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

Indoor Cycling Routine #015: Valentine's Day Romance

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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!

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