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SELF Workout in the Park Playlists

by Courtney on April 29, 2012

Hey guys! This was supposed to get published yesterday, but since I was dealing with those photo issues, I never got the chance. So just popping in quick this afternoon to give ya a little heads up on a fun event that may just be happening in a city near you:

SELF Magazine’s Workout in the Park


This is the 19th year of the Workout in the Park series, and the event will be happening in CHICAGO, NEW YORK, & SAN FRANCISCO.

From the calendar listing,

“SELF Workout in the Park is a unique experience filled with a day of fun and invigorating classes from CRUNCH gym, beauty and fashion consultations, nutritional know-how, and tons of freebies and giveaways from SELF and our sponsors.  The event has been inspiring tens of thousands of women for 19 years to energize their lives.”


Workout in the Park 2012 inspires healthy, happy lifestyles with high-energy exercises, fashion tips, beauty consultations and great giveaways. It will also unveil some hot new exercise trends from CRUNCH, including: 

  • Fly Girls— Stay super fly by counting down to your favorite 90s pop hits with easy-to-follow dance routines.
  • POUND Rockout Workout— Fuse pilates-inspired movement with the art of making music at this trendy new class that uses Ripstix™, weighted drumsticks, to work the core, upper, and lower body. 
  • Hippie Yoga— i.e. yoga that focuses on opening up the hips! Leaves you feeling restored and renewed like no other.

A one-year SELF Magazine subscription is also included with every Workout in the Park ticket.


  • San Francisco (Little Marina Green): May 5, 2012
  • New York (Rumsey Playfield, Central Park): May 12, 2012
  • Chicago (Butler Field, Grant Park): June 2, 2012

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., rain or shine

HOW TO GET TICKETS? Tickets for SELF magazine Workout in the Park are $20 and can be purchased in advance of the event at, beginning on March 15, 2012.

In honor of the upcoming events, SELF magazine also put together a few new rockin’ playlists, and asked if I’d be interested in sharing them with all of you. Of course I’d love to share – I mean, who couldn’t use a hot new workout playlist every now and then, right? So, here ya go!

New Workout Playlists




I always thought the Workout in the Park would be fun (I’ve been reading about it for years), but it just never seem to work with my schedule. Is anyone else planning on attending any of the events listed above, or have you attended in the past?

Word on the street is that Dolvett Quince (the awesome trainer on The Biggest Loser) is hosting the events…


Oh, what I would give to have him be my trainer…even if just for a day. Winking smile

Question for the Afternoon:

If you could workout with any celebrity trainer, who would you pick?

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1 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction April 29, 2012 at 9:09 am

Jillian Michaels!
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2 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 29, 2012 at 9:14 am

Honestly, I’d love to have Jillian Michaels or Bob Harper for a day. Both have different training styles but both get amazing results. I feel like I could learn a lot from them both!
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3 Jennifer April 29, 2012 at 9:20 am

I’ve been three times in the past ten years and am going to the May 12th event this year!! They get better and better each year, and I’m looking forward to this year’s event!!


4 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles April 29, 2012 at 9:24 am

I honestly have no idea who I would pick to be my personal trainer. I would need a special kind of person to keep me motivated. Workout in the park would be fun!!!
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5 Becca April 29, 2012 at 9:31 am

Oh I would love to train with Dolvett or Bob from The Biggest Loser! I love that so many bloggers have been posting new playlists. I was in a huge music funk :)
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6 krystal@coffeecardiogoddess April 29, 2012 at 9:40 am

I love seeing other peoples workout playlists! Im always curious what others listen to when they workout and it gives me some new ideas to add to mine. I cannot help but to also point out how insanely ripped Dolvet is in that pic. Oh my goodness!
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7 Shannon April 29, 2012 at 9:53 am

I have only heard of Jillian Michaels, so probably her. She’d most likely make me cry and feel crappy about myself though. But it’s good to have a trainer that really pushes people to their limit.
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8 Kristen @ notsodomesticated April 29, 2012 at 10:03 am

What about Jackie Warner … that’s her name right? I’d be curious to see what a workout with her would be like!
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9 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health April 29, 2012 at 10:06 am

I would love to attend that event! I’ve always thought that it sounded like so much fun :). I would love to train with Bob Harper…he just always seems awesome haha. But since my fiance is a trainer, I’m happy to let him train me too ;).
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10 Katy April 29, 2012 at 10:27 am

Oh Dolvett! He is so gorgeous! But if it were Bob I would totally drive to New York for this event.
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11 Michelle@Peachy Palate April 29, 2012 at 11:20 am

Do you count as a celebrity? I think you do! I’d love to workout with you :) Hope that doesn’t sound to sad, but sure we’re all ordinary people at the end of the day (or celebrities whichever way you want to look at it!)
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12 Courtney April 29, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Oh my gosh, Michelle, you are TOO sweet!! Haha, I’d love to work out with you too! :-D


13 Michelle@Peachy Palate April 29, 2012 at 1:21 pm

If you ever visit Ireland make sure to give me a shout!!!
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14 Courtney April 30, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Will do!! My husband would LOVE to visit Ireland (as would I!). It’s on our “list” :)


15 Michelle@Peachy Palate April 30, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I live in Wicklow, just on the border of county Dublin, you’re 10 minutes from the mountains (though think you can officially call them that) and then only about 30 minutes to the city center. Best of both worlds. Wicklow is a must not miss in Ireland.
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16 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy April 29, 2012 at 11:29 am

I live about 3 hours from Chicago, so I’m kind of tempted to go…maybe if it were a little closer!
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17 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers April 29, 2012 at 11:31 am

Wow, I would love to go to Self event in SF. Looks like fun. Thanks for sharing!
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18 Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie April 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm

This event looks great, thanks for sharing! And thanks for the playlists — I need new music motivation today like no other!
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19 Kathleen April 29, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Would love to go to this … Looks like so much fun! I’d love to work out with Jillian Michaels. She’s tough but she gets results :)


20 Valerie April 29, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Oh em gee. Dolvett is hawwwwwwwt!!! I’d workout with him :)
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21 Emily S. April 29, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I’m all signed up and ready to go!
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22 Michelle (Better with Berries) April 29, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I love looking at other peoples’ playlists! I always get new ideas from them.

I’d have to choose between either Jillian or Bob – I love both of them!
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23 Mary April 29, 2012 at 6:05 pm

If Dolvett looks in real life as good as he does in this pic I’d workout with him till I dropped dead of exhaustion, then I’d get up and do it again!


24 Claire April 29, 2012 at 6:28 pm

I’d choose you as my workout buddy too :-) Hehe!

I think I would choose Gina, the famous Zumba instructor to teach me how to properly shake it before I start instructing my 1st class haha!!


25 Courtney April 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Awww YAY! How fun! :-D


26 Brandi @ Faith Fitness and Laughter April 29, 2012 at 8:23 pm

You know, Dolvet would be on the top of my list. :) I think that the workout in the park is such a great idea! :) Even if you live in a small town you could organize something like this! :)
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27 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries April 30, 2012 at 7:57 am

Bob Harper!! Even though I’m pretty sure he bats for the other team, I still think he’s super dreamy and would want to date me if we ever met.

Too much? ;)
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28 Courtney April 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Haha, I think that’s perfectly acceptable ;)


29 laho April 30, 2012 at 9:16 am

I have to be In San Francisco and join. Sounds exciting.
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30 alysha @shesontherun April 30, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I went to self’s workout in the park in Chicago a few years ago, hosted by Jillian michaels. I mainly went to see her!
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