Written on May 25, 2011 at 12:38 pm , by Jenna Autuori
I’ve been hit by the love bug—for all things SoulCycle! You’ve read about my dedication to the spinning sensation before. From their adorable apparel (see my favorite sweatshirt in this delicious neon pink color!), to the opening of their summer Hamptons studios (I’ll be heading out east to take a class before I hit the beach for Memorial Day weekend!), to instructor MB’s ridiculously awesome hip-hop playlist—which I’m sharing with you now! I just can’t get enough of this high-intensity 45-minute cardio blast, which also includes some high-rep/light-weight dumbbell moves. I feel excited for class, empowered during it, and full of energy afterward for hours—and even days! So what’s not to love? Finding a workout that you enjoy and look forward to is the key to sticking with it. I even hear Biggest Loser‘s new winner, Olivia Ward, is a fan too!
If you haven’t checked out SoulCycle yet and you’re near a studio (word on the street is that with Equinox’s help SoulCycle will be opening new locations in many more cities!), it’s definitely worth the price tag: each class costs about $32. It’ll make you fall in love with working hard and pushing yourself past your limits—or what you think your limits are. I overhead someone in class say, “That’s like cutting out my daily Starbucks latte and bringing bagged lunch twice a week,” in order to attend her weekly pump-it-up class. And I agree! Make sacrifices (giving up Starbucks and eating out is easy) for the things that make you a better, fitter person.
Here’s my new favorite list of tunes from the crew over at SoulCycle, sure to make Memorial Day weekend awesome!
- “Change the World (Main Mix),” Dennis Ferrer
- “Money In the Bank,” Swizz Beatz
- “Toma,” Pitbull & Lil Jon
- “Pop Your Balloon,” Beastie Boys
- “Drum Breaks,” Tittsworth & Ayres
- “Concentrate,” Xzibit
- “Love & Happiness (Yemeya y Ochun),” River Ocean feat. India
- “Voices (Copyright Mix),” One Track Minds
- “Live Your Life,” Erick Morillo and Eddie Thoneick feat. Shawnee Taylor
- “What More Can They Do,” Laura Izibor