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The Only Playlist Perfect for Both HIIT and Meditation

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During SHAPE's first-ever Facebook Live just earlier this week, fans, followers, and Holly devotees were begging for the trainer's playlist. "Playlist was off the chain," exclaimed one viewer, Maisha. We totally agree with you, girl! "Love the energy, music, and awesomeness," said another Facebook-er, Mona.

Well, as Rilinger promised at the end of the stream, she's sharing her expertly curated playlist with the SHAPE and FITNESS family. (Did you miss our broadcast? You can watch it again here—and even work out with us—and stay tuned for even more behind-the-scenes Facebook Live videos from the Shape Squad (and Fitness Fam) coming to a laptop or smartphone near you.)

Rilinger's song choices match perfectly for the flow of her newly designed class, LIFTED, which was developed as a total mind-body experience. During the hour-long class you'll not only train those hard-working muscles (your heart included), but you'll also train your mind. Five minutes of guided meditation kick off the class, followed by 30 minutes of non-stop heart rate pumping HIIT work. After you're good and sweaty (and breathing heavy), you'll take it back down for another five minutes of meditation, and few more strength-training moves, and end it all with an all out sprint for your life. We were fascinated by this combo, so we asked the pro How Does Meditation Fit In with HIIT?

Download the playlist now and pair it with Rilinger's class (no excuses if you aren't in NYC—that's what this video is here for) for a workout that checks everything at the door. Your worries, problems, and self-doubt have no place in this Lifted experience.

*NOTE: Track 1 is slightly shorter than 5 minutes, so get the most of that first bout of zen, and track 6 is a different remix than Rilinger typically uses, but it's been approved by her as an awesome alternative.


Alyssa Sparacino

Alyssa is the deputy digital editor for SHAPE & FITNESS and an ACE certified personal trainer. She is a cycling and barre enthusiast, and lover of both planks and pasta. Before joining the #ShapeSquad she was the digital editor for HGTV Magazine and assistant editor of  More →

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