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Indoor Cycling Valentine’s Day Routine of the Week #013: Love, Love Me

Spin Routine of the Week #013: Love, Love Me

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“Leave your baggage at the door. This is your YOU time,”

— Me, in indoor cycling class as recently as a few months ago.

But, I’ve changed my mind. I want my class to show up as 100% themselves. Baggage? Bring it. Tears? Go for it. Don’t want to talk to anyone? We’ve got a seat right in the back for you.

I follow @mychal3ts on Instagram, and this post of his inspired me to change my tune.

Besides giving my indoor cycling class a killer workout, all I really want is for my participants to feel accepted exactly as they are. So, this week’s playlist is all about show ourselves some love.

If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day playlists, today’s indoor cycling routine is a great option, especially if you want to steer away from romantic love songs and explore other types of love.

Reminder: I like to teach my indoor cycling 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 Indoor Cycling Series (60-minute class)

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

  1. Song 1: Seated Climb. Increase resistance throughout the song to go from moderate to hard intensity. At the chorus, stand up and ride out of the saddle.
  2. Song 2: Standing Climb. Stand for the duration of the song, increasing resistance to go from moderate to hard intensity. At the chorus, sit for a hard interval.
  3. Song 3: Climb to Breathless. Stay standing, keep the prior resistance and continue to increase resistance until you find breathless intensity near the end of the song.
  4. Song 4: Tabata sprints. After a quick recovery from prior song, 20 second sprint, 20 second recovery, done 8x through.

The Indoor Cycling Routine and Playlist

Series Song / WorkoutSong
Warm up“ME!,” Taylor Swift, Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco
Song 1: Seated Climb“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” Shawn Mendes
Song 2: Standing Climb“I’mma Shine,” Youngbloodz
Song 3: Climb to Breathless“Rise Up,” Andra Day
Song 4: Tabata Sprints“I’m Still Standing,” Elton John
Song 1: Seated Climb“Geronimo,” Sheppard
Song 2: Standing Climb“Confident,” Demi Lovato
Song 3: Climb to Breathless“Love Me More,” Sam Smith
Song 4: Tabata Sprints“Love Myself,” Hailee Steinfeld
Song 1: Seated Climb“Be Alright,” Ariana Grande
Song 2: Standing Climb“Good To Be,” Mark Ambor
Song 3: Climb to Breathless “Love Me Like I Am,” for KING & COUNTRY, Jordin Sparks
Song 4: Tabata Sprints“Break Free,” Ariana Grande, Zedd
Song 1: Seated Climb“Be OK,” Ingrid Michaelson
Song 2: Standing Climb“Selfish,” Nick Jonas, Jonas Brothers
Song 3: Climb to Breathless“Build a Boat,” Colton Dixon, Gabby Barrett
Song 4: Tabata Sprints“Love Today,” MIKA
Cool Down“Stand By You,” Rachel Platten

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

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. is not liable for any injuries or negligence that occurs.