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The New Year is almost upon us, which means it’s nearly time for your New Year’s resolution to get in shape. If you plan on working out during the new year to drop some weight, then it’s very important that you also stock up on some great workout tunes.
Working out to music has been found to help you work harder, motivate you to continue and even help you produce better results. But if you want to work out to some great songs, where do you begin?
1. Your Music Library
If you already have a music library such as iTunes, take some time to go through it and create your own workout playlist. Make sure to stock it full of your favorite up tempo songs. Working out to music that is fast paced will help you workout harder and longer, so make sure to stay away from anything that can put you to sleep, no matter how much you may love it.
2. The Internet
There are plenty of workout blogs and articles on the internet that can help you put a great workout playlist together. Take a look at articles like this one to help you find some songs that you’ll want to work out to, and be sure to download them (if you don’t have them) and put them on your playlist.
3. Fitness Friends
Chances are you already know a handful of people that workout on a regular basis, and if you want to get some great workout tunes, ask these individuals what songs they listen to while they workout. It’s possible you’ll find some songs you would have never thought about, and you may even be able to share them with one another so you don’t have to worry about purchasing a handful of new jams.
Visit the iTunes Store and do a simple search of words like “running” or “workout”. iTunes will then provide you with a list of songs that match your search, and you can find music that would be the perfect addition to your workout playlist. Plus, iTunes allows you to listen to a snippet of the song before you purchase it, so you can make sure that the song is upbeat enough to keep you motivated and working hard.
5. The Gym
Some gyms and fitness centers play music to keep their members upbeat during their workouts, so pay attention to the music that is being played while you’re there. If you come across a song or two that you like, either ask a gym employee to provide you with the name of the song or use an app like Music ID on your smartphone or tablet to give you the name and artist of the song.
Janet S is a pilates teacher and guitar player who is currently using the learn and master guitar reviews to better understand musical trends.