Hey Gang! I’m especially proud of the the playlist I made for my spin class tomorrow, so I wanted to share. CLICK HERE to listen on Spotify AND be sure to follow me on Spotify (Brittani Rettig) for tunes to energize your workouts! I post every single playlist from all of my classes!
Also, on an unrelated note, I just set up a Snapchat account so please add me @ gritbybrit!
Last on somewhat related note, I’ve been hard at work on a new barre/pilates inspired class (powerbelle™) I’m launching at GRIT Fitness this summer. I incorporated several moves from this “Love Handle Eliminator” workout from the GRIT by Brit YouTube archives. Check it out!
I truly believe that variety is the spice of life, so I encourage your shake up your weekly fitness routine! I’m trying to push myself out of my comfort zone too. I’m not a big fan of barre classes, but I definitely appreciated the value of isometric resistance training and small repetitive movements to sculpt long lean muscles. That said, in my new powerbelle™ class, we’ll use gliding discs and resistance bands to intensify traditional barre and pilates exercises. And of course we’ll rock out to a jammin’ playlist because great music is SO critical for an amazing fitness experience 🙂
I hope your week is going well. Chat soon! xoxo, Brit
Happy Monday morning to you! I hope you had a good weekend. I had a really busy weekend myself (more to come on that later this afternoon). I’m actually feeling kinda tired this morning, so I’m planning to rest and recover today.
On Saturday morning I taught my usual 8AM spin class at BEYOND Pedaling. I was super pumped because I got to rock my new Chic Bra Top from Onzie. Not only does it have a funky neon pattern, but the back has a sexy strappy design – oh hey! I paired with with my neon Living One Luv Headband and wore my Target C9 sports bra underneath for extra support (I’m a little on the busty side).
Little #selfie before cycling class – So excited to rock out my playlist!
In addition to my fab new workout clothes, my playlist also pumped me up for an energetic class. It’s crazy how much time I spend each week making up my playlist – like ~4 hours per class for realz. A solid playlist is crucial for a good class. That said, I figured some of you may be fitness instructors as well, so I’m making a personal commitment to start sharing my playlists as much as possible. Here’s the 45-minute cycling playlist we “tapped back” to during my last cycling class…
After the ride, my class was super sweaty and had big smiles on their faces – 2 outcomes that always make me feel good as a fitness instructor. They liked the mix of Top 40, Hip Hop and Old school on this playlist – yay!
What’s on your workout playlist? I’m always looking for new songs. PLEASE post a comment and let me know what you jam to. Share the love 🙂 I’ll catch up with you later this afternoon. Until then, HAPPY MONDAY! xoxo, Brit
Posing after class at BEYOND Pedaling with this fabulous crew! I love their energy!
In case you can’t tell, I’m SO excited that Winter is over! This Spring I’m taking a personal vow to switch up my workout routine by adding in a weekly 5K run. Obviously, I made a heart-pumpin playlist to energize my stride! Go ahead and download these tracks for yourself – you will love them 🙂
Also, I want to give a huge shout out to Sporteer for hooking me up with this sweet running armband. It has a little pocket to store my credit card and my iPhone fits perfectly. It’s super durable and stays in place during my run. Sporteer gave me an extra armband for one of you lucky blog readers – woo hoo! Just post a comment below telling me your favorite running song and I’ll pick a pick a winner this weekend! Enjoy! xoxo, Brit
Sporteer Velocity Series V2 Armband for iPhones and Smartphones (Pink)
I’ve been teaching spinning for 3 months now and I absolutely love it. Picking out songs and making my ride playlist is so fun – it’s always a party up in my class! I’m especially proud of the playlist I’m jammin’ to right now, so I wanted to share it with you guys. I even included some activity ideas to spice up your cardio workout. You can use this playlist and do the activities on pretty much any piece of cardio equipment – doesn’t have to be a bike.
Also, I highly encourage you to get this playlist going and workout in the morning – I’m a huge fan of AM workouts. I find that they set a positive tone for my day and keep me accountable. Anything can happen in the evening (i.e. working late, feeling tired, dinner plans, etc.) so morning workouts are more certain. Also, some studies show that morning workouts are better for weight loss. They claim that working first thing in the morning, before eating breakfast, forces us to burn more fat since there is no food in our stomachs to use as fuel. Try it yourself and see what you think – enjoy your sweat session! Lots of luv, Brit