Not everyone finds it essential to have a musical accompaniment to their workouts. Some of y'all are happy to just "be present" as you exercise. Depending on where you exercise, you may enjoy the ambient sounds like whooshing wind, crashing waves, barking dogs, jackhammers, piped-in gym music or the various grunting noises of fellow exercisers. If this is what you like best, go ahead, be present. Enjoy!
For me? I'm all: screw ambient noise.
I can't exercise to it. There's no beat. There's no melody! I need music. The sweetest birdsong in the world won't do anything for my adrenaline, but the pounding rhythm of a favorite song can kick my ass up a tough hill and make me feel like superwoman. (OK, a crabby middle-aged superwoman with aching knees, but you get the idea).
The problem? Not just any music will do. (Especially on the elliptical machine, for some reason). Even a fantastic song won't help me if its going at the wrong speed. Because if it's thumping along at 120 beats per minute, but I want to go more like 160 steps per minute, then I either have to ignore the beat or slow way down, neither of which I like to do.
This phenomenon has resulted in my downloading some of the most inexcusably cheesy exercise music ever recorded, just because it's got the right beat! I've got lame cover bands doing remakes of 70's disco songs; I've got classical tunes sped up to hilarious parodies of themselves. Sure, I've got some great songs too, but it takes hours and hours of scouring iTunes to line up an acceptable playlist--hours that could have been better spent
What to do? Well, what if you could download 30-minute long songs composed especially for exercise and customized to the exact speed you typically run or pedal or whatever? And what if 3 giveaway winners could get it for free? Follow me over to our Product Page, where you can learn more about an awesome company called HellaSound and enter to win a free 30 minute song to exercise to!
So come on over, read more, and enter to win!
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