The following post is sponsored by Jabra Sport Pulse™ Wireless. Opinions (and killer taste in music) are my own.
I guess putting “You’re Welcome” in the title is a little presumptuous, but fingers crossed you like at least SOME of these songs.
I’ve always been into music, but especially now that I teach group fitness, I am constantly hunting for new songs and cool remixes of old favorites. I don’t like playing popular songs on the radio in my classes because they get old so quick—you can listen to them in your car, no need to hear them for the 400th time during your workout (sorry, Taylor Swift fans…). So for me, remixes are King. And when you’re trying to appeal to a varied demographic of people in a class, finding a new remix to an older song everyone knows = crowd-pleaser. For this reason, I’ve shifted away from using Spotify and have been relying more on SoundCloud and Hype Machine for my workout music.
As part of their Beat Your Impossible campaign, Jabra asked me to share a moment when I conquered a goal that seemed impossible. I’ve been lucky enough to not have had to overcome any major injuries or physical setbacks, so I instead wanted to emphasize the importance of all the little fitness triumphs—because it’s focusing on those day-to-day, smaller accomplishments that help you stay on track towards meeting bigger goals. A huge motivator for me to break through those mini-walls (getting through one additional rep or holding a pose for those few extra seconds) is music. You know those songs that come on during a run and without realizing it, you’re suddenly moving twice as fast as you were? Or when you feel the beat build during a spin class and suddenly the drop comes and without your instructor even telling you to, your body just wants to sprint? Music is my everything during workouts.
I always love seeing what other people are listening to (if it weren’t rude, I’d bring my iPhone into group fitness classes all the time just to Shazam the instructor’s music), so I wanted to share with you all some tunes that are currently powering my workouts. There’s almost three hours worth of music on this playlist, so hopefully you’ll discover at least one new song you love! In addition to scrolling through the below player, you can check them all out (and download most of them) over on SoundCloud.
The #BeatYourImpossible campaign is in conjunction with the release of Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless, which are an in-ear wireless music and heart-rate monitoring earbuds. There’s limited availability because they’re so new, and I haven’t tried them out, but I’m totally intrigued. As you might recall from a previous post, I recently got a traditional heart rate monitor (watch and chest strap/monitor) and love the feedback it can provide about your workouts. How crazy is technology that there are now earbuds that can do that?? Instead of a monitor around your torso sending info to a watch/computer, the earbuds send info to the Jabra Sport Life app, so you can see all your workout data on your smartphone. They retail for $199 and you can check ‘em out HERE.
Your turn—what are you currently jamming out to? What songs keep you motivated to #BeatYourImpossible? Leave a comment or get social with it! You can connect with Jabra on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to share your story or favorite jams.