Uma Thurman Cycling Mix

17 Jan

Happy weekend cycling friends! First of all, thank you so much for all of your kind comments on my last post. 🙂 With it being January, I’m loving seeing some new faces in my classes and I’m hoping my new friends will stick with their resolutions to make indoor cycling a part of their life. On the other hand, I always hear complaints from regular gym goers this time of year about the ‘resolutioners’ that take over the gym every January. For those of you with mixed feelings, here’s a great article that might put it into perspective: n-NEW-YEARS-GYM-large570 If you haven’t been using Uptown Funk, you really need to get this song into your profiles. It does run a bit slower than 60 RPMs, but you can make it work. One of my class participants told me I had to see this recent performance of it on Ellen, so I had to go and see what that was all about. If you didn’t catch it, you’re going to love it-it will funk you up!:

Last night I taught my Total Body Cycling class, which is 45 minutes of cycling followed by 45 minutes of toning. I typically post my 60 minute playlists here on the blog so please be advised that this one is only 45 minutes.

Heartbeat Song by Kelly Clarkson (3:19) Warm up in the saddle to this new tune by Kelly Clarkson. Your’e going to be hearing a lot of this one on the radio soon…

Cry of The Celts by Ronan Hardiman (2:23) We took it out of the saddle for an easy standing climb here to continue our warm up.

Uma Turnman by Fall Out Boy (3:32) Keep it in the saddle for a seated climb. I always embrace new Fall Out Boy and this one doesn’t disappoint.

UpTown Funk by Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars (4:31) Standing climb alternating with seated flat

Wrong by The Airborne Toxic Event (4:16) more climbing in the saddle

Devil Drums by Scooter (5:24) 30 second seated accelerations-4 of them. I gave my folks the option of recovering in the saddle or working out of the saddle between accelerations.

We Walk by The Ting Tings (4:05) Standing climb with jumps on a hill.

Odenali Pi by E.S. Posthumus (5:07) Seated flat road

A Little Party Never Killed Nobody by Fergie, Q-Tip, GoodRock (4:01) Rider’s Choice. I allow riders to choose seated or standing climb here, or alternate between the two. I do ask them to find 20-30 seconds of time during the 4 minutes to really challenge themselves with their resistance and cadence.

A Well Oiled Machine by Haik Naltchayan (1:02) recover

House Tabata (Feat. Coach) by Tabata Songs (4:03) 8-20 second seated accelerations with 10 second recoveries.

Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran: Cool down **because we go right into our toning class, I do not add a stretch song to my 45 minute playlists.

I hope you like the playlist and either use it as is, or as inspiration to create your own!

What’s on tap this week? Hmmm… a long weekend is always enjoyable. Also,  I’m now in my 6th week post-op and I’m easing back into Yoga with a gentle yoga class this week followed by my first ever meditation class! Finding time to meditate has been a goal of mine for a while, and I’m not great about doing it on my own, so I’m hoping the class will help motivate me to stick with it.

Do you add yoga and/or meditation to your cycling routine?

15 Responses to “Uma Thurman Cycling Mix”

  1. acally January 17, 2015 at 1:01 pm #

    Thank you for always inspiring my playlists!! I eagerly anticipate your posts. I try never to use the same playlist twice (not easy as you know!!) and I always go to you first for some fresh ideas. I love that you include Top 40, EDM and a variety of other genres of music. You are awesome!!

    • chrispins January 17, 2015 at 5:08 pm #

      Thanks! Glad I can provide you with some inspiration to keep it fresh! 🙂

  2. steve:spin:list January 17, 2015 at 3:23 pm #

    I’m with you Chris on FOB! I’ve been hooked on this since finding it on on SPOTIFY New Music a Tuesday. Used it for flat road & jumps in my classes this AM.
    Great mix!

    • chrispins January 17, 2015 at 5:09 pm #

      Thanks Steve! Fall Out Boy can pretty much do no wrong in my opinion. I’ll try this one with jumps as suggested!

  3. Linnea Maxwell January 18, 2015 at 5:01 am #

    I’d never heard Heartbeat Song, but what a perfect way to start a class and talk about heartbeat.

  4. Chris Jordan January 25, 2015 at 9:36 pm #

    I dropped “Uma” in Friday’s playlist. Was a great time!

  5. mtgmmcf January 29, 2015 at 2:52 am #

    Hi Chris,

    I just love your playlists. I seem to have lost the profile for the Irresistible playlist you did. Was wondering if you would share it with me.

    Thanks very much Maria Mcfarland


    • chrispins January 31, 2015 at 8:59 pm #

      I don’t post ride notes for all of my spottily playlists. I will try to find my notes and get back to you soon!!

  6. Chris J. Scissom January 31, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

    I did you figure eight today. And it was WOOOOHOOOO GREAT!!! The class loved it. Thank you

    Chris J. Scissom


    • chrispins January 31, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

      Awesome! My group loves the figure 8 too!

  7. Ashlie Taivalkoski February 8, 2015 at 5:12 pm #

    I love this ride, Chris! Thank you!

  8. Cyndi March 10, 2015 at 10:51 pm #

    Thank you Chris! You are a rockstar. I love this ride and they loved it too! Your’e the best!

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