Warrior Woman Workout Playlist

Sometimes it’s hard to get motivated for your workout. Especially if you feel bad about your body or you’re in boring surroundings. I have a cure for you: The Warrior Woman Workout Playlist.

I’m warning you, this music is extremely high-energy and you will probably notice a difference in your body right away as you listen. Rather than drag your body unwillingly and lethargically through your 30 minute workout, why not glide like a gazelle or command your space like a warrior (or warrior princess).

This playlist will help set the tone for just that type of workout. I was on the treadmill at 3.0-5.0 miles for about 42 minutes with these tunes and I had a rockin’ good time. The majority of the time I was jogging, I only used the fast walk for warm up and cool down. All links go to iTunes.

Propellerheads Decksanddrumsandrockandroll I started off with On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (feat. Propellerheads) – Shaken and Stirred – The David Arnold James Bond Project This really set the tone for feelin’ a little James Bond meets Samantha Stevens. I was ready to raise the roof after this one. The song is 9:20 so it’s almost ten minutes of total starpower. Here are the songs that followed. I was in the zone!

Demons by Fatboy Slim

In Britain – Punk and Disorderly (Deluxe Edition)

Bodhisattva Vow by Beastie Boys

You’ll Never Change Me by Chron Gen

Drop That Thing by Groove Armada


Teenage Kicks by The Undertones


Annalisa by Public Image Ltd.

Cool down song:
Believe it or not, Playpen by Social Distortion. This band is kinda “slow/fast” I imagined one of the slow mosh pits I used to see develop at their live shows.

As a side note, many of the samples that iTunes chooses for these songs is the set-up leading to the intensely fast part, don’t let that fool you.

U Don’t Know Me by Basement Jaxx on DJ GAL-VanIZed Jukebox

The video above gets funnier as it progresses. Wait about 2:00 and you’ll see what a queen is like behind the scenes!

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An iPod allows you to fit 1,000’s of songs in your pocket; whereas a Jukebox stays in one place and your selections are limited. What would you do if you only got to choose 52 songs to put on your iPod? What would the list include?

Cycles by Raw Produce on DJ GAL-VanIZed Jukebox

Last week the song was Spiral. Cycles is a great follow up. Listen to the tune and sing along, “I said well daddy don’t you know that things go in cycles?”

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An iPod allows you to fit 1,000’s of songs in your pocket; whereas a Jukebox stays in one place and your selections are limited. What would you do if you only got to choose 52 songs to put on your iPod? What would the list include?

I Feel It by Flux Pavillion on DJ GAL-VanIZed Jukebox

Click play, get up off your seat, listen to the end. At what point do you feel It?

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An iPod allows you to fit 1,000’s of songs in your pocket; whereas a Jukebox stays in one place and your selections are limited. What would you do if you only got to choose 52 songs to put on your iPod? What would the list include?

Music Can Wake Up Your Life and Restore Youth

Several years ago I wrote a blog titled “Consequences of a Music-Less Life“. It was about what happened to my life and my mental health when I stopped listening to music and spent all of my energy on getting through college and internships.

A few years after that, my husband shared the “Alive Inside” trailer with me. I was inspired and showed it to my Human Services students. Each time, there were tears.

Some students were drawn toward embracing their own musical past and others decided to try using music to help their family members. My own interest in using music in my teaching and in my personal life grew. Here’s the official 2014 trailer if you haven’t seen it.

Now, the full length documentary is available. One hour and 17 minutes. I cried most of the time. I hope this work will help many who look and feel lost to regain their joy and to live their lives more fully.

To find out about screenings, visit aliveinside.us. You can buy the Alive Inside DVD or Blu-Ray on Amazon.