The 12 Labors of Hercules artwork

Spin: The 12 Labors

This being an Olympic year, I wanted to do a class that tied in a little bit with the Games… but I didn’t want to do something totally cheesy. After a little research on the history of the Olympic Games and their origins, I decided to theme the class around the 12 Labors of Hercules. The

There was one warm-up song followed by 12 working tracks in the playlist. I divided the class into four sections (since the Olympics are held every four years), with three songs per section (bronze, silver, gold medal effort).The 3rd section was a real killer. I asked class participants to pick one track per section and really go for the proverbial gold. I mean, I can obviously get a little cheesy with it, right?

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