You’ve had posts about sex and drugs, so you knew this one was coming soon.
For the past week I've been feeling: I’m totally cool. I’ve got an iPod. (A “mid-value” one in the words of some electronics review site, which I suppose makes me about as cool as a Volvo driver.) It's a nifty device and changes how I view my workouts.
Exercise is far more fun when you’ve got music playing, but I’m going to go out on a heretical limb here and suggest that it doesn’t have to be rock’n’roll:
- Katharine at Editing My Body exercises on her treadmill to Souza marches, which makes sense.
- I myself went jogging the other night accompanied by the St. Martins in the Fields orchestra playing a Brandenburg concerto. (Did you just get a visual of an entire orchestra jogging along behind me playing violins?)
- I know a woman who loves downhill skiing, and practices her turns to the beat of “tea for two, and two for tea…”
- A certain crustacean, who shall remain nameless, has confessed to working out to cheesy disco tunes.
- This is going to sound equally cheesy, but some of the big band/ boogie woogie style tunes of the 40s have a great beat and are fun to move to. I feel a bit awkward listening to music that my parents enjoyed, but it's still got a great beat. (Knew a man once whose son used to listen to the man's Beatles records, but he never wanted to play them when Dad was around, because that was too embarrassing. The parent might try to 'relate' to him or something hideous like that.)
The music doesn’t have to be Bruce Springsteen's latest.
One thing is certain, there's no lack of people out there on the Internet willing to help you find music. Even a casual search brings up:
and some product called iTunes.
The womanagement at Cranky Fitness wish to stress that none of the above is to be taken as either endorsing or anathematizing the above links and companies. The minions offered to test the workout music on these sites, but the offer was declined due to
What music do you work out to? Or do you listen to different music based on different workouts? (It's okay if you work out to really strange music and don't want to say so out loud. Just whisper it in my ear. You can trust us.)