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26-Minute Boredom-Busting Treadmill Workout

26-Minute Boredom-Busting Treadmill Workout

The treadmill is far from being a “dreadmill” with this 26-minute boredom-busting workout.

26-Minute Boredom-Busting Treadmill Workout from Hungry Gator Gal

Seriously though. If you think 26 minutes is nothing, you’re in for a surprise. The first half of the workout includes a seriously difficult speed pyramid. Then you finish off strong with speed intervals.

In other words, you’re testing both your speed and endurance in one workout. More bang for your workout buck if you ask me.

Complete this workout by itself if you’re short on time, but feel free to complete 15-30 minutes of strength training before or afterward. I like to do upper body work because my legs are pretty much JELL-O after a treadmill workout like this one.

Let me know if you give it a try. I’d love to know what you think. 🙂


  1. Do you like or dislike treadmill workouts?
  2. How often do you train with intervals or pyramids?

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Ultimate EDM Playlist

Ultimate EDM Playlist

I know you must be thinking, “Another playlist?” Well, yep. It’s been my drug of choice during midterms, so bear with me.

Many college students snack obsessively during this time. Some turn to caffeine. Others nap. What do I do?

I spend an hour on Spotify crafting and changing the order of tracks on playlists to eliminate the awkward silence between songs, which kills me. Did I mention I also eat, drink coffee, and try to keep my eyelids open long enough to finish a research report for my campaigns class while doing this?

Thank goodness spring break starts today. I’m going to D.C., and to say I’m PUMPED would be a understatement.

You bet I’ll be jammin’ away listening to this ultimate EDM (electronic dance music) playlist on the plane and during my break. Give it a listen whether you’re working out or just need some music to pump you up.

Spotify playlist:

I highly suggest joining Spotify for streaming just about any song, album or playlist. I pay $5 per month as a student to have access to a bazillion songs with zero ads. I have the ability to follow and make as many playlists as my heart desires. It’s TOTALLY worth the money. Ask for a Spotify Gift Card $30 (affiliate link!) for your b-day or a holiday. 🙂

Follow me (Brianna Kolota) and my playlists on Spotify if you like this mix. I’m also a fan of John Mayer, OneRepublic, Lorde, Lana Del Rey, Ben Howard, Imagine Dragons, 90’s hits, and other adult alternative music if that’s your thing.

Enjoy! 🙂


  1. Are you a spotify member?
  2. What’s your favorite workout song now?
  3. Do you like seeing playlists on Hungry Gator Gal? Would you like to see more/less/the same amount?

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Fall Workout Jams

Fall Workout Jams

Fall Workout Jams

Music – it can make or break a workout.

You know how the story goes: one good song can inspire you to push your limits, but one bad song can make you feel ready to throw in the towel. The beat needs to be just right, if you know what I mean.

Luckily, group fitness instructors at UF make amazing playlists. I’ve slowly become addicted to the heart-pumping jams played during cycle.

Although I attend a lot of classes, I do work out on my own once or twice per week. Needless to say, I can’t always rely on an instructor to choose songs for me, which is why I created a playlist of workout jams I’ve been loving this fall.

The list found below is pretty diverse and contains a good mix of group fitness songs and personal favorites. Click on the title of each song to see if you like it.

Fall Workout Jams from Hungry Gator Gal

I hope the playlist motivates you to push yourself this week while working out. Feel free to change the order and add your favorites to the list.

  1. Elevate – St. Lucia
  2. Counting Stars – OneRepublic
  3. DNA (Calvin Harris Remix) – Empire of the Sun
  4. Bastille – Pompeii
  5. Looking Hot – No Doubt
  6. My Body – Young the Giant
  7. Wake Me Up – Avicii
  8. Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
  9. Harry Potter Dubstep – Terabyte Frenzy
  10. If I Lose Myself (Alesso Remix) – OneRepublic & Alesso

Spotify playlist:

    P.S. I pay $5 per month as a student to have access to a bazillion songs with zero ads. I have the ability to follow and make as many playlists as my heart desires. It’s TOTALLY worth the money. Ask for a Spotify Gift Card $30 (affiliate link!) for your b-day or a holiday, and follow me (Brianna Kolota) if you like what you hear. 🙂


    1. What are some of your favorite workout songs as of late?

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    Stadium Workout Warm-Up

    Stadium Workout Warm-Up

    When I exercise, I get in and get out. No lingering in the gym. No wasted time.

    Given this mindset, I sometimes forget to stretch properly before and after exercising. It’s a bad habit, but I know I’m not the only one.

    As I mentioned Wednesday, this week was filled with group fitness class workouts, which reminded me how important stretching is to avoiding injury. Warming up and cooling down also decreases the likelihood that my muscles will be extremely sore the next day. They burn, but I can function.

    I was certain this meme would describe my life after stadium conditioning Tuesday afternoon. The class kicked my butt! However, the dynamic stretches we completed before the workout kept my soreness to a minimum.

    I plan to post a full stadium workout next week that requires no equipment. In the meantime, here’s a quick stadium warm-up plan you can use before any workout.

    Check out this video if you’re not familiar with straight leg kicks. Watch this clip if you need to see how inchworms are done.

    I hope you try it! 🙂


    1. What are your favorite stretches?
    2. Do you often forget to stretch before/after a workout?

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