Welcome to Dana The Trainer’s Musical Motivation Mondays
Anyone who has been in a Dana The Trainer session knows that I love music. I manage to incorporate music somehow into every session I facilitate.
My playlist is vast and extensive and even includes some songs that I love, but I can never play in the classroom because of lyrical content.
One day I had the brilliant idea to share some of the music that pumps me up, motivates me and makes me feel alive.
And just like that – Musical Motivation Mondays was born.
Every week on a Monday I’ll be sharing a quote from a song on my playlist on social media and then coming here to give a little bit more background to the song and link to video and lyrics for those who may not be so familiar. This page will serve as an archive of all the music I’ve featured.
I remember the first time I saw the music video for "Nothing Compares 2U". I must have been 12. I think it was the first time I had ever felt a song in my toes. I couldn't look away. Something about it is haunting. Intense. It takes your breath away. I remember being transfixed. [...]
Let me tell you about a time where I felt absolutely, totally, untouchably cool. A couple years ago at a friend's wedding "U Can't Touch This" came on (what an epic DJ!) and something came over me. I was on the far end of the dance floor, and the next thing you know I [...]
This week’s Musical Motivation Monday is Bruno Mars’ 24k Magic. I can’t believe this Grammy award winning song was released in 2016 - it seems like just yesterday. When it was first released I played it all the time because I have always loved big band music. It’s part of the reason why I love [...]
You probably thought “What a throwback!” when you saw this week's Musical Motivation Monday from Gladys Knight, but it just goes to show that I really do have an eclectic taste in music. This is a song I grew up listening to. When I hear it, it makes me think of relaxing Sundays at [...]
This week's Monday Motivation is from Jason Derulo. It's a song I never play in the classroom because I didn't download the radio edit, and the word "sh*t" features quite a lot. Oops! It's a song about getting over a breakup, finding who you are again, pulling yourself together and moving from strength to strength. [...]