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JOY-FULLME
I'm looking for suggestions for music for working with seniors. The average age is mid -eighties so I probably need to keep things a little slower. Thanks for any ideas! Report
CPESCE1
Music is so important to my workout - I don't use my ipod during my personal strength training sessions as I need to hear my trainer and focus but I absolutely use it after strength training while on the treadmill - I choose songs that have a beat matching my footsteps - the faster the better! I have taken to listening to current, hard rock songs and at my age I chuckle to myself at some of the songs - I'm sure no one would guess what I am listening to by looking at me :) I don't care! It works for me and helps me "go the extra mile". Report
I bought myself an ipod for xmas and listened to music for the first time while walking/jogging on the treadmill. I was shocked when I jogged 8 minutes without stopping! What an amazing accomplishment for me! Music provided the right amount of distraction and motivation! Report
I love the idea of being able to order the songs to match the intensity of workout! What a great feature. Thanks SP for this example list. I often find I am just into a great work out and then the next song throws me for a loop! Report
Anyone want to give me their list on their ipod?
I'm looking for more UPbeat songs. Thanks! Report
I love listening to podcasts during my workouts. NPR has some great ones: Selected Shorts, All Songs Considered, Fresh Air, This American Life... I was thinking of downloading some language podcasts, but people might think i'm crazy if i start saying 'donde esta el aeropuerto' or 'ihren pass bitte!' Report
I have a workout playlist on my iPod that is full of high energy tracks. I love to lipsync along with the music while going strong. It also helps me see how hard I'm working. If I have trouble *singing* along to the music, then I need to scale it back some! Report
I am not a big fan of just listening to music, but I loved listening to mysteries on tape while walking or even cleaning the house. I find them much more distracting than music! Report
KLCORDIA
look up "girl talk" they are DJ's that mix all different types of songs together and I couls run to them all day!!! their stuff really keeps me motivated! check it out! Report
LADY4YESHUA
Ok, I've got to put a word in here for show tunes. One of my favorites on the elliptical is Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance. When I hear Irish step dancing, I just want to move my feet. Up your ramp incline and get pumping with that.

I sometimes keep my IPod on when lifting weights too. If you like Christian Rock/Metal, I highly recommend the group Red. Their album "End of Silence" is great as is the groups "Skillet". They are 'attack the devil' kind of music that just wants to make you pump iron and get strong! Report
LADY4YESHUA
Ok, I've got to put a word in here for show tunes. One of my favorites on the elliptical is Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance. When I hear Irish step dancing, I just want to move my feet. Up your ramp incline and get pumping with that.

I sometimes keep my IPod on when lifting weights too. If you like Christian Rock/Metal, I highly recommend the group Red. Their album "End of Silence" is great as is the groups "Skillet". They are 'attack the devil' kind of music that just wants to make you pump iron and get strong! Report
If you do like music with a club or house beat check out free podcasts offered by Podrunner or GroveElectric by DJ Steve Boyett on itunes. The Podrunner podcasts are listed by beats per minute and each are 60 minutes long. I think they are fun mixes. I like the GrooveElectric mixes even though he doesn't list the beats per minute, because I use the lower beats per minute mixes anyway.
They're bouncy, and they're free!
http://www.djsteveboy.com/podrunner.html Report
BIRDONFIRE
Nothing fires up a workout or a walk for me more than music. I listen either on my iPod, or stream my last.fm playlist through my computer to the stereo in our weight room. Music makes me look forward to working out! Report
Guess I should have said that I just play Pandora radio out of my computer - my workout area being next to the puter. There may be some other ways to play it. Anyway just google pandora to check it out. Report
I don't have an ipod or MP3 player but, when I work out at home, I use Pandora's create-your-own-radio system. I have a bunch of different, custom 'radio stations' I can click on. It's not as predictable or scientific as making a play list, or analyzing BPM, but you can easily create stations with fast, fun beats by entering the right song, artist or type of music. I've been working out to 'stations' I created that include punk, rockabilly, cumbia, irish folk, techno, and Andes folk - to name a few. With a click you can switch stations right in the middle of your workout. It sometimes works best if you put in a particular song the has the exact style you want. Side benefit: they play cool music you never heard of before! Voila - you have a new favorite band! Report

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