Random Ramblings and Weds Spin Playlist.

Happy hump day to ya! So since I’m taking a bit of a blogging hiatus tomorrow due to my birthday on Thursday (holla holla!! and HELLO extra long weekend) I thought I would combine my “random thoughts” and Weds spin playlist posts all in one! So you get the best of both worlds. Don’t you love when that happens?? Alright, let’s get to it.

This morning’s run was quite excellent. We were supposed to get a bit of rain but instead it just stayed nice and cool and breezy, lots of cloud cover. Loving the clouds in the sky this morning.

For some reason while working this week I’ve been listening to a lot of reggae music!? I think the Texas sunshine is putting me in an island state of mind. Love this Bob Marley remix.

Now that RHOA is over I am trying to get into a new mindless guilty pleasure show. I still need to finish watching my Beverly Hills ladies. I love Erika Jane & think Dorit is gorgeous but she is an absolute mess. But hey…what is this show even without the MESS? You’ve gotta have the trainwrecks.

Did anyone go see “I Feel Pretty” yet? I actually thought it may be a good movie with a solid message (and I went with my mama) but confession, I fell asleep like 3 times during this movie. I know – it had a good message at its core, but I thought the delivery was a tad basic. They could have gone a little deeper I felt like. But oh well…not sure what I was expecting. Also, Amy Schumer was funnier to me in Trainwreck? I suppose I just wanted the raw inappropriate Schumer. Feel free to disagree with me.

She’s not my favorite anyway but you know what I mean.

You know what I miss? The feel good ROM COM type of movies. When Harry Met Sally…Love Jones (AKA fave of all time) seriously I need to just take a day off to watch old school romantic comedies and would be in heaven.

Without further ado let’s get to this week’s spin playlist! Check me out on Spotify and where I’ll be teaching spin class next in the Dallas area!!!

Let’s go for a ride!

They Don’t Know- Tinie Tempeh: Warm up
Private Show- Offaiah: Accelerations
Drunk On Love- Rihanna: Rolling hills
We Run This- Missy Elliot: Tapbacks
Man’s Not Hot (Bllack Caviar Remix)- Big Shaq: Seared/standing run
Danza Kuduro- Don Omar: Hill climb
Miss You Much- Janet Jackson: Jumps on a hill
Take Back the Night- Justin Timberlake: Rolling hills
We Make it Bounce- Dillon Francis: Sprints
Church- T-Pain: Tapbacks
They Don’t Dance No Mo’- Goodie Mob: Hill climb
MIC Drop- Steve Aoki: Accelerations
We All Fall Down- A-Trak: Active recovery
Higher- Taio Cruz: Hill climb
Money- CID: Sprints
Tip Pon It- Sean Paul, Major Lazer: Rolling hills
Day and Night- Majid Jordan: Cool down

What are your random thoughts this week? Tell me what songs you are loving!!

Confessions of a Cycle Instructor, Continued and Weds Spin Playlist.

Happy hump day to ya! I’ve got some jams you will love today!! And also a continuation of cycle instructor confessions…just because we can. So let’s get to those…first. BTW you can see parts 1, 2, and 3 here.

Sometimes I do not wear my cycle shoes to teach classes. This is partially because I need new cycle shoes, like yesterday. I have worn my current ones completely out. That’s what happens when you teach classes for 5+ years. and yes, I definitely have gone for a RUN right before class then hopped right on the bike with my running shoes on. No shame.

Yes, you are allowed to throw your hands in the air like you just don’t care, in my class. Or if you’re sexy and you know it, clap your hands. Don’t be shy. I like to have fun and work hard all at the same time.

I like when people look really intense in class-and if it looks like they are faking resistance or being lazy I will call you out. So don’t make me come over there and TURN YOUR KNOB UP. I ain’t a killa but don’t push me.

I also love when the whole class is totally synchronized when we are doing tap backs to the beat. YESSS. My favorite thing ever. It’s like a beautiful orchestra to me.

Without further ado let’s get to the playlist! Enjoy the ride!!

Nice for What- Drake: Warm up
Rock Right Now- Firebeatz: Standing run
2 Souls on Fire- Bebe Rexha, Quavo: Rolling hills
Pills & Automobiles- Chris Brown: Tapbacks
Whistle- 4B: Accelerations
Messin’ Around- Pitbull: Hill climb
In My Room- Yellow Claw: Sprints
Ride That Thing- Redlight: Jumps
Campaign- Future: Hill climb
Live the Night- W&W: Sprints
The Real Don- Active recovery
Carry Out- Timbaland, Justin Timberlake: Seated/standing run
Telephone- Lady Gaga, Beyonce: Hill climb
The Mack- Nevada, Mark Morrison, Fetty Wap: Rolling hills
Shy Guy- Diana King: Jumps on a hill
House Work (Carnival VIP Mix)- Jax Jones: Sprints
Cranes in the Sky- Solange: Cool down

Be sure to follow me on Spotify and see where I’ll be teaching spin class next in the Dallas area!!

What songs are rocking your workouts this week?

Weds Spin Playlist.

It is spin cycle hump day!! This is the day that I share all of the latest and greatest workout tracks with you. For my fellow fitness instructors I also have a cycle workout you can use in your classes! Hope you enjoy the ride.

And also be sure to check out where I’m teaching spin class next in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

Plus, follow me on Spotify!

I Like It- Cardi B, Bad Bunny: Warm up
Share of You (Major Lazer Remix)- Ed Sheeran: Standing run
Flawless- The Ones: Tapbacks
ICY GRL- Saweetie: Accelerations
Right Now- Rihanna: Rolling hills
Tip Toe- Jason Derulo, French Montana: Jumps on a hill
Werk- CID: Sprints
Move to L.A.- DJ In2ition: Active recovery
Paradise- Chris Brown, Benny Benassi: Tapbacks
Mi Gente (Steve Aoki Remix)- J Balvin: Accelerations
Do You Mind- Kyla: Hill climb
King’s Dead- Kendrick Lamar: Jumps on a hill
Whip My Hair- Willow: Seated/standing run
Freedom- Pharrell Williams: Rolling hills
Freak- Quintino: Sprints
Move- Toby Green: Hill climb
Other Side of the Game- Erykah Badu: Cool down

What are some workout songs you are loving this week?

Weds Spin Playlist.

Happy hump day to ya! I’ve got some grooves and jams you will love today!! These songs are great for spin cycling, running or any high intensity workout! Hope you enjoy!

And be sure to check out where I’ll be teaching next in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

Plus follow along on Spotify where I posted updated workout playlists on a weekly basis!

Let’s go for a ride!

Look Alive- Bloc Boy JB, Drake: Warm up
House Party- The Knocks, Captain Cuts: Sprints
What’s My Name?- Rihanna: Jumps
Aint My Fault- Zara Larsson, R3Hab: Rolling hills
Bartier Cardi- Cardi B, 21 Savage: Hill climb
Like a G6- Far East Movement: Accelerations
Satisfaction- Benny Benassi: Tapbacks
Bandz A Make Her Dance- Juicy J: Hill climb
Fun- Pitbull: Jumps on a hill
Flex- Rich Homie Quan: Active recovery
Magenta Riddim- DJ Snake: Accelerations
Bounce Back- Big Sean: Hill climb
Hit the Road Jack- Throttle: Sprints
Dark River- Sebastian Ingrosso: Hill climb
Crazy- Teemid, Joie Tan: Cool down

What songs are rocking your workouts this week?

Weds Spin Playlist.

I don’t know about you but it is hump day and for some reason I feel like dancing!! So I’ve got a lot of tracks for you to move and groove to today, to power through your workout! Let’s get to it.

These songs are great for spin class, running and any high intensity workout! Plus I’ve got a workout for my fellow indoor cycle instructors out there.

Check out where I’ll be teaching spin class next if you’re local!! Plus, follow me on Spotify: thedancingrunner

Let’s go for a ride!

Ring the Alarm- Grizz Remix: Beyonce: Warm up
Side to Side (Jersey Club Mix)- Ariana Grande, Kyle Edwards: Standing run
No Diggity (Fare Soldi Remix)- Blackstreet: Tapbacks
Get Your Money Up- Keri Hilson: Hill climb
Word Up- Cameo: Jumps on a hill
Turn off the Lights- Chris Lake, Alexis Roberts: Rolling hills
Run This Town- Offaiah: Sprints
Pray for Me- Kendrick Lamar: Active recovery
Timber- Pitbull, Kesha: Sprints
Jumpman- Drake, Future: Jumps
Devotion- Quintino: Rolling hills
Shoop- Salt n Pepa: Seated/standing run
Like I Do- David Guetta, Martin Garrix: Accelerations
T-Shirt- Migos: Hill climb
Thumbs Up- Kill the Noise: Sprints
Cannonball- The Expansions: Cool down

What songs are rocking your week this week?

Weds Spin Playlist.

Hello and happy hump day to ya!! It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood!! I’ve got some spin cycle tracks you will love today! Hope you enjoy.

And be sure to follow me on Spotify where I post workout playlists on a weekly basis!

You can also check out my weekly spin cycle schedule here to see where I’m teaching classes next in the Dallas area!

Let’s go for a ride!

Dancer- Flo Rida: Warm up
Badgal- Rob & Jack: Accelerations
Feeling Myself- Nicki Minaj, Beyonce: Rolling hills
For the Thrill- Yellow Claw, Becky G: Jumps on a hill
Bounce Back- Big Sean: Tapbacks
We Still in This- B.o.B.: Sprints
Snapbacks & Tattoos- Driicky Graham: Active recovery
Swish Swish (Cheat Codes Remix)- Katy Perry: Hill climb
Pinata- Throttle: Accelerations
Make it Hot- Nicole, Missy Elliot: Seated/standing run
Rock U Tonite- Wave Racer: Sprints
Colors- Jason Derulo: Rolling hills
Beware of the Boys- Panjabi MC: Sprints
King’s Dead- Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, James Blake: Hill climb
Five More Hours- Chris Brown: Tapbacks
Dance Tonight- Lucy Pearl: Cool down

What songs are you loving lately?
My classes are loving all of the R&B jams for the cool down.

Weds Spin Playlist.

Today is kind of cray cray work wise but I am here to give you the latest and greatest of my workout playlists! Hope you do enjoy.

And be sure to check out where I’ll be teaching spin class next in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area!

Also follow me on Spotify: thedancingrunner

Let’s go for a ride!

Lady (Hear Me Tonight)- Black Caviar: Warm up
Finesse- Kyle Edwards: Accelerations
Hey Ya!- OutKast: Tapbacks
Jumpman- Drake, Future: Hill climb
Boom Boom Pow- The Black Eyed Peas: Rolling hills
Drop it Low- DJ Danyo, Trevis Romell: Jumps on a hill
Just Fine (Treat ‘Em Right Remix)- Mary J. Blige: Seated/Standing run
Would You Ever- Skrillex: Sprints
Lights Out- Quintino: Active recovery
(When You Gonna) Give it Up to Me- Sean Paul, Keyshia Cole: Hill climb
Ayo- Chris Brown, Tyga: Rolling hills
Till the Sun Comes Up- Firebeatz: Sprints
Midnight Summer Jam- Justin Timberlake: Hill climb
Hype- Dizzee Rascal: Sprints/Jumps
Danza Kuduro- Don Omar: Rolling hills
Mood- dvsn: Cool down

Swalla- Jason Derulo, Nicki Minaj: Warm up
Do it Like Me- TCTS: Hill climb
Say Aah- Trey Songz: Jumps
Private Show- Offaiah: Sprints
Fire Burning- Sean Kingston: Rolling hills
I Can Transform Ya- Chris Brown: Standing run
Where the Drums At- Funky Craig: Accelerations
Heartless- Kanye West: Hill climb
In Da Club- 50 Cent: Accelerations
Azukita- Steve Aoki, Daddy Yankee: Jumps
I’m Good- Clipse- Hill climb
2U- David Guetta, Pharrell Williams: Active recovery
If I was You- Far East Movement, Snoop Dogg: Tapbacks
Deeper Love- Jauz: Jumps on a hill
Lolli Lolli- Three Six Mafia: Sprints
Love You Better- King Combs: Cool down

What songs are on your workout playlists this week? Any fitness/cycle instructor readers in the bunch?? Say hello! I don’t bite. Usually.

Weds Spin Playlist.

Happy hump day to ya!!! We’ve got 2 spin cycle playlists for your workout pleasure today! As always these songs are also great for running or any high energy type of workout!!

Follow me on Spotify for updated playlists on a weekly basis: thedancingrunner

Plus see where I’ll be teaching next in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area!

Let’s go for a ride!

Wat U Mean- Dae Dae: Warm up
Range Rover- PAZ: Sprints
Feel this Moment- Pitbull, Christina Aguilera: Rolling hills
Like This- Dispose: Sprints
Back to Back- Drake: Jumps
Bodak Yellow- Cardi B: Hill climb
Patser Bounce- Dimitri Vegas: Accelerations
That’s What I Like (PARTYNEXTDOOR Mix)- Bruno Mars: Active recovery
Let Me Blow Ya Mind- Eve: Hill climb
New York City- Dash Berlin Remix: The Chainsmokers: Rolling hills
Into You- Ariana Grande: Jumps on a hill
Nice Flow- Smookie Illson: Sprints
7/11- Beyonce: Tapbacks
Get Right- Jennifer Lopez: Hill climb
DNA- Kendrick Lamar: Accelerations
Everyday We Lit- YFN Lucci: Hill climb
Dress Up- Sleepy Brown: Cool down

Mix Up- Mr. Popular: Warm up
Pop That- French Montana: Seated/standing run
Say I- Christina Milian: Tapbacks
Bump & Grind- Vato Gonzalez: Accelerations
Live it Up- Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull: Hill climb
Tightrope- Janelle Monae: Tapbacks
Green Light- John Legend: Rolling hills
Go Crazy- Ape Drums, Dougie F: Sprints
Pray for Me- The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar: Hill climb
Good Feeling (Hook n Sling Remix)- Flo Rida: Active recovery
I Get the Bag- Migos: Gucci Mane, Migos: Hill climb
Look Alive- Drake: Jumps on a hill
Wild Thoughts- DJ Khaled, Rihanna: Rolling hills
Last All Night (Koala)- Oliver Heldens: Sprints
Destination- Ruck P: Cool down

What songs are rocking your workouts this week?

Weds Spin Playlist.

Hey there! It is a cold and rainy day down in Dallas (I still got my run on OUTSIDE this morning, but I have to tell you it took some major self coaching) so what better way than to sweat it out in the warm gym? I love teaching spin cycle classes as cross training because it makes your legs super strong and builds stamina! Plus, hey dancing on the bike is always FUN too.

So without further ado, let’s go for a ride! Check out more of my workout playlists on Spotify and see where I’ll be teaching next if you’re local.


Mad Love- Sean Paul, David Guetta, Becky G: Warm up
Bucovina- Drop Department, SuitStatic: Accelerations
Trouble- Offaiah: Rolling hills
Flex- Rich Homie Quan: Jumps on a hill
Diva- Beyonce: Hill climb
Whistle While You Twurk: Ying Yang Twins: Sprints
Only Girl (In the World)- Rihanna: Tapbacks
S.A.X.- Laidback Luke, Tujamo: Sprints
Get Ugly- Jason Derulo: Hill climb
Turn Around- Flo Rida: Active recovery
Ride- Ciara: Rolling hills
Make Me Feel- Chuckie, Brian Cross, Luis Roca, New Black Light Machine: Jumps/Tapbacks
Champagne Showers- LMFAO: Hill climb
Don’t Phunk With My Heart- The Black Eyed Peas: Seated/standing run
Fake ID- Riton, Kah-Lo: Accelerations
Truffle Butter- Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne: Hill climb/Sprint
Water Baby- Tom Misch: Cool down

What songs are you grooving to lately?
I’m on a Mariah Carey kick, old school Mariah though.

Weds Spin Playlist.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Y’all I have not one but two spin cycle playlists for your eardrums today!! These songs are also great for running or any high energy workouts!

If you’re local check out where I’m teaching classes next in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area…

And be sure to follow along on Spotify where I post playlists on a weekly basis!

Let’s go for a ride!! (And for my fellow fitness instructors, if you’re looking for Valentine’s Day tracks, be sure to check here)

Us- Jennifer Lopez: Warm up
Little Bad Girl- David Guetta: Accelerations
SHHH…Be Quiet- DJ Sherry, Petey Pablo: Rolling hills
Vibe- JoJo: Jumps
Talk Dirty- Jason Derulo: Tapbacks
Bananza- Akon: Jumps on a hill
DANCE- DNCE: Sprints
Light the Sky- Rob & Jack: Active recovery
God’s Plan- Drake: Hill climb
I Know You Want Me- Pitbull: Tapbacks
Feel Good (Stanton Warriors Mix)- Gorillaz: Rolling hills
Where Are U Now- Jack U, Skrillex: Sprints
Mix Up- Mr. Popular: Seated/standing run
Animals- Martin Garrix: Sprints
Picture Me Rollin- Chris Brown: Cool down

Turn The Night Up- Enrique Iglesias: Warm up
Break the Ice- Britney Spears: Rolling hills
BOOM- Tiesto, Gucci Mane: Sprints
Lover- Tommy Trash: Tapbacks
Shell Shocked- Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa: Rolling hills
Tip Toe- Jason Derulo, French Montana: Jumps
Everytime the Beat Drop- Monica, Dem Franchise Boyz: Rolling hills
What I’ve Waited For- Vicetone, D. Brown: Hill climb
Feel It- Three 6 Mafia: Tapbacks
Get Lucky- Daft Punk, Pharrell: Hill climb
Fuego- Don Omar: Active recovery
Finesse- Cardi B, Bruno Mars: Accelerations
Around the World- Natalie La Rose: Hill climb
Hit the Lights- Jay Sean, Lil Wayne: Sprints
Drink (Soca Remix)- Lil Jon, LMFAO: Jumps on a hill
Red Red Wine- UB40: Cool down

What songs are rocking your workouts this week?