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Zen & M’s: Compilation of playlists

This week, Caitlin shares the workout playlists of some of WHS's fitness fans.
[/caption]I discussed the importance of music during a workout a few weeks ago, but let’s be honest: it’s hard to constantly be finding good music that gets you excited to exercise. So, I decided that this week’s post would do some of the work for you. I’ve traveled all over Wayland High School in order to bring you the workout playlists from a diverse set of people as dedicated to exercise and health as I am. So without further ado, enjoy!

The Yogi
Maisie Flynn
“I love doing yoga but I wish I could do it more. I either do hot yoga classes at my gym or I do it in a meadow near by my house. This is nice because there is a trail around the meadow that I can run on before/after I do yoga, plus I get to pick my own music. I usually choose the music I listen to by my mood, but also it can change based on what type of exercise I will be doing. For instance, meditation is usually slower, and core is usually more upbeat and energized. However, the gym also has benefits because it lets me choose from a variety of different types of yoga including some that are not available to me on my own, like hot yoga, which takes place in a room that’s around 105 degrees and very humid.”

Maisie’s Playlist:
1. The xx – Heart Skipped a Beat
2. Oh Land – White Nights
3. Kat Edmonson – Lucky
4. Nora Jones – Sunrise
5. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Mayla
6. James Taylor – Carolina in My Mind
7. The Weepies – World Spins Madly On
8. Family of the Year – Hero
9. Angus and Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane
10. The Smiths – Asleep

The Kid With All the Cool Music
Larry Guo
“Since I’m not a heavy lifting bodybuilder manly man that likes rap, these are all songs that “make me feel like a badass.” Very deep, low-BPM electronic music that makes me feel cool when I’m really really skinny and flimsy. Listen to if: you can take a lot of electronic music, you want to feel like a digital assassin, and you aren’t motivated by rap.”

Larry’s Playlist:
1. The Suburbs – Mr. Little Jeans
2. We Can Make the World Stop – The Glitch Mob
3. Bombers Over Ibiza (Junkie XL Remix) – Hans Zimmer
5. Hot Like Dimes – Pretty Lights
6. Brotherhood – Cassius
7. Can’t Stop Me Now – Pretty Lights
8. Siberia (Manila Killa Remix) – LIGHTS
9. Heartbreaker – MSTRKRFT & John Legend
10. Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore

The Coach
Sam Breslin
“I tend to go with house music when at the gym. The combination of longer songs with high tempo beats helps to move my workouts at top speed and helps keep my mind occupied with something other than the pain.”

Coach Breslin’s Playlist:
1. Sweet Nothing – Diplo and Grandtheft Remix
2. I Could Be the One – Avicii vs Nicky Romero
3. Million Voices – Otto Knows
4. Raise Your Weapon – Skrillex
5. Heads Will Roll A Trak Remix – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
6. Pursuit of Happines Steve Aoki Remix – Kid Cudi
8. Spectrum – Zedd
9. First of the Year – Skrillex
10. Don’t You Worry Child – SHM

The Lifter
Jimmy Carmichael
“Before any one read my list of songs just note that everyone has their own tastes in genres of music. In my own personal experience, nothing gets my heart rate beating and adrenaline pumping more than hard core rock. These 12 song I will share with you, I do not only use to work out with, but on any occasion that I want to get ‘jacked up’ and ready to go! For example, for more than a few Friday night football games, I could be found sitting at my locker with my head phones turned all the way up, rocking out and getting psyched up.”

1. Left Behind – Stemm
2. Icky Thump – The white stripes
3. Three Days Grace – I hate everything about you
4. Jet Black – Ready to roll
5. Fit For Rivals – Hallelujah
6. Stemme – Face the pain
7. Shine Down – Diamond Eyes
8. Fit For Rivals – Crash
9. Ill Nino – What you deserve
10. Buck Cherry – Crazy bitch
11. Pillar – For the love of the game
12. Drowning Pool – Bodies

The Pure Barre Fanatic
Isabel Penrose
“I would definitely consider myself a very active and athletic person, so last summer when I heard about the new ‘Pure Barre’ workout, I was excited to try it out. Now I’m hooked. Pure Barre is an hour-long, total body workout that is aimed at toning and strengthening your body. I like to think of it as a combination of pilates, ballet and yoga. Each workout uses different isometric exercises to target certain areas of the body. One of the best parts of each workout is the music. Pure Barre instructors blast upbeat music to add to the fun atmosphere, and they also time out each song to each specific workout in order to keep you engaged and focused during class. I am hooked on Pure Barre because it offers a fun, upbeat workout that truly works on strengthening my body.”

Some Pure Barre Songs:
1. Turn Around (5,4,3,2,1) – Flo Rida
2. E – Single – DJ Hush
3. Danza Kuduro – Don Omar
4. Stronger “Remixed” – Daft Punk ft. Kayne West
5. Chasing the Sun (Hardwell Remix) – The Wanted
6. Don’t Wake Me Up (Evenhard Remix) – Chris Brown
7. Love on Top – Beyonce (DJ Escape & Tony Coluccio Main Remix)
8. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) (Promise Land Radio Edit) – Kelly Clarkson
9. Wings (The Alias Radio Edit) – Little Mix
10. What Makes You Beautiful (Dance Rock Extended Remix) – One Direction

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    a fanMay 6, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    What a great idea for a column! New music for me to try out — thanks!

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