Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Wellness Wednesday: What's your favourite workout song(s)?

And so I chanced upon Maureen's blog at scoopsofjoy, who did a collaboration with Rina from CuteCoconut on this Wellness Wednesday Linky Party and I thought that it sounded really fun. A scroll down their 14th January prompts got me super hyped up for "What's your favourite workout song(s)?" and so I said to myself: I'M IN! :)

If you didn't know, I'm with True Fitness for almost 1 year now and I've been diligently (well, most of the weeks) attending 3 group-x classes a week, namely, Spinning, Les Mills Body Balance, and Hot Yoga. At times I'll go for some pilates, and Les Mills Body Pump as well, though, very very seldom for Body Pump because it's always full and I'm not motivated enough for the class to hang around on the booking site at 11:59pm 2 days in advance to snatch slots for it.

So here are my favourite songs, I have 3 of them, for 3 of my favourite workout sessions. 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Can't Hold Us
This is my favourite song for abs training during Pilates and Body Balance. 

I love the "na na na na na...." part of the song, and it fits my spider-man plank section perfectly! There's just something extremely uplifting about that part of the song, such that it made the otherwise painfully difficult spider-man plank (done after almost all other abs moves) much easier to complete. 

Ellie Goulding - Burn
Best song for Body Pump (weights training), ever. 

It got me so hyped up at the "burn burn burn burn..." part and I always thought to myself, "HOLD ON TO BURN MORE CALORIES!" even when I really wanted to drop the weights and rest. The beats of the song somehow matches up with the lifting/squatting motions very well too. 

Train - 50 Ways To Say Goodbye
My favourite song for spinning. 

If you're unfamiliar with spinning, it's known RPM at Fitness Fitst and also as ICE now at True Fitness, which stands for Indoor Cycling Experience. It's one of my favourite group-x class at True Fitness, with Ram as my favourite instructor till date. 
And if you (somehow) follow Manhunt (or rather, Senior MH) in 2014, you might know him as Finalist #3, Ram Bala. Heh!

This is a good song for a flat road 'sprinting' part of the spinning workout. Usually, I'll just hum along to the catchy song and just let my legs pedal away to the beat, no stopping, no slowing down. 

So, here's my favourite songs for 3 of my favourite workouts. What's yours?

Till then,
Mia Foo

24 comments:

  1. I have Ellie Goulding Burn on my work out play list too! Anything with a beat gets me going! Fab post! :) Sim @ simslife.co.uk

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  2. Nice numbers! With some energetic songs playing in the background the capacity to do exercise increases by many fold

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  3. My 3 favorite "work out" songs are :

    LA love ( La La La ) Fergie
    Elastic Heart - Sia
    Burn is a pretty good one too .. it keeps you in that "pumped up" mood

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    1. Thanks for sharing yours! I'll go check them out!

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  4. Oooh I love your first song and it is also one of my favorite gym song and it's on my ipod too :D Thank you so much for linking up with us so thrilled to have you. Hope to see you again next week.

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  6. I tried spinning once and gave up half way. It's so crazily intensive! The songs did not even get to me as I was struggling to cycle half the time. It was then I realised that's the intermediate class!

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    1. I've tried ICE1 before, once. I didn't feel that it's different from ICE2 leh....

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  8. I used dance music when I like to perspire heavily. It's a good feeling to exercise through dancing. But outside I prefer to jog with partner without music.

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  9. I Am into running to keep me fit so I'm not into this gym song stuff. But I agree with some of the comments, #1 song seems very nice.

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    1. these aren't exactly gym songs. you mean you do not listen to music on your ipod while you run?

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  10. Music is really powerful. I can't imagine how this world would be without music. Before, it was just an expression of our feelings, now that fitness is trending, it becomes a motivation. :)

    As we have our preferences, I prefer the more upbeat songs. But the first song is okay with me. Or is it because I'm a fan of Macklemore? :p

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  11. Music able to get me going strong. My all time favourite Icona Pop I love it, Ylvis The Fox and Lady Gaga Applause :)

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  12. Can't Hold Us is really a very catchy and energetic song. My favorite cool down song has always been Smooth Operator by Sade.

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  13. I can't stress enough how important workout music is! Haha! I recommend Pump It by Black Eyed Peas if you're ever on a treadmill! It's absolutely perfect! :D

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  14. I enjoyed your selections of workout songs! Basically any fast-paced songs are good for me to workout with, but since i mostly go for private yoga classes-i just listen to whatever the instructor prepared for us!

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  15. I use a fast beat playlist made by yurbuds. It does really power me up and adds rhythm into my workout.

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  16. There is doing more motivating than music during fitness. upbeat are definitely my faves, some great choices here x

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  17. I love different types of music for work out sessions, it depends on the type of workout. If it's yoga, I go for relaxing music, if Zumba or other gym workouts, I prefer upbeat music. For martial arts, no music.

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  18. I love music its brings life. My regular exercise is Yoga so my workout song is like soft instrumental or ambient music.

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  19. So many nice songs.. I prefer soft music while work out..

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  20. Interesting music selection for your workout! I like all three, and I'm thinking of adding them in my 'Running Playlist' :)

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  21. Aha..I also love up beat and strong songs, boost my mood! Thank you for linking up with us Mia :)

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