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About Kim Nishida

Kim Nishida has been working in the fitness industry for more than two decades and is certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Schwinn Spinning, Reebok Cycle, Powerstrike Kickboxing, Keiser Cycling and is formerly the Group Exercise Director at UC Berkeley.

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Trapped In the 80s & 90s

Trapped In the 80s & 90s
 

OK, I just scrolled down through my most recent posts and realize that I have been slightly obsessed lately with the past…the 80s and 90s primarily. I suppose you could call those decades my “formative years” as far as music is concerned. Why? Regarding the 80s, I began my freshman yea...

Categories: 90s, Downloads, Instructor Ready, Mixes, Remixes, Spinning
Posted on Feb 4, 2014

The Ultimate Workout Remix Playlist

The Ultimate Workout Remix Playlist
 

When putting together a new playlist, I generally like to mix it up regarding the length of tracks as well as original singles interspersed with remixes or mash-ups to keep things interesting. When I first began downloading music from the internet back when Napster was the only game in town, that...

Categories: Crossfit, Electronica/Techno, Playlists, Remixes, Singles, Spinning, Warm Up
Posted on Feb 3, 2014

High Energy African Music From Angelique Kidjo

High Energy African Music From Angelique Kidjo
 

If you have never experienced the dynamic music of Angelique Kidjo, a woman dubbed “Africa’s premier diva” by Time magazine, then you are in for an uplifting treat. She blends tribal rhythms with pop, Latin, jazz, and zouk influences. The result is often pure, unbridled joy. Check ...

Categories: Cool Down, Remixes, Singles, Spinning, Warm Up, Yoga
Posted on Jan 29, 2014

Hot & Kool Disco Mash-Up

Hot & Kool Disco Mash-Up
 

Good times with this new mash-up that mixes favorite disco tunes with current hits. The transitions between songs aren’t always the smoothest, but all-in-all it’s a fun mix. Grab it here....

Categories: 2014, 70s, Disco, Downloads, Instructor Ready, Mashups, Mixes, Remixes
Posted on Jan 28, 2014

And The Winners Are…

And The Winners Are…
 

If you are looking for some new inspiration for your workouts, a great source is the 2014 Grammy Award nominees. Check out this playlist that Spotify put together that includes every single nominated song…from pop to hip-hop, country to jazz: The awards were handed out last night. Whether you agre...

Categories: 2013, 2014, News, Playlists, Rap/Hip-Hop, Singles, YouTube
Posted on Jan 27, 2014

90s Flashback

90s Flashback
 

Back in the early 90s, I lived in a studio apartment in Oakland, California above an aerobics studio called Studio 6000. I was working my first “real job” out of college in San Francisco during the day and taking step aerobics classes at night. When I decided that I wanted to learn how t...

Categories: 90s, Downloads, Instructor Ready, Mixes, Remixes, Warm Up
Posted on Oct 29, 2013

What’s Your Power Song?

What’s Your Power Song?
 

Do you know what a “Power Song” is? In 2006, Nike and Apple collaborated to release the Nike+ iPod kit which included a sensor that you inserted in your running shoes which would then track various things like your pace, distance covered and calories burned. All nifty bits of data to hel...

Categories: Crossfit, Singles, Spinning, YouTube
Posted on Oct 29, 2013

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