BPM: Great for marches, jumps, and large muscle group exercises like squats and lunges. 
  • 120 or less BPM: Great for climbs, yoga, and stretching. 

2010s Workout Songs for Sprints and HIIT Exercises 

  1. “My First Kiss,” 3OH!3, Kesha
  2. “Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO, Lauren Bennett, GoonRock
  3. “F*ck You (Forget You),” CeeLo Green 
  4. “The Edge of Glory,” Lady Gaga
  5. “Wild Ones,” Flo Rida, Sia 
  6. “50 Ways to Say Goodbye,” Train
  7. “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up),” Fall Out Boy
  8. “Sweet Nothing,” Calvin Harris, Florence Welch
  9. “Turn Down for What,” DJ Snake, Lil Jon
  10. “Cheerleader,” OMI
  11. “Honey, I’m Good,” Andy Grammer
  12. “Uma Thurman,” Fall Out Boy
  13. “Feel It Still,” Portugal. The Man
  14. “Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish
  15. “High Hopes,” Panic! at the Disco

2010s Workout Songs for Steady State, Running, and Weight Lifting Exercises 

  1. “Tik Tok,” Kesha 
  2. “California Gurls,” Katy Perry, Snoop Dogg
  3. “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” Usher, Pitbull 
  4. “Sexy B*tch,” David Guetta, Akon 
  5. “Like a G6,” Far East Movement, The Cataracs, Dev
  6. “Club Can’t Handle Me Now,” Flo Rida, David Guetta
  7. “Baby,” Justin Bieber, Ludacris
  8. “Only Girl (In The World),” Rihanna
  9. “You Belong With Me,” Taylor Swift
  10. “Firework,” Katy Perry
  11. “Give Me Everything,” Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer
  12. “Super Bass,” Nicki Minaj
  13. “On The Floor,” Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull 
  14. “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” Katy Perry 
  15. “Tonight (I’m Loving You),” Enrique Iglesias, Ludacris, DJ Frank E
  16. “Raise Your Glass,” P!nk
  17. “Born The Way,” Lady Gaga
  18. “Till The World Ends,” Britney Spears
  19. “Tonight, Tonight,” Hot Chelle Rae
  20. “You Make Me Feel…” Cobra Starship, Sabi 
  21. “Sexy and I Know It,” LMFAO 
  22. “We Found Love,” Rihanna, Calvin Harris
  23. “Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen
  24. “Payphone,” Maroon 5, Wiz Khalifa 
  25. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Kelly Clarkson
  26. “We Found Love,” Rihanna, Calvin Harris 
  27. “What Makes You Beautiful,” One Direction 
  28. “Good Feeling,” Flo Rida
  29. “Moves Like Jagger,” Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera
  30. “Feel So Close,” Calvin Harris
  31. “Dance (A$$),” Big Sean, Nicki Minaj
  32. “Can’t Hold Us,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ray Dalton
  33. “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams
  34. “I Knew You Were Trouble,” Taylor Swift
  35. “Gangnam Style,” Psy
  36. “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?),” Ylvis
  37. “Best Song Ever,” One Direction 
  38. “Happy,” Pharrell Williams
  39. “Talk Dirty,” Jason Derulo, 2 Chainz
  40. “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor
  41. “Timber,” Pitbull, Kesha
  42. “Bang Bang,” Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj
  43. “Summer,” Calvin Harris
  44. “Break Free,” Ariana Grande, Zedd
  45. “Drunk on a Plane,” Dierks Bentley
  46. “Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars
  47. “Sugar,” Maroon 5
  48. “Shut Up and Dance,” Walk the Moon
  49. “Blank Space,” Taylor Swift 
  50. “Can’t Feel My Face,” The Weeknd
  51. “Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift
  52. “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
  53. “Lips Are Movin,” Meghan Trainor 
  54. “Worth It,” Fifth Harmony, Kid Ink
  55. “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor
  56. “Time of Our Lives,” Pitbull, Ne-Yo
  57. “Ex’s & Oh’s,” Elle King
  58. “House Party,” Sam Hunt
  59. “Work,” Rihanna, Drake
  60. “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” Justin Timberlake
  61. “My House,” Flo Rida 
  62. “Work from Home,” Fifth Harmony
  63. “Cake by the Ocean,” DNCE
  64. “Just Like Fire,” P!nk
  65. “Perfect,” One Direction
  66. “Despacito (Remix),” Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber
  67. “Something Just Like This,” The Chainsmokers, Coldplay 
  68. “24K Magic,” Bruno Mars 
  69. “Starboy,” The Weeknd, Daft Punk
  70. “Strip That Down,” Liam Payne, Quavo 
  71. “Look What You Made Me Do,” Taylor Swift 
  72. “Youngblood,” 5 Seconds of Summer 
  73. “What Lovers Do,” Maroon 5, SZA
  74. “Mi Gente,” J Balvin, Willy William, Beyonce 
  75. “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus
  76. “Sucker,” Jonas Brothers
  77. “Thank U, Next,” Ariana Grande
  78. “I Don’t Care,” Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber 
  79. “Sweet but Psycho,” Ava Max 
  80. “Me!” Taylor Swift, Brendon Urie 
  81. “Beautiful People,” Ed Sheeran, Khalid 
  82. “The Git Up,” Blanco Brown 
  83. “Hey Look Ma, I Made It,” Panic! at the Disco 

2010s Workout Songs for Climbs, Yoga, and Chill Exercises

  1. “Haven’t Met You Yet,” MIchael Buble
  2. “Stuck Like Glue,” Sugarland
  3. “Pumped Up Kicks,” Foster The People 
  4. “Down On Me,” Jeremih, 50 Cent
  5. “Titanium,” David Guetta, Sia 
  6. “Young, Wild & Free,” Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Bruno Mars
  7. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Taylor Swift
  8. “Somethin’ Bout a Truck,” Kip Moore
  9. “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Wanz
  10. “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons
  11. “Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line, Nelly 
  12. “Wrecking Ball,” Miley Cyrus
  13. “Come & Get It,” Selena Gomez 
  14. “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX
  15. “Let It Go,” Idina Menzel
  16. “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” Drake, Majic Jordan 
  17. “Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood
  18. “See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth
  19. “Watch Me,” Silento
  20. “Take Me to Church,” Hozier
  21. “Fight Song,” Rachel Platten
  22. “Elastic Heart,” Sia
  23. “Renegades,” X Ambassadors
  24. “Marvin Gaye,” Charlie Puth, Meghan Trainor 
  25. “H.O.LY.,” Florida Georgia Line
  26. “Believer,” Imagine Dragons
  27. “Slow Hands,” Nial Horan
  28. “Thunder,” Imagine Dragons 
  29. “What About Us,” P!nk
  30. “Havana,” Camila Cabello, Young Thug
  31. “The Fighter,” Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood
  32. “Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha, Florida Georgia Line
  33. “I Like Me Better,” Lauv
  34. “Whatever It Takes,” Imagine Dragons
  35. “Sorry Not Sorry,” Demi Lovato 
  36. “Happier,” Marshmello, Bastille
  37. “Natural,” Imagine Dragons
  38. “You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift 

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The 142 Best Workout Songs from the 2000s For Running, Indoor Cycling, Weight Lifting, and More

2000s Workout Songs

Maybe it was all the Four Lokos and Monster Energy drinks we were drinking back then, but MAN the 2000s have some incredible pump up workout songs! I gathered the best 2000s workout songs from my 10+ years of teaching fitness classes. These are great for a wide range of workouts, from running sprints and HIIT exercises to steady-state squats and indoor cycling climbs. 

I’ve broken down the 2000s workout songs by BPM (beats per minute): 

  • 140 or more BPM: Great options for sprint songs. Typically, these are the songs you’ll want to use when you want fast pedaling, because riders like to pedal to the beat of the music. 
  • 120-140 BPM: Great for marches and jumps. I like to choose songs with a powerful, steady beat. You can play with the resistance and sit or stand while still maintaining a consistent pace. 
  • 120 or less BPM: Great for climbs. Think slower feet and heavy resistance. 

Enjoy! 

2000s Workout Songs For Sprints and HIIT Exercises

  1. “Get Ur Freak On,” Missy Elliott
  2. “The Middle,” Jimmy Eat World
  3. “Get the Party Started,” P!nk
  4. “Hey Baby,” No Doubt, Bounty Killer
  5. “Hella Good,” No Doubt
  6. “Gotta Get Through This,” Daniel Bedingfield
  7. “Sk8er Boi,” Avril Lavigne
  8. “The Way You Move,” Outkast, Sleepy Brown
  9. “Hey Ya!” Outkast
  10. “Lose My Breath,” Destiny’s Child
  11. “Are You Gonna Be My Girl,” Jet
  12. “Let’s Get It Started,” The Black Eyed Peas
  13. “Hey Mama,” The Black Eyed Peas
  14. “Since You Been Gone,” Kelly Clarkson
  15. “Lose Control,” Missy Elliott, Ciara, Fatman Scoop
  16. “Sugar, We’re Goin Down,” Fall Out Boy 
  17. “Everytime We Touch,” Cascada
  18. “Dance, Dance,” Fall Out Boy
  19. “Pump It,” The Black Eyed Peas
  20. “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race,” Fall Out Boy
  21. “Thnks fr th Mmrs,” Fall Out Boy
  22. “Boom Boom Pow,” The Black Eyed Peas
  23. “My Life Would Suck Without You,” Kelly Clarkson
  24. “Circus,” Britney Spears
  25. “Green Light,” John Legend, Andre 3000

2000s Workout Songs For Steady State, Weight Lifting, Indoor Cycling Jumps, and More

  1. “Independent Women,” Destiny’s Child
  2. “Where the Party At,” Jagged Edge, Nelly
  3. “Survivor,” Destiny’s Child
  4. “Lady Marmalade,” Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, P!nk
  5. “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” Jennifer Lopez
  6. “Family Affair,” Mary J. Blige
  7. “Bootylicious,” Destiny’s Child
  8. “Kryptonite,” 3 Doors Down
  9. “Wherever You Will Go,” The Calling 
  10. “A Thousand Miles,” Vanessa Carlton
  11. “In The End,” Linkin Park
  12. “Soak Up The Sun,” Sheryl Crow 
  13. “Move B*tch,” Ludacris, Mystikal, I-20 
  14. “Lose Yourself,” Eminem
  15. “Get Busy,” Sean Paul
  16. “Crazy In Love,” Beyonce 
  17. “Bring Me To Life,” Evanescence
  18. “Get Low,” Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, Ying Yang Twins
  19. “Shake Ya Tailfeather,” Nelly, P. Diddy, Murphy Lee
  20. “Where Is the Love?” Black Eyed Peas
  21. “Rock Your Body,” Justin Timberlake
  22. “Work It,” Missy Elliott
  23. “Miss Independent,” Kelly Clarkson
  24. “Headstrong,” Trapt
  25. “Stand Up,” Ludacris, Shawnna
  26. “Jenny From The Block,” Jennifer Lopez, Jadakiss, Styles P
  27. “Fighter,” Christina Aguilera
  28. “What Was I Thinkin’,” Dierks Bentley
  29. “Yeah!” Usher, Lil Jon, Ludacris
  30. “Goodies,” Ciara, Petey Pablo
  31. “Lean Back,” Terror Squad, Fat Joe, Remy Ma
  32. “Tipsy,” J-Kwon
  33. “Freek-a-leek,” Petey Pablo
  34. “Milkshake,” Kelis
  35. “Toxic,” Britney Spears
  36. “Salt Shaker,” Ying Yang Twins, Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz
  37. “Headsprung,” LL Cool J
  38. “Just Lose It,” Eminem
  39. “Redneck Woman,” Gretchen Wilson 
  40. “Hollaback Girl,” Gwen Stefani
  41. “1,2 Step,” Ciara, Missy Elliott
  42. “Candy Shop,” 50 Cent, Olivia
  43. “Don’t Cha,” The Pussycat Dolls, Busta Rhymes
  44. “Mr. Brightside,” The Killers
  45. “Pon de Replay,” Rihanna
  46. “How We Do,” The Game, 50 Cent 
  47. “Hate It or Love It,” The Game, 50 Cent 
  48. “Switch,” Will Smith
  49. “My Humps,” The Black Eyed Peas
  50. “Caught Up,” Usher
  51. “Holiday,” Green Day 
  52. “Run It,” Chris Brown, Juelz Santana
  53. “Bring Em Out,” T.I.
  54. “Numb/Encore,” Jay-Z and Linkin Park
  55. “Temperature,” Sean Paul
  56. “SexyBack,” Justin Timberlake, Timbaland
  57. “Me & U,” Cassie
  58. “Buttons,” Pussycat Dolls, Snoop Dogg
  59. “SOS,” Rihanna
  60. “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” Panic! at the Disco
  61. “Ms. New Booty,” Bubba Sparxxx, Ying Yang Twins
  62. “Dirty Little Secret,” The All-American Rejects 
  63. “Too Little Too Late,” JoJo
  64. “Life Is a Highway,” Rascal Flatts
  65. “Call Me When You’re Sober,” Evanescence
  66. “Glamorous,” Fergie, Ludacris
  67. “Fergalicious,” Fergie, will.i.am
  68. “Stronger,” Kanye West
  69. “U + Ur Hand,” P!nk
  70. “Here (In Your Arms),” Hellogoodbye
  71. “Shup Up and Drive,” Rihanna 
  72. “Low,” Flo Rida, T-Pain
  73. “I Kissed a Girl,” Katy Perry
  74. “Disturbia,” Rihanna 
  75. “Don’t Stop the Music,” Rihanna 
  76. “Pocketful of Sunshine,” Natasha Bedingfield
  77. “So What,” P!nk 
  78. “Hot n Cold,” Katy Perry
  79. “When I Grow Up,” Pussycat Dolls 
  80. “One Step at a Time,” Jordin Sparks
  81. “Cyclone,” Baby Bash, T-Pain
  82. “Womanizer,” Britney Spears
  83. “Poker Face,” Lady Gaga
  84. “Just Dance,” Lady Gaga, Colby O’Donis
  85. “I Gotta Feeling,” The Black Eyed Peas
  86. “Right Round,” Flo Rida
  87. “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” Beyonce 
  88. “Gives You Hell,” The All-American Rejects
  89. “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho),” Pitbull 
  90. “Party in the U.S.A,” Miley Cyrus
  91. “Good Girls Go Bad,” Cobra Starship, Leighton Meester
  92. “Hotel Room Service,” Pitbull 
  93. “If U Seek Amy,” Britney Spears
  94. “I Do Not Hook Up,” Kelly Clarkson

2000s Workout Songs For Indoor Cycling Climbs, Cool Downs, and Yoga

  1. “Hanging By a Moment,” Lifehouse
  2. “It Wasn’t Me,” Shaggy
  3. “Ride wit Me,” Nelly, City Spud
  4. “With Arms Wide Open,” Creed
  5. “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive,” Travis Tritt
  6. “How You Remind Me,” Nickelback
  7. “Hot in Herre,” Nelly
  8. “U Don’t Have to Call,” Usher
  9. “Without Me,” Eminem 
  10. “In Da Club,” 50 Cent
  11. “Right Thurr,” Chingy
  12. “Photograph,” Nickelback
  13. “Lonely,” Akon
  14. “Over and Over,” Nelly, Tim McGraw
  15. “I’m Sprung,” T-Pain
  16. “It’s Goin’ Down,” Yung Joc, Nitti
  17. “Gold Digger,” Kanye West, Jamie Foxx
  18. “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” Bon Jovi, Jennifer Nettles
  19. “Party Like a Rockstar,” Shop Boyz
  20. “Crank That (Soulja Boy),” Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em
  21. “Rockstar,” Nickelback 
  22. “No Air,” Jordin Sparks, Chris Brown 
  23. “Fall for You,” Secondhand Serenade

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Leap Day Indoor Cycling Playlist (Spin Routine of the Week #017)

Spin Routine of the Week: Leap Day Livin'

Welcome to Spin Routine of the Week, a free, weekly newsletter by groupxfitnesstips.com. Every Tuesday, you’ll get a class-tested, instructor-approved spin routine delivered to your inbox to help you find inspiration as you plan your next class. This week, we have a special indoor cycling routine to celebrate Leap Day. Don’t miss a week! Sign up here.

This Thursday, February 29 is Leap Day! That means an extra day for all of us, but, more importantly, a birthday for all Leap Year babies to celebrate!

I love the idea that Leap Year babies are one-fourth their real age—since they only have a birthday every four years. I like to think that while Leap Year babies may be perfectly mature, they’re actually kids at heart.

And, I’m using that as inspiration for my Leap Day ride: how can we better tap into our inner child / let ourselves be a kid again?

I’ve got a fun ride planned, and read through to the end—I share motivational, thought-provoking cue ideas to accompany the ride.

P.S. If you’re planning ahead, you may want to check out my St. Patrick’s Day spin routines. I’ve been perfecting it for years, and it’s truly one of my favorites to teach!

Reminder: I like to teach my spinning classes in a series of exercises that we do 2-4 times through. I pick a couple exercises to make up the series, and we stick to it throughout the class. That way, participants know what to expect, so they can go big when they’re supposed to and not hold back for fear of another interval around the corner.

The Series (50-minute class)

The series includes the following three exercises, done four times through.

  1. Song 1: Joy ride. Channel how it used to feel riding your bike around your neighborhood street. Find a moderate, comfortable intensity and then increase intensity to find hard at the chorus. Riders can opt for in or out of the saddle. Focus on letting yourself feel free and unencumbered from adult responsibilities.
  2. Song 2: Jumps. Can’t do a Leap Day ride without jumps. (Jumps are basically leaps, right?!) Cue jumps as you normally would. I like to cue a pyramid, where riders will switch from in the saddle to out of the saddle for long stretches of time, then it gets shorter and shorter until you reach the middle of the song, and then the intervals get longer again.
  3. Song 3: 30 seconds hard / 30 seconds breathless. Explore using the resistance, pace, and sitting/standing to find breathless during those intervals.

The Leap Day Indoor Cycling Playlist and Routine

Series Song / WorkoutSong
Warm Up“Jump,” Van Halen
Song 1: Joy Ride“Jump Right In,” Zac Brown Band
Song 2: Jumps“Jumpin’, Jumpin’,” Destiny’s Child
Song 3: 30/30 intervals“DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” USHER, Pitbull
Song 1: Joy Ride“Jump Then Fall,” Taylor Swift
Song 2: Jumps“Hey Mickey,” Toni Basil
Song 3: 30/30 intervals“Grow Up,” Simple Plan
Song 1: Joy Ride“Gonna Be My Day,” Vanessa Hudgens, My Little Pony
Song 2: Jumps“Forever Young,” BLACKPINK
Song 3: 30/30 intervals“Leap of Faith,” Bullet For My Valentine
Song 1: Joy Ride“Jump Around,” House of Pain
Song 2: Jumps“When I Grow Up,” The Pussycat Dolls
Song 3: 30/30 intervals“JUMPIN,” Pitbull, Lil Jon
Cool Down“Forever Young,” Rod Stewart

Want to hear the songs? I’ve added all these songs and more to my Spotify playlist here.

Leap Day Workout Outfit Ideas

Please note: I may earn a small commission on purchases made through these links at no cost to you. Appreciate your support!

Leap Day Workout Outfits and Aesthetic

Women’s Outfit: Retro Mickey & Minnie Shirt (Amazon) | Black Sports Bra (Amazon) | Seafoam Green Leggings (Amazon)

Men’s Outfit: Retro Goofy Movie Shirt (Amazon) | 80s Windbreaker (Amazon) | Yellow Workout Shorts (Amazon)

Cueing Corner

  • For the first Joy Ride: Use visualization cues. Transport the class back to the days they would ride their bike around their neighborhood. We felt light and free, enjoying the wind in our face and the burn in our legs as we raced our friends down the street.
  • For the second Joy Ride: Pose a question. What would “Younger You” think of the person you’ve become? (i.e. Younger Me would be stoked I landed such a catch for my husband! Younger Me would also be devastated by my lack of sequins and sparkle in my closet and shocked that I spend so much time in front of a computer every day.) Encourage participants to think through positives and negatives—and can keep it as lighthearted (or not) as they want.
  • For the third Joy Ride: Set an objective. What is something you want to do (or stop doing) in honor of “Younger Me”? (i.e. For me, I want to dress in brighter colors, with more sparkles and velvets. I want the way I dress to reflect the vibrancy of my life and personality.)
  • For the final two breathless intervals: Use “Younger Me” as motivation during your breathless intervals. Ride for your new objective. Ride for all of the love and nurturing you want to share with “Younger You”. Ride for your inner child, and living our lives in a way that honors and nourishes ourselves.

Catch ya next week!

Disclaimer: Readers who rely on this information do so at their own risk. Instructors must be properly certified, insured, and have the music licensing in order to teach a spin class. GroupXFitnessTips.com is not liable for any injuries or negligence that occurs.

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105 of the Best 80s Workout Songs For Weight Lifting, Running, Indoor Cycle, and More

80s workout songs

Since the 80s are known for rock music, teased up hairstyles, and high energy performances, it only makes sense that the decade made some banger workout songs. There are SO MANY GOOD hits on this 80s workout songs list. 

Here are just my favorite 80s workout songs—great for spin class, workout routines, stretching, and more! I’ve broken the songs up by their BPM (beats per minute). 

  • 140 or more BPM: Great options for sprint songs and HIIT exercises. 
  • 120-140 BPM: Great for marches, jumps, and large muscle group exercises like squats and lunges. 
  • 120 or less BPM: Great for climbs, yoga, and stretching. 

Enjoy! 

80s Workout Songs for Running Sprints and HIIT Exercises 

  1. “Call Me,” Blondie
  2. “Cars,” Gary Numan
  3. “Don’t Do Me Like That,” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 
  4. “You May Be Right,” Billy Joel 
  5. “Heartbreaker,” Pat Benatar
  6. “Queen of Hearts,” Juice Newton 
  7. “Whip It,” Devo 
  8. “We Got The Beat,” The Go-Go’s 
  9. “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” The Police
  10. “Kids in America,” Kim Wilde 
  11. “Working for the Weekend,” Loverboy
  12. “Maneater,” Hall & Oates
  13. “She Works Hard For the Money,” Donna Summer
  14. “You Can’t Hurry Love,” Phil Collins 
  15. “I’m Still Standing,” Elton John 
  16. “Footloose,” Kenny Loggins
  17. “Let’s Hear It for the Boy,” Deneice Williams
  18. “Would I Lie To You?,” Eurythmics
  19. “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.,” John Cougar Mellencamp
  20. “Walk Like An Egyptian,” The Bangles

80s Workout Songs for Steady State, Jumps, and Weight Lifting Exercises 

  1. “Rock With You,” Michael Jackson 
  2. “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” Queen 
  3. “It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me,” Billy Joel 
  4. “Upside Down,” Diana Ross
  5. “Stomp!” The Brothers Johnson
  6. “Heartache Tonight,” Eagles 
  7. “Fame,” Irene Cara
  8. “Celebration,” Kool & the Gang 
  9. “Kiss On My List,” Hall & Oates
  10. “9 to 5,” Dolly Parton 
  11. “Urgent,” Foreigner 
  12. “You Make My Dreams,” Hall & Oates
  13. “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” Pat Benatar
  14. “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da,” The Police
  15. “Another One Bites The Dust,” Queen
  16. “Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” The Police
  17. “I’m Coming Out,” Diana Ross
  18. “Physical,” Olivia Newton John 
  19. “Eye Of The Tiger,” Survivor
  20. “I Love Rock ‘n Roll,” Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  21. “Don’t You Want Me,” The Human League
  22. “Hurts So Good,” John Cougar
  23. “Tainted Love,” Soft Cell 
  24. “Let’s Groove,” Earth, Wind, & Fire 
  25. “Our Lips Are Sealed,” The Go-Go’s
  26. “Get Down On It,” Kool & The Gang
  27. “Oh, Pretty Woman,” Van Halen
  28. “Billie Jean,” Michael Jackson 
  29. “Beat It,” Michael Jackson 
  30. “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” Eurythmics
  31. “Come On Eileen,” Dexys Midnight Runners
  32. “Hungry Like The Wolf,” Duran Duran
  33. “Mickey,” Toni Basil 
  34. “1999,” Prince 
  35. “Always Something There To Remind Me,” Naked Eyes
  36. “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin,” Michael Jackson
  37. “Jump,” Van Halen
  38. “All Night Long (All Night),” Lionel Richie 
  39. “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” Cyndi Lauper 
  40. “Uptown Girl,” Billy Joel 
  41. “Love Is a Battlefield,” Pat Benatar 
  42. “Like a Virgin,” Madonna 
  43. “All She Wants to Do Is Dance,” Don Henley
  44. “Addicted to Love,” Robert Palmer
  45. “You Give Love a Bad Name,” Bon Jovi 
  46. “What Have You Done For Me Lately,” Janet Jackson 
  47. “Manic Monday,” The Bangles
  48. “Take Me Home Tonight,” Eddie Money
  49. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” Whitney Houston
  50. “Livin’ on a Prayer,” Bon Jovi 
  51. “Open Your Heart,” Madonna
  52. “(I Just) Died In Your Arms,” Cutting Crew
  53. “Hip to Be Square,” Huey Lewis and the News
  54. “Rock Steady,” The Whispers
  55. “Got My Mind Set on You,” George Harrison
  56. “Never Gonna Give You Up,” Rick Astley
  57. “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car,” Billy Ocean
  58. “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  59. “Nothin’ but a Good Time,” Poison
  60. “My Prerogative,” Bobby Brown
  61. “Straight Up,” Paula Abdul
  62. “She Drives Me Crazy,” Fine Young Cannibals
  63. “Wild Thing,” Tone Loc
  64. “Bust a Move,” Young MC
  65. “Love Shack,” The B-52’s
  66. “Funky Cold Medina,” Tone Loc 

80s Workout Songs for Climbs, Yoga, and Chill Exercises 

  1. “Escape (The Pina Colada Song),” Rupert Holmes
  2. “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” Prince 
  3. “Keep On Loving You,” REO Speedwagon 
  4. “The Tide is High,” Blondie 
  5. “Take It On The Run,” REO Speedwagon 
  6. “Rosanna,” Toto
  7. “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Journey 
  8. “Down Under,” Men at Work 
  9. “Africa,” Toto
  10. “Little Red Corvette,” Prince
  11. “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart),” Journey 
  12. “Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now),” Phil Collins
  13. “If This Is It,” Huey Lewis and the News
  14. “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” REO Speedwagon 
  15. “We Built This City,” Starship 
  16. “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes
  17. “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!),” Beastie Boys
  18. “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” Def Leppard 
  19. “Fast Car,” Tracy Chapman 

If you liked this post, you might also like my other curations of workout songs: 

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The 90 Best Workout Songs From The 90s 

90s workout songs

There are 90 (million!) reasons to love the 90s, and 90s workout songs are high on the list. From boy band bops to hip hop classics, you can curate a lot of variety into a single 90s workout and spinning playlist and have a little something for everyone to enjoy. 

Here are my favorite 90s workout songs—great for spin class, workout routines, stretching, and more! I’ve broken the songs up by their BPM (beats per minute). 

  • 140 or more BPM: Great options for sprint songs and HIIT exercises. 
  • 120-140 BPM: Great for marches, jumps, and large muscle group exercises like squats and lunges. 
  • 120 or less BPM: Great for climbs, yoga, and stretching. 

90s Workout Songs for Sprints and HIIT Exercises 

  1. “U Can’t Touch This,” MC Hammer 
  2. “Emotions,” Mariah Carey
  3. “We Didn’t Start The Fire,” Billy Joel 
  4. “Motownphilly,” Boyz II Men
  5. “Finally,” CeCe Peniston
  6. “Move This,” Technotronic
  7. “2 Legit 2 Quit,” MC Hammer 
  8. “Whoomp! (There It Is),” Tag Team
  9. “Rhythm Is A Dancer,” Snap!
  10. “Tootsee Roll,” 69 Boyz
  11. “Run Away,” Real McCoy 
  12. “Turn The Beat Around,” Gloria Estefan
  13. “C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train),” Quad City DJ’s
  14. “Just A Girl,” No Doubt
  15. “Wannabe,” Spice Girls 
  16. “All For You,” Sister Hazel 
  17. “Ooh Aah…Just a Little Bit,” Gina G. 
  18. “Together Again,” Janet Jackson
  19. “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It,” Will Smith
  20. “Spice Up Your Life,” Spice Girls
  21. “Raise the Roof,” Luke
  22. “Livin’ la Vida Loca,” Ricky Martin
  23. “Bailamos,” Enrique Iglesias

90s Workout Songs for Steady State, Jumps, and Strength Training Exercises 

  1. “Poison,” Bell Biv DeVoe
  2. “Pump Up The Jam,” Technotronic
  3. “Opposites Attract,” Paula Abdul
  4. “Escapade,” Janet Jackson
  5. “Ice Ice Baby,” Vanilla Ice 
  6. “U Can’t Touch This,” MC Hammer 
  7. “Love Shack,” The B-52’s 
  8. “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now),” C+C Music Factory
  9. “Good Vibrations,” Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch 
  10. “Baby Got Back,” Sir Mix A Lot
  11. “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It),” En Vogue
  12. “Achy Breaky Heart,” Billy Ray Cyrus
  13. “I’m Too Sexy,” Right Said Fred
  14. “Jump Around,” House of Pain
  15. “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Nirvana 
  16. “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg,” TLC 
  17. “Friday I’m In Love,” The Cure
  18. “Let’s Get Rocked,” DEF LEPPARD
  19. “Rump Shaker,” Wreckx N Effect
  20. “If,” Janet Jackson
  21. “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles),” The Proclaimers
  22. “I’m Every Woman,” Whitney Houston 
  23. “All That She Wants,” Ace of Base 
  24. “Boom! Shake The Room,” DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince 
  25. “The Sign,” Ace of Base
  26. “All I Wanna Do,” Sheryl Crow 
  27. “Because of Love,” Janet Jackson
  28. “This Is How We Do It,” Montell Jordan 
  29. “The Rhythm of the Night,” Corona
  30. “Macarena,” Los Del Rio
  31. “MMMBop,” Hanson
  32. “Semi-Charmed Life,” Third Eye Blind
  33. “Barbie Girl,” Aqua
  34. “I Don’t Wanna Wait,” Paula Cole 
  35. “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” Backstreet Boys
  36. “When The Lights Go Out,” Five
  37. “One Week,” Barenaked Ladies
  38. “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart),” Backstreet Boys
  39. “Time After Time,” INOJ
  40. “Cruel Summer,” Ace of Base
  41. “Touch It,” Monifah
  42. “Dangerous,” Busta Rhymes
  43. “…Baby One More Time,” Britney Spears
  44. “Every Morning,” Sugar Ray 
  45. “Where My Girls At?” 702
  46. “All Star,” Smash Mouth
  47. “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” Shania Twain 

90s Workout Songs for Climbs, Yoga, and Chill Exercises 

  1. “Unskinny Bop,” Poison
  2. “Losing My Religion,” R.E.M.
  3. “It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over,” Lenny Kravitz 
  4. “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” UB40
  5. “Two Princes,” Spin Doctor
  6. “Fantasy,” Mariah Carey
  7. “Run-Around,” Blues Traveler
  8. “I Love You Always Forever,” Donna Lewis
  9. “Ironic,” Alanis Morissette
  10. “Pony,” Ginuwine
  11. “Barely Breathing,” Duncan Sheik
  12. “Fly Like an Eagle,” Seal 
  13. “I Like It (Like That),” The Blackout Allstars
  14. “Too Close,” Next
  15. “Truly Madly Deeply,” Savage Garden
  16. “How’s It Going To Be,” Third Eye Blind
  17. “Genie in a Bottle,” Christina Aguilera
  18. “Smooth,” Santana
  19. “Save Tonight,” Eagle-Eye Cherry
  20. “Last Kiss,” Pearl Jam 

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President’s Day Spinning Playlist and Routine (Spin Routine of the Week #016)

President's Day Spin Routine and Playlist

Welcome to Spin Routine of the Week, a free, weekly newsletter by groupxfitnesstips.com. Every Tuesday, you’ll get a class-tested, instructor-approved spin routine delivered to your inbox to help you find inspiration as you plan your next class. This week, we have a President’s Day spin routine and playlist. Don’t miss a week! Sign up here.

Monday is President’s Day! This President’s Day-themed playlist and spin routine is sooo good—almost as good as getting the day off from work.

This playlist is a mix of songs about the good ‘ol USA and songs about being in charge. (Can’t get much more in charge than being the highest ranked official in the U.S., huh?)

P.S. Any last-minute Valentine’s Day celebrators? I’ve got you covered with five different Valentine’s Day indoor cycling routines and playlists for all different kinds of love.

Reminder: I like to teach my spinning classes in a series of exercises that we do twice or three times through. I pick a couple exercises to make up the series, and we stick to it throughout the class. That way, participants know what to expect, so they can go big when they’re supposed to and not hold back for fear of another interval around the corner.

The Series (45-minute class)

The series includes the following three exercises, done four times through.

  1. Song 1: Moderate / hard at chorus. Find a moderate effort level throughout the song. At the chorus, increase the pace/resistance to find hard intensity.
  2. Song 2: Jumps. Maintain the same resistance and pace, coming in and out of the saddle. I like to teach jumps in a pyramid, where we go in the saddle for 16 counts, out of the saddle for 16 counts, then 8, 8, 4, 4, 2, 2, 4, 4, 8, 8, and finish with 16 in, 16, out. And, do it all again.
  3. Song 3: Hard / breathless at chorus. Find a hard effort level throughout the song. At the chorus, increase the pace/resistance to find breathless intensity.

The President’s Day Spin Routine and Playlist

Series Song / Workout Song
Warm up “Party in the USA,” Miley Cyrus
Song 1: Moderate / hard at chorus“American Country Love Song,” Jake Owen
Song 2: Jumps“BO$$,” Fifth Harmony
Song 3: Hard / breathless at chorus“Presidential,” Youngbloodz
Song 1: Moderate / hard at chorus“Bossy,” Kelis, Too $hort
Song 2: Jumps“American Woman,” Lenny Kravitz
Song 3: Hard / breathless at chorus“R.O.C.K. In The USA,” John Mellencamp
Song 1: Moderate / hard at chorus“Run the World (Girls),” Beyonce
Song 2: Jumps“Boss’ Life,” Snoop Dogg, Akon
Song 3: Hard / breathless at chorus“American Girl,” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Song 1: Moderate / hard at chorus“American Idiot,” 5 Seconds of Summer
Song 2: Jumps“BOSS,” NXTMIKE, Kip Wolfe
Song 3: Hard / breathless at chorus“Hey Look Ma, I Made It,” Panic! At The Disco
Cool Down“Born in the U.S.A.,” Bruce Springsteen

Want to hear the songs? I’ve added all these songs and more to my Spotify playlist here.

President’s Day Workout Outfit Ideas

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Women’s Outfit: High-waisted Leggings in Red (Amazon) | Flowy Workout Top in White (Amazon) | | USA Sweatshirt in Navy Blue (Amazon) | Tiem Slipstream Indoor Cycling Shoe in Navy (Amazon)

Men’s Outfit: Workout Shorts in Red (Amazon) | Indoor Cycling Socks in White (Amazon) | USMNT Logo Shirt in Chest Crest Logo (Amazon)

Catch ya next week!

Disclaimer: Readers who rely on this information do so at their own risk. Instructors must be properly certified, insured, and have the music licensing in order to teach a spin class. GroupXFitnessTips.com is not liable for any injuries or negligence that occurs.

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The 100 Best Rock Workout Songs for Indoor Cycling Classes 

Best Rock Workout Songs

In my indoor cycling routines, I’ve played every genre known to man; yet, nothing comes close to rock, punk rock, and alternative rock workout songs for days when you want a killer playlist. There’s something about the energy in rock songs that makes people work harder. I said what I said! 

I’ve broken down the alternative rock, punk rock, and traditional rock workout songs by BPM (beats per minute): 

  • 140 or more BPM: These are your sprint songs. Typically, these are the rock songs you’ll want to use when you want fast pedaling, because riders like to pedal to the beat of the music. 
  • 120-140 BPM: These are your marches and jumps. I like to choose songs with a powerful, steady beat. You can play with the resistance and sit or stand while still maintaining a consistent pace. 
  • 120 or less BPM: These are your climbs. Think slower feet and heavy resistance. 

To round out your spin routine, you may also like these other genres: 

The Best Rock Workout Songs for Sprints and HIIT (BPM: Higher than 140) 

  1. “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” Twisted Sister 
  2. “My Sharona,” The Knack 
  3. “Rock the Casbah,” The Clash
  4. “Feeling This,” blink-182
  5. “Blitzkrieg Bop,” Ramones
  6. “Basket Case,” Green Day 
  7. “Self Esteem,” The Offspring
  8. “Savior,” Rise Against
  9. “All the Small Things,” blink-182 
  10. “Fat Lip,” Sum 41 
  11. “Monkey Wrench,” Foo Fighters 
  12. “Hate to Say I Told You So,” The Hives 
  13. “Story of My Life,” Social Distortion
  14. “Ruby Soho,” Rancid 
  15. “Red Flag,” Billy Talent 
  16. “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor,” Arctic Monkeys 
  17. “Last Nite,” The Strokes
  18. “I Wanna Be Sedated,” The Ramones 
  19. “Buddy Holly,” Weezer
  20. “The Middle,” Jimmy Eat World 
  21. “Paranoid,” Black Sabbath 
  22. “Crazy Train,” Ozzy Osbourne 
  23. “The Pretender,” Foo Fighters 
  24. “Everlong,” Foo Fighters 
  25. “Basket Case,” Green Day
  26. “Mr. Brightside,” The Killers 
  27. “Breed,” Nirvana 
  28. “Intergalactic,” Beastie Boys 
  29. “Smooth Criminal,” Alien Ant Farm 
  30. “The Kids Aren’t Alright,” The Offspring
  31. “What’s My Age Again?” blink-182
  32. “Misery Business,” Paramore 
  33. “Kickstart My Heart,” Motley Crue
  34. “Rock and Roll All Nite,” KISS 
  35. “Draw the Line,” Aerosmith
  36. “She’s Out of Her Mind,” blink-182
  37. “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” Elton John
  38. “I’m Still Standing,” Elton John
  39. “Bad Reputation,” Joan Jett
  40. “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” The Police
  41. “Black Betty,” Ram Jam 
  42. “Just A Girl,” No Doubt

The Best Rock Workout Songs for Marches and Full Body Conditioning (BPM: 120-140) 

  1. “You Shook Me All Night Long,” AC/DC
  2. “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” KISS
  3. “Addicted to Love,” Robert Palmer
  4. “The Distance,” CAKE 
  5. “In Too Deep,” Sum 41 
  6. “My Own Worst Enemy,” Lit 
  7. “Should I Stay or Should I Go,” The Clash
  8. “Highway to Hell,” AC/DC 
  9. “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” Billy Joel 
  10. “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Nirvana 
  11. “Seven Nation Army,” The White Stripes 
  12. “Highway to Hell,” by AC/DC 
  13. “Enter Sandman,” Metallica 
  14. “Livin’ on a Prayer,” Bon Jovi 
  15. “Come as You Are,” Nirvana
  16. “Welcome to the Jungle,” Guns N’ Roses 
  17. “1985,” Bowling for Soup 
  18. “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” Tom Petty 
  19. “Feel Good Inc.,” Gorillaz 
  20. “Thks fr th Mmrs,” Fall Out Boy 
  21. “Don’t Trust Me,” 3OH!3
  22. “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” ZZ Top 
  23. “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record),” Dead or Alive 
  24. “Rebel Yell,” Billy Idol 
  25. “Bad Medicine,” Bon Jovi
  26. “All Right Now,” Free
  27. “I Love Rock ‘N Roll,” Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  28. “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” Pat Benatar
  29. “Rock You Like a Hurricane,” Scorpions
  30. “The Boys Are Back In Town,” Thin Lizzy
  31. “Sharp Dressed Man,” ZZ Top
  32. “Come On Eileen,” Dexys Midnight Runners, Robert Palmer 
  33. “Walk This Way,” Run DMC, Aerosmith
  34. “Cherry Bomb,” The Runaways
  35. “Heartbreaker,” Pat Benatar

The Best Rock Workout Songs for Climbs, Yoga, and Stretching (BPM: Less than 120) 

  1. “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life),” Green Day 
  2. “1979,” The Smashing Pumpkins 
  3. “Seven Nation Army,” The White Stripes
  4. “Eye of the Tiger,” Survivor 
  5. “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” Guns N’ Roses 
  6. “Back in Black,” AC/DC 
  7. “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” Def Leppard
  8. “In the End,” Linkin Park 
  9. “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Journey 
  10. “Scar Tissue,” Red Hot Chili Peppers 
  11. “When I Come Around,” Green Day 
  12. “Stacy’s Mom,” Fountains of Wayne 
  13. “Gives You Hell,” The All-American Rejects 
  14. “Ocean Avenue,” Yellowcard
  15. “Carry on Wayward Son,” Kansas
  16. “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  17. “Take It to the Limit,” Eagles
  18. “Nothin’ But A Good Time,” Poison
  19. “My Sharona,” The Knack 
  20. “When I Look Into Your Eyes,” Firehouse 
  21. “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner
  22. “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing,” Aerosmith 
  23. “Proud Mary,” Tina Turner 

If you want to use some of these in a routine, be sure to check out my 45-minute spin routines and playlists

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The Most Romantic Indoor Cycling Valentine’s Day Routine and Playlist

Indoor Cycling Routine #015: Valentine's Day Romance

Welcome to Spin Routine of the Week, a free, weekly newsletter by groupxfitnesstips.com. Every Tuesday, you’ll get a class-tested, instructor-approved spin routine delivered to your inbox to help you find inspiration as you plan your next class. Don’t miss a week! Sign up here.

Valentine’s Day is almost here, which means love is in the sweaty air that’s fogging up your spin class windows. (You’re welcome for that visualization. Ha!)

This week, our theme is romantic love. If you’re looking for other ways to celebrate V-day in your classes, check out these Valentine’s Day themed rides:

ICYMI, I’ve also got a fun Super Bowl vs. Taylor Swift themed ride to play THIS WEEK as we head into the Super Bowl next Sunday.

Reminder: I like to teach my spinning classes in a series of exercises that we do twice or three times through. I pick a couple exercises to make up the series, and we stick to it throughout the class. That way, participants know what to expect, so they can go big when they’re supposed to and not hold back for fear of another interval around the corner.

The Series (45-minute class)

The series includes the following three exercises, done three times through. In between each series, I added a Tabata sprint (20 seconds breathless, 10 second recovery; done 8x through).

  1. Song 1: Moderate / hard at chorus. Find a moderate effort level throughout the song. At the chorus, increase the pace/resistance to find hard intensity.
  2. Song 2: MHHB. Do 30 seconds each: moderate, hard, harder, and breathless intensity. 2 x through.
  3. Song 3: Moderate / breathless at chorus. Find a moderate effort level throughout the song. At the chorus, increase the pace/resistance to find breathless intensity.

Valentine’s Day Indoor Cycling Playlist

Series Song / WorkoutSong
Warm up“Higher Love,” Kygo, Whitney Houston
Song 1: Moderate / Hard at Chorus“What Makes You Beautiful,” One Direction
Song 2: MHHB“I Love You Always Forever,” Donna Lewis
Song 3: Moderate / Breathless at Chorus“Accidentally In Love,” Counting Crows
Tabata“Got My Mind Set on You,” George Harrison
Song 1: Moderate / Hard at Chorus“Lil Boo Thang,” Paul Russell
Song 2: MHHB“Fantasy,” Mariah Carey
Song 3: Moderate / Breathless at Chorus“As Long as You Love Me,” Backstreet Boys
Tabata“I’m So Excited,” Pointer Sisters
Song 1: Moderate / Hard at Chorus“Love On Top,” Beyonce
Song 2: MHHB“Heaven Is A Place On Earth,” Belinda Carlisle
Song 3: Moderate / Breathless at Chorus“You Belong With Me,” Taylor Swift
Cool Down “L-O-V-E,” Nat King Cole

Want to hear the songs? I’ve added all these songs and more to my Spotify playlist here.


Valentine’s Day Workout Outfit Ideas

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Women’s Outfit: Cropped Workout Jacket in Black (Amazon) | Workout Leggings in Hot Pink (Amazon) | TIEM Slipstream Indoor Cycling Shoe in Black (Amazon) | Cropped Puffer Vest in Rose Red (Amazon) | Heart Earrings in Double Heart (Amazon)

Men’s Outfit: King of Hearts T-shirt in White (Amazon) | Workout Shorts in Black (Amazon) | Nike’s Men’s Crew Socks in University Red (Amazon) | Adidas Shower Slides in Core Black (Amazon)

See more Valentine’s Day workout outfit ideas here.


Cueing Corner

Add some levity to your Valentine’s Day routine with lighthearted and silly dating-related metaphors, like:

  • Sprint like it’s 2 AM and you see your ex’s name in your Caller ID.
  • Give your hardest effort without getting breathless, like your ex’s new fling is watching and you want to look like you’ve got it handled.
  • For Tabata, which is 8 reps, let’s do a rep for every guy or gal you ghosted last year—or that ghosted YOU!

Catch ya next week!

Disclaimer: Readers who rely on this information do so at their own risk. Instructors must be properly certified, insured, and have the music licensing in order to teach a spin class. GroupXFitnessTips.com is not liable for any injuries or negligence that occurs.

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Valentine’s Day Workout Clothes For Indoor Cycling Instructors (Women)

Fun Valentine's Day Workout Clothes

You might love your dog or your family on Valentine’s Day, but do you know what else you can LOVE?! The workout clothes you wear to teach your indoor cycling and fitness classes. 

I’m a big fan of themed spin classes, especially Valentine’s Day spin routines and playlists. (Sign up for my free Spin Routine of the Week newsletter if you haven’t already.) One way to elevate a themed spin ride is by dressing on theme. Wearing Valentine’s Day themed workout clothes helps to:  

  • Entertain riders. Themed rides and workout clothes help to break up the monotony of a typical spin class. And, you don’t need to look silly or dumb to do so. 
  • Provide an exceptional experience. When you take care of the details—like matching your attire to your theme—you’re making sure that you create an exceptional experience for your class. That also goes a long way in getting butts in seats. 
  • Increase your energy. By leaning into the Valentine’s Day celebration and wearing something that makes you feel good, you’ll feel your energy levels elevate and that excitement is contagious in class. 
  • Build respect. When you take the time to plan a great class, your class will recognize that effort and respect you that much more because of it. 

To that end, I pulled together a few Valentine’s Day workout outfit ideas for my fellow indoor cycling and fitness instructors. 

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Valentine’s Day Workout Clothes: Pink and Black

This is my favorite indoor cycling outfit for Valentine’s Day, because I love (love!) hot pink. I’ve been eyeing this puffer vest for a while, and am excited to finally have an excuse to buy it. (I’ll take it off when I’m actually teaching, though.)

Cropped Workout Jacket in Black (Amazon) | Workout Leggings in Hot Pink (Amazon) | TIEM Slipstream Indoor Cycling Shoe in Black (Amazon) | Cropped Puffer Vest in Rose Red (Amazon) | Heart Earrings in Double Heart (Amazon)

Valentine’s Day Workout Clothes: Coral Pink

As soon as I saw these Coral Pink TIEMS spinning shoes, I KNEW I needed to create an outfit to match. And, this beauty is the result.

Open Back Workout Top in Pink (Amazon) | High-waist Workout Shorts in Blue (Amazon) | Rainbow Hearts Socks (Amazon) | TIEMS Slipstream Indoor Cycling Shoes in Coral Pink (Amazon)

Valentine’s Day Workout Clothes: Red and Black

Okay, okay, okay… let me explain. I couldn’t get a picture of this adorable long sleeve, mesh bolero without the rest of the outfit. It’s giving much different vibes than a spin class, so you’ll just need to picture it a bit. 😉

Long sleeve mesh hearts bolero in Black Red Heart (Amazon) | Workout leggings in Black (Amazon) | Essie nail polish in 26 Not Red-y for Bed (Amazon) | Sports bra in Dark Red – Orangish (Amazon) | TIEM Slipstream Indoor Cycling Shoe in Black (Amazon)

Hope you teach legendary Valentine’s Day fitness classes this year. Enjoy!

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The 76 Best Country Workout Songs For Indoor Cycling Class

Country Workout and Indoor Cycle Songs

You can’t just play any country song in your indoor cycling or workout class. Most country songs are just too dang slow. (Trust me—I’ve tried plenty!) But, when you find the right country song that’s upbeat with a fast tempo, you’re in for some serious spinning synergy. 

I’ve pulled together some of my favorite country songs to play in my indoor cycling classes. Most of these are included for you to use for sprints and HIIT workouts. But, I also had to share some of my go-to sing-along songs that get the whole room nodding and bobbing along. Last but not least, I added a couple country songs that I play when I want to inspire and motivate my riders. 

To round out your spin routine, you may also like these other genres and decades: 

What are the best country songs for sprints / HIIT workouts? 

  1. “Good Time,” Alan Jackson (BPM: 130)
  2. “Vacation,” Thomas Rhett (BPM: 137) 
  3. “5-1-5-0,” Dierks Bentley (117 BPM) 
  4. “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” Brooks & Dunn (BPM: 130)
  5. “Mountain Music,” Alabama (BPM: 135)
  6. “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” Travis Tritt (BPM: 125)
  7. “I Like It, I Love It,” Tim McGraw (BPM: 128)
  8. “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” The Charlie Daniels Band (BPM: 140)
  9. “Born to Boogie,” Hank Williams Jr. (BPM: 135)
  10. “Country Girl (Shake It For Me),” Luke Bryan (BPM: 106) 
  11. “Guitars, Cadillacs,” Dwight Yoakam (BPM: 130)
  12. “Something Like That,” Tim McGraw (BPM: 120)
  13. “Fastest Girl In Town,” Miranda Lambert (BPM: 145) 
  14. “Second One To Know,” Chris Stapleton (BPM: 97) 
  15. “Lil Bit,” Nelly, Florida Georgia Line (BPM: 120) 
  16. “It Ain’t My Fault,” Brothers Osborne (BPM: 123) 
  17. “American Kids,” Kenny Chesney (BPM: 85) 
  18. “Party For Two,” Shania Twain, Billy Currington (BPM: 120) 
  19. “I’m Gonna Getcha Good!” Shania Twain (BPM: 120) 
  20. “Chattahoochee,” Alan Jackson (BPM: 115)
  21. “Singles You Up,” Jordan David (BPM: 110) 
  22. “You Broke Up With Me,” Walker Hayes (BPM: 120) 
  23. “Like I Love Country Music,” Kane Brown (BPM: 125) 
  24. “She Had Me At Heads Carolina,” Cole Swindell (BPM: 135) 
  25. “Here For The Party,” Gretchen Wilson (BPM: 124) 
  26. “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” Elle King, Miranda Lambert (BPM: 120) 
  27. “Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood (BPM: 90) 
  28. “Heartache On The Dance Floor,” Jon Pardi (BPM: 116) 
  29. “Truck Yeah,” Tim McGraw (BPM: 98) 
  30. “Parachute,” Chris Stapleton (BPM: 116) 
  31. “Drink In My Hand,” Eric Church (BPM: 113) 
  32. “Snapback,” Old Dominion (BPM: 100) 
  33. “Little Red Wagon,” Miranda Lambert (BPM: 95) 
  34. “Brand New Man,” Brooks & Dunn (BPM: 120)
  35. “Leave The Night On,” Sam Hunt (BPM: 86) 
  36. “White Liar,” Miranda Lambert (BPM: 92) 
  37. “Queen of Hearts,” Juice Newton (BPM: 86) 
  38. “Flatliner,” Cole Swindell, Dierks Bentley (BPM: 115) 
  39. “Why We Drink,” Justin Moore (BPM: 117) 
  40. “Cadillac Ranch,” Chris LeDoux (BPM: 133) 
  41. “Ain’t Going Down Until The Sun Comes Up,” Garth Brooks (BPM: 170) 

What are the best country spin songs that everyone knows? 

  1. “Friends in Low Places,” Garth Brooks (BPM: 120)
  2. “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy),” Big & Rich (BPM: 102)
  3. “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” Shania Twain (BPM: 125)
  4. “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” Trace Adkins (BPM: 125)
  5. “Life Is a Highway,” Rascal Flatts (BPM: 120)
  6. “Beer for My Horses,” Toby Keith ft. Willie Nelson (BPM: 105)
  7. “Redneck Woman,” Gretchen Wilson (BPM: 105)
  8. “Chicken Fried,” Zac Brown Band (BPM: 98)
  9. “Before He Cheats,” Carrie Underwood (BPM: 75) 
  10. “Fancy Like,” Walker Hayes, Kesha (BPM: 80) 
  11. “As Good As I Once Was,” Toby Keith (BPM: 119) 
  12. “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker (BPM: 118)
  13. “House Party,” Sam Hunt (BPM: 104) 
  14. “All My Friends Say,” Luke Bryan (BPM: 117) 
  15. “Jolene” by Dolly Parton (BPM: 108)
  16. “Buy Me a Boat” by Chris Janson (BPM: 100)
  17. “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy,” Kenny Chesney (BPM: 122) 
  18. “Backwards,” Rascal Flatts (BPM: 123; use the first minute as a recovery / talk track) 
  19. “Take It Back,” Reba McEntire (BPM: 111) 
  20. “Achy Breaky Heart,” Billy Ray Cyrus (BPM: 123)
  21. “All My Ex’s Live in Texas,” George Strait (BPM: 120)
  22. “Here for a Good Time,” George Strait (BPM: 110)
  23. “Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt (BPM: 100) 

What are the best motivational country workout and spin songs? 

  1. “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” by Travis Tritt (BPM: 120)
  2. “Miss Me More,” Kelsea Ballerini (BPM: 96) 
  3. “All To Myself,” Dan + Shay (BPM: 95) 
  4. “I Wanna Talk About Me,” Toby Keith (BPM: 106) 
  5. “How Do You Like Me Now?!” Toby Keith (BPM: 110) 
  6. “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” Shania Twain (BPM: 120) 
  7. “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” Josh Turner (BPM: 122) 
  8. “Best Days Of Your Life,” Kellie Pickler (BPM: 128) 
  9. “The Fighter,” Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood (BPM: 132) 
  10. “May We All,” Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw (BPM: 75) 
  11. “Dust on the Bottle,” David Lee Murphy (BPM: 105)
  12. “Alright,” Darius Rucker (BPM: 90) 

And, that’s a wrap on the 76 best country songs for a fast-paced, high-energy indoor cycling class or workout. If you’d like more inspo, join my free Spin Routine of the Week newsletter for a full spin class playlist and routine delivered to your inbox every Tuesday. 

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