Courtesy of Cardio Barre
Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, Cardio Barre shares one of its recent playlists.
Working to whip your body into shape before summer hits? You might want to take a page from celebs like Neve Campbell and Lucy Lawless, who swear by Cardio Barre. The hour-long ballet-inspired classes take regular barre up a notch by sculpting your body and getting your heartrate up with a fast tempo. “We use the same tehcniques that dancers use,” says Richard Giorla, founder of the brand.
But it’s not just about the movements you’re doing during the class: “We’re really big on mind and body together,” says Giorla. “Mental strength equals a strong body, but it’s really about how strong you can be to push yourself.” Music helps people who take cardio barre connect with that strength in themselves. “It gives your body and your brain a motivational boost,” says Giorla. While Cardio Barre has DJs create custom mixes that blend one song into the next, the playlist below is similar to one used in a recent class:
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You can download the playlist on Spotify. Not ready to sweat this second? Sample some of the songs:
Cardio Barre has locations in California, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.