Thursday, January 28, 2010

Whistle While You Work!

Right now, I am listening to "Finally" by C & C Music Factory which is playing on our satellite. No, it's not on my Ipod, no it's not on my ITunes account, no you don't hear it on my Satellite radio and I really would prefer not to hear it in the gym. So I am going to get off my happy butt and go change the station so members, just like me don't have to listen to early 90's while they workout. This is the new millennium, so no offense but that old school crap isn't doing it anymore.

Don't get me wrong, I like listening to some old school songs but not when I am working out and definitely not when I need to stay motivated to reach my goals. Have you heard a slow song in the gym and you just feel the urge to grab the closest partner and slow dance? If you listen close enough, you may here me somewhere in the gym singing out loud so I can take the attention off of how de-motivating the song may be and laugh at how horrible my singing is.

Gyms find it hard to please just everyone when it comes to music, but wouldn't it be cool to have a database of songs that people could request and you just play the most popular songs during those times of the day. Each month it switches up and everyone has an opportunity to choose what music gets them motivated and keeps them pushing hard in the gym. Yeah, I know the the alternative would be to just bring their own music and listen to it, but most of the people I see who aren't doing cardio won't have earphones in. Those are the ones who notice the music anyhow.

So, the next time you go in to your gym and hear a song that is just out of place, just start singing it as loud as you possibly can and with the worst voice ever, and 1) You will cause everyone else to either sing along with you, 2) More than likely they will just probably laugh at you, or 3) Hopefully, the gym will get the point and change the station.

What are some songs that you would want to be played in your gym? I would love to hear your feedback.

Happy Training,

Adam Freeman
Fitness Director/Personal Trainer


Anonymous said...

Anything besides those same girls pop songs like Taylor Swift or the other things they play 100 times over and over

Mandy said...

I LOVE a few songs on "The Cutting Edge" soundtrack to work out to.

Street of Dreams - Nia Peeples
Ride on Time - Black Box
Groove Master - Arrow

One of the songs is feature in the scene where the two main characters are competing to see who can get to the rink for practice earliest. The beat of the song and the image of that scene in my mind make me want to push myself hard, just like the characters in the movie.


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