Barre classes combine a mixture of strength training and stretch. To match both components, I find it essential that my music inspire adrenaline pumping excitement, and soothing, sinking, relaxation. During the toning portions of the class, I prefer songs with strong and fast beats. The stretch portion of class I include a mix of meditation, folk, and soul. Particular to my class you can guarantee that there will be a song or two…or three, coming from Latin America. I don’t know if it’s my years of Zumba instruction, or if I always had a propensity towards Latin music, but it will be in there.
I also love adding in some less known musicians because it creates an instant connection with students who happen to be fans of the artist as well.
Magalenha-Sergio Mendes Kiss-Prince Pump it-Black Eyed Peas The Sound of Sunshine-Michael Franti and the Spearheads Bonita(DJ Vadim Remix)- The Pimps of Joytime 1234- Feist Call Me Up-Chromeo Do Wrong Right-The Devil Makes Three Gordita(feat Residente Calle 13)- Shakira African Queen-unknown artist Rebel Rebel-David Bowie Steal My Kisses-Ben Harper Blessed-Brett Dennen My Own Two Hands-Ben Harper and Jack Johnson Noomey-unknown artist
Tuck and pulse on! Brita