friends who spin together stick together

Wow! I havent updated this in so long which breaks my heart but I have been SO BUSY with school work, and my BODYCOMBAT certification. My life revolves around napping, waking up at 4:48 and craving sushi… and I’m alright with that. 

Last night, Katie and I decided to team teach spinning and hit a BIGGGG climb up, and sprinted back down. It was a kick ass workout and tons of fun. I forgot how much fun it is to teach with one of your good friends right next to you! SUCH A BLAST. high energy, high intensity, pure awesomeness.

Here’s the playlist- so much fun:

Anna Sun- Walk the Moon

The Drums- Basic J

Watercolour- Pendulum

Can’t Hold Us (instrumental)- Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Resurrection (the Moogs edit)- Michael Calfan

Penguins Don’t Dance- Mashup-Germany

Sand On The Floor (skiddle mashup)- Jennifer Lopez vs. Darude

No Sleep til Brooklyn (Disoriented Mash)- Beastie Boys

Let it Roll- Flo Rida

The Lightning Strike- Snow Patrol


I am really gonna try to update this more and get back on track

I miss this thing!



oh this rainy week….

It’s been pretty gloomy down here in Clemson- I don’t remember the last time I saw the sun here— good thing there’s spinning to bust up those endorphins!

This week’s playlist!


Last Train to Lhasa- Banco De Gaia- Warm up and switching in and out of the sattle

Read My Mind (DJ Tiesto Remix)- The Killers- seated climb and jumps!

Indestructible- Robyn – Standing Climb

Sex on Fire- Kings of Leon- Flat Road

300- Jorge Quintero- Seated Climb

Rope (Deadmau5 Remix)- Foo Fighters- Climbing with Jumps

Titanium- David Guetta Ft. Sia- Standing Climb with Accelerations

Hate to Love (Nervo Remix)- Alex Sayz ft. Evi- Flat Road

Patanga- Trace Bundy- Cooldown


More fun Updates soon YAY ❤

Plastic Drums




First week of classes is going just dandy- i’m almost bored from the lack of work and studying I have to do, so I am trying to keep tip top with this 🙂 Two Prime Playlists from this week:




Plastic Drums-


United State of Pop 2012 (shine brighter)- DJ Earworm- Warm Up


Walking on a Dream (Johaan Bath Remix)- Jumps


Plastic Drums VS. Bring back the Base- Eddie Cumana, Kobbe &Hugo Rizzo- Resistance Ride standing up every 2 minutes


Just Say Yes- Snow Patrol- Standing Climb


Fine Without You- Armin van Buuren- Flat Road


City of Dreams- Dirty South and Alesso ft Ruben Haze- Sprints


More (Redone Remix)- Usher- Seated Climb


Unstoppable- E.S. Posthumus- Standing Climb


Beautiful Day (Virtual Groove Remix)- U2- Flat Road Home


Such Great Heights- The Postal Service- Cooldown and stretch








And this morning’s playlist- SUCH A FUN RIDE 🙂


Samb Adiago- Safri Duo- Warm Up


Grrrr- David Guetta- Resistance Ride


The Keepers- Santigold- Standing Climb


Changed the way you kiss me- Example- Flat Road/ Accelerations


Two Step (Basic Physics Remix)- Dave Matthews Band- Seated Climb


Dream On (BeMaxx and Whilliam Rise Remix)- Aerosmith- Standing Climb


Undercover Martyn- Two Door Cinema Club- Flat Road


Watercolour- Pendulum- Heavy Seated Climb With Accelerations


Now we are Free (Remix)-Dave Pearce- Flat Road Home






That’s that 🙂


Have a Stellar Day ❤



and I’m backkkkk!!!!

and so excited to teach again! This morning I taught my first class since December, and it felt so good! 

Here’s the playlist 🙂

Sunchyme- Dario G- warm up

Club Can’t Handle Use Somebody- Mashup-Germany – Jumps and Accelerations

Edge of Seventeen- Stevie Nicks- Seated Climb

Sun and Moon- Above and Beyond- Seated Flat

Guns and Horses (Monsieur Adi Remix)- Ellie Goulding

Wir Ham Abitur- Mashup-Germany – Seated Flat

Kill your Heroes- AWOLNATION- seated climb

Shake It Out- Florence and the Machine – Standing Climb

Pacific Coast Highway- Kavinsky- Ride Home

King and a Lionheart- Of Monsters and Men – Cooldown and Stretch


see you soon 🙂

Home for the Holidays- Favorite songs

It is SO NICE to be home for the holidays, home sweet MERRYLAND! 

It is so nice to relax, clear my head and not worry about any school work for a few weeks! AMAZING 🙂

I know these past few months I have been extremely busy, studies first 🙂 

Here is a list of some of my all time favorite spinning songs for you to enjoy 🙂



Dream On (BeMax and Whilliam Rise Remix)- Aerosmith

Going Wrong- Armin Van Buuren and DJ Shaw

Played Alive- Safri Duo

Watercoulor- Pendulum

Last Train to Lhasa- Banco De Gaia

Drive all Night- NEEDTOBREATHE

Sinnerman (Felix Da Housecat Remix)- Nina Simone

Radio Hello (Paul Johns Remix)- Enej

Find Yourself- John O’Callaghan ft. Sarah Howells

Runaway- Matt Kearney

We Own the Sky- M83

Big Jet Plane (Michael Brun Bootleg)- Angus and Julia Stone

Indestructible- Robyn

Jolene (Robotic Pirate Monkey Remix)- Dolly Parton

Lunar- David Guetta ft. Afrojack

Zoo York- Paul Oakenfold

Feel it in my Bones- Testo ft. Tegan and Sarah

Royksopp Forever- Royksopp

Punching in a Dream- The Naked and the Famous

Accelerant- Blue Stahli

Titanium- Sia ft. David Guetta (i dont care how overplayed this song is on the radio it will always be one of my favorite songs)

The Resistance- Muse

Resurrection (The Moogs Remix)- Michael Calfan

I’m Ready- Wyclef Jean

Electric Daisy Violin- Lindsey Sterling

Finally Moving- Pretty Lights

High and Rising- Big Gigantic

Super Bowl Anthem- DJ Schmolli

300- Jorge Quintero

I Feel You- Schiller

Don’t You Worry Child (acoustic version)- Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin

Samb Adiago- Safri Duo

The River Flows in You- Jasper Forks

Devil’s Work (Henry Fong Bootleg Remix)- Miike Snow

Anna Sun- Walk The Moon

Overwhelmed- Tim McMorris

Islands (Polaris at Noon Remix)- Young the Giant

Harder Better Faster Stronger, Around the World- Daft Punk

Pjanoo – Eric Prydz ft. Syntheticsax (love the jazz)


Those are just a few of my favorites to kick off the end of the year 


❤ Alison

Escape me

I spent so much time writing a post yesterday- and of course i pressed a wrong button and it got deleted. WAHOO! Lets try this again!

These past few weeks have LITERALLY been insane! This weekend Lauren, Carolyn Stevie and I are heading to Myrtle to Conquer our second year doing TOUGH MUDDER! It’s a 12 mile mud run obstacle course! Basically an ass kicker! But it helps out the wounded warriors which i think is pretty awesome!I’ll let you know how it goes 🙂

Here’s a playlist i used earlier this week and one i was supposed to use this morning but there was a little SNAFU with the sound system, so itll be used on tuesday!


Escape Me-

Sunchyme- Dario G- Warm Up

Runaway- Mat Kearney- Warm Up

Drive All Night- NEEDTOBREATHE- Seated Climb

Beautiful Monster- Ne-Yo- Standing Accelerations on a Hill

Midnight City- M83- Flat Road

Escape Me- Tiesto ft. C.C. Sheffield- Seated Climb, jumps at the chorus

Titanium- David Guetta ft. Sia- I dont care how overplayed this song gets, it will NEVER get old to me. I LOVE IT- standing hill sprints!

On A Good Day- Oceanlab- Flat Road

Watercolour- Pendulum- Final Seated Climb

Best Athlete Motivation and Inspiration- I’ve used this video before and there is something that just gets me so pumped up about the music, and the athletes in it. Final standing climb with an all out sprint

Sunrise- Angel City- Flat Road, Recovery

Life is Wonderful- Jason Mraz- Stretch


And for Tuesday!


Bromance- Collin McLoughlin- Warm Up

Young Folks- Peter Bjorn and John- Still Warming up- Jumps on a Flat

Land Down Under- DJ panic remix- Jumps on a Hill

Whistle Worlld- Mashup-Germany- Seated Climb to standing accelerations

Get Gone (Polaris at Noon Remix)-White Arrows- Standing Sprints

Rough Landing Holly- Yellowcard- Seated Accelerations/ Sprints

Islands – Polaris at Noon Remix- Young The Giant- Zen On The Bike- refresh your mind, get in touch with your breathing let go of all of your stress and get ready to finish this workout strong!

I’m Alive- Laurent Wolf Remix- Celine Dion- 3 minute Climb

We Own the Sky- Datsik Remix- M83- I just love this song- 2 minute climb, short recovery 1 minute climb

High and Rising- Big Gigantic- Still one of my favorite songs to spin to- ever- Climbing until that beat picks up, slowly taking off resistance and keep your feet moving with the beat

Do It Alone- Sugarcult- Flat Road/ Recovery

7/4 Shorelie- Broken Social Scene- Stretch


See You Guys Soon! So Much Love


Dream On

Back to school and back to the busy grind. Taking the night off to relax and snuggle up in bed.

My friend Sydna showed this to me- seriously LOVE IT 🙂

i have kinda been slack on putting up my playlists just because i have been just switching around songs last minute, but here are two kickass workouts-


Fire and Ice- This was intense interval profile going from five minutes on (fire) to five minutes off (ice) and then switching to one minute- love it. THANK YOU SCOTT SCHLESINGER

Last Train to Lhasa- Banco De Gaia

Sweet Teenage Crime- Temper Trap vs. Adrian Lux vs. Axwell Dirty South

Crazy Train (Modern Stalking Remix)- Ozzy Osbourne

Sex on Fire- Kings of Leon

Concrete Angel- Gareth Emery ft. Christina Novelli

I Feel You- Schiller

The Island Part 2- Pendulum

Skin Em Up- Battle Music

Satisfaction Remix- Benni Benassi vs. Sean Paul

Firebender- Immediate Music

World Hold On- Bob Sinclair

Get Free Venegance Remix- The Vines

Snow- Red Hot Chili Peppers


Rolling hills- So much fun this morning- 3 five minute hills, a few rollers and a final steep hill- great workout 🙂

Radio Hello (Paul Johns Remix)- Enej

Dream On (BeMax and Whilliam Rise Remix)- Aerosmith

Hey Ya vs. We Will Rock You- OutKast vs. Queen

Sinnerman (Felix Da Housecat Mix)- Nina Simone

Runaway Baby- Bruno Mars

Watercolour- Pendulum

Feel it in my Bones (First State Remix)- Tegan and Sarah


Electric Daisy Violin- Lindsey Stirling

Motorcycle Driveby- Third Eye Blind

words to live by

i love you all 🙂

❤ Alison



I’ve got soul but i’m not a soldier

I’m back in action! New laptop, new school year back to the GRIND. Is it weird that it kinda feels good to get up at 5 every morning and have a packed schedule until bedtime? I guess it keeps me on track. Anyways, this week is a PACKED week full of lab reports, presentations tests and teaching so I’ll just put my playlist on from last night! I did a profile designed by master instructor, Sabrina Fairchild simulating Alpe D’Huez. Alpe D’Huez is a famous mountain peaking at almost 11,000 feet. It is known for its 21 treacherous turns. ImageAt each turn, you need to slow down a little bit to maintain control, when you get around that hairpin turn you need to attack the hill to maintain momentum. We did this by maintaining steady resistance and steady cadence the whole class (maybe adding a headwind or slight more resistance) and around each turn we would attack the hill with some jumps at your own rhythm.  Great challenging class to challenge and train both your mind and your body. I absolutely LOVED it!


Here’s the playlist! 21 Switchbacks!

Sunshine- Avicii and David Guetta

Send Me on my Way- Rusted Root

Fortune Days- The Glitch Mob

The Girl and the Robot- Royksopp and Robyn

Find Yourself- John O’Callaghan ft. Sarah Howells

Supermassive Black Hole- Muse

Edge of Seventeen- Stevie Nicks

Tokyo- Gareth Emery

and finally finishing off the climb with this AWESOME video. These athletes are truly incredible and inspiring

The River Flows in you- Jasper Forks

Hollywood- Phoenix

Such a great class! Hopefully ill see everyone soon!

oh and i got rid of my facebook- at least for now too distracting AHHHH

lovelovelove ❤

when i’m small

I’ve been slacking with making new playlists just changing a couple songs here and there- but i’ve got a few-


7/24- Big Jet Plane

Evolved- Sex Ray Vision- Warm Up

Big Jet Plane (Michael Brun Bootleg)- Angus And Julie Stone- Run. Light Climb

Grrrr- David Guetta- Resistance ride

She Came Along- Kid Cudi- Run, Climb

Eyes -Kaskade ft. Mindy Gladhill- Seated Climb and Breakaways

Best of you (2007 confessions remix)-Foo Fighters- Climb

Find Yourself- John O’Callaghan ft. Sarah Howells- Resistance ride

High and Rising- Big Gigantic- Climbing, Staying with the pace taking off resistance

Bromance- Collin Mcloughlin- Cooldown

Welcome Home- Radical Face- Stretch


7/26- parallel universe

Feelings of Spring- Syntheticsax ft. Tiesto- Warm Up

Lady Gaga Megamix- STELLAR 15 minute climb

Parallel Universe- Red Hot Chili Peppers- Accelerations

Stand By Me (Remix)-Ben E. King- Climb

Sweet Disposition (axwell and dirty south remix)- The Temper Trap- Resistance Ride

Drive All Night- NEEDTOBREATHE- Climb

The Boys of Summer- The Ataris-Flat Road with accelerations

Hold Yuh- Gyptian- Cooldown and Stretch


7/27- Olympics- LOVE the olympics had to make a special playlist!

Olympic Theme Remix -Dream- Warm Up

Harder Better Faster Stronger (Deadmau5 edit)- Daft Punk- Resistance ride

The Final Countdown- Pretty Lights- Climb

Walking on a Dream (Johan Baath Remix)- Empire of the Sun- Run, Climb

Best of you (2007 confessions remix)- Foo Fighters- Climb

Eye of the Tiger (simonizher remix)- survival- resistance ride

Survival- Muse- Climb-

Final Stretch of the Climb- 

Waka Waka- Shakira- Cooldown

Welcome Home- Radical Face- Stretch


7/31- When I’m Small

Time- Bond- Warm Up

HBFS deadmau5 remix- Daft Punk- Resistance Ride

When I’m Small (RAC remix)- Phantogram- Seated Climb- Thanks BUCCI aka SPINMUSE for this one 🙂

C’Mon- Tiesto ft. Diplo- Breakaways

Everlong (discotech remix)- Foo Fighters- Tabata 🙂

Royksopp Forever- Royksopp- ZEN on a bike 🙂

The Snake- Parov Stelar- Climb

Collide (Afrojack Remix)- Leona Lewis- Resistance Ride

Requiem for a Tower- Escala- Climb

Call On Me- Eric Prydz- Rice/Cooldown

King and a Lionheart- Of Monsters and Men- Stretch