With the increasing popularity of fitness classes like Zumba and spinning, instructors may start to add the title of disk jockey to their resumes. According to The Wall Street Journal, fitness companies are investing time and energy to train instructors in the art of creating an epic playlist to form a loyal student following and generate online buzz. We’re here to show you how to make a good workout playlist your clients will love!
A great workout playlist can be the difference between a student returning to class regularly or not. While many fitness enthusiasts are increasingly choosing which classes to attend based on the music played, many fitness instructors are generating interest by posting their playlists on social media sites like Facebook, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Fitness companies looking for an added edge may want to consider including some of the top current workout songs, according to Spotify. After perusing more than 2 million workout playlists on Spotify last month, Ke$ha’s “Die Young” came out on top as the clear favorite, Greatist reported. However, there are clear divisions along gender lines: women preferred tracks by artists like David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia while men tended to favor songs from Jay-Z, Kanye West and Eminem. Instructors looking to be the next great fitness DJ should include these top tracks on their next playlist: 1. “Die Young,” Ke$ha 2. “Scream and Shout,” will.i.am featuring Britney Spears 3. “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 4. “Don’t You Worry Child,” Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin 5. “Sweet Nothing,” Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch Of course, it isn’t all about the music.
Offering quality fitness equipment is key to retaining students as well. TRUE Fitness stationary bikes are ideal for fans of spinning because the ergonomic aero bars and armrests provide maximum body control, power and stability during intense workouts. The TRUE ES9.0 Upright Bike gives the added benefit of a realistic cycling experience on a stationary bike designed for extreme durability. After all, fitness instructors, like DJs, are only at their best when supported by the best equipment.