Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Track List - HIIT Ride, Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 7:00am

CRUNCH FITNESS
8000 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Every Tuesday 9:00am
Every Wednesday 7:00am


1. Levitating (video) - Dua Lipa featuring DaBaby
2. Good 4 U (video) - Olivia Rodrigo
3. Beautiful Mistakes (video) - Maroon 5 featuring Megan Thee Stallion
4. It's Gonna Be A Lovely Day (The Bodyguard Soundtrack) - The Soul System
5. I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
6. Crazy In Love - Beyonce & Jay-Z
7. Someone To Call My Lover - Janet Jackson
8. Chains Of Love - Erasure
9. We Got A Love Thang - CeCe Peniston
10. When I Love You Oughta Know (mashup) - DJ Maya Jakobson featuring Alanis Morissette, David Guetta & Justin Timberlake

11. When Love Takes Over (remix) - David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland
Cool Down:
12. Elephant Love Medley (Moulin Rouge Soundtrack) - Nicole Kidman & Ewan McGregor
13. Seasons Of Love (Rent Original Broadway Soundtrack) - Cast featuring Stevie Wonder
14. Silly Love Songs - Paul McCartney & Wings

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Track List - HIIT Ride, Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 9:00am

CRUNCH FITNESS
8000 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Every Tuesday 9:00am
Every Wednesday 7:00am


1. All I Know So Far (video) - Pink
2. Higher Power (video) - Coldplay
3. Girls (Who Run The World) - Beyonce
4. Only Girl (In The World) - Rihanna
5. Trouble - Jennifer Hudson featuring Iggy Azalea
6. Womans World - Cher
7. Believe - Cher
8. Born This Way - Lady Gaga
9. We Got A Love Thang - CeCe Peniston
10. When Love Takes Over (remix) - David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland
Cool Down:
11. Elephant Love Medley (Moulin Rouge Soundtrack) - Nicole Kidman & Ewan McGregor
12. Seasons Of Love (Rent Original Broadway Soundtrack) - Cast featuring Stevie Wonder
13. Silly Love Songs - Paul McCartney & Wings

You'll notice that I played a couple of Cher songs back to back this morning. Well, it was a way to celebrate her 75th birthday which was last Thursday, May 20th. She is another one of those special artists that have withstood the test of time, defied all odds and stayed popular, successful and relevant over several decades! (Other artists that have achieved similar success are Dolly Parton, Madonna, Tina Turner, Diana Ross and Barbra Streisand.) I have certainly played Cher's music in the Ride with Tommy! very often over the years. So, thank you for the music, Cher!

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Track List - HIIT Ride, Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 7:00am

CRUNCH FITNESS
8000 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Every Tuesday 9:00am
Every Wednesday 7:00am


1. Higher Love (video) - Kygo & Whitney Houston
2. Hot Stuff (video) - Kygo & Donna Summer
3. Changes - Tupac
3. Sexyback - Justin Timberlake
4. In The End - Linkin Park
5. Somebody To Love - Justin Bieber featuring Usher
6. Levels - Nick Jonas
7. Too Funky - George Michael
8. Whoomp! (There it is!) - Tag Team
9. Take On Me (remix) - A-Ha
10. Wonderful Life - Hurts
Cool Down:
11. Only Us (from Broadway's "Dear Evan Hansen") - Ben Levi Ross & Taylor Trensch
12. You Say - Lauren Daigle

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Track List - HIIT Ride, Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 9:00am

CRUNCH FITNESS
8000 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Every Tuesday 9:00am
Every Wednesday 7:00am


1. Hot Stuff (video) - Kygo & Donna Summer
2. Love Is In Control (video) - Donna Summer
3. Old Town Road (remix) - Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
4. ME! - Taylor Swift featuring Brendan Urie
5. Le Freak (remix) - Chic
6. Dive - Debby Holiday
7. Sucker - Jonas Brothers
8. If I Can't Have You - Shawn Mendes
9. Jump (Armin Van Buuren remix) - Van Halen
10. Running Happy (mashup) - Chocomang featuring Pharrell Williams & Airbourne
Cool Down:
11. Life Of The Party - Shawn Mendes
12. Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
13. Be Alright - Dean Lewis


I started this morning's class off with 2 Donna Summer videos as it was 9 years ago yesterday, May 17th, that we lost Donna Summer to lung cancer. She was a musical icon, the Queen of Disco, whose music I played very often in the Ride with Tommy!

It's at this time of year that I always recount one of my favorite (and gayest!) memories. I attended an event called One Mighty Weekend at the DisneyWorld Resort in Orlando, Florida, in June, 2007. Donna Summer performed at one of the outdoor events on that Saturday night. She sang her hit, "MacArthur Park" with the famous lyric, "someone left my cake out in the rain." And guess what? It was indeed raining! She had her person holding an umbrella over her during her performance. I was surrounded by good friends (including my future husband!) at an amazing event listening to one of my favorite artists ever! In the rain! Right before an incredible fireworks display. It was pretty awesome.

One more Donna Summer memory I have involves my birthday my freshman year in high school. One of my best friends, Julie, gave me the 12" single LP (yes, the LP!) of the duet, "No More Tears (Enough is Enough)" by Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand. I think I probably still have it. And it is still one of my favorites to this day!

So it's for these reasons that I started class this morning with a couple of Donna Summer videos. It means a lot to me. I enjoy hearing her music, and I especially enjoy playing her music in class! So thank you for the music, Donna Summer!

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Track List - The Ride, Thursday, May 13, 2021, 9:00am (Sub for Guy B.)

CRUNCH FITNESS
8000 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Every Tuesday 9:00am
Every Wednesday 7:00am


1. Beautiful Mistake (video) - Maroon 5 featuring Megan Thee Stallion
2. Sugar (video) - Maroon 5
3. Tipsy Fireflies - DJ Scotty Dynamo featuring Owl City & J-Kwon
4. The Cure (DJ Blacklow remix) - Lady Gaga
5. Evacuate The Dancefloor - Cascada
6. Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers featuring Coldplay
7. Africa - Weezer
8. No Tears Left To Cry (remix) - Ariana Grande
9. Heat Of The Moment (remix) - DJ Manian featuring Asia
10. If You Could Read My Mind - Studio 54
Cool Down:
11. Dive (Drew's Pay It Forward Mix) - Debby Holiday
12. Promises - Calvin Harris featuring Sam Smith

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Jamie Hodes to sub the Ride with Tommy! tomorrow morning, Wednesday, May 12th, 7:00am/Tommy to sub the Ride on Thursday, May 13th, 9:00am

Due to circumstances beyond my control (namely, school is going back to full-time, in-person classes Monday thru Thursday starting tomorrow morning and I have to take the kids to school as my husband is out of town and the sitter is unavailable), I will not be able to be there for my regularly scheduled Ride. Thanks to Jamie for agreeing to cover my class! I hope you all have a great Ride with her! She's a lot of fun! (And btw, Jamie is one of the first instructors to ask me to sub her class when I first started teaching spin...oh about 22 years ago...at Meridien Sports Club in Century City...the circle of life...the circle of the Ride!)

I'll be back in the instructor saddle this Thursday morning at 9:00am as I will be subbing for the awesome Guy B. I hope to see you then!

In good health,

Tommy

Track List - HIIT Ride, Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 9:00am

CRUNCH FITNESS
8000 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Every Tuesday 9:00am
Every Wednesday 7:00am


1. Sledgehammer (video) - Peter Gabriel
2. Land Of Confusion (video) - Genesis
3. It's Gonna Be A Lovely Day (The Bodyguard Soundtrack) - The Soul System
4. Save Your Tears (remix) - The Weeknd & Ariana Grande
5. Astronaut In The Ocean - Masked Wolf
6. When Love Takes Over (remix) - David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland
7. Chains Of Love - Erasure
8. We Got A Love Thang - CeCe Peniston
9. When I Love You Oughta Know (mashup) - DJ Maya Jakobson featuring Alanis Morissette, David Guetta & Justin Timberlake
10. Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
11. Beautiful - David Hernandez
Cool Down:
12. This Town - Niall Horan
13. Home - Todrick Hall
14. Home (from "Pose") - MJ Rodriguez & Billy Porter

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Track List - HIIT Ride, Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 7:00am

CRUNCH FITNESS
8000 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Every Tuesday 9:00am
Every Wednesday 7:00am


1. Booty (video) - Jennifer Lopez featuring Iggy Azalea
2. El Anillo (video) - Jennifer Lopez
3. Viva La Vida/Domino Dancing (mashup) - The Pet Shop Boys
4. Let Me Think About It - Ida Corr vs. Fedde Le Grand
5. You Make Me Feel - Sylvester
6. Borderline - Madonna
7. Always On My Mind - The Pet Shop Boys
8. September '99 - Earth, Wind & Fire
9. Whitney Houston Megamix - DJ Jody Den Broeder
10. Pure Imagination (remix) - Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
Cool Down:
11. Be The One - Dua Lipa
12. Borderline - Jody Whatley

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Track List - HIIT Ride, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 9:00am

CRUNCH FITNESS
8000 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Every Tuesday 9:00am
Every Wednesday 7:00am


1. #Wheresthelove (video) - The Black Eyed Peas featuring the World
2. Mask, Gloves, Soap, Scrubs (video) - Todrick Hall
3. Proud - Heather Small
4. Banana - Conkarah featuring Shaggy
5. Mamacita - The Black Eyed Peas, Ozuna & J. Rey Soul
6. Savage (remix) - Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyonce
7. Made In America - Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean
8. Rain On Me (remix) - Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande
9. I Just Wanna Dance (from "Jerry Springer: The Opera")(Manny Patel Equality Mix 2013) - Alison Jiear
Cool Down:
10. Six Feet Apart - Alec Benjamin
11. Home (from "Pose") - MJ Rodriguez & Billy Porter