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You’re just about to hit full stride on the treadmill, heart rate pumping, sweat pooling. You feel invincible, each step perfectly in sync with the music pulsing through your ears. Or maybe you’re one rep away from hitting a new PR.
Then the worst happens. A slow jam sneaks through your headphones. Your flawless flow comes to a sudden halt. Motivation is lost. But don’t panic—it happens to even the most carefully curated playlists.
This is why we’ve done the legwork to bring you 10 rhythmic tracks that are sure to put some pep in your step—and keep you moving through your entire workout. Create a new playlist and get pumped with these songs!
Let the drums take you away with this powerful melody, perfect for setting the tone of any high-intensity workout. You’ll be moving and grooving in no time.
Perfect for: Workout warmup
A classic that’s appeared on many workout playlists over the years, this track screams I-am-here-to-take-over-the-world along with a mean dose of motivation.
Perfect for: Powerlifting
Featuring a groovy beat and hum-worthy chorus, this tune’s cheerful vibe will keep you flowing through your sun salutations with ease.
Perfect for: Power vinyasa flow
If you’re looking for a song to crush your next HIIT session with, look no further. This remix’s quick tempo will help you keep pace with high-intensity sets.
Perfect for: Interval training
This upbeat rock pop song will help you stay focused with its rhythmic drums and contagious energy—everything you need to fight through the burn.
Perfect for: Ab and core work
Let the thunder roll with this song’s deep beat and uplifting chorus. Turn it up and let the music take over during your next squat set.
Perfect for: Lower body workout
No cardio playlist is complete without some Lady Gaga. Use this track’s chorus to time your sprint sets during your next cardio session.
Perfect for: Cardio with sprint sets
This reggaeton song might be in Spanish, but the motivation it exudes is universal. Let this tune guide you through your next cycling circuit.
Perfect for: Cycling circuit
Glide through your next barre or Pilates class with this dance-worthy song. The smooth vocals and graceful cadence will keep you moving at just the right pace.
Perfect for: Barre or Pilates
Catchy and carefree, this song is ideal for warming up or cooling down—without putting a damper on your energy level.
Perfect for: Stretching and rolling out
Tipping. While it can be a taboo topic that no one really wants to talk about publicly, the fact is, it’s a very important one that shouldn’t (and can’t) be avoided. This is all too true, especially now, when it comes to beauty services. Even before, “all of this” happened, there appeared to be some ambiguity about exactly how much to tip, when, what’s a respectable amount, and why. Now that we’ve tried our best at #homebeauty, it’s time to head back to the salons, spas, and other boutique beauty businesses (if you haven’t already). We’re here to guide you through gratuity in the new normal and why tipping a little extra to show your stylists and service providers you care during this tough time is the right thing to do.
To make sure we get you all the right answers, we asked around about it (so you don’t have to). Turns out, our Instagram followers had a lot to say about how to tip your stylists and show them some extra love right now.
Here’s what you think:
79% of you said you’ve been tipping more for beauty services recently. We’re all so grateful for our stylists—with split ends, grown-out roots, out-of-control brows, and terrible home-cut bangs to prove it. And now that many of us can return to our salons and spas, we’re appreciating the ones who help us feel beautiful even more right now.
We got a range of responses to this question. Some said they tip 5% more than they previously did, and many said 25%-35% total! Not only are these stylists actual artists, but they’re providing services we just can’t do ourselves. On top of that, many had to close their doors for several months, many were displaced as their salons shut down for good, and all of them are trying their best to get back to a sense of normalcy and do what they do best—help us look and feel beautiful. So, take this as a guide. Tip what you can but remember how much these wonderful people do for us.
When it comes to trying new services, 69% of you gave it a big fat NO, while 31% remain intrigued. It makes sense that many would stick to their go-tos right now, as salons are just starting to reopen in some areas or may not be open yet at all.
Depending on where you live and your overall health, you might be sticking with the bare minimum for now. But if your city has put in place safe reopening guidelines and measures, and you feel ready to head back out there, you can do so safely at a Mindbody salon. And you may be interested in trying out some new services right now as a way to show your local salons some extra support. If that’s you, browse beauty on the Mindbody app—and filter your categories to find out what’s out there.
Another way you can support your stylists right now? Shopping. It’s the safest way to show them some love without actually going in for a treatment. Many salons offer pre-payment on the Mindbody app and curbside pickup or a plethora of shipping methods, so you can keep contact to a minimum as much as possible. Plus, they have some pretty great stuff. If you need to invest in a good shampoo—especially because you haven’t gotten your hair done in months—so why not buy it from your stylist? According to our poll, it’s a pretty even split. 55% of you haven’t bought any products yet, while the other 45% have been shopping away. If you’re part of that 55, consider checking out your salon’s product offerings (you might see something you like).
Finally, we asked you all open-endedly how else you’re supporting your stylists right now. We got a lot of great answers. There was a lot of overlap, but we thought you might like to see some of the ones that stood out. So, if we didn’t cover it all so far, we’re about to—because you all are awesome and you did it for us. Here are some of the great ideas you had:
• “Paying in advance!”
• “Being more diligent about scheduling appointments versus letting my hair grow out”
• “Referring friends!”
• “Being flexible” (this is a good one—check out the 5 things your stylist wants you to know before you book)
• “Scheduling my next cut before I leave!”
• “Sharing their photos on Instagram and telling friends!”
So, if you’re a stylist reading this, thank you. We all want to continue showing you support during this time and beyond. And if you’re a regular person like me who really needs her highlights done, just schedule the damn appointment already (if you feel comfortable) or buy some purple shampoo from your favorite salon.