How To Turn Your Workout Into A Dance Party

I’ll be honest—there are days when exercising is LITERALLY the last thing I want to do. To motivate myself, I make my workouts as fun as possible. If there’s anyone who knows how to make fitness a party it’s my trainer, Nicole Winhoffer. She’s definitely taught me the ways!

Nicole has single-handedly kicked my ass, whipped me into shape, and helped me shed some major pounds. Her program, NW Method, serves as a way to combine the mind, body, and soul through movement and dance while also targeting and toning muscle groups.

The combination of positive energy, fun choreography, and a killer playlist make the NW Method different from the rest. In my opinion, it’s like the best dance party I’ve ever been to! If you aren’t able to catch a class of hers in NYC, she’s now streaming her workouts online to do anytime, anywhere.

So let’s dim the lights, slip on that crop top, and pump up the music. Here’s Nicole’s favorite playlist to get you started (click links to download.):

  1. I Got You-Shaggy feat. Jovi Rockwell
  2. This Is What You Came For-Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna (Dillon Francis Remix)
  3. Let Me Love You- Ariana Grande feat. Lil Wayne
  4. Panda-Desiigner
  5. Needed Me-Rihanna
  6. Freedom-Beyonce feat. Kendrick Lamar
  7. Sex With Me-Rihanna
  8. Waves-Kanye West
  9. Controlla-Drake
  10. Trap Queen-Fetty Wap
  11. Consideration-Rihanna feat. SZA
  12. THat Part-Schoolboy Q feat. Kanye West
  13. Cut It- O.T Genasis feat. Young Dolph
  14. She Knows- J.Cole
  15. One Dance-Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla
  16. Peaches And Cream- 112 feat. P.Diddy
  17. Run The World-Beyonce (Dave Aude Club Remix)
  18. Drunk In Love- Beyonce
  19. Na Na- Trey Songz
  20. Love Drought- Beyonce
  21. Sweet Dreams- Beyonce

Here are some extra tips from Nicole on how to keep your workouts fun (& fierce!):

1. Wear something that makes you feel sexy. I like to wear street clothes in my workout because it makes me feel like I’m at the club!

2. Use the app Shazaam (download here) when you’re out so you can add them to your workout playlist.

3. Grab a buddy! Doing your workouts in groups creates more energy.

4. Stream your favorite workouts with your buddy. I just dropped NW Live Streaming last month! Now you have a full hour of workouts with new moves and amazing music right at home.

5. Play your favorite pop star…and then workout like one!

Actress, model, active humanitarian, & Mom! Author of 'Everyday Chic'.