The Warrior 276

Inspiration: This past week I final took my first Les Mills RPM Indoor Cycling class. The Grand Rapids area YMCA has been rolling out many of the Les Mills group ex programs (BodyCombat, BodyPump, Body Flow…and RPM) since early this year along side all other “free style” classes previously offered. My class was a good one and varies from other cycling classes I’ve taken in the following ways: specifically selected music tracks, mostly EDM / extended remix tracks, a standardized ride profile, increased focus on interval work, emphasis on movements that follow the music, no specific references to the numbers associated with RPM/cadence or gear/resistance. See the end of this post for links to other RPM resources. Do you teach or have you taken Les Mills RPM cycling? What do you like (or not) about this format for group Indoor Cycling? About this playlist…you’ll see more interval work here (in the form of sprints) and some really good new tracks (Fire N Gold, Don’t Worry, Ghost Town/Tritonal Remix) and good repeats (Burning Down The House, Obsession, Kangaroo Court, Illuminate). Have a great week!
Genre: Alternative, Electronic/Dance, Pop, Rock.
Approximate time: 62 minutes
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Warm up – Everything – Kaptan
Seated / Standing Flat – The Warrior – Diego Boneta
Seated / Standing Hill – Ghost Town (Tritonal Remix) – Adam Lambert
Seated Flat with Team Sprints – Spirit Moves – Langhorne Slim & The Law
Seated to Standing Hill – Burning Down the House – Talking Heads
Seated Sprints – Fire N Gold – Bea Miller
Standing Hill – Don’t Worry (feat. Ray Dalton) – Madcon
Seated / Standing Sprints – Love Myself – Hailee Steinfeld
Seated / Standing Hill – Obsession – Sky Ferreira
Seated Flat with increasing cadence – Hell – Jim Adkins
Jumps on a Hill – Kangaroo Court – Capital Cities
Seated Sprints – In My Head – Galantis
Seated / Standing Hill – Hell No! – Better Than Ezra
Jumps – Krazy (feat. Lil Jon) – Pitbull
Seated / Standing Hill – We Will Stand (feat. Frederick) – The Runners & Alec Maire
Seated to Standing Sprints – Illuminate – Afrojack & Matthew Koma
Cool down & Stretch – Cheerleader – Omi

On Spotify:

On YouTube:

About Les Mills RPM:
Their website: http://www.lesmills.com/us/workouts/fitness-classes/rpm/
A sample class video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPzf-Of6szw
A sample playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_GsplNkxG2T6leaGb5bYoHGSaCPygH3J
Another blog post / review: http://www.myfoodnfitnessdiaries.com/2014/11/18/les-mills-rpm-101/

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. I have not taken RPM yet but I’d be interested in taking it to see how it compares…I think I prefer the more freestyle formats of cycle though especially if I am teaching it! I like to color outside the lines a bit and get creative with music.

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