I always ask my class what songs they love to spin to.  The answers vary but these 5 are the most commonly requested.  Try adding them to your playlist to see the difference music can make on your’s and your classes work output.

Top 5 Songs to Cycle to:

1) Darude – Sandstorm (Sprints)
2) Pirates of the Caribbean Soundtrack – Skull and Crossbones (Hills)
3) Mission Impossible Movie Theme (Sprints/Hills/Flat)
4) Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like a Rocord) (Spints/Hills/)
5) The Prodigy – Voodoo People (Sprints/Flats)

* Click on song to listen

Tips to deliver the BEST spin class:

  • Have a sheet present every class for your participants to write their favorite tunes on.  Go home, and create a playlist comprised of a few of the songs.  When they hear their choice, they will feel great knowing they are contributing to your workout plan and that you are delivering a client oriented class.
  • Vary your workout plans. Repeating the same workout will leave you and your participants bored. You are trying to progress the class, not maintain them so do a little reading to get great ideas for your classes. (For example, make 1 workout an anaerobic one and the next an aerobic.)
  • Ensure you are not forcing your participants to do the work.  Chances are, 1 or 2 of them may be having an off day (sick, tired, stressed, etc.).  Get them to try their best but don’t physically turn their resistance up because you think they aren’t working hard enough.  Once you have developed a rapport with the participants, you can then try to encourage them to work harder.
  • Keep your professionalism.  You are the leader in the class and if you are acting immature or saying inapproriate things, chances are, your participants will not take you seriously and it could potentially cost you the class.  Remember, there is a time and place for everything.
  • In sticking with the above comment, make sure you are dressed appropriately.  Again, participants will not take you seriously if you are dressed in ripped, old or baggy clothing.  Form fitting, colourful and clean clothing will help win over your class.