We’ve enjoyed some glorious sneak peeks at springtime here in New York City courtesy of Mother Nature this week. Along with the beautiful weather, I’ve found an extra spring in my step during my morning walks to the office thanks to what I call some “oldies but goodies” in my iTunes music library.
On today’s walk down Broadway, I took a fun trip down memory lane as the shuffle option played a medley of songs that brought me back to all those high school dances at St. Mary’s or Chaminade. The songs also reminded me of the days when I’d rush to pop a cassette in my boom box to tape them from the radio and use my birthday bucks to buy them on 12-inch vinyl. While I laughed to myself about all the crazy outfits I wore (I actually owned tie-dye Z. Cavaricci pants!) and all the hair I teased to go to those dances and bust a move to those songs, I also realized they still carry some good bass beats for a workout!
So, I thought I’d end the week by offering a fun freestyle music list for you to enjoy on your next date with the elliptical machine or maybe as a warm-up for your next visit to Culture Club.
- “Baby Don’t Go,” Fast Forward
- “Bad of the Heart,” George Lamond
- “Boy Toy,” Tia
- “Clave Rocks,” Amaretto
- “Exposed to Love,” Expose
- “Boy I’ve Been Told,” Sa-Fire
- “I’ll Be All You Ever Need,” Trinere
- “Can You Feel the Beat?” Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam
- “Theme to S’Express,” S’Express
- “Move Any Mountain,” The Shamen
- “Dance With Me,” Tony Moran
- “Dirty Cash,” The Adventures of Stevie V
- “Ride on Time,” Black Box
- “Show Me,” Cover Girls
Mixing up my music list is one of the ways I keep my fitness routine from getting boring. In 2012, it’s definitely entertaining to get my heart rate up with the help of some of my favorite tunes from my teens and 20s. It’s also a big relief to know at some point since then, I realized the big hair and shoulder pads would not become essential components in the ongoing journey to have fun, be fit and feel fabulous!