Ok, I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I choose spinning playlists based on their cover pic. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. But while I was first hooked by this evening’s playlist’s image, it was the “soulcycle” tag that also caught my eye. Now I’ve heard about SoulCycle a few times, but I never really knew what it was all about. So I checked out their website, and it all seems pretty hippy, airy fairy, one love brother. But you be the judge… “SoulCycle was founded on the belief that fitness could be inspiring. With a motivational workout, a…

It’s the first full flow of the series. And if like me you struggled to get up this Monday morning it’s come at the perfect time. I enjoy flows when I’m feeling low on energy as the breathing techniques help restore your body and bring back that missing energy. So enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHb71QonmXo

So I came back. And what do you know, Day 4 was all about taking care of your back! I have a desk job and I never used to think that I had a back problem. Until I first started practising yoga. Getting into all the twists and stretches I finally began to notice how tight and tense I really was. And loosening everything up really made a difference when I was at my desk. I could suddenly feel when I began to tense up again and it helped me beginning sitting up straight and taking little breaks from hunching…

This morning this another one of the 50-50 playlists. Just as I was about to skip to another, Lady Gaga and R Kelly gave me the BPM to stay.

1.Warm up. Check in with your body – shoulders down, small bend in the elbows, back straight, chest up so you can get air into your lungs. And don’t death-grip the handlebars. If you can’t keep up with the BPM just spin it out, it’s your warm up. 2.Get up out of the saddle for a standing warm up. Make sure you’ve got enough tension on your trainer to…

I love a good yoga series. I got started on yoga with one of Erin Motz’s 30-day series on DoYouYoga.com and started following her on YouTube. And it was on YouTube that I discovered so many more yoga series. I started one with Adriene Mishler recently. I’m not sure if I’ll make it all the way through the 30 days, as Adrienne has quite a different approach to her videos than Erin. I find her quite airy-fairy at times but my body seems to agree with her routines. Today I’m on Day 3, but give it a try for yourself…

Over the last few days I’ve been finding my way around the “Spinning” playlists on 8Tracks.com. Now while I love what this streaming site allows you to do (finding the right music for your mood), searching for playlists based on activity can be a bit of a mixed bag. So far the playlists I’ve been spinning to haven’t been dominated with too much EDM. And this playlist by stefsterg was the first I’d found over the last 2 weeks that had instructions on the positions for each track. Enjoy!!

1. Warm-up 2. 6 min climb with slides and a…