6 Songs to Move Your Booty

This morning I stood smiling on a Wimbledon corner grooving to a new song. A passing bus driver waved and smiled!

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Believe me, this is not my normal behaviour but I was inspired to move!

The song in my ears was Taylor Swift’s – “Shake it Off”, which was suggested by my music loving husband who is a bit of pop tune connoisseur because of his Pub Quiz writing business. We agree that her song is a great blend of toe tapping tune and fun, repetitive, inspiring words. The video had me hooked as soon as I watched.

This shouldn’t surprise me as I am a child of the MTV generation who were introduced to revolutionary, well produced visual representations of songs. I am the perfect consumer…once I see a video I like I usually buy the song or album. I even remember whose house I was in when I first watched Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

Many of you will already know about the power of music to motivate us to move. Whether this movement is shimming on the pavement, tube platform, in your living room or lifting a weight in the gym or jogging up the street it all makes a positive impact on our bodies and well-being.

Here are my top 6 snappy songs to get you moving. (in no particular order!)

1.Taylor Swift – “Shake it Off”

2.Ricky Martin – “Livin’ La Vida Loca”

3.Pharrell Williams – “Happy”

4.Wham – “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”

5.Maroon 5 – “Moves Like Jagger ft Christina Aguilera”

6.Michael Jackson – “Don’t Stop Til’ You Get Enough”

And check out 20 more of my favourites to shake it!

So, put some music on and discover your joy of moving again.

Inspire me with your top 2 favourite songs that get your feet tapping. Share them below!

Or post them to twitter @positivelyslim so we can get people moving there too!

Charlene Hutsebaut

Corporate Wellness Speaker, Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor, Writer & Brand Ambassador, Charlene Hutsebaut, Personal Training & Wellbeing Consultancy | www.charlenehutsebaut.com | @positivelyslim

Charlene Hutsebaut B.P.E., B.Ed., CSCS is a personal trainer, pilates instructor, brand ambassador, speaker and writer with over 15,000 client hours and 26 years of experience in the fitness industry. Charlene was honoured to be a Top 10 Global Finalist in the Life Fitness -Personal Trainers to Watch Competition 2015. She was the only UK woman chosen and one of only three in the top ten. The same year she was awarded a Mayor of London Volunteer Award for getting her community moving & united. In 2016 she was part of the team at Eversholt UK Rails Group to win a Vitality Insurance - Healthiest Workplace Award. In 2017 she was asked to take part in the Periscope TV Wellness Warriors Channel and was shortlisted for We Are The City Sport Award. Charlene runs her Personal Training Consultancy in London at the exclusive St. Pancras Hotel Spa and is a sought after inspirational corporate wellness speaker, creating bespoke wellness initiatives to get employees thinking about their self-care through workshops & executive senior leader programmes. She has had regular fitness columns in Passport – the inflight magazine for Monarch Airlines and Total Sports Performance. She is the fitness expert for the book The De-Stress Effect and was featured in How To Hygge. She has written for HuffPostUK, Bodyfit, Prima, FitPro, Fitness Life New Zealand and has been featured in London, Fabric, Grove, Woman, Natural Health magazines, as well as The Daily Mail and Express. | Charlene has been a brand ambassador for Huggies Diapers with Lisa Scott-Lee, Simply Great Drinks alongside UK Olympian Victoria Pendleton and TV’s Doctor Christian Jessen and most recently with Long Tall Sally & Nominou. www.charlenehutsebaut.com | Find Charlene most days sharing the healthy realistic message on twitter, periscope, facebook and instagram at @positivelyslim


Go to the profile of Dr. Mandy Lehto
over 6 years ago
Love this. My booty can't help but shake when the BeeGees are on (what can I say, I'm a child of the early 70s!). Kitchen dancing is one of my favourite forms of exercise. I even have a Spotify list called 'Kitchen Dancing' - not even kidding! Any opportunity to get moving and have fun!
Go to the profile of Charlene Hutsebaut
over 6 years ago