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10 Awesome Music Videos to Work Out To

Written on January 10, 2014 at 9:37 am , by

vevo playlist with fitness magazine

Check out FitnessMagazine’s #GetFitParty playlist on Vevo.com!

It’s a #GetFitParty all month long for our FITNESS followers and we’ve got the perfect motivation for your workouts this weekend: Hot music videos that are fun to sweat to!

Our Instagram challenge this week has been for you to show us your “workout view,” i.e. what you see while you exercise…and we noticed quite a lot of you are working out at home. We teamed up with Vevo, the world’s leading music video platform, to create this playlist of FITNESS editor-selected videos to watch while you’re planking, squatting, or just going nuts on the treadmill. Enjoy!

Watch the full playlist here: FITNESS Magazine on Vevo

Or cherry pick which one(s) you’d like to watch:

 

Music Monday: The Latest Miley-Obsessed Trend We’re On Board With

Written on October 14, 2013 at 1:45 pm , by

Ever since that notorious VMAs performance, people cannot stop talking about Miley Cyrus. And I’m no exception: every time I see a link about her latest antics pop up in my newsfeed, you know I’m clicking through to see what’s up. While I’m shaking my head most of the time, and I may not agree with all of her – eh hem – visual antics, the girl’s got me hooked. Which, of course, is the point. She’s even got me jamming to her music on my late-night runs, and no matter how ridiculous I find the music videos to be (I really want Michael Jordan to weigh in on “23″), I will admit to being mildly obsessed with “Wrecking Ball.”

But the latest Miley trend? Combining forces with other musicians, whether she knows about it beforehand or not. We’re talking mash-ups, collaborations, spoofs and covers. In case you’ve missed out on the good, the bad, and the absolutely hilarious, I’ve rounded up my faves. Get watching, and then maybe mix a few tracks from Bangerz into your playlist. Girl may be cray-cray, but her voice is motivating.

Miley and Mumford & Sons mash-up to create “Little Wrecking Ball.” Now this is a video I can actually get behind. And adding Miley’s power-ballad vocals on top of Mumford’s fast-strumming, bluegrass beats was brilliant.

Jimmy Fallon, Miley and The Roots sing an acoustic version of “We Can’t Stop,” and it’s set up Brady-bunch style. Genius.

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Music Monday: The Best Songs of Summer 2013

Written on September 2, 2013 at 10:01 am , by

We know: It sucks that summer is coming to a close. While you pack up your bikinis and flip flops, and take out your (super cute) sweaters and boots, press play on this lineup. Just because the seasons are changing doesn’t mean we have to let go of the hottest jams quite yet, and right now, we have no intention of doing so.

Now you tell us: What was your favorite song of summer?

Music Monday: Assistant Fashion Editor Melissa Freeswick’s Summer Playlist Picks

Written on August 26, 2013 at 11:15 am , by

Now that summer is officially in full swing (and bringing the heat!), we really want your playlists to pop. And don’t worry, we get it – your tastes vary. Heck, they’re ridiculously diverse amongst our staff! To keep everyone’s earbuds happy, we’re plugging you in to the songs that make us sweat. Every Monday will reveal a new editor’s playlist – pick one who lines up with your preferred beats, download their top tunes and get back to enjoying your workouts.

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Melissa Freeswick, Assistant Fashion Editor

I’m not a runner or a yogi, and I don’t do Pilates – my workout of choice is hardcore High Intensity Training, otherwise known as HIT. Music plays a huge part in my sweat sessions because sometimes I just don’t feel like lifting a heavy weight or doing a pull-up. But when I step through the doors of my local gym, there’s always a sick beat pumping through the speakers, and it instantly puts me in the mood to move. Check out my list of favorite techno tunes that will hopefully make you want to get of the couch and workout, or at least dance!

Follow Melissa on Twitter for more of her faves!

More FITNESS Editor Playlists:

Heidi Smith, Freelance Designer

Marla Horenbein, Fashion Assistant

Lisa Haney, Senior Editor

Jenna Autuori-Dedic, Fitness Editor

Juno DeMelo, Nutrition Editor

Pam O’Brien, Executive Editor

Heather Muir, Beauty Director

Colleen Moody, Senior Web Editor

Music Monday: Fitterati Skinny Taste’s Pump-It-Up Playlist

Written on September 17, 2012 at 1:47 pm , by

We love Fitterati Gina’s recipes over at SkinnyTaste, but we think her picks for an upbeat playlist are pretty great, too. Check our her list of tunes to pump up your next workout.

Music Monday: Tunes for Your Strengthen and Lengthen Yoga Session

Written on May 7, 2012 at 10:04 am , by

Yoga + Top 40 music = a match made in heaven! (Photo by Chris Fanning)

For someone who’s gotten used to the nonstop sounds of NYC, doing a yoga class in complete silence is, well, a foreign concept. Which is why I was glad to hear that SLT Yoga officially opened their doors in NYC  this May. The offspring of Pilates-based SLT (Strengthen Lengthen and Tone) combines Vinyasa yoga with popular tunes to sustain and enhance your energy throughout the hour-long routine. I worked up a sweat while giving my muscles a much-needed stretch session and my mind a feel-good recharge.

SLT co-founder Erin Jacques, who led our class, shared her playlist so you can move to the music on your own mats.

Learn more about SLT Yoga here.

Tell us: Do you prefer yoga with complete silence or need a soundtrack to move with?

Get Ready to Run With Track and Field Olympian Kerron Clement’s Playlist

Written on February 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm , by

kerron clement hurdles and running playlist

Kerron is an Olympic gold medalist in the 400-meter hurdles. (Photo courtesy of AP and Conversion Sports and Entertainment)

Talk about an impressive guy: Olympian silver medalist hurdler Kerron Clement also holds the indoor world record for the 400-meter sprint, is ridiculously handsome (what? we’re all mostly girls here), and is even nice enough to share his personal playlist with us! He’s also combines some spirituality in his sports too: “Sometimes listening to gospel music for me puts me ‘in a zone’ before training or competing,” Kerron says. Interesting!

Bonus: After the songs, we reveal a little more inside dish on 26 year-old Trinidadian-born Kerron.

5 songs you love to warm-up to:

5 songs that get you really motivated:

Interesting Notes Kerron Told Us: 

Q: Off the topic of playlists…what do you think makes you such a successful athlete?
KC: My will to overcome many obstacles in my sport truly fuels me to be the best. I’m determined to excel at everything that I do.

Q: Do you have a mantra and if so, what is it?
KC: “Make it happen.”

Q: What is your immediate goal in your sports career? What about down the road?
KC: My goal is to be both the Olympic Champion in the 400-meter hurdles and world record holder in that event. Down the road, I’ll take it one step at a time.

Q: Are you single? If yes, do you prefer girls who run?
KC: I’m single, but I don’t prefer a girl who runs—just someone who loves to stay in shape. Fitness is key to a healthy lifestyle.

Music Monday: Remembering Whitney Houston

Written on February 13, 2012 at 10:47 am , by

Celebrate the Grammy winner by enjoying her vocal talent! (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock)

The world lost a huge pop icon over the weekend. While artists and music industry members honored Houston last night at the Grammys, we decided to celebrate her life and legacy by downloading this playlist—a collection of some of her more upbeat greatest hits.