happy fit friday…or thursday!

since tomorrow is the 4th and i’ll be living it up with the thugs (you get to meet them on saturday!), i wanted to pop in a share some of my favorite workout songs.

i’ve got workouts on deck to share, so be on the lookout next week for Fit Friday. if you are looking for a workout, be sure to check out some B4B workouts above. you can pick by type or body part.

music. i usually always have music playing when i workout; i love the extra push. there are times though, when i run and just like listening to my feet against the pavement. back in the day, i used to be all about finding new music, but lately, i’ve been asking my sister for advice on new tunes.

when it comes to workout songs, i have a playlist on spotify that i usually play. occasionally, i’ll listen to pandora too.

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but now that i am teaching a few days a week and i’m in charge of playing music to motivate my bootcampers, i’ve been on the lookout for some playlists.
lately, i have been listening to the 80’s cardio station on pandora. i love!
if anyone has any tips on bootcamp music/playlists, let me know! back to my spotify playlist.

here are my top songs:

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and here are the details.

* what makes you beautiful – one direction: no, i am not a 12 year old girl. i seriously love this song. i know it is ‘so last summer’ but anytime this comes on the radio, my windows are rolled down and the volume turned up loud. and yes, i am singing loudly like it’s my job.
anyway…this song. one of my go-to jams when i run. it’s upbeat, fun, and is just a make you feel awesome song. try it out.

* love runs out – one republic: this ranks on the list of my current favorite songs (j.t. – not a bad thing and sam smith – stay with me are tied for first place). i went to see them in san fran a few weeks ago and they were pretty great. and this song was awesome. i love jamming to this track on the walking desk at work. the beat is perfect for walking – not too slow, but just fast enough for a brisk walk. i’ll probably see how this works during a HIIT workout too.
(p.s. just watched the music video and it’s a little wack. just fyi.)

* countdown – beyonce: my girl B. can i say something without getting things thrown at me? i like beyonce, but i do not think she is greatest thing since sliced bread. i am a fan of some of her songs, love that she’s got curves (work that body, girl), and i want to be able to dance just like her in the single ladies video. and this song was my go-to song during my half-marathon training. the beat is on target for a solid run. plus, i like to lip sync, which helps me get in the zone and run faster.

and yes, i do mouth the words and move my hands on the treadmill at the gym. it’s my ‘me’ time.

* acapella – karmin: i found out about karmin back in boston where i heard her version of ‘look at me now.’ love this girl. i have quite a few karmin songs on my playlist, but acapella is one of my most favorites. this was playing on day during my warm-up of squats. it is a perfect song for powering through squats. love doing HIIT workouts with this song. and sometimes running. just love it.

* roar – katy perry: back when i was working on my 5 minute planki practiced by holding plank while listening to belting out this song. it’s peppy and upbeat, full of empowering lyrics, and a great pick for any type of workout.

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i’ve got more on my list. but i’ll share those another day.
if all else fails to help you with running or working out…

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only with a cuter puppy. like this one.

happy early 4th of july!

– jena.

p.s. what are your favorite workout songs? what are your favorite workout playlists?

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