Thursday, December 18, 2008

Top Trainer Tips: Top 10 Hottest Workout Playlist

I thought I’d put together an awesome workout playlist for you as an early kick-start to New Year’s fitness resolution solution as part of my new article series, Top Trainer Tips. Nothing makes your energy sore more when you are working out, than listening to a hot music playlist. That’s why I gotten together with some of my hottest, LA group exercise friends such as Keith Irace, SoCal Group Manager and Stephanie Vitorino, Woodland Hills Group Manager of Equinox, to create the perfect Top 10 Hottest Workout Playlist for you. This Top 10 Playlist should get you through a complete workout. Lace up your Nike’s, grab a bottle of water (using a recyclable container), your iPod or MP3, and get moving!

Top 10 Hottest Music Workout Playlist

1. Clocks by Coldplay time: 5:07
2. Little Bit of Feel Good by Jamie Lidell time: 4:02
3. Misery Business by Paramore time: 3:31
4. Mercy (remix feat The Game) by Duffy time: 3:29
5. Honky Tonk Woman by The Rolling Stones time: 2:59
6. Push It by Salt-n-Pepa time: 4:16
7. Shake It by Metro Station time: 2:59
8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) by Michael Jackson time: 3:58
9. It’s a New Day by Will.I.Am time: 3:40
10. Everybody’s a Star by Robin Thicke time: 2:55
11. Cool Down—(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin time: 2:48

One of the most important elements to a great workout tune is tempo or beats per minute (bpm). The bpm should be between 120 and 140 bpm, which roughly corresponds to the average person’s heart rate during a workout routine. For example a beginner walker’s bpm should be between 110 to 114 bpm, intermediate below 120, and advanced walker/jogger up to 150 bpm.

If you want to be guaranteed a consistent beat, I love downloading pre-mixed Digital Fitness Music album compiled by the fitness pros at or www.iSweat Both offer hundreds of Digital Fitness Music Albums available in 30, 45 or 60 minute workouts. Each music album offers a variety of music styles including dance, disco, country, rock, with well-known popular songs, in various speeds for different fitness levels. The music plays non-stop on your iPod or MP3. Each album is pre-programmed to keep you on pace to achieve your cardio or strength workout goals. (Yes, this means no cheating since the music speed keeps you going!)


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