Music To Keep You Motivated
I don’t know about you, but I always feel like I move faster and work harder when I have good music to listen to. It’s got to be the right mix of rhythm, tempo, and songs that we haven’t all heard 18 billion times already.
You might use your iPod, Spotify, or (God forbid) the gym radio, to jam. If you are listening to the gym radio, you can always as if they’ll change the station to something less annoying, but your best bet is to bring your own tunes.
Buying your own music is a great alternative and, if you’ve got the funds, probably your best bet. I’ll share some of my favorite 45 minute playlists in later posts to get you through your workout.
If you’re pinching pennies, but still pay for a smart phone with data service (don’t most of us fall prey to this?), you might want to check out an internet streaming service like Spotify.
Spotify is my new music addiction. My husband started using it, and now we have it on all our digital devices. You can pay for the premium service, but the free service is pretty great with very few commercials. Here’s why I like it:
1. You can start a “radio station” based on a song or artist you like.
2. My husband has searched the most obscure songs he could think of, and was able to find them easily.
3. There are a ton of playlists already compiled by other listeners, and you can add them to your Collection and visit them anytime you want. I love the variety of “workout” playlists. Over 140 bpm, under 120 bpm, lifting music, yoga tracks, it’s all there.
4. You can create your own playlists from all the music in the world (or most of it, at least), save it, share it, add to it, and groove to it anywhere you have internet access.
Here are my current favorite playlists: (you’ll need a Spotify account to access the playlists)
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training, a great workout model, more on that later)
I know there are lots of ways we get our groove on. What’s your favorite way to jam at the gym?
p.s. I am not paid by anyone for my views. I just like putting out what works for me. Maybe it’ll work for you, too!