Best Workout Music Resources - Get Your Groove On

We all need something to keep us going during exercise, especially in the gym.

The right music can be just the thing for energizing tired muscles for one more mile or one more rep. Besides good old iTunes, these websites are some of my favorite places for getting workout music, or music-based workouts that include the guidance of personal trainers.  Get some new music and get re-motivated for your workouts.

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Workout Music

Hip Hop Remix
Amazon
This excellent site offers tons of great music, no matter what your tastes are. They also offer informative articles about finding the right tempo and how to make music work for you. Many of compilations are available in CD or MP3 format and most music is remixed in order the change the tempo of the songs, so they aren't by the original artists. More »

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Multitrax Music

Multitrax
Multitrax
Multitrax is well-known in the fitness world for offering great music mixes for everything from kickboxing to spinning. Exercise enthusiasts will also enjoy the mixes because the songs are by the original artists and include all the current and past hits you know and love. The mixes vary in tempo and come in the old-school form of CDs, so you won't be able to downloaded mixes from the website. Still, this is a great resource for both instructors and people who like to exercise to music at a specific tempo. More »

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Podrunner

Podrunner
Podrunner is an excellent resource for free exercise music mixes. The mixes range from 130-180 beats per minute and work for for running, jogging, walking, cycling, elliptical training or aerobics. There are steady state workouts and interval mixes to choose from and you can download them directly from the website or subscribe to their podcast to get updates on a regular basis. The music is club-style with a mix of house and tech music for fun, energetic workouts. More »

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Motion Traxx

Motion Traxx
Motion Traxx

Motion Traxx, headed by Deekron the Fitness DJ, is another great choice for runners or walkers who want workouts at a specific tempo. This used to be a podcast, and now Deekron has turned his great music into a Motion Traxx app where you can find tons of guided cardio workouts.  He uses experts like Amy Dixon and Paul Katami to guide through elliptical, treadmill, cycling and other workouts and I love that you can choose your workouts by time and type of equipment.  They also have options where you don't need any equipment at all. More »

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Pandora Workout Music

Pandora
Amazon

I love Pandora for workout music and, the best part is it's free.  They do offer a paid version without commercials and where you can skip songs.  They have a huge selection of workout play lists, whether you like hip hop, country, pop or any genre.  You can even go in and add artists to your playlist if there are certain songs you want to hear or if you want to add more variety to the playlist.  The only downside is that you have to be connected to the internet, which is usually not a problem for many of us, but could be a drawback. More »

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Sean O'Malley's Guided Cardio Workouts

Cardio Coach
Cardio Coach

I have to admit, I almost never do a cardio machine workout without one of Sean's Cardio Coach workouts. He offers 8 different volumes, each one a high-intensity interval workout involving sprints, hills and, sometimes, both together. Excellent for getting a great workout and making the time fly on any cardio machine you like.  Sadly, Sean passed away years ago, but his workouts live on and continue to inspired exercisers all over the world. More »

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