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Warm-up playlist: Time to get pumped up without being put down
by Fair Game News
posted December 14, 2012 at 7:53am

By Ashleigh Sargent and Mariah Philips Get ready, it’s game day!!!!! As you prepare mentally and physically, you want help getting into your zone. Which songs pop up on the warm-up playlist? Chances are, messages of female empowerment and gender e...more

NEW: Win a Nixon Portable Speaker System & Santigold CD
by Pretty Tough
posted June 17, 2012 at 2:45am

We are pleased to announce a Pretty Tough contest for the week of June 15 -22. We have a great prize for the Community Member who gets the most friends to join and be active on PrettyTough.com during that week. So if you’re currently a member, log ...more

The Power Forward Charity Concert: The WNBA, Black Thought & Childhood Obesity
by Swish Appeal
posted April 29, 2012 at 12:15am

Image: Jeff Fusco/Getty Images The "Power Forward" concert, postponed due to the New York Rangers' playoff game against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, is a charity concert that will bring the New York Liberty together New York and New Jersey business ...more

Whitney Houston's link to the WNBA
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted February 12, 2012 at 10:42pm

I sat courtside and watched attentively as Whitney Houston sang the national anthem for the WNBA's inaugural All-Star game in New York in 1999. Seattle was awarded an expansion franchise that year and The Seattle Times sent me to begin our coverage, disco...more

New year? New Musica!
by Chic Runner
posted January 2, 2012 at 7:20pm

I have been listening to a bunch of new jams lately, and thought others might want to join in on the gloriousness that is new music. Sadly, I must admit that I truly am loving Selena Gomez ‘Love you like a Love Song‘. What am I 12? Gross that...more

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl XLVI
by Pretty Tough
posted December 5, 2011 at 9:08am

We may not know which two football teams are playing Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis but we now know who will be rocking the stage during the halftime show. Confirming a not-so-well-kept secret, the NFL and NBC announced du...more

Hip-hop and the WNBA are coming together..."Numbers" freestyles about Angel McCoughtry
by Swish Appeal
posted October 12, 2011 at 11:09am

From Numbers - Angel McCoughtry (via ixs515). Hip-hop and the WNBA are coming together nicely. This is apparently Numbers' second effort as he previously did a song about his favorite player, "an All-Star player, two times": Washington Mystics forward...more

Basketball delight: Lynx top Dream when it comes to hip-hop
by Swish Appeal
posted October 2, 2011 at 8:34pm

Part of the fun about sports championships aren't just the sporting events themselves, but all the discussion, anticipation, crazy fandom, and pageantry surrounding the events.  Although the games themselves have yet to be played, the Minnesota Lynx ha...more

Phranc's ode to female athletes – how would you update the lyrics?
by Pretty Tough
posted August 23, 2011 at 2:46am

I like all kinds of music. I have a pretty eclectic playlist and love hearing music live. One of the great treasures in Los Angeles is the Cal Plaza Grand Performances series. Now in it’s 25th year, it’s a series of free summer concerts curated by a ...more

What I Listen To When Running
by Run Girl Run
posted August 12, 2011 at 1:43pm

It's been ages since I've done a playlist post. To me, summer pretty much equals country music so needless to say, my country playlists have been getting a lot of love lately. Here's a playlist my college roommate put together for me that I've been lovi...more

Sydney Velodrome to music - start your weekend off relaxed
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted July 8, 2011 at 10:55pm

Fridays - sometimes energetic, sometimes you need space to breathe. Found this on Vimeo, never thought cycling could be so relaxing. Have a good weekend! Vuelo Velo from Vuelo Velo on Vimeo. ...more

Fight Walk-In Rock Playlist
by The Glowing Edge
posted July 4, 2011 at 10:01am

During my second fight I had really wanted some calm, soothing music to keep my heart rate under control during the long hours of waiting before I actually entered the arena to get in ring. That playlist was called “The Unexpected Bell” (since I di...more

Hair Metal Playlist for Running and Roping
by The Glowing Edge
posted May 26, 2011 at 6:51pm

Warning: rambling post filled with (clearly labeled!) tangents ahead. Feel free to skip to the bottom for the playlist. It was about 90 degrees outside but the sun was dropping when I headed out for a run. I’m not yet acclimatized to summer heat wor...more

Women 100 years ago Exercise Workout Video
by LostCentury
posted May 11, 2011 at 1:53pm

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Sean Kingston’s ‘Ready or Not’ queued up as anthem for Women’s World Cup
by Pretty Tough
posted May 7, 2011 at 3:55pm

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Jamaican-American singer Sean Kingston’s ‘Ready or Not’ is the official song for the FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held in Germany June 26-July 17.  The track is a follow-up to last year’s World Cup anthem “Waka Waka”...more

Women who exercise (and sing)
by Mariah Burton Nelson: BEYOND WORKOUTS - Think of Yourself as an Athlete
posted April 17, 2011 at 8:40pm

One of many pleasures of public speaking is engaging an audience in something new and slightly risky. A tension builds: Who will participate? What will happen next? Most adults do not consider themselves singers, and are reluctant even to sing Happy Birt...more

Soccer star David Beckham & Snoop Dogg to co-design kids clothing
by A Glam Slam
posted April 11, 2011 at 5:43pm

David Beckham is embarking on yet another fashion endeavor. He’s already designed a collection under his wife’s successful DVB label which will feature a range of men’s couture clothing and fitted suits, and it has also been rumored that the soccer ...more

Brianna Glenn believes America got it WRONG
by My so-called FABULOUS life: Brianna Glenn
posted April 8, 2011 at 8:32pm

My sport is decided on the field of competition. We all gather at the oval office, slip on our spikes, and put our best against the best of our competitors. At the end of the day, whoever performed the best is the winner. It's that simple. It is a tal...more

Female Athletes Fly
by Stephanie Perleberg: Believe and Run On!
posted April 7, 2011 at 11:28pm

There was a song that played at the end of the women’s basketball championship game called \”Fly\” by Nicki Minaj and Rihanna that has stuck with me. These two powerful women, in their own industry, are singing about success, as they state “I came...more

Karen Jonz on Brazilian Idol
by SkaterGirl
posted March 20, 2011 at 6:49pm

Over at the Mahfia blog, we’ve just learnt something rather amazing! “Team rider Karen Jonz has been killin it softly in her motherland of Brazil and was recently on Brazilian IDOL! Yup, it’s exactly what you think, the Brasilian version of America...more

What Clay Matthews should've worn to the Grammys
by A Glam Slam
posted February 14, 2011 at 10:47pm

Aaron Rodgers went to Disneyland. Clay Matthews went to the Grammys. One week after the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers to win Super Bowl XLV, Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was a presenter during music’s biggest night of the year....more

Glee’s Lea Michele tackles “America the Beautiful” at Super Bowl XLV
by Pretty Tough
posted January 29, 2011 at 1:56am

Access Hollywood has confirmed that Lea Michele, the 24-year-old Broadway ingenue-turned-breakout star of  “Glee,” will be singing “America the Beautiful” prior to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers showdown in Super Bowl XLV. Pas...more

Vans x Santigold team up for special shoe release
by Pretty Tough
posted January 27, 2011 at 2:16am

Brooklyn-born Santi White, better known by her stage name Santigold, is celebrated as a unique and inspiring figure on today’s musical landscape. Having gained acclaim for her fearless self-expression, it is no surprise that her personal aesthetic refl...more

Sony “W” Review!
by Chic Runner
posted January 19, 2011 at 5:28pm

I have been working on this review forever! I was asked a while back to review the You can find out more here! I hopefully will be having another giveaway soon! xoxo ...more

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