Why not try this I Love the 80s Workout Music Playlist
My workout music playlist needs a bit of an update but this time I’ve had a bit of a throw back to my youth; the 1980s! So it’s all school disco’s, questionable fashion sense, all things neon, Athena posters, Sony Walkman, Miami Vice, MTV, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and new romantics (well for me anyway).
All my workout music is available to purchase on iTunes and other online music stores such as Amazon and Spotify.
I Love the 80s Workout Music Playlist
Van Halen – Jump
Duran Duran – Hungry Like The wolf
Salt ‘n’ Pepa – Push It
Cameo – Word Up
Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round
Prince and The Revolution – Let’s Go Crazy
Paula Abdul – Straight Up
Billy Idol – White Wedding
Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
Erasure – Sometimes
The Human League – Love Action
Depeche mode -Personal Jesus
Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind
Stephen Tin Tin Duffy – Kiss Me
Tears for Fears – Shout
Do you have a throwback decade when it comes to you workout music?
Pain is nothing compared to what it feels like to quit!
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Why try a 30 day fitness challenge?
Have you ever tried doing a fitness challenge for 30 days? This year I decided to make a new list of goals to achieve each month; one of these was to set a monthly fitness challenge. I’ve become a little obsessed with monthly challenges recently, why?
- 30 days is not a great deal of time to invest in a project if it doesn’t work out
- Doing something for 30 days can help to cement a good habit
- A new challenge each month can keep up your motivation and results can be seen in a short space of time
- It can help you develop a more open mind set to embrace change
- You can get a lot done it 30 days; think of doing one each month then that’s a lot of goals you’ve achieved!
So apply this to fitness and you’ve got a great fitness plan for the whole year!
Stuck for inspiration? Then check out my 5 favourite fitness challenges that I have taken from Pinterest.
30 Day Abs and Squats Challenge – this is actually my fitness challenge for February
30 Day Core Strength Challenge
30 Day Sleek Arms Challenge
30 Day Full Killer Body Workout
30 Day Burpee Challenge
Finally you needn’t just have to limit it to a monthly fitness challenge; it can be absolutely anything!
Do it for yourself!
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Beginners Full Body Workout
I like to think I know my way around a gym, particularly when it comes to the free weights. It has taken time though and as we are into a new year a lot of people have made the decision to get fit tone up and lose weight. Joining a gym is normally the first step to achieving these goals for most people. However, it can all seem a little bit daunting especially when you are a few weeks in and memories of your Gym Induction are now rather fuzzy! That’s when the motivation starts to wane and the gym visits can be in danger of becoming a thing of the past.
So I had a dig through my old workouts and happened upon my very first gym programme that got me properly back into exercise. At the time I did book some sessions with a Personal Trainer. Not only did he help me with my technique but helped me gain the confidence to use the Gym Equipment and what to use in order to reach my own fitness goals. OK Personal Trainers don’t come cheap but what I learnt was worth every penny! So this is my very first programme, a full body workout that is not too complicated but still gives you a decent workout. I occasionally use it now just add weights to some of the exercises and maybe add an extra set; it does the job!
So if you need some inspiration here’s my very first beginner’s full body workout:
I’ve added links if you are unsure of some of the exercises.
I am not a personal trainer or medical professional.
All the views expressed are my own. I am an experienced runner and train regularly at the Gym. All of my workouts have been designed to suit my own fitness capabilities and goals but I am happy to share for those looking for inspiration, workout ideas or motivation.
Before embarking on any form of fitness programme or if you have any medical conditions or injuries please seek professional medical advice.