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10 Soca Songs for Your Spring Socamotion Playlist

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Hey SocaMovers!

We’ve been getting a lot of requests for tips on how to jump start your workouts for Spring.  One guaranteed way to get you to Move Your Mas is to plug some fiery hot soca music into your iPod .

Here is a list of the 10 must-haves on your Socamotion playlist ~

(the order is somewhat significant…but we reserve the right to change our minds 😉

1. Bucket by Swappi

2. Miss Behave by Fay Ann Lyons

3. Born Ready by Bunji Garlin

4. Pump Yuh Flag by Machel Montano

5. Precision Wine by Kes The Band                    

Socamotion Top 10 Spring Soca ~ "Bucket" by Swappi soca 2012

Socamotion Top 10 Spring Soca ~ "Bucket" by Swappi

6. Badder Dan We by Shurwayne Winchester and Popcaan

7.  Bacchanalist by Kerwin DuBois

8. Link Up by Destra Garcia

9. Single Forever by Ki Persad

10. People’s Champion by Benjai

Oh my goodness!   Have we reached 10 already?

I think we’re going to need another list, but this is good enough to get you started.

What songs would you add? Add them in the comments below or tweet them to @Socamotion1

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Exercise during the Holidays

There are 5 days until Christmas and 12 days until New Years, however at SocaMotion we are doing all that we can to remind people that extending the festivities beyond those special days can sabotage progress made in past exercise and diet changes.

The cold weather and increased offerings of baked goodies and homemade favorites are a lethal combination for those trying to maintain or lose weight.     This weather has an increased effect on those who come from tropical regions and yearn to return “home” even more.   If you succumb to these temptations there are many who are waiting for you to want to make good on your new year’s resolutions and join their fitness programs.   However, there are ways to hedge against this trend and maintain your current weight or even lose a little weight over the next 2 weeks.

Yes, you can achieve results even during the holidays.

The two main ways that you can do that are by:

1. Sneaking in exercise during the small windows of spare time during your day, and

2. Balancing indulgence with restraint in your diet.


SocaMotion has the Parkway on Lock!

SocaMotion has taken its place on the Eastern Parkway and we’re not looking back!

We have moved from our location in Clinton Hill to a new gym  on the Parkway: New You Aerobics & Fitness.  It is located on 1128 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn right off of the Utica Ave subway station and provides air-conditioned comfort and shiny, new machines for our SocaMovers.     This is the second branch of New You.   The first is located on Utica Ave and Winthrop.   There are professional personal trainers, state-of-the-art equipment, and top-notch classes provided at both locations.   Now, SocaMotion Fitness and Wellness has partnered with New You to provide in-demand classes of a wide variety you didn’t even know was possible with soca.

Being on Eastern Parkway is important to the mission of SocaMotion.  Eastern Parkway is the home of the West Indian Day Parade and runs through the heart of the Caribbean community in New York.   We are committed to maxing up Soca music and the progress of our Caribbean Family and know the power of what we have created.   SocaMotion will take Soca 2 The World and share our fitness model that provides results in while you are having lots of fun!

Check back as we feature the history of the Parade and highlight Eastern Parkway and the treasures along the way that you may not see when thousands of people fill the streets for Labor Day Carnival.

Labor Day Parade on Eastern Parkway