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Fitness
Published Wednesday Dec 27, 2017 by Brittany Raine

6 Ways To Bust Out of That Winter Workout Rut

Motivation
Personal Growth

As the mercury drops, it can be easy to fall into a workout slump.

Whether you’re a creature of habit when it comes to your fitness routine or the winter weather has your goals frozen in time—there’s always room for some extra motivation. Fight the seasonal workout blues with these six tips to step up your fitness routine!

Use the buddy system.

If motivation is failing you, find an accountability buddy—a colleague, friend or relative—to work out with. Having a workout partner works wonders for staying committed and can make trying new classes more fun. Look for a partner with similar goals who can count on.

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Use the buddy system.

If motivation is failing you, find an accountability buddy—a colleague, friend or relative—to work out with. Having a workout partner works wonders for staying committed and can make trying new classes more fun. Look for a partner with similar goals who can count on.

Step outside your comfort zone.

Explore new classes and studios in your area using the MINDBODY app. Sometimes all it takes to get re-inspired is adding something new to your routine. Plus, if you’re in the market for a workout buddy, you might just find one at that studio you’ve been meaning to check out for months.

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Step outside your comfort zone.

Explore new classes and studios in your area using the MINDBODY app. Sometimes all it takes to get re-inspired is adding something new to your routine. Plus, if you’re in the market for a workout buddy, you might just find one at that studio you’ve been meaning to check out for months.

Netflix© and sweat.

Just discovered your next binge-worthy series? Instead of planting your booty on the couch, workout while you watch. Whether you’re doing planks in your living room or running on the treadmill at the gym, watching a show will help pass the time with entertainment.

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Netflix© and sweat.

Just discovered your next binge-worthy series? Instead of planting your booty on the couch, workout while you watch. Whether you’re doing planks in your living room or running on the treadmill at the gym, watching a show will help pass the time with entertainment.

Refresh your workout wardrobe.

Some people call it retail therapy; others call it motivation. Whichever way you spin it, new workout gear can actually motivate you to stick to (or get back to) your fitness regimen. After all, that $100 pair of sweat-wicking leggings won’t do any good in your dresser drawer.

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Refresh your workout wardrobe.

Some people call it retail therapy; others call it motivation. Whichever way you spin it, new workout gear can actually motivate you to stick to (or get back to) your fitness regimen. After all, that $100 pair of sweat-wicking leggings won’t do any good in your dresser drawer.

Create a #MondayMantra.

Words have serious sway. In fact, positive words trigger positive subconscious responses in the brain. So why not tap into social media for motivational workout quotes? Get involved with like-minded communities online by looking for common hashtags, such as #MondayMantra. Participating and sharing motivation online is another great way to maintain accountability.

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Create a #MondayMantra.

Words have serious sway. In fact, positive words trigger positive subconscious responses in the brain. So why not tap into social media for motivational workout quotes? Get involved with like-minded communities online by looking for common hashtags, such as #MondayMantra. Participating and sharing motivation online is another great way to maintain accountability.

Get organized.

Routine requires organization. Get organized and start building new habits each day. For example, if your goal is to work out more often, get in the habit of booking classes a few days in advance. If you know you need to work out in the morning, get your gear ready the night before so you can roll out of bed and go—no excuses. Alternatively, if you work out during the day, set calendar reminders for yourself so you don’t forget.


Not sure which motivation strategies work for you? Try any variety of these tactics until you find the perfect match.

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Get organized.

Routine requires organization. Get organized and start building new habits each day. For example, if your goal is to work out more often, get in the habit of booking classes a few days in advance. If you know you need to work out in the morning, get your gear ready the night before so you can roll out of bed and go—no excuses. Alternatively, if you work out during the day, set calendar reminders for yourself so you don’t forget.


Not sure which motivation strategies work for you? Try any variety of these tactics until you find the perfect match.

Brittany Raine MINDBODY
Written by
Brittany Raine
Consumer Content Program Manager
About the author
A free-spirited farmgirl from New York, Brittany traded her job as a journalist and newspaper editor for the San Diego sunshine. Brittany now leads the curation of all creative content. There are rumors she was Middle Earth's warrior elven queen in a past life.
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Fitness
Published Thursday Jan 16, 2020 by Sara Lesher

Grammy-Nominee Inspired Playlists to Fit Any Workout

Fitness
Motivation
Cardio

If you’re trying to craft the perfect workout playlist, you should choose songs that have BPMs (beats per minute) similar to your heart rate during that workout. We used this handy BPM tool to curate four playlists of songs from our favorite Grammy-nominees to fit into your exercise routine!

For your stretching and warm-up... 

While you’re stretching, stick to songs with a slower BPM and work your way up to higher ones for your warm-up. We’ve made it simple—just turn off shuffle-mode and start listening!

1.    Bad Idea – YBN Cordae ft. Chance the Rapper
       (82 BPM)
2.    This Land – Gary Clark Jr. (82 BPM)
3.    Higher – DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John
       Legend (84 BPM)
4.    You Need To Calm Down – Taylor Swift
       (85 BPM)
5.    Sunflower – Post Malone & Swae Lee (90 BPM)
6.    No Guidance – Chris Brown ft. Drake (93 BPM)
7.    11 PM – Maluma (96 BPM)
8.    Ballin – Mustard ft. Roddy Ricch (97 BPM)
9.    History Repeats – Brittany Howard (98 BPM)
10.   MALAMENTE - Cap.1: Augurio – Rosalía 
        (98 BPM)
11.   Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi 
        (110 BPM)
12.   Señorita – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello 
        (117 BPM) 
13.   Underwater – RÜFÜS DU SOL (118 BPM)
14.   Down Bad – Dreamville ft. JID, Bas, J. Cole, 
        EARTHGANG & Young Nudy (121 BPM)
15.   Linked – Bonobo (122 BPM)

          LISTEN NOW
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For your stretching and warm-up... 

While you’re stretching, stick to songs with a slower BPM and work your way up to higher ones for your warm-up. We’ve made it simple—just turn off shuffle-mode and start listening!

1.    Bad Idea – YBN Cordae ft. Chance the Rapper
       (82 BPM)
2.    This Land – Gary Clark Jr. (82 BPM)
3.    Higher – DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John
       Legend (84 BPM)
4.    You Need To Calm Down – Taylor Swift
       (85 BPM)
5.    Sunflower – Post Malone & Swae Lee (90 BPM)
6.    No Guidance – Chris Brown ft. Drake (93 BPM)
7.    11 PM – Maluma (96 BPM)
8.    Ballin – Mustard ft. Roddy Ricch (97 BPM)
9.    History Repeats – Brittany Howard (98 BPM)
10.   MALAMENTE - Cap.1: Augurio – Rosalía 
        (98 BPM)
11.   Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi 
        (110 BPM)
12.   Señorita – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello 
        (117 BPM) 
13.   Underwater – RÜFÜS DU SOL (118 BPM)
14.   Down Bad – Dreamville ft. JID, Bas, J. Cole, 
        EARTHGANG & Young Nudy (121 BPM)
15.   Linked – Bonobo (122 BPM)

          LISTEN NOW
For your strength training… 

This is the playlist you’ll want to jam to during any of your strength training exercises (think HIIT, weightlifting, core, etc.). WARNING: #12 may be stuck in your head for the remainder of your day.

1.    Racks in the Middle – Nipsey Hussle ft 
       Roddy Richh & Hit-Boy (79 BPM)  
2.    Pretty Waste – Bones UK (94 BPM)  
3.    The London – Young Thug ft. J. Cole & 
       Travis Scott (98 BPM)  
4.    Drip Too Hard – Lil Baby & Gunna 
       (113 BPM)  
5.    Exactly How I Feel – Lizzo ft. Gucci 
       Mane (113 BPM)  
6.    Piece of Your Heart – MEDUZA ft. 
       Goodboys (124 BPM)  
7.    Middle Child – J. Cole (124 BPM) 
8.    Got to Keep On – The Chemical Brothers 
       (125 BPM) 
9.    Midnight Hour – Skrillex, Boys Noize & Ty 
       Dolla $ign (126 BPM) 
10.  Woman – Karen O & Danger Mouse 
       (126 BPM) 
11.   NI BIEN NI MAL – Bad Bunny (128 BPM) 
12.   Old Town Road – Lil Naz X & Billy Ray 
        Cyrus (136 BPM)  
13.   Talk – Khalid ft. Disclosure (136 BPM) 
14.   God’s Country – Blake Shelton (140 BPM) 
15.   Too Bad – Rival Sons (145 BPM) 

          GET PUMPING
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For your strength training… 

This is the playlist you’ll want to jam to during any of your strength training exercises (think HIIT, weightlifting, core, etc.). WARNING: #12 may be stuck in your head for the remainder of your day.

1.    Racks in the Middle – Nipsey Hussle ft 
       Roddy Richh & Hit-Boy (79 BPM)  
2.    Pretty Waste – Bones UK (94 BPM)  
3.    The London – Young Thug ft. J. Cole & 
       Travis Scott (98 BPM)  
4.    Drip Too Hard – Lil Baby & Gunna 
       (113 BPM)  
5.    Exactly How I Feel – Lizzo ft. Gucci 
       Mane (113 BPM)  
6.    Piece of Your Heart – MEDUZA ft. 
       Goodboys (124 BPM)  
7.    Middle Child – J. Cole (124 BPM) 
8.    Got to Keep On – The Chemical Brothers 
       (125 BPM) 
9.    Midnight Hour – Skrillex, Boys Noize & Ty 
       Dolla $ign (126 BPM) 
10.  Woman – Karen O & Danger Mouse 
       (126 BPM) 
11.   NI BIEN NI MAL – Bad Bunny (128 BPM) 
12.   Old Town Road – Lil Naz X & Billy Ray 
        Cyrus (136 BPM)  
13.   Talk – Khalid ft. Disclosure (136 BPM) 
14.   God’s Country – Blake Shelton (140 BPM) 
15.   Too Bad – Rival Sons (145 BPM) 

          GET PUMPING
For your cardio... 

Throw on your headphones and get pumped as you enjoy these catchy tunes. Stick to songs with BPMs under 150 for steady running and crank it up for more intense cardio like indoor cycling or sprinting. Careful, if you try to keep up with #15 on an indoor bike, you might fly away.

     1.    Sola – Luis Fonsi (125 BPM)  

     2.    bad guy – Billie Eilish (135 BPM) 

     3.    Speechless – Dan + Shay (136 BPM)  

     4.    Sucker – Jonas Brothers (138 BPM) 

     5.    7 rings – Ariana Grande (140 BPM) 

     6.    Clout – Offset ft. Cardi B (140 BPM) 

     7.    a lot – 21 Savage ft. J. Cole (146 BPM) 

     8.    Panini – Lil Nas X (154 BPM)  

     9.    Truth Hurts – Lizzo (158 BPM) 

    10.   Hard Place – H.E.R. (160 BPM) 

    11.    It All Comes Out in the Wash – Miranda
            Lambert (164 BPM)  

    12.   Come Home – Anderson .Paak ft. André
            3000 (165 BPM)  

    13.   LA CANCIÓN – J Balvin & Bad
            Bunny (176 BPM) 

    14.   Give Yourself a Try – The 1975 (183 BPM) 

    15.   boyfriend – Ariana Grande & Social
            House (190 BPM)

               START SWEATIN'
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For your cardio... 

Throw on your headphones and get pumped as you enjoy these catchy tunes. Stick to songs with BPMs under 150 for steady running and crank it up for more intense cardio like indoor cycling or sprinting. Careful, if you try to keep up with #15 on an indoor bike, you might fly away.

     1.    Sola – Luis Fonsi (125 BPM)  

     2.    bad guy – Billie Eilish (135 BPM) 

     3.    Speechless – Dan + Shay (136 BPM)  

     4.    Sucker – Jonas Brothers (138 BPM) 

     5.    7 rings – Ariana Grande (140 BPM) 

     6.    Clout – Offset ft. Cardi B (140 BPM) 

     7.    a lot – 21 Savage ft. J. Cole (146 BPM) 

     8.    Panini – Lil Nas X (154 BPM)  

     9.    Truth Hurts – Lizzo (158 BPM) 

    10.   Hard Place – H.E.R. (160 BPM) 

    11.    It All Comes Out in the Wash – Miranda
            Lambert (164 BPM)  

    12.   Come Home – Anderson .Paak ft. André
            3000 (165 BPM)  

    13.   LA CANCIÓN – J Balvin & Bad
            Bunny (176 BPM) 

    14.   Give Yourself a Try – The 1975 (183 BPM) 

    15.   boyfriend – Ariana Grande & Social
            House (190 BPM)

               START SWEATIN'
For your recovery... 

After an intense sweat-sesh, you might want to listen to this one in order. This will help your heart rate gradually return to normal—and you get to end with T-Swift. 
 

1.    Hey, Ma – Bon Iver (144 BPM) 
2.    Always Remember Us This Way – Lady 
       Gaga (130 BPM) 
3.    Could’ve Been – H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller 
       (103 BPM) 
4.    Harmony Hall – Vampire Weekend (98 BPM) 
5.    Faraway Look – Yola (83 BPM) 
6.    Girl Goin’ Nowhere – Ashley McBryde 
       (82 BPM) 
7.    SPIRIT (From Disney’s “The Lion King”) – 
       Beyonce (81 BPM) 
8.    Some Of It – Eric Church (80 BPM) 
9.    All Your'n – Tyler Childers (78 BPM) 
10.   Look at Me Now – Emily King (77 BPM) 
11.   LOVE AGAIN – Daniel Caesar & Brandy 
       (77 BPM) 
12.   Norman fucking Rockwell – Lana Del Rey 
       (77 BPM) 
13.   Say So – PJ Morton ft. JoJo (75 BPM) 
14.   Roll Some Mo – Lucky Daye (75 BPM) 
15.   Lover – Taylor Swift (60 BPM)


              SING YOUR HEART OUT

 

Don't know where to start with your fitness routine? Here's how to work out like your favorite Grammy artists!

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For your recovery... 

After an intense sweat-sesh, you might want to listen to this one in order. This will help your heart rate gradually return to normal—and you get to end with T-Swift. 
 

1.    Hey, Ma – Bon Iver (144 BPM) 
2.    Always Remember Us This Way – Lady 
       Gaga (130 BPM) 
3.    Could’ve Been – H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller 
       (103 BPM) 
4.    Harmony Hall – Vampire Weekend (98 BPM) 
5.    Faraway Look – Yola (83 BPM) 
6.    Girl Goin’ Nowhere – Ashley McBryde 
       (82 BPM) 
7.    SPIRIT (From Disney’s “The Lion King”) – 
       Beyonce (81 BPM) 
8.    Some Of It – Eric Church (80 BPM) 
9.    All Your'n – Tyler Childers (78 BPM) 
10.   Look at Me Now – Emily King (77 BPM) 
11.   LOVE AGAIN – Daniel Caesar & Brandy 
       (77 BPM) 
12.   Norman fucking Rockwell – Lana Del Rey 
       (77 BPM) 
13.   Say So – PJ Morton ft. JoJo (75 BPM) 
14.   Roll Some Mo – Lucky Daye (75 BPM) 
15.   Lover – Taylor Swift (60 BPM)


              SING YOUR HEART OUT

 

Don't know where to start with your fitness routine? Here's how to work out like your favorite Grammy artists!

Sara Lesher About the Author Headshot
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As MINDBODY’s Marketing Content Associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).