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Summer Songs

I’ve talked about it before {Workout Playlist & Winter Playlist}, but music, and the songs that I’m listing to, have a huge impact on my workouts.

That includes everything from the bold playlists at Barry’s Bootcamp and TRX, to what’s in my Spotify lists at a given moment. I tend to create a playlist whenever a new mood strikes me – Slower, dramatic tunes for zoning at work, sing-along country tracks for roadtrips, and heart-pumping, upbeat songs for my workouts.

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My current workout playlist – Called Pura Vida, was inspired by my recent trip to Costa Rica – And includes some of the following songs:

  • Electric Love – Borns
  • Old Thing Back – Matoma &  The Notorious B.I.G.
  • Ex’s & Oh’s – Elle King
  • Ginza – J Balvin
  • Broken Arrows – Avicii
  • Powerful – Major Lazer & Elle Goulding
  • The Fix – Nelly
  • Summer – Calvin Harris
  • Want to Want Me – Jason Derulo
  • Coming Over – Dillon Francis
  • Nothing Left – Kygo & Will Heard
  • Are You With Me – Lost Frequencies {A current favorite!}
  • Lean On – Major Lazer
  • Crave You Adventure Club Remix – Flight Facilities
  • Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
  • Cheap Thrills – Sia
  • Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes
  • Into You – Ariana Grande
  • Please Don’t Go – Joel Adams
  • Work From Home – Fifth Harmony {Guilty pleasure! :)}

Plus some fun retro tracks like The Supremes, Beach Boys, and Beatles. Mais bien sur!

I just made this Spotify list public so you can check it out the rest of the list here – Pura Vida.

Let me know what you think! Want more of my playlists to be made public?

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Winter Workout Playlist

Sometimes it’s hard to get yourself out of bed – Or off the couch – And to the gym. And that struggle can be specially challenging when it’s cold out.

Luckily for us, there’s nothing quite like a killer playlist to get your booty to the gym or lacing up your running shoes.

Here are some of the top tracks on my Winter Workout Playlist, everything from current radio hits to classics that never get old.

All carefully selected to improve your mood & get you moving – Enjoy!

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{Photo by J. Villarete Photography}


  • Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
  • How Deep Is Your Love – Calvin Harris
  • Ghost Town – Adam Lambert
  • Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira
  • Love Myself – Hailee Steinfield
  • That’s How You Know – Nico & Vinz
  • Confident – Demi Lovato
  • Honey I’m Good – Andy Grammer
  • Stitches – Shawn Mendes {A personal favorite – This is on constant repeat right now!}
  • OMI – Hula Hoop & Cheerleader
  • Ellie Goulding – On My Mind
  • Waves – Robin Schulz
  • Alive – Sia
  • Outside – Calvin Harris
  • GDFR – Flo Rida

Need more music? Check out some of my other picks here – Workout Playlist.

Or read these posts to help get you motivated & inspired to reach your fitness & healthy living goals: Workout Motivation, Working Out & Listening to Your Body, and Beginners Fitness.

What’s on YOUR playlist right now?

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Workout Playlist

Music is a great way to keep yourself motivated during a workout. Doesn’t matter if you’re lifting weights, boxing, or outside for a run – Music, the right music, can help keep you moving.

Below are some of the top tracks in my current workout playlist – Everything from top radio hits to country & electronic. Some are new, some are old, but all of them keep me motivated.

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  • Shut Up & Dance – Walk The Moon
  • Heartbeat Song – Kelly Clarkson
  • Dangerous – David Guetta & Sam Martin
  • Famous – Charlue XCX
  • One Time – Marian Hill
  • My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark – Fall Out Boy
  • That’s My Kind of Night – Luke Bryan
  • Something Bag – Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood
  • Ellie Goulding – Burn
  • Get On Your Knees – Nicki Minaj
  • Wild Ones – Flo Rida ft Sia
  • Cut Your Teeth – Kygo x Kyla La Grange
  • Don’t – Ed Sheeran
  • Earned It – Weeknd
  • Honey I’m Good – Andy Grammer
  • Ohio – Damien Jurado

And if you’re looking for a full album to download some of my current favorites are Tove Lo, The Veronicas, Bank, and – Of course – Taylor Swift’s latest!

Looking for some new workouts to try once you’ve got your playlist ready? Check out my Fitness Friday series with Fitness App Vint for some great new classes and ideas to try out!

What’s the top song on YOUR workout playlist right now?

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Links You’ll Love


Are you a fan of metallics? They can be a great way to spice up a look for Fall or make an outfit nighttime-ready – Style File: Metallics.

Black and white is one of my favorite color schemes, it’s chic and really stylish and you can spice it up really easily with a splash of color – Street Style Update: Black & White Outfits @ New York, Milan & Paris Fashion Weeks.

If you’re in the market for a sweet dessert-inspired necklace why not support an amazing cause? She’s The First sponsors girls’ education in the developing world and has created a too cute cupcake necklace to further their cause – She’s the First Tie-Dye Cupcake Necklace.


I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes books and have thoroughly enjoyed all of the recent remakes from the movies to the BBC & US-based TV series. Clearl I’m not the only one as Apartment Therapy put together a great list of Sherlock Holmes-inspired home decor – Get This Look: BBC’s Sherlock.

Healthy & Fitness:

Do you track your daily food intake? While it can see daunting to keep track of every single thing that you put in your mouth over the course of the day, it can be a useful and informative project. Commonly people over – or under – estimate their intake of calories, fat, protein, fiber, and vitamins & nutrients. Over the years I’ve tried a handful of programs – From Slimkicker to Livestrong to the My Fitness Pal app (for Android!) that my boyfriend recommends to his CrossFit clients. I highly recommend giving this a try, you may be surprised by what you find out!

I can’t live without music in my day-to-day life and I REALLY can’t live without music at the gym. If I forget my headphones or don’t charge my mp3 player, odds are I’ll skip my workout. So finding new tunes for my fitness sessions is essential – Whether they’re new tracks on the airwaves or I’m rediscovering CDs from my youth.

We’re heading into the holiday stretch now and with all the family gatherings, social events, and holiday festivities on the horizon, why not make a healthy eating plan that’ll allow you to not only show up to everything looking fabulous, but also feeling great? Check out The No Meat Athlete’s 10 Simple Guidelines for Eating Healthier than Ever and get inspired!

Shopping at your local Whole Foods or health food store can be a daunting prospect – There’s a reason they call it Whole Paycheck! So why not get some advice & tips to arm yourself before your next trip? Prevention’s Smart Buys At The Health Food Store.

If you’re anything like me, you’re always in the mood to try something new in the fitness arena. From boxing & pilates to running & yoga, I’m always interested in finding new ways to keep myself interested and to keep my body from plateauing. Classes at the gym or local Y can be a great option and with endless choices to pick from learning a little about them in advance can’t hurt. So read on – TRX: 6 Things to Know Before Trying a Class.

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