New Playlist: The RIP Avicii and Dolores O’Riordan Ride (50 minutes)


“RIP Avicii and Dolores O’Riordan Ride” (50 Minute Playlist)

DJ Avicii


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It has been way too long since I posted a playlist as my podcasting world has expanded into FOUR shows (and counting!) and finding the time to not only create new lists but to also post them has been a little overwhelming.

The recent deaths of DJ Avicii and Dolores O’Riordan made me want to revisit their beautiful music and create something special. Today’s playlist is the usual mix of old and new and I hope it gives you that inspiration to run longer and faster than ever. I tried to get videos for all of them but their quality will vary.

I will be back as soon as I can with a new batch of tunes not randomly thrown together. Sending you good vibes wherever you may be!

  • Wake Me Up: Avicii

My favorite song by him, period.


  • Synchronicity 1: The Police

This is one of my top go-to “second songs” to play in class, but make sure the stereo speakers are working. If one of them is out, it will sound funky (not in a good way.)


  • Worth It: Fifth Harmony

Now we get to the dancy beats of Fifth Harmony.  I love this song so much because it makes me want to show off my moves on the dance floor. (Not that they are worth showing off, but who cares?)


  • Sunday Morning: K-os

I plan to make K-os famous in America one of these days. (He is Canadian which means I like him sight unseen.)


  • Zombie:: The Cranberries

Dammit, RIP Dolores O’Riordan!


  • Wake Up Call: Maroon 5

This song makes me feel like a teenager (youthful but not as gawky as I really was.)


  • Lose Control: Missy Elliott

If you can withstand this beat, check your pulse.


  • Pray For Me: The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar

The soundtrack for Black Panther is even better than the movie which is saying something, people!


  • Only: Nine Inch Nails

This is one of the best songs I use for sprinting intervals because it has an intense feel to it without being overwhelming. Try it for yourself!


  • Sexy Back: Justin Timberlake

Okay, so his Super Bowl® appearance was a little less than inspiring, but his music still makes me want to move my booty and this song, in particular, gives me the “happies.’


  • Never Let You Go: Third Eye Blind

I actually like this song better than their biggest hit—Semi-Charmed Life.


  • Bamboleo: Gipsy Kings

When I want to give a “summery”/beachy feel—I put on this song. Great way to end before the cool down.


  • Empire State of Mind: Jay Z & Alicia Keys

This is probably my favorite song about my favorite city in the whole wide world.


That’s it for me this time. I will be back soon with another batch of tunes to get you all kinds of motivated!


Until next time…

Ox Ox,


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The “Cup Of Life” 50 Minute Playlist with Ricky M., Fifth Harmony, Drake and More!


“The Cup of Life” (50 Minute-Ride)


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It’s new playlist time and today’s was inspired after reminiscing with a friend about the time we watched Ricky Martin kick serious butt at the Grammy Awards in the late 1990s. You will see what I am talking about below where I list all of my favorite songs to play in my classes this past week.

It’s a mixture of old and new tunes that I hope get you in the mood to work a little harder or will just make that workout more tolerable with some good music!

Let me know what you think of it and remember—I need song suggestions, always. So be sure to post them in the comments below!


  • The Cup of Life: Ricky Martin

Just try to listen to this and NOT want to move your booty. It’s impossible!


  • Synchronicity I: The Police

This song has an old school 80s New Wave meets rock n’ roll feel that really helps to accelerate the mood and feeling in the room. Like THE perfect second song to play in any workout.


  • Worth It: Fifth Harmony

One of those tunes that always makes me want to sing along and declare my worth—which sky high, people!


  • Machinehead: Bush

If I have to pick a favorite decade for music it would have to be the 90s and this song reminds me of my younger days when I would play it at full blast while tooling around California.


  • You Get What You Give: New Radicals

The term “one hit wonder” has a negative connotation but how many people even have that great one hit even in them much less get to produce it? This song feels like it could be the perfect graduation day tune and always gives me the “happies.”


  • Diamonds: Rhianna

I am a little late to the Rhianna party but damn she makes some great music!


  • Wake Up Call: Maroon 5

The song is pretty darn great but the video that features my favorite heartthrob Jeremy Sisto—wow!


  • The Hand That Feeds: Nine Inch Nails

Trent Reznor knows how to write heart pumping techno meets heard rock music that will make you want to kick it into a higher gear.


  • First: Cold War Kids

I love this song for climbs using a ton of resistance or a big incline on the treadmill.


  • Hotline Bling: Drake

This is a song I literally cannot get out of my head. And when I use it in my classes my student bop their heads to the beat in the most adorable way. Priceless!



Bonus version of Hotline Bling  with a cat!


  • O.B: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

If you are looking for a fun, catchy tune to take on a few last sprints—try this one for sure. You will thank me later!


  • Empire State of Mind: Jay Z & Alicia Keys

Quite simple THE best song about New York ever though I admit that Billy Joel comes a close second.


  • All You Favorite Bands: Dawes

Love this for a cool down song and am grateful I teach in a dark spin room most of the time because when this gem from Dawes comes on over the speakers,  I get  super weepy.


That’s it for me this time. Now go out there get your workout in!


Until next time…

Ox Ox,


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Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist: “Shut Up and Drive” Ride!


“Shut Up and Drive Ride”

"Yo Margo! Let's hang out at the Barclay Center!"

“Yo Margo! Let’s hang out at the Barclay Center!”

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I love putting together playlists. The ability to be a coach while also indulging in my “secret DJ” side has brought me so much indescribable joy in my life that I could honestly when I hear a student say “I just love your music!” (Heart is beating faster and spirit is now soaring!)

So when I started to post them up on this here Blog I just sort of wanted to place to just PUT them. I honestly did not expect anyone to actually pay attention but have crazily formed relationships with instructors all over the world who have added some of my favorite tunes to their class playlists.

It makes this Fit Chick so happy to introduce Metric and Dear Rouge to other instructors and now I am asking YOU to send me your favorite song suggestions. Bring –em on and let us all dominate the world with one playlist at a time!

Let’s Go!

  • Shut Up and Drive: Rhianna

Rhianna is sort of a new obsession for me. I am just digging her style and grooving to her tunes as often as I can. This is a fun one to play at the top of the class to get their attention and get them focused on a high energy workout.


  • I Heard I Had: Dear Rouge

I am sort of obsessed with this duo from Vancouver who won a ton of radio competitions in the Great White North. Now I need to help them break big here in the States!


  • Swamp: Talking Heads

This is my opportunity to get just a wee bit self-indulgent and play one of the my favorite songs form one of my favorite concert films (Stop Making Sense) of all time.


  • I Will Wait: Mumford & Sons

Normally I am not a “banjo” kind of gal but this song is fun to get people moving their butts faster to keep up to the beat.


  • No Church in the Wild: Kanye West & Jay Z

I love, love, love this song so much and appreciate the Frank Ocean singing along with Kanye and Jay Z pretending to be bad asses.


  • Jingo: Santana

Okay gang—if you need a song to rev people up and push them—try this one from Santana that features a tribal drum beat that is off the hook!


  • Butterfly: Crazy Town

No idea what this song is even about but it is pretty damn great!


  • Chelsea Dagger: The Fratellis

I just got turned on t this band from Scotland and this tune makes me want to pump my fist in the air (in a good way, of course.)


  • Gold Guns Girls: Metric

This is another Canadian band I am determined to make more famous—one class at a time.


  • Poker Face: Lady Gaga

It’s been a while since I featured the shy and bashful LG in a playlist so why not today? (If you get a chance—go to You Tube and look up Christopher Walken reading the lyrics to Poker Face—it’s a gem!)


  • Tonight Tonight: Smashing Pumpkins

I like to use this song for a climb that finished with a big flourish—try it and see for yourself!


  • Heart is a Drum: Beck

A really dreamy tune and perfect for a cool down from the cooler than ever Beck.

That’s all I have today folks. Let me know about some of your favorite songs and radio stations. I am always looking for good tunes.

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Until next time…

Ox Ox,


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