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Halloween Indoor Cycle Routine and Playlist (Spin Routine of the Week #002)

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With Halloween around the corner, here’s one of the best 60-minute Halloween indoor cycle routines and playlists that’ll give your participants that sugar high—sans sugar. This indoor cycle theme is candy, so every song has a tie to sweets, sugar, or candy. Enjoy!

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Reminder: I like to teach my indoor cycle 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

This Halloween indoor cycle routine series is a four song climb in and out of the saddle. Between series, I threw in an extra surprise sprints song to give my fast feet riders some love.

  1. Song 1: Moderate intensity, adding resistance periodically but staying within that moderate range. During the chorus, increase the pace to find a hard intensity, but DO NOT change the resistance. By the end of this song, the indoor cycle riders should be approaching that hard intensity through heavy resistance and moderate pace. Their bodies should want to stand in order to find some relief from the resistance.
  2. Song 2: Start with the resistance from the song prior. Alternate between 30 seconds seated at hard intensity and 30 seconds standing at moderate intensity.
  3. Song 3: Start with the resistance from the song prior. Stay seated and slow the pace in order to take on heavier resistance at a hard intensity. Continue to add heavier resistance without breaking the pace. At the chorus, stand for moderate intensity.
  4. Song 4: Start with resistance from song prior. Climb from hard intensity at the beginning to breathless intensity at the end. Pace stays the same, so riders can adjust their resistance and either sit or stand as they continue to increase intensity.

We do this series three times through. In between each series, I threw in a sprint song. I call it “surprise sprints”, because I’ll surprise the indoor cycle class by throwing out a random number for the time duration of the sprint itself. For example, surprise (!) sprint for 30 seconds, go! Then, we’d rest for 30 and I’d call out another time duration, like 25 seconds until the song ends.

The Indoor Cycle Halloween Playlist

Series Song / WorkoutSong
Warm-up
Chocolate, Big Boi feat. Troze
Song 1: Moderate to hard intensity through incr. resistance.Honey, I’m Good, Andy Grammer
Song 2: 30 seconds seated hard intensity / 30 seconds standing moderate intensityCandyman, Christina Aguilera
Song 3: Hard intensity. At chorus, stand for moderate intensity. Sweet Nothing, Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch
Song 4: Climb. Start at hard intensity, finish breathless. Honey, I’m Home, Shania Twain
Surprise SprintsSweetness, Jimmy Eat World
Song 1: Moderate to hard intensity through incr. resistance.Sweet But Psycho, Ava Max
Song 2: 30 seconds seated hard intensity / 30 seconds standing moderate intensityI Want Candy, Aaron Carter
Song 3: Hard intensity. At chorus, stand for moderate intensity. Sugar, We’re Goin Down, Fall Out Boy
Song 4: Climb. Start at hard intensity, finish breathless. Cherry Pie, Warrant
Surprise SprintsBirthday Cake, Rihanna
Song 1: Moderate to hard intensity through incr. resistance.I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch), Four Tops
Song 2: 30 seconds seated hard intensity / 30 seconds standing moderate intensityTootsie Roll, 69 Boyz
Song 3: Hard intensity. At chorus, stand for moderate intensity. Sucker, Jonas Brothers
Song 4: Climb. Start at hard intensity, finish breathless. Pour Some Sugar On Me, Def Leppard
Cool DownSweet Caroline, Neil Diamond

Want to hear the Halloween indoor cycle routine songs and/or check out more candy-themed songs? I’ve added all these songs and more to my Spotify playlist here.

Catch ya next week!

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