Posts Tagged ‘Music

06
Jun
11

SPLASH into JUNE 2011

JUNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE- TASTIC!

SUMMER is HERE! I’ve got a BOOTYS Shakin Exclusive, Good Morning America, and more. ROCK IT OUT in June!

 

* GAP AWESOME-ness

I was approached by GAP, to run a month long bootcamp for their entire company. With the way corporate climates are these days I’m so impressed that GAP was willing to invest in their employees with something so positive.

I want to applaud this company for believing in the people that work for them and understanding that fitness is a way to bring a company together. The BOOTCamp filled in record time and let it be known that when a group of people workout together it can create a bond that lasts long after the boardroom.

Thank you GAP! I look forward to kicking you’re A** all month and making your TEAM even more unstoppable… Corporate AMERICA Unit!

If your Company wants to have it’s A** Kicked by me… Shoot me an emaiiilllllll 🙂

BOOTYCamp! – EXCLUSIVE July OFFER TODAY ONLY!

BOOTYCamp! is the Real Deal Original NYC Training Camp. The Camp is run with a solid structure that’s guaranteed to produce powerful results. I’m offering an EXCLUSIVE offer TODAY ONLY! If you email me today by 6pm you’ll be able to purchase BOOTYCamp! July for only $200. That’s $100 off its original price. COME one COME all, JULY is GOING TO ROCKKKKKKK.

Here are the details:
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6.30am – 7.30am
BOOTYCamp! July starts the 5th!!!
Where: Pier 46 on The West Side Highway at Charles Street – Astro Turf Field
Why: Lose Weight and FEEL GREAT!
What: Think Running, Jumping Jacks, Sit-ups, Push-ups, and Sprinting… Everything that’s going to get you the body you deserve!
Cost: July is $300 (Today only $200) and lead by the EXTRAORDINARY Carl Lauro– 8 workouts each month, including bi-weekly motivational emails.

For more info – http://www.laceystonefitness.com/camp/index.htm
To pay shoot me an email Lacey@laceystonefitness.com

BOOTYCamp! HONORS! Lacey’s Camp has been written up in VOGUE, Glamour, Timeout New York, and Fitness Magazine. Last year it was voted one of the Top 5 Outdoor Workouts in NYC by Timeout

* JUNE – FIT-terVention

You want to have a lean and tight body but you don’t know how to do it? COME to the JUNE FIT-terVention with Marissa Lippert and ME! June 18th at 10am get a Pep Talk on everything you need to know about weight training, fat loss, goal setting, and nutrition. Last one of the SUMMER!

When: Saturday June 18th 10am-11am
Where: Peak Performance – 54 West 21st Street, and 6th avenue, 8th floor
Who: Special Guest – Marissa Lippert, Bravo’s Nutrition Expert and author of The Cheater’s Diet– www.nourish-nyc.com
Why: SPARK YOUR FITNESS to a NEW LEVEL! COST: $20/person

BONUS – One lucky person will WIN a Free Personal Training Session with me and a Free one-on-one session with Marissa!

Limited Spots available to RSVP email Lacey@laceystonefitness.com today! Recruit friends and make it a day you remember!

* MOTIVATION – Don’t let FEAR Rule you… RULE FEAR.

Taking the Leap. Should I… Shouldn’t I… EhhhHHhhH, meh? Do you have something in your life that you really want to make happen? I feel like most people do, especially if you’re a New Yorker.

What’s stopping you? Is it fear? What’s really scaring you…? These are the hard-core questions one must ask when they want to take anything in their lives to the next level. Your body, your job, your relationships…

Often times the things we Fear are not real at all… They are stories we make up in our head about our goals or our dreams to help use stay safe and cozy where we are. Because often times it’s better the devil we know than the devil we don’t know…

Taking it to the next level hurts, it’s scary and you might fail… BUT ask yourself what would your life feel like if you didn’t go after that dream 10 years from now? Would you have regrets?

Ego gets in the way, Money gets in the way, and Life gets in the way… These are all often side effects of fear. If you want something bad enough in this life you must believe in the magic of Your dreams. I believe that there’s something inside all of us that’s greater than any obstacle.

Take the Leap… I bet you’ll soar.

NEWS – Extra Extra!

GOOD MORNING AMERICA – I’m taped a segment for GMA this Tuesday. It’s going to be airing later this month in the Beach Body Series with Tracy Anderson. Thank YOU Everyone who came to support! 🙂 You. Better. Work.

REDBOOK – Grab a copy of Redbook page 92! I give you The Better-Than-Nothing Belly Workout! You. Better. Work. 🙂

WOMENS HEALTH – Get that back fit and fierce… Who knew a sexy back was the new boobs? 🙂http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/back-workout?cm_mmc=Newsletter-_-05162011-_-Dose-_-readon

WWD – Check out this AWESOME Article about my Friend Neda Talebian Funk’s HOT new FITNESS Site, thank you for the shout-out WWD! 🙂 – http://www.wwd.com/fashion-blogs/fitistcom_the_future_of_fitnes-11-05?src=twitter

ABC FAMILY – Jessica Clark, my wife, will be making her first sitcom guest appearance on June 29th. Check out ABC Family’s The Great State of Georgia staring Raven Symone, it’s a Comedy! Jessica was also cast in 8 episodes of a new HBO show called Chemistry set to air next fall. Very Proud of my Leaper! 🙂

JULY CAMP BONUS!!!- Join the TEAM of all-stars that define Bringing It. I’m looking to fill July this month so please shoot me an email if you’d like to be a part of the team. TODAY ONLY Sale if you email me at –Lacey@laceystonefitnes.com you can get into July for $200, that’s $100 off it’s original price!!! YEAHhhhHH For more info click http://www.laceystonefitness.com/camp/index.htm

BOOTYCamp! – Congratulations to BOOTYCamp! May you ROCKED the House in a BIG WAY… GREAT TEAM. June are you ready to BRING IT?

NO TRAVEL – I’m here the entire month people… No Excuses. Lets do this.

* MUSIC – June Top10 2011

Check out these ROCKIN Workout Tunes — http://c.itunes.apple.com/us/imix/june-top10-2011/id441365629 or for more of Lacey’s favorite log onto http://www.laceystonefitness.com/playlist.htm

  1. Bright Lights Bigger City -Cee Lo Green
  2. Party Rock Anthem (feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock) – LMFAO
  3. Return To Innocence – Enigma
  4. Marry the Night – Lady GaGa
  5. Set Fire to the Rain – Adele
  6. Blow (Cirkut Remix) – Ke$ha
  7. Written In the Stars (feat. Eric Turner) – Tinie Tempah
  8. Check It Out – will.i.am & Nicki Minaj
  9. Walking On a Dream – Empire of the Sun
  10. What Part of Forever – Cee Lo Green

* QUOTE-Tastic

Who watched Oprah’s Last Show? I did… Geezzz, that woman helped raise a generation. I remember when I was in High School I watched an episode when she told her audience how crucial it was to follow your passion. I believe it was one of the first episodes that she began talk about of passion and “aha” moments. What she said resonated with me.

Oprah said – “Just follow your passion. People told me I couldn’t have this show because I was a big black woman. Don’t worry about what people think. People think lots of things and those “People” aren’t you. You were put on this planet for a reason. Find that thing you must do. That thing that makes your heart sing. Don’t worry about the money. The money will come… Just follow your passion.”

I remember thinking “Yeeahhh OPRAH! Now, what’s my passion…???” Even though my parents wanted me to be a lawyer among many other things a Fitness Professional NOT included… 🙂 That show helped give me the confidence to believe that I could possibly make Fitness a Career?! Thank you Oprah, you definitely had a HUGELY positive impact on my life.

Here’s my favorite quote from her final show… “Be responsible for the energy you bring to this place.” – Oprah Winfrey

Have a GREAT Month!
Lacey

Passion.Patience.Persistence=EXCELLENCE

LACEY STONE
Fitness Professional
Founder of Lacey Stone Fitness, LLC
www.laceystonefitness.com

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04
Jan
10

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

It’s a fresh start. Today is Monday January 4th, 2010. We’re 4 days into a new year… Imagine how GREAT your life is going to be this year starting now. Believe in 2010, Believe that anything’s possible.

* The YOU Mission

Make this year “The Year” you remember for the rest of your life. What do you want to make happen this year? Anyone who knows me knows I’m a HUGE Fan of writing my dreams and goals down on paper.

I find that people often get stuck in the process of writing it down because they can’t fathom how they’re going to get there? But that’s the miracle part of the process, you don’t have to know how you’re going to get there you just have to write it down. I truly believe that if you put your mind, your soul, and your body into your dreams the rest will fall into place.

You never have to know how you’re going to get there… You just have to know that you want it and you’re willing to do whatever it takes.

* I’m going to tell you a little story.

Every Year when I’m flying home for the Holidays I take the time to make a list of The Top 20 Goals I want to achieve in the year. I write down crazy things way outside of my comfort zone and I write down goals I believe I can accomplish personally, professionally, and physically.

Once I nail down my Top 20 Goals for 2010 I’ll put them on the wall right above my desk and look at them every day. I put life into them by contacting people I know who have expertise in the areas of the goals… I put life into them by saying yes to opportunities that scare me a little. Opportunities I know will get me closer to where I want to be, so I can cross off #19 from the list 🙂

I’m going to share with you 4 goals I had last year. Goals that often seemed impossible… Goals that people said I would never accomplish

Be a Featured Fitness Expert on The Today Show in 2009 – I was the featured fitness expert on The Today Show December 6, 2009, Check out my website! http://www.laceystonefitness.com/video.htm – How did that happen? Not how you’d think.
Be Voted One of the Top 10 Trainers in New York in 2009– I was voted one of the Top 7 Trainers by Timeout Magazine on December 14th, 2009. http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/spas-sport/81637/top-trainers/4.html
Develop my relationship with Nike, become a consultant, develop revolutionary workout programs with them, anndd get lots of freeee cloootthhesss 🙂 – Nike invited me to their Headquarters in Oregon January 10-12, 2010.
Share my love with Jessica Clark every single day and ask her to marry me. – We are getting married in Mexico on February 28th, 2010.

Why am I sharing this with you? Because I want you to achieve your dreams and be the person you were born to be. I stand here to tell you that anything’s possible. I’m just a girl from Wisconsin who goes after my Top 20 Goals everyday, and the thrill of achieving almost every goal from my 2009 list feels Glorious. 2010 is the YEAR people, make it happen.

* January EVENTS!

PLAYList of The YEAR!

Wednesday – January 6th 2010 @ 6.30pm – Greenwich Equinox prepare to be WOWED.

Come one Come all to The PLAYList of The Year! All participants get a FREE CD and are eligible for the Raffle – Lacey Stone Fitness Hoodies, 6pack of Personal Training Sessions, and mooorreeee!

Equinox Anniversary WOOOORRRKKKOut!

Tuesday – January 19th @ 6.40pm – Greenwich Village Equinox

Mark Hendricks & I will lead a FUN Bootcamp Event you won’t want to miss! Start the New Year with a Bang! And invite Non-members to join in on the fun, just say you’re here for The Anniversary Workout w/ Lacey & Mark. Who loves you? 🙂

Cycle for SURVIVAL!

Start a Team. Join the Ride. OR Support the cause.
Cycle for Survival is the indoor cycling fundraiser benefiting lifesaving cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center anndd The Event is open to Everyone!

When? Sunday, January 31 – 2010 – I will be there from 8am-1pm 🙂
Where? 521 Fifth Ave. (at 43rd St.) – I will be there almost all day!

Register or donate now at www.cycleforsurvival.org or email cycleforsurvival@mskcc.org 888.722.9253

* My Revised 2010 Schedule – New CLASS!

Here’s my 2010 Schedule Plus Fun B-O-N-U-S-ES due to the lovely Kristi Molinaro.

The Schedule
Monday: 6.30am –Spin – Gwch
MONDAY: Starts Today NEW CLASS!- 12.30 – Spin – Columbus Circle – I’m going UPTOWN!

Tuesday: 6.40pm – TheBigGAME! – Gwch
Wednesday: 12.15 – Spin – 19th
Wednesday: 6.30pm – Spin – Gwch
Friday: 6.30am – TheBigGAME! – Gwch

B-o-n-u-s – The Lovely Ms Kristi Molinaro is due very soon. I’ll be taking over for her mid – January – Feb 20th, my wedding is February 28th, 2010.

This Saturday DOUBLE is being dubbed – The Pre-Wedding Slim-o-thon!

10.30am- 11.15- SPIN
11.30 -12.15 – TheBigGAME!

It’s going to be a BALL…. Come SWEAT it out with me and Blast off to 2000 and Zen GREATNESS! If you’re a non-member have no fear just shoot me an email 48 hours in advance and I’ll get you on the guestlist for any of these 45min workouts! Sswweeettt!!! For easy access to my schedule just click – http://www.laceystonefitness.com/schedule.htm – B-A-M! 🙂

* NEWS – Top 7 Trainers in New York!

Timeout New York – MAJOR!
I was Voted one the Top 7 Trainers in New York by Timeout Magazine. The Issue is still on stands now, check out page 24, Thank you to my client Erin Crandall for her very sweet quote and Kate Lowenstein… you are both angels. If you didn’t get to grab a copy here’s a quick link of the article, Check it OUT! http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/spas-sport/81637/top-trainers/4.html

TV –WCBS & WNBC Resolutions Segment – I filmed a segment for WNBC New Years Day and I’m filming a segment for WCBS News today about 6 ways to stick to your Fitness goals in ‘10. WNBC aired BUT WCBS hasn’t yet… As soon as I know the air date I will let you know! 🙂 Yyyeaahhh 2010!!!

FITNESS – A couple Fitness Experts including me 🙂 listed off our favorite tunes for Fitness Magazine Top 100 Workout Songs, page 74- Thank you Chee!

FITNESS PAGE on FB – Join my Fitness Page on Facebook – Lacey Stone Fitness, I will be taking polls, inviting you to Exclusive Nike Events and much much MORE. 2010 is the break-out Year bbaabbyy!!! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lacey-Stone-Fitness/172268324786?ref=ts Gracias Julie Smith the best Website Designer in the Universe 🙂

New Year’s Goals – If you’re looking to make some physical changes this year contact me, I’ll set you up with a trainer that matches your goals and your personality (Bottom line: If you don’t like’em you’re not going to go) – info@laceystonefitness.com – The time is now.

* Lesbian Love w/ Lacey & Jessica

SWWEEETTTTT, LL is killing it online thanks to you! Take a peak at last month’s highest rated episode: The episode is about “coming out” and discovering who you really are.

http://www.afterellen.com/blog/trishbendix/video-lacey-jessica-lesbian-love-episode-7

annnddd let us know if there’re any topics you’d like us to tackle in our next series of shows. Thank you for watching aaaanndddd commenting! 🙂


* December Top10!

Download this Playlist! These are the Top10 Voted Songs by Greenwich Village Equinox… If it’s HOT in the village it’s HOT, Trendsettersssss 🙂 – Just click http://www.laceystonefitness.com/playlist.htm and download December TopTEN! 2009!

1. Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
2. Empire State – Jay Z
3. Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
4. When Love Takes Over – Kelly Rowland
5. Million Dollar Bill (Remix) – Whitney
6. Paparazzi – Lady Gaga
7. Please Don’t Leave – Pink
8. Jai Ho! – A.R. Rahman
9. Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart – Alicia Keys
10. Single Ladies – Beyonce

* TRAVEL

Nike invited me to Oregon Sunday-Tuesday to the Think Tank… That’s the mother-ship, compound, headquarters ahhhh! All those hours on the basketball court, tennis court, soccer field, and Equinox… Sooo Happy!

Monday 1.11 – 6.30am – Spin – Greenwich – Faris
Monday 1.11 – 12.30 – Spin – Doug
Tuesday 1.12 – 6.40pm – TheBigGAME! – Erica

I’ll be back to teach Wednesday’s Spins and my regular schedule for the rest of the month. Brrinnnggg IT!

* QUOTE-Tastic!

“And the day came when the risk it took to remain tightly closed in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom.” Alicia Keys on – The Element of Freedom

Happy New Year!
Lacey

PS If you’d like to join my mailing list for Events and other motivational messages just click www.laceystonefitness.com and click “Sign-up for the newsletter” on the HOME page 🙂 2010 is it.

Passion.Patience.Persistence = EXCELLENCE

LACEY STONE
Fitness Professional
Founder of Lacey Stone Fitness, LLC
http://www.LaceyStoneFitness.com

20
Oct
09

STEP IT UP -tember!

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I hope you all enjoyed Labor Day weekend! Now’s the time to get back to business.  I have lots of fun stuff to share with you this month… Workouts, Events, Music, Gossip, Fall is approachin… Lets kick up the cardio this month, ookkk?!!!  🙂

Equinox – REACH for RESULTS EVENT!

Join me & Mark Hendricks for an ACTION Packed Evening of sweat and guts! Bigger Drills, Looonnggeerr RUNS… Sweat for days! 🙂  This is a ONE Hour Workout you don’t want to miss!  We’re taking Equinox OUTSIDE of the Studio and into the Streets of New York and the West Side Highway! BBrrrinnngggg IT!

Where: Greenwich Village Equinox, 97 Greenwich Avenue and West 12th Street

When: Tuesday – September 22nd The Vernal “Equinox”

Time: 6.30pm-7.30pm – PLEASE NOTE 6.30pm START TIME.

BONUS 1: There will be Equinox goody give-aways that night. I am on it!

BONUS 2: Non-members Welcome, bring your boyfriend, girlfriend, grandmas 🙂

WEBSITE UPDATE

LOTS has happened since last year!! I’ve compiled it all and did my YEARLY Update, wwoooo!!! I’ve added in my FALL Schedule, Articles in GLAMOUR, Marie Claire, Star –Video of my NIKE Talk, 50 Cent Show, NY1, & Better TV –  A silly new Gossip section promoting Jessica and my upcoming V-Log – anndd much much MOORREEE… Check it OUT! www.laceystonefitness.com J yyyyaaayyy FITNESS! 🙂

NIKE EVENT

The NIKE event at Paragon Sports was a SMASH HIT HOME-RUN!  Thank you to everyone who came to support.  It was a Magically FUN Evening, Right?!  I truly believe finding amazing Teams of people to workout with increase your fitness levels in an extreme way!   Catch a sneak peak of the Craziness and maybe you’ll join in next time?! 🙂  http://www.laceystonefitness.com/nike_event.htm 🙂

NEWS

SHAPE ONLINE: Check out my expert tips in this written online piece! http://www.shape.com/fitness/workouts/cardio/at_home/play_your_way_to_a_better_body – Thank You Alla!

Life & Style – I was the Featured Fitness Expert discussing the joys of cellulite 😉

LESBIAN LOVE: Check out the 3 mock intros for The Lacey & Jessica V-Log on Afterellen.com, Cast your vote & see which one we pick for the Late October Launch! – http://www.vimeo.com/6382030 … RIDICULOUSNESS 🙂

LACEY STONE FITNESS – Update Central, www.laceystonefitness.com – Home, Bio, Media, anddd morreeeee!!! I love New York City.

August TopTEN! MUSIC

Download this month’s MUSIC! It’s one of my best lists 🙂 Just Click – http://www.laceystonefitness.com/playlist.htm and download August TopTen! ‘09

  1. Wonderful (Radio Edit) – Gary Go
  2. Starstruck – Lady GaGa,
  3. When Love Takes Over (feat. Kelly Rowland) – David Guetta
  4. Run This Town (feat. Rihanna & Kanye West) – Jay-Z
  5. Just a Girl – No Doubt
  6. One More Chance – will.i.am
  7. Meet Me Halfway – Black Eyed Peas
  8. Something About You (Silent Nick Radio Edit) – Lucas Prata
  9. One Love (feat. Estelle) – David Guetta
  10. Million Dollar Bill – Whitney Houston

TRAVEL

I will not be teaching the following classes for very good reasons. If you ever have a question about whether I’m teaching a class just shoot me a direct email, Lacey@laceystonefitness.com… Goes right to the BB which is always pretty close to my hand 🙂

Top Secret Event I will tell you about when the info can be Leaked… aaAAHHH!!! 🙂

Tuesday  9.15

6.40pm – Cardio Sculpt – Greenwich – 45mins  – Erica Kulesza

Jessica’s Brother Dominic is getting married! 🙂

Tuesday 9.29

6.40pm – Cardio Sculpt – Greenwich 45mins – Erica Kulesza

Wednesday 9.30

12.15 – SPIN – 19th Street – Danielle Hopkins

6.30 – SPIN – Greenwich – Erica Kulesza

“IT MUST BE LOVE. 2009 Us Open”

Be FIERCE,

Lacey

Passion.Patience.Persistence =  EXCELLENCE

LACEY STONE

Fitness Professional

Founder of Lacey Stone Fitness, LLC

http://www.LaceyStoneFitness.com

01
Dec
08

MUSIC -MUSIC – and More MUSIC!!!

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STOP THE PRESSES!!!!!! 🙂

I hope you had a Happy Holiday – Lots of Stuff’in, Turkey, and Merriment?! 🙂  If you’re looking to crank up your cardio workouts post festivities boy do I have a TREAT for you… Today I’m launching A New Section on my Website – PLAYLIST,  I told you I’d hook you up! 🙂

Remember a couple of posts ago I talked about the importance of Music in your workout? https://sweatcity.wordpress.com/2008/09/22/do-you-listen-to-music-when-you-workout/ .  In PLAYLIST, I share my library of fun-high energy-positive workout tunes.  This music is guaranteed to add some spunk to your workout.  Scientific studies have proven that music has a dramatic impact on your life… a good song can completely change your state of mind aannnddd add a smile to your face.

Here’s an exercise – When you are in a CRANKY Mood, play the song “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music.  Try it… Download it now and see how it makes you feeeellllll, have it in your music file for emergency use only 🙂

Soooo check out my early Holiday Gift to you! I hope you’ll like it?!

Here’s the direct link – http://www.laceystonefitness.com/playlist.htm – You can download the entire lists and put it directly onto your MP3 Player/Ipod OR you can pick and choose your favorite.  

On The Lacey Stone Fitness SECRET SOCIETY page there’s also a section where YOU can request your Favorite Music to me.  If your song works in that month’s class format I will add it in  annnndddd if it becomes uber popular it’ll make The New York City Month’s Top TEN! Workout Tunes List – Cooolll 🙂

Every month I’ll add more music for you to enjoy.  Check in at the beginning of every month so your Ipod Music NEVER gets old!  Stay inspired, Stay Consistent, and GET the RESULTS You DESERVE!

SWEATCity! wishes you a Wonderful Workout!!! 🙂

22
Sep
08

Do You listen to MUSIC when you Workout?

Do you listen to music when you workout? 

 

MUSIC is HUGE in my life!  Before I teach class in New York City I spend H-O-U-R-S searching out the best tunes around aannnddd I LOVE to serenade Jessica by half-lip sinking/half singing to ridiculous love songs, HA! Goofball, I know! 🙂

For me it’s such a rush when I find music that gets people excited about working out!  When I get to see the smiles on people’s faces and the sweat dripping from their brows… There’s nothing better…  I LOVE IT!

As a seasoned workout master 🙂 I’m here to tell You the music you choose to workout with has a huge impact on your level of performance.

Have you ever been completely exhausted or kinda sad and SNAP out of it in an instant because your favorite song came on the radio?  The song didn’t solve your exhaustion but for a moment it definitely lifted your spirits, right? I know for a fact that Music not only has a physical impact on our bodies but it also has a mental impact on our spirits… The Impact can be conscious or unconscious… Do you guys agree?

Jessica and I love to use music as a tool to lift our moods and keep us smiling!  I’ve been in a completely awful mood and once I turn on MJB Da MVP by Mary J. Blige… I know everything’s gonna be ok.  I listen to it regularly, I use the song to change my state of mind and it works! When I stop for a moment and listen to the song I realize that everything really is ok 🙂  Music has a veerrry strong effect on me… Do you have any songs you listen to that lift your spirit or touch your soul?

I don’t care whom the artist or what the song is, if the music is able to create a positive feeling in people it’s worth a listening to. I truly believe that good music makes a difference in the world one song at a time. 

I’m a mmmaaajjjooorrrr ADVOCATE of music that carries a positive message… The song doesn’t need it to be as obvious as Natasha Bedingfield’s a Pocketful of Sunshine or Wilson Philips Hold On… It can be a little less in your face like Dance 2nite (Wayne G Mix) by Madonna. For me lyrics are HUGE.  I like to listen to music that only carries positive messages AND I d-e-f-i-n-i-t-e-l-y only teach my classes with that style of music.

Why? Because I often find myself singing the words of the songs from my classes over and over again during the day…  If the words/lyrics carry a positive message it’s almost like creating my own weekly positive affirmations.  If you listen to the words to a lot of great songs the basic message is “Anything’s possible if you believe,” in terms of love and life.  I also like this music because it creates feelings and an environment of positivity… Many times after class someone will say, “Lacey! I love your classes they make me feel so energized, and I always seem to feel aammazzingg after them!” I truly believe that feeling has a LARGE part to do with the type of music I pick.

ITUNES – is the GREATEST invention EVER!!!  Before Itunes I use to have to go to a CD store and listen to music for hours, BUT now all I have to do is run searches on the ITunes interface. AMAZING…  You can go from one genre to the next in seconds.

When creating a workout playlist, although I do love a little hiphop aaannndddddd I’ve been known to bust out a little Frank Sinatra with the lovely Ms Clark…  HEY IT’s ROMANTIC! 🙂 I think it’s best to keep to music that has a fast beat… The faster the music the faster you move. YOUR body will naturally adjust to the beat of what you’re listening to… Faster tunes increase your pace and increase your results!

This is why people who take Yoga don’t listen to Rihanna; Take a Bow- Dance Remixes during class, but rather Buddha Bar VII, Breathe –easy listening.  Music sets the scene; it creates a feeling of relaxation or PARTY PEOPLE! 🙂

 

I know some of you guys get annoyed that lately a lot of songs are getting remixed to a faster beat…  Some of my clients say… “Why are they ruining the music?!” In my opinion the record companies are giving slower songs an opportunity to be worked out too at a faster pace. I personally LOVE IT!  Without the remix, “No One” by Alicia Keys would just be a slow song at a prom dance.  LONG LIVE the REMIX!

That said I’m going to hit YOU up with you my Top Ten Favorite Workout Songs of 2008! All available on ITUNES… And if you’re looking for some more GREAT music join my Lacey Stone Fitness Mailing List at www.laceystonefitness.com I send out 10 new goodies every month!

It was HARD… But here’s the list!

 1. Forever – Chris Brown

2. Closer – Ne-yo

3. Take a Bow (Tony Moran & Warren Riggs Encore Club) – Rihanna           

4. Touch My Body (Seamus Haji Mix) – Mariah Carey                                   

5. 4 Minutes (feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland) – Madonna           

6. Viva La Vida – Coldplay

7. No Air (Dance Remix) – Jordin Sparks Ft. Chris Brown           

8. Work (Steve Pitron & Max Sanna Radio Edit) – Kelly Rowland           

9. The Right Life (Tiesto Remix) – Seal           

10. What Hurts The Most (Spencer & Hill Remix) – Cascada           

Let me know what you think about Music and tell me some of your favorite songs, ok? 🙂

 

I’ll pop your FAVs in my classes!  AND, drum roll pplleeassseee… In 2009 I’m launching PlayList! It will be a great new website where you can find GREAT workout music ALL THE TIME… sswweeetttt!

 

 

 

 




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