Top Audio Mixes and CDs for Walkers

Tempo music and walking workout audio can help the miles fly by. The best audio includes a warm-up and cool-down at a slower tempo, then takes you up to the workout tempo. Choose a music style that you enjoy. These albums and mixes are available for download on iTunes, Amazon and other music sites, or they may be available on CD.

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This energetic mix from the trainers on the popular reality show The Biggest Loser is set for 128 beats per minute. It should get you moving on the treadmill, track or sidewalk. If you are a beginner, that may be a little too challenging. You can stream it, download the MP3 or get it on CD.

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Enjoy two 30-minute workouts or combine them for an hour long workout with walking trainer Kathy Smith. It includes remixes top 40 pop songs by Lenny Kravitz, Gwen Stefani, Black Eyed Peas, Madonna, Prince, Ashlee Simpson, and Eurhythmics. Available on iTunes or on CD.

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Enjoy walking to upbeat big band music. It don't mean a thing if it ain't got the swing! K2 Groove produced this mix. If this doesn't get you "in the mood" for walking, I don't know what will. The songs are at 75-123 beats per minute.

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Join the saints to come marching in to these gospel tunes. The pace is a jaunty 111 to 125 beats per minute. It's a good choice for those who love gospel music and want positive inspiration while they workout.

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Your weight loss journey can start with just an easy one mile walk. Leslie Sansone gets you started. She has a popular line of walk-at-home coaching audio and video. You can use this to march in your living room, or outdoors or on a treadmill. Available on CD or on iTunes.

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This CD is geared to an easy to moderate pace and features music hits from the 1960's. It has warm-ups and cool-downs before and after a workout of 60 minutes of walking. The songs are geared at a rhythm of 116 to 122 beats per minute or a walking pace of 3.0 mph.

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If you hail back to the disco era, you'll enjoy this compilation of an hour of walking music with warm-up, workout, and cool down. Tunes by the original artists include "Disco Inferno" and "Le Freak." Cassettes or CD. Set for heart rate 124-134 bpm / 4.0 mph.

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This tape or CD features an hour of walking warm-up, workout, and cool down. It's set for a heart rate of 122-126 bpm or 4.5 mph, a fast walking pace.

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Leslie Sansone coaches you to get started walking indoor or outdoors. This beginner's level CD or cassette has a 1.5 mile, 30 minute workout. If you want coaching in addition to music, this is a good choice.

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Denise Austin coaches you through a moderate-paced 40-minute walking workout to Broadway style music. You'll walk two and quarter miles.

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WalkFit walking program with Kathy Smith includes 4 workouts of increasing length and intensity/ (Workout 1 = 112-134 bpm / 3 mph. Workout 2 = 120-140 bpm / 4 mph). Learn how to vary your stride, pace and arm swing.

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