So, music is life for my workouts. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve thought I was done dealing and then a great track pops up and gives me that proverbial second wind. And, while I am addicted to lifting on a near daily basis, I also incorporate the stationary bike and my stepper as much as possible, between sets, to really get that extra torch burning on the calorie front. It’s something I’ve had a lot of success doing over the last year or so and, to be honest, anything that allows me the opportunity to dance my ass off is a good thing.
FULL DISCLOSURE: a couple of these songs are faves of my daughter; she dances with a local youth company, but she’s always had an affinity for movement—even as a tot—so when she hears something she likes, she always asks me to add it to her ever-growing list of tracks so she can dance to her heart’s content.
That said, I’ve found that a lot of her faves, which tend to be Pop-flavored, are also really good for step aerobics and all-out dancing, in general. Even so, I find great dance tracks everywhere, sometimes even by accident, and always have “Shazam” at the ready for the moment when I find a new one I can add.
Below you will find 5 tracks that I am digging right now; I mean, these seriously get my heart rate up and my feet moving.
1. “She Came To Give It To You”, Usher
2. “Bang, Bang”, Jessie J., Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj
3. “Birthday Suit”, Mike Jay
4. “Shake it Off”, Taylor Swift
5. “Rollin’ With Kid ‘N Play”, Kid ‘N Play