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Erik's Weekly Fitness Tip: Give Your Gym Sesh A Music Makeover

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Having a hard time getting motivated to work out? Perhaps you need a music makeover! 

Here are a few Pandora stations my clients like listening to while working out: Katy Perry, Lady Antebellum, 80’s hits, Techno, and Classic Rock. I know what you're thinking, there's a lot of variety in that list--but that's because everyone is motivated by different sounds. For this reason, I always let my clients choose the station they like. 

So what does music have to do with fitness? 

I have personally seen clients take their workouts to the next level when the right song comes on. They find energy to continue their grueling set when just a few seconds prior, they may have been thinking of giving up.

Music is a powerful tool that you should be using in your every day life. Not only does it make us feel just about every emotion but it can also bring back memories and inspire us to KICK SOME ASS IN THE GYM!  If you are still having doubts about whether or not music can make a difference for you, try putting some thought into creating a perfect playlist before your next workout session. Here are a few of my favorites for inspiration:

1. Born to Run // Bruce Springsteen

2. Runnin’ Down a Dream // Tom Petty

3. Lose Yourself // Eminem

4. Thunderstruck // AC/DC

5. Stronger // Kanye West

*image by KT Lindsay, Flickr

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