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3/20/12 10:47 A

Sometimes I get bored with my playlists on my ipod, so I use the pandora app (free!) on my phone. If you're working out at home and have access to a computer, you can stream it from there. It allows you to listen to a variety of songs and it really keeps me motivated and interested in my workout.

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3/20/12 9:14 A

I like hip hop or party music. Most times I listen to Beyonce's Who Run's This World on repeat. It gets me moving.

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3/20/12 12:05 A

I like Techno or Dance music as long as it has words. I love the Dance Party CDs. They put one out for each year. Dance Party 2011 and so forth. If you download them from I Tunes the whole CD is one big song with no breaks which keep me going for the long workouts.

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3/19/12 4:54 P

I like music with fast beats for running, so I go with dance music for running, even though that's not what listen to for enjoyment.

For other workouts, like weight training or HiiT / plyo training. I don't use music.

Here is my current running playlist:

Like a G6 - Far East Movement
Toyfriend (feat. Wynter Gordon) - David Guetta
Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang
White Horse - Laid Back
Party Rock - LMFAO
Telephone - Lady Gaga
Just Dance - Lady Gaga
Boom Boom Pow - Balck Eyed Peas
Beggin' - Madcon
Temperature - Sean Paul
Jager Yoga - CSS
Time Won't Wait - Jamiroquai (Cool Down)
L.E.S. Artistes - Santigold (Cool Down)

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3/19/12 4:29 P

Definitely pick music you like.
Today I listened to Prince, Devo, Muddy Waters and the soundtrack from the Full Monty. Really, whatever makes you want to get up and boogie.

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3/19/12 2:09 P

It's just got to be music you like to listen to and then find the beat and intensity that matches what workout you are doing. My son downloaded bunches of Army Cadences for when he would go out for a long run. That keeps one in step and focused. While some rap music can be the right tempo, the last thing I want to do is hear profanity and junk, whether while working out or just listening. It would distract me and I would then be more focused on the stupid lyrics and finding another song. Just find stuff you like and put it together in a workout file. Keep the faith

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3/19/12 9:47 A

Just find music you like. I prefer not to use slow songs, but I like classic rock and metal quite a bit, so that's what Imostly listen to when I run (because that's what's onb my MP3 player). I also enjoy some of the newer poppy hip hop stuff like LMFAO, Pitbull, Ke$ha, etc. It's fun and has some good beats. I've done a hip hop class with those songs. I think I'd be ok to run to them as well. I could probably lift to almost anything I enjoyed, but I typically have a rerun of Law & Order: Criminal Intent on in the background when I lift! ;)

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3/19/12 9:42 A


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3/19/12 9:41 A

Thanks! I actually really like kelly clarkson so I might go with that =)

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3/19/12 9:31 A


Welcome to Spark, you have made a great choice joining!! I love it and am on it allll the time!

I am not a huge fan of working out, I tend to get bored easily but what I have found that works for me is Leslie Sansone walk at home. It goes by quickly and it changes things up so aren't doing the same thing all the time.

If you don't mind hitting the tmill or bike for long periods of time. Rihanna is good to work out to and Kelly Clarkson "what doesnt kill you" always pumps me up.

Good luck! emoticon

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3/19/12 9:18 A

Hi guys,

I'm new here and new to working out, But i'm deterimened to start so I was just wondering if anyone had any awesome workout music to suggest. I thought that maybe if it I made my work outs fun with music it may make it easier in my head. Any thoughts?

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