Pro Skateboarder Cindy Whitehead’s Hardbody Gym Jams

Our resident style’n guru Cindy Whitehead aka The SportsStylist® shares some of her top gym jams with us. Cindy was a professional skateboard in the mid 70s to early 80s and taught the boys a thing of two along the way. She was sponsored by a number of top companies and wasn’t afraid to throw on her headphones and rip it up. Check out what the always awesome Cinster has on her current playlist and her insight on music then and now.


Cindy Music Insight:

Music has always been a motivator for me when skateboarding, snowboarding or working out in the gym.

When I started skateboarding in 1/2 pipes and pools I wore old school headphones (hey, don’t laugh! It was way before ipods!) I used to be known for waiting at the entrance to pipe or pool and once I found a song on the radio I liked I’d cut the boys off to do my run – even if it wasn’t technically my turn.  When it came time to compete I was lucky that they used to allow you to skate to your own music for your runs and that made a huge difference to me, as the more aggressive the music, the more I felt that I kicked ass and did my best.

Same with snowboarding and working out – music motivates me in every way. The beat, the lyrics the tempo. I change my playlists up constantly depending on my mood but there is always a mix of old school rock, pop and semi-alternative music going on. I get to hear a lot of different music on shoots and that’s where I always seem to pick up some new ideas to keep the play list fresh and motivating.

Rock on and kick ass – no matter where you choose to work out or what you listen to.

Cindy’s Top Hardbody Gym Jams:
1. Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
2. Walk – Foo Fighters
3. S&M – Rihanna
4. Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera
5. Born This Way – Lady Gaga
6. Raise Your Glass – P!nk
7. Proud Mary – Tina Turner
8. Goin’ Down – The Pretty Reckless
9. Good Life – OneRepublic
10. Bad Romance – Lissie

If you’re a Spotify Listener you can check out the playlist on here.

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photos provided by Cindy Whitehead

Disclaimer: Reader discretion advised, please consult your physician before beginning any exercise or diet program.