I've been a spin instructor for about 2 1/2 years now. Why did I become a spin instructor? Honestly it was a completely selfish move on my part. I randomly started taking spin classes at a local gym years ago when I first moved to Philly, and I would always get super annoyed with the "terrible" music other instructors played (when I say terrible I must admit this usually means they were playing some sort of techno music. I realize this is not everyone's definition of "terrible", but hear me out.) I mean, if I'm taking a spin class at 6am on a Tuesday I don't want to feel like I'm in the club at 4am. So I started to pay attention to different instructors and their routines- and then it hit me- I can totally do this! It's not so hard! I can be a spin instructor- and I will vow to play amazing music! A few months later I obtained certification, and started subbing other instructors' classes at local gyms, until I finally got my own class. Now I teach every Tuesday night at Sweat Queen Village 6:30pm. Not only is it a little extra money in my pocket and a free gym membership, but I get to play the music I want to spin to! Winning on every level! Also, just a quick bit of life coaching talk: the experience hit home that you really can do anything you put your mind to. I went from being a passive participant to actually learning how to create routines and then to actually teaching classes and having my own class that people enjoy coming to! A pretty big accomplishment.
Here's a couple of playlists for classes I've created just so you can get an idea of what I'm playing during classes. I try to keep them as "G" rated as possible since I get spinners of all ages in my class. I usually start with a warm up song, and end with a couple cool-down songs during stretching. I hope maybe because of this posting I will see some new friends at upcoming classes!