leave your inhibitions at the door
I just got an email yesterday that it was the anniversary of the first time I went to Pure Barre – five years and still going strong. So in honor of that (and because life’s too crazy to write these days) I’m recycling this one.
I have another post where I feature music from Pure Barre, too. Check it out here.
I’ve been thinking of occasionally posting songs that would be great to exercise to for quite a while. Since yesterday’s post on Pure Barre was my first one that talked about exercise, now’s a good time to start.
A good workout song will not only energize you it, if played loud enough, should distract you from the real world. This helps you focus all your attention and energy on the workout itself. Seems obvious, right? I don’t think there’s a soul out there that prefers to lift weights to NPR.
I’m always on the lookout for new songs, but I don’t commute for work and am not in my car long enough to listen to a lot of radio. So I end up getting exposed to a lot of new tunes at Pure Barre, many of which become huge hits months later. I think the playlists come from the corporate office, where I’m sure they have some team of hipsters selecting the songs. Seriously, how the hell do I get THAT gig?
So here are some great songs that I first heard at Pure Barre. Not only are they awesome for working out, but they make terrific background music while searching for pictures of Lindsay Lohan.
Elle me Dit by Mika
Who Dat Girl by FloRida (featuring Akon)
Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (featuring Ray Dalton)
Anything Could Happen by Ellie Goulding
Memories by David Guetta and Kid Cudi
What are your favorite songs for exercising? How do you get new music? Do I have an unhealthy obsession with Lindsay Lohan?
Don’t answer that last one….