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Smarter Health: Awesome New Tunes for Your Workout
April 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Have I mentioned that I am trying to get back into a good, healthy exercise routine? It's tough for me. Not really hopping on the treadmill or lacing up the sneakers, but when I hit about the 17-minute mark, I tend to waiver and want to stop. Is it that I am bored? Is it that I'm running out of energy? I'm not sure. But what helps me push through is a song. An upbeat, get-that-spring in my step, jam-out tune. I have an armband to hold my iPod, but what to put on that workout playlist?

I like all kinds of music, from classical to rap. I dig it all, but obviously, those soothing tunes I love from certain artists just don't hack it when it comes to really getting me going. I've got a few go-tos tunes: some oldies, some newbies...all will put some oomph in your workout!  

Adele - Rumor Has It

Jessie J - Price Tag and Do It Like A Dude

Colbie Caillat - Brighter Than The Sun

Nicki Minaj - Super Bass

LMFAO - Sexy and I Know It (the clean version, of course!)

Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.

Survivor - Eye of The Tiger (yup, the one from Rocky III)

The Go-Gos - Vacation and We've Got The Beat

Vampire Weekend - Bryn and Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa

Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow

Madonna - Ray Of Light

Taio Cruz - Dynomite

Pitbull - I Know You Want Me

OutKast - Hey Ya!

EMF - Unbelievable

Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch - Good Vibrations

What is on your iPod or music list when you exercise? What song always get you bouncing when it comes on the radio?





  • lizzig
    by lizzig
    April 27, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    well don't have an ipod or such & sadly don't work out like i should.  i walk but the kids are with me so no music then.  i do boogie when i clean though.  i listen to a variety; ska, punk, rock-a-billy, pretty much anything with a good beat.

  • koolkidsmom
    April 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM


    Quoting powow65:

    i love techno music to excersice.

     i like techo for exercise too.

  • koolkidsmom
    April 28, 2012 at 2:04 PM

     Sometimes Disco too.

    by JCTVCBN
    April 28, 2012 at 2:13 PM


  • elijahsmama09
    April 28, 2012 at 6:44 PM
    No Rihanan, No Lady Gaga???
  • 2and2onway
    April 28, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Im a country girl:)

  • othermom
    April 28, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    I don't usually listen to music when I exercise. I need to though I do enjoy it. I have a lot of diffrent music on my mp3 player. Everything from oldies, country, rock, and rap

  • millerbunch
    April 29, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    i do not own an ipod or mp3..   these are good tunes though :)

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