I’m a sucker for music when I’m on the move. Whether I’m walking, hiking, on the elliptical or on the spin bike, I need tunes. It’s a guilty pleasure and who knew that you could carry a $99 iPod with hundreds if not thousands of dollars worth of music on it. Um, ME!
I also hate that I can’t get myself to spin class when the class takes place. It’s either time to pick the kids up from school, I oversleep – you name it. I have a thousand reasons. Yet the spin bike is always there – class or not. There isn’t anything stopping me from hauling my rear to the gym, plugging in my iPod and spinning away.
Who better to ask for a spin mix than your favorite spin instructor? I’ve been lucky enough to take classes from Amy Landers @amyFITland of Welcome to AmyLand who has been training people in Northern California for a number of years. You have to love her motto
…move frequently, eat smart, be informed, have fun and rock out. Enjoy life more with some added fitness and a smile on your face.
She’s started putting her mixes on iTunes as playlists you can buy including fav’s from spin students in Paradise Council Believer. You can checkout all of Amy’s playlists at AmyLand’s Ping Playlists.
I do have some favorite songs to plugin when I really want to grind out some miles and stay sane. Best for hills? I have to say Lose Yourself by Eminem’s 8 Mile Soundtrack. Turn up the volume, turn up the resistance and then stand, howl and march you butt up the hill.
In the spirit of no more excuses, here are a few spin CD’s I’ve found on iTunes. Most are remakes, so no original artists, but let’s say you can’t have the excuse of no music to spin on your own.
Spin Coach Vol. 1 - Includes an instructor with commands to stand up and get up that hill. I also like that the titles have the RPM’s next to them.
Do you have a spin playlist you’d recommend? What is it?