Last week on one of the warmest days of a wicked heat wave, I stepped into a 60-minute SoulCycle class . With the warm air sneaking in the front door, radiating off the pedaling people and stuck in the air thanks to a struggling dehumidifier, I didn’t feel like I was bringing my “A game.” But that all changed when the amazing instructor, Jenny , flipped on “Ice Ice Baby.” It was a complete game-changer! For the rest of the class, I wore a smile and felt like I could push myself to the limit. It’s amazing what a fun, pumping song can do!
Inspired by that power, today I have a playlist packed with fantastic ’70s and ’80s tunes—perfect for those who haven’t heard of any of the artists on my more Top 40-style playlists . It’s also reminds you to take plenty of water breaks, since it alternates a bit of “Ice” and “Cold” with some “Hot Stuff!” :)