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Published Thursday Jan 16, 2020 by Sara Lesher

Grammy-Nominee Inspired Playlists to Fit Any Workout

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If you’re trying to craft the perfect workout playlist, you should choose songs that have BPMs (beats per minute) similar to your heart rate during that workout. We used this handy BPM tool to curate four playlists of songs from our favorite Grammy-nominees to fit into your exercise routine!

For your stretching and warm-up... 

While you’re stretching, stick to songs with a slower BPM and work your way up to higher ones for your warm-up. We’ve made it simple—just turn off shuffle-mode and start listening!

1.    Bad Idea – YBN Cordae ft. Chance the Rapper
       (82 BPM)
2.    This Land – Gary Clark Jr. (82 BPM)
3.    Higher – DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John
       Legend (84 BPM)
4.    You Need To Calm Down – Taylor Swift
       (85 BPM)
5.    Sunflower – Post Malone & Swae Lee (90 BPM)
6.    No Guidance – Chris Brown ft. Drake (93 BPM)
7.    11 PM – Maluma (96 BPM)
8.    Ballin – Mustard ft. Roddy Ricch (97 BPM)
9.    History Repeats – Brittany Howard (98 BPM)
10.   MALAMENTE - Cap.1: Augurio – Rosalía 
        (98 BPM)
11.   Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi 
        (110 BPM)
12.   Señorita – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello 
        (117 BPM) 
13.   Underwater – RÜFÜS DU SOL (118 BPM)
14.   Down Bad – Dreamville ft. JID, Bas, J. Cole, 
        EARTHGANG & Young Nudy (121 BPM)
15.   Linked – Bonobo (122 BPM)

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For your stretching and warm-up... 

While you’re stretching, stick to songs with a slower BPM and work your way up to higher ones for your warm-up. We’ve made it simple—just turn off shuffle-mode and start listening!

1.    Bad Idea – YBN Cordae ft. Chance the Rapper
       (82 BPM)
2.    This Land – Gary Clark Jr. (82 BPM)
3.    Higher – DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John
       Legend (84 BPM)
4.    You Need To Calm Down – Taylor Swift
       (85 BPM)
5.    Sunflower – Post Malone & Swae Lee (90 BPM)
6.    No Guidance – Chris Brown ft. Drake (93 BPM)
7.    11 PM – Maluma (96 BPM)
8.    Ballin – Mustard ft. Roddy Ricch (97 BPM)
9.    History Repeats – Brittany Howard (98 BPM)
10.   MALAMENTE - Cap.1: Augurio – Rosalía 
        (98 BPM)
11.   Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi 
        (110 BPM)
12.   Señorita – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello 
        (117 BPM) 
13.   Underwater – RÜFÜS DU SOL (118 BPM)
14.   Down Bad – Dreamville ft. JID, Bas, J. Cole, 
        EARTHGANG & Young Nudy (121 BPM)
15.   Linked – Bonobo (122 BPM)

For your strength training… 

This is the playlist you’ll want to jam to during any of your strength training exercises (think HIIT, weightlifting, core, etc.). WARNING: #12 may be stuck in your head for the remainder of your day. Check it out!

1.    Racks in the Middle – Nipsey Hussle ft 
       Roddy Richh & Hit-Boy (79 BPM)  
2.    Pretty Waste – Bones UK (94 BPM)  
3.    The London – Young Thug ft. J. Cole & 
       Travis Scott (98 BPM)  
4.    Drip Too Hard – Lil Baby & Gunna 
       (113 BPM)  
5.    Exactly How I Feel – Lizzo ft. Gucci 
       Mane (113 BPM)  
6.    Piece of Your Heart – MEDUZA ft. 
       Goodboys (124 BPM)  
7.    Middle Child – J. Cole (124 BPM) 
8.    Got to Keep On – The Chemical Brothers 
       (125 BPM) 
9.    Midnight Hour – Skrillex, Boys Noize & Ty 
       Dolla $ign (126 BPM) 
10.  Woman – Karen O & Danger Mouse 
       (126 BPM) 
11.   NI BIEN NI MAL – Bad Bunny (128 BPM) 
12.   Old Town Road – Lil Naz X & Billy Ray 
        Cyrus (136 BPM)  
13.   Talk – Khalid ft. Disclosure (136 BPM) 
14.   God’s Country – Blake Shelton (140 BPM) 
15.   Too Bad – Rival Sons (145 BPM) 

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For your strength training… 

This is the playlist you’ll want to jam to during any of your strength training exercises (think HIIT, weightlifting, core, etc.). WARNING: #12 may be stuck in your head for the remainder of your day. Check it out!

1.    Racks in the Middle – Nipsey Hussle ft 
       Roddy Richh & Hit-Boy (79 BPM)  
2.    Pretty Waste – Bones UK (94 BPM)  
3.    The London – Young Thug ft. J. Cole & 
       Travis Scott (98 BPM)  
4.    Drip Too Hard – Lil Baby & Gunna 
       (113 BPM)  
5.    Exactly How I Feel – Lizzo ft. Gucci 
       Mane (113 BPM)  
6.    Piece of Your Heart – MEDUZA ft. 
       Goodboys (124 BPM)  
7.    Middle Child – J. Cole (124 BPM) 
8.    Got to Keep On – The Chemical Brothers 
       (125 BPM) 
9.    Midnight Hour – Skrillex, Boys Noize & Ty 
       Dolla $ign (126 BPM) 
10.  Woman – Karen O & Danger Mouse 
       (126 BPM) 
11.   NI BIEN NI MAL – Bad Bunny (128 BPM) 
12.   Old Town Road – Lil Naz X & Billy Ray 
        Cyrus (136 BPM)  
13.   Talk – Khalid ft. Disclosure (136 BPM) 
14.   God’s Country – Blake Shelton (140 BPM) 
15.   Too Bad – Rival Sons (145 BPM) 

For your cardio... 

Throw on your headphones and get pumped as you enjoy these catchy tunes. Stick to songs with BPMs under 150 for steady running and crank it up for more intense cardio like indoor cycling or sprinting. Careful, if you try to keep up with #15 on an indoor bike, you might fly away. Listen now!

1.    Sola – Luis Fonsi (125 BPM)  

2.    bad guy – Billie Eilish (135 BPM) 

3.    Speechless – Dan + Shay (136 BPM)  

4.    Sucker – Jonas Brothers (138 BPM) 

5.    7 rings – Ariana Grande (140 BPM) 

6.    Clout – Offset ft. Cardi B (140 BPM) 

7.    a lot – 21 Savage ft. J. Cole (146 BPM) 

8.    Panini – Lil Nas X (154 BPM)  

9.    Truth Hurts – Lizzo (158 BPM) 

10.   Hard Place – H.E.R. (160 BPM) 

11.   It All Comes Out in the Wash – Miranda
        Lambert (164 BPM)  

12.   Come Home – Anderson .Paak ft. André
        3000 (165 BPM)  

13.   LA CANCIÓN – J Balvin & Bad
        Bunny (176 BPM) 

14.   Give Yourself a Try – The 1975 (183 BPM) 

15.   boyfriend – Ariana Grande & Social
        House (190 BPM)

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For your cardio... 

Throw on your headphones and get pumped as you enjoy these catchy tunes. Stick to songs with BPMs under 150 for steady running and crank it up for more intense cardio like indoor cycling or sprinting. Careful, if you try to keep up with #15 on an indoor bike, you might fly away. Listen now!

1.    Sola – Luis Fonsi (125 BPM)  

2.    bad guy – Billie Eilish (135 BPM) 

3.    Speechless – Dan + Shay (136 BPM)  

4.    Sucker – Jonas Brothers (138 BPM) 

5.    7 rings – Ariana Grande (140 BPM) 

6.    Clout – Offset ft. Cardi B (140 BPM) 

7.    a lot – 21 Savage ft. J. Cole (146 BPM) 

8.    Panini – Lil Nas X (154 BPM)  

9.    Truth Hurts – Lizzo (158 BPM) 

10.   Hard Place – H.E.R. (160 BPM) 

11.   It All Comes Out in the Wash – Miranda
        Lambert (164 BPM)  

12.   Come Home – Anderson .Paak ft. André
        3000 (165 BPM)  

13.   LA CANCIÓN – J Balvin & Bad
        Bunny (176 BPM) 

14.   Give Yourself a Try – The 1975 (183 BPM) 

15.   boyfriend – Ariana Grande & Social
        House (190 BPM)

For your recovery... 

After an intense sweat-sesh, you might want to listen to this one in order. This will help your heart rate gradually return to normal—and you get to end with T-Swift. 

1.    Hey, Ma – Bon Iver (144 BPM) 
2.    Always Remember Us This Way – Lady 
       Gaga (130 BPM) 
3.    Could’ve Been – H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller 
       (103 BPM) 
4.    Harmony Hall – Vampire Weekend (98 BPM) 
5.    Faraway Look – Yola (83 BPM) 
6.    Girl Goin’ Nowhere – Ashley McBryde 
       (82 BPM) 
7.    SPIRIT (From Disney’s “The Lion King”) – 
       Beyonce (81 BPM) 
8.    Some Of It – Eric Church (80 BPM) 
9.    All Your'n – Tyler Childers (78 BPM) 
10.   Look at Me Now – Emily King (77 BPM) 
11.   LOVE AGAIN – Daniel Caesar & Brandy 
       (77 BPM) 
12.   Norman fucking Rockwell – Lana Del Rey 
       (77 BPM) 
13.   Say So – PJ Morton ft. JoJo (75 BPM) 
14.   Roll Some Mo – Lucky Daye (75 BPM) 
15.   Lover – Taylor Swift (60 BPM)


Don't know where to start with your fitness routine? Here's how to work out like your favorite Grammy artists!

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For your recovery... 

After an intense sweat-sesh, you might want to listen to this one in order. This will help your heart rate gradually return to normal—and you get to end with T-Swift. 

1.    Hey, Ma – Bon Iver (144 BPM) 
2.    Always Remember Us This Way – Lady 
       Gaga (130 BPM) 
3.    Could’ve Been – H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller 
       (103 BPM) 
4.    Harmony Hall – Vampire Weekend (98 BPM) 
5.    Faraway Look – Yola (83 BPM) 
6.    Girl Goin’ Nowhere – Ashley McBryde 
       (82 BPM) 
7.    SPIRIT (From Disney’s “The Lion King”) – 
       Beyonce (81 BPM) 
8.    Some Of It – Eric Church (80 BPM) 
9.    All Your'n – Tyler Childers (78 BPM) 
10.   Look at Me Now – Emily King (77 BPM) 
11.   LOVE AGAIN – Daniel Caesar & Brandy 
       (77 BPM) 
12.   Norman fucking Rockwell – Lana Del Rey 
       (77 BPM) 
13.   Say So – PJ Morton ft. JoJo (75 BPM) 
14.   Roll Some Mo – Lucky Daye (75 BPM) 
15.   Lover – Taylor Swift (60 BPM)


Don't know where to start with your fitness routine? Here's how to work out like your favorite Grammy artists!

Sara Lesher
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About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. A former English major, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).
surfer catching wave in ocean olympics
Fitness
Published Friday Jul 23, 2021 by Bailey Clark

Why I’m Stoked Surfing Will Debut in the Olympics

Fitness

For the first time ever, the globe will be watching surfing take center stage at the 2020 (postponed to July 2021) Olympics. People from all over the world will be appreciating the sport, many for the first time.

This symbolizes the surfing community breaking through centuries of negative stereotypes. Though conditions play a big part in the sport, the biggest hurdle the athletes will have to overcome to see success is mental. The winner will be the one who chooses their waves wisely with their understanding of the conditions and ability to intimidate and therefore overcome components. Meanwhile, they will be challenging themselves to emerge from crashing barrels, fly into the air, and land on the shifting surface gracefully. No big deal. 

You’ve probably heard the invention of a wave pool, which creates the perfect man-made wave. In 2007, Kelly Slater founded his wave company with a passion to build the perfectly rideable wave at his surf ranch. It was debated whether the Olympics should be held in the ocean or on a manufactured wave, with many differing opinions on what would be right. The decision was made, and the event will take place in the sea, at Tsurigasaki Beach in Japan, about 40 miles east of Tokyo, where the rest of the 2021 games will be hosted.

As you watch, take a moment to reflect on the century of effort for this to happen. This initiative can be traced all the way back to the 1912 summer games that took place in Stockholm. Duke Kahanamoku, known as the father of modern surfing, won three gold medals in swimming, and while accepting his medal, he expressed that it was his dream to see surfing be added. To add fuel to the fire, International Surfing Association, recognized as the surfing world's governing authority by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), began lobbying for the inclusion of surfing in the Olympics in 1955.

The magic of surfing

Surfing is a multidimensional sport unlike any other. Nothing compares to paddling out to the serene silence that awaits beyond the breaking waves. Once you get out there, you immediately escape the many annoyances ingrained in everyday life—the constant notifications on your phone and laptop, your back-to-back schedule, answering to other people. You’re no longer on the time that your watch reads, you’re on mother nature’s time. You’re also no longer in control of your surroundings. Now, all you can do is surrender and wait for the next set to come, while trying to position yourself for when it does.

The high from catching the perfect wave is so addicting that surfers would fail on one hundred in a row just to catch that one. After you catch that perfect one, you replay it in your mind for the rest of the day.

A successful session is reliant on so many factors of mother nature—a force way bigger than us. For ideal conditions to exist, a good-sized swell must approach from the right direction, the wind must be flowing offshore, and you have to time your session right with the ebb and flow of the tide.

The sport is always teaching you life lessons. It is humbling, even if you’ve been practicing it for many years. One reason why it takes so long to master is that the conditions are going to be different every time you get out there. You might have caught a million yesterday, but today makes you feel like a kook because you can’t land one decent wave.

The community of people that you become a part of when you surf is special. A shared obsession with the ocean that brings you to dive into the water at dawn to get a session in bonds you quick. When you’re out there, you’ll find yourself interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds. People enjoy sharing the stoke of the sport. When you see someone out there teaching somebody new, you’ll encounter them cheering at the top of their lungs when they catch a good wave, and as you look around, you’ll see smiles all across the lineup. The other day, I caught a long wave in to be met with a cheering crowd of locals who frequent the spot that I do. When I got to shore, a local showed me their secret stash of hot packs to access in case I, or someone else, gets stung by a stingray when they aren’t around.

Being out in the ocean and abiding by her rules gives surfers a deep love and connection to nature. It’s common to see sea animals out there, like dolphins, stingrays, and fish. When you have an encounter, it’s a reminder that we are invading their territory. It sucks when you see trash floating in the water, or on the sand in its route to the water. It’s a sad reminder of the negative impact that humans can have on natural environments. It inspires you to pick up trash and advocate for sustainability so that we, as a collective, can take care of the beauty that we are lucky to have access to.

Tune in to see surfing break into the biggest international sporting event in the world beginning on Saturday, July 24th. 

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About the author
Bailey Clark is a serial optimist whose passion for marketing lies within creating authentic connections to make the world happier and healthier. As a San Diego native, her favorite pastimes are surfing, F45, practicing yoga, meditation, and really any opportunity to soak up the sun.