A few years ago, the night I taught Spinning happened to land on Halloween—not once, but two years in a row. I figured that anyone willing to show up on Halloween night to work out is pretty dedicated (or childless?), but either way, I wanted to make the workout festive and fun. I created a healthy Halloween workout mix for the class, dimmed the lights, and handed out my homemade granola bar treats when the ride was over.
It may be silly to some, but creating your own Halloween-themed workout playlist could motivate you to work out on Halloween (a must if you're going to be dipping into the candy jar that day), and it's one of few ways to have fun that doesn't involve eating candy!
So here is my healthy Halloween playlist: 15 spooky songs to help you to burn off those candy calories—and have fun doing it.
These 15 songs vary in length, but add up almost exactly to 60 minutes! You can play them in this order for warm-up song, a workout that varies in speed and intensity (fast songs followed by slower songs), and a slower song at the end to cool down. Now, some of these may be a bit of a stretch as "Halloween" songs, but "Monster Mash" doesn't make me want to work out, so please bear with me! Links provided will allow you to preview and/or purchase mp3s from Amazon.com.
(Time) Artist – Song Title
(4:26) Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride
(3:37) Charlie Daniels Band – Devil Went Down to Georgia
(5:05) The Cranberries – Zombie
(5:57) Michael Jackson – Thriller
(3:58) Rihanna – Disturbia
(3:59) Rockwell – Somebody's Watching Me
(4:36) Rob Zombie – Dragula
(4:03) Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters Theme
(3:57) Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Relax (I couldn't find the mp3, but the Powerman 5000 version is a little "creepier" for Halloween!)
(3:26) Rick James – Super Freak
(3:28) Linkin Park – Crawling
(3:19) Three Dog Night – Mama Told Me Not to Come
(3:00) The Offspring – The Kids Aren't Alright
(2:19) Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising
(5:12) Carlos Santana – Black Magic Woman
Have a happy and healthy Halloween!
Do you plan to work out on Halloween? Will you exercise to any of these songs just for the fun of it?
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