I always listened to "I Heart Radio" . But today I looked in the app store and found Fit Radio and I like it! There is every kind of music there, except country! I enjoyed my workout and the time went by faster! It's FREE! They will give you a 15 minute trial before you register just to see if you will like it, but it's still FREE! I put it on my iPhone and will probably install it on my iPad!
I downloaded a free album of electronic dance music from Amazon several months ago, and it is about the most perfect blend of high-energy music for me when I walk or workout on the elliptical. Really gets me going!
Shape magazine has had free workout music downloads each month this summer. There's about 5 songs ranging from current top 40 to some older stuff and best of all it's free. Not sure if they do this all year long or not. I discovered it in June and have really enjoyed the mixes. :) http://shape.workoutmusic.com/
I have a playlist on my phone that I use for exercise. It mostly dance tunes and other fast-paced songs. The built-in media player on my Windows Phone did not have a way to shuffle playlists, so I wrote an app to do that and it works great. Anyone with a Windows Phone can get it free here: http://bit.ly/qVQCL0
right now i'm working on my stamina, so i've creatred a playlist of 2min & 3 min songs so i know when to walk & when to run. I've found some songs (like "here we go again' by OK GO and 'Womanizer' by Brittney Spears are at the *exact* pace i like to run to....even tho it's not really my type of music. I let my guilty pleasures come out on that mix. Shhhh don't tell :)
Great article and I agree...music makes a big difference.
6/5/2011 2:31:55 PM
Quote from Cattails :"When It's Over" would just make me want to lie on the floor and stare at the ceiling.
Cattails, given that it is listed as the last 3:40 minutes of a 30 minute workout, I think that is exactly what it is meant to do.:
I work out to ABBA Gold. The album is just the right beat for me, and the slow songs come just when I want to cool down.
There are likely more current songs out there that are just as good, but this is my 'go to' for workouts.
6/5/2011 11:51:28 AM
I listen to a lot of songs mixed up on my ipod, including some specifically for workouts. I find that my stride will pick up or slow down, dependant on the song playing. It definitely makes the 30 minutes fly by for me.
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