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Is there any holiday that spin instructors love more than Halloween?! Sure, maybe you can’t use some of the best spin songs of all time, but it’s still a fun excuse to dress up, dust off some songs that only get used this time of year, and add a little magic to your riders’ days. This 60-minute spin routine and playlist is all about the spooky, creepy, and freaky vibes that you might find on Halloween. Some songs made the cut simply because they sounded creepy (ahem, that chorus of “Villian”!?)
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 includes the following five exercises, done three times through.
- Song 1: A march at moderate intensity. At the chorus, increase pace and resistance to find hard intensity, then come back to that moderate pace.
- Song 2: A climb from moderate intensity to hard intensity, maintaining the pace and increasing resistance as you go.
- Song 3: Keep the resistance from Song 2. Stand and march. Intensity should hover between moderate and hard. At the chorus, sit and find hard intensity. Back out of the saddle after the chorus.
- Song 4: Last song of the climb. Maintain the resistance from the song prior. Continue to add resistance, starting at hard intensity and find breathless by the end. Seated or standing are both fine.
- Song 5: Breathless sprints (you choose the length).
|Series Song / Workout||Song|
“Villain,” Bella Poarch
|Song 1: Moderate intensity march; hard intensity at chorus||“I’m in Love With a Monster,” Fifth Harmony|
|Song 2: Climb. Start at moderate intensity, finish at hard intensity.||“My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark,” Fall Out Boy|
|Song 3: Standing march at moderate intensity; seated hard intensity at chorus||“W.I.T.C.H.,” Devon Cole|
|Song 4: Climb. Start at hard intensity, finish breathless.||“Bring Me To Life,” Evanescence|
|Song 5: Breathless sprints.||“bad guy,” Billie Eilish|
|Song 1: Moderate intensity march; hard intensity at chorus||“Disturbia,” Rihanna|
|Song 2: Climb. Start at moderate intensity, finish at hard intensity.||“Teeth,” 5 Seconds of Summer|
|Song 3: Standing march at moderate intensity; seated hard intensity at chorus||“Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid),” Fall Out Boy, Missy Elliott|
|Song 4: Climb. Start at hard intensity, finish breathless.||“Play with Fire (feat. Yacht Money),” Sam Tinnesz, Yacht Money|
|Song 5: Breathless sprints.||“Claws,” Kim Petras|
|Song 1: Moderate intensity march; hard intensity at chorus||“Super Freak,” Rick James|
|Song 2: Climb. Start at moderate intensity, finish at hard intensity.||“Graveyard,” Halsey|
|Song 3: Standing march at moderate intensity; seated hard intensity at chorus||“Scaredy Cat,” DPR IAN|
|Song 4: Climb. Start at hard intensity, finish breathless.||“Bones,” Imagine Dragons|
|Song 5: Breathless sprints.||“Bite Me,” Avril Lavigne|
|Cool Down||“Unholy (feat. Kim Petras),” Sam Smith, Kim Petras|
Want to hear the Halloween spin 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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