My favorite ‘at the gym’ music

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treadmillsAs some of you know this year I am taking my fitness and weight reduction seriously.

As a result I am now going to the gym 4 times a week plus badminton once a week and dancing twice a week.

The gym helps me think as well – check out my lyric writing: Blog-ger by NickelBack and Andrew Rondeau

The gym has music playing and TV’s you can plug you headset into, but for me taking my own iPod and music is a must.

I purchased a great CD to listen to while I’m pushing myself at the gym and now I wouldn’t be without it: 101 Running Songs

Certain songs keep me going. Here’s my current top 10 from the CD. What do these songs tell you about me?

Martha And The Muffins – Echo Beach

David Bowie – Modern Love

Earth Wind and Fire – Boogie wonderland

Earth Wind and Fire are my favourite group of all time and whenever they tour the UK, I always get tickets. They haven’t been over here for a few years, so hopefully they will very, very soon!

Wham – Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

Surprized? Yeah – so am I but it’s a great track to be running on the treadmill to!

Lou Bega – Mambo No 5

Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now

This is one song I am having at my funeral – is that morbid?

Oye Como Va – Carlos Santana

Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc.

Snap – Rhythm Is A Dancer

Survivor – Eye of the Tiger

This has to be the ultimate gym song!

Any songs you recommend for me while I’m sweating away at the gym? Share your views in the comments below. THANKS!


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19 Responses to My favorite ‘at the gym’ music

  1. Tiffany February 23, 2010 at 5:05 am #

    I have to say that “Eye of the Tiger” always gets me pumped up for a workout. I just picture Rocky working out and just hearing the beat gets me motivated. It’s definitely much easier to workout when you have great music!

    I also like AC/DC’s Back in Black and Thunderstruck for workouts as well.
    .-= Tiffany @ online passive income´s last blog ..How to Use to Find Hot Niches =-.

    • Andrew Rondeau February 23, 2010 at 10:05 am #


      That’s exactly what I do when listening to ‘Eye of the Tiger’ – in fact I think I am Rocky!

      I shall check out the AC/DC songs.



  2. Julius February 23, 2010 at 6:44 am #

    Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now is a perfect track to listen to while working out, especially when you would start slow and eventually want to build momentum. I like listening to trance songs while working out.
    .-= Julius´s last blog ..A Day Through The Eyes of a Blind Woman: Part 3 =-.

    • Andrew Rondeau February 23, 2010 at 10:04 am #


      Any trance songs spring to mind you’d like to share?


  3. Tom February 23, 2010 at 9:34 am #

    I must admit that I only know about 2-3 of those songs! (must be too young). But I don;t think you can go past Eye Of The Tiger! 😀
    .-= Tom@Dog Kennels And Runs´s last blog ..Dog Kennel Fence =-.

    • Andrew Rondeau February 23, 2010 at 10:13 am #


      I must be a lot older than you!

      Any ‘recent’ songs you recommend?


  4. Noel March 4, 2010 at 3:51 am #

    I have quite a numbers stored in my playlist. How about Christina Aguilera’s Fighter and Tina Turner’s The best? 🙂
    .-= Noel@SimpleandFun´s last blog ..Job Satisfaction Theory =-.

    • Andrew Rondeau March 4, 2010 at 9:31 am #


      Not too sure if Tina’s The Best would be a bit slow. Don’t know Christina Aguilera’s Fighter without listening to it – will check it out.



  5. steve March 10, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    Mambo number5 is something that is often played in my gym and it gets me little active for workouts in the morning for sure. I would get these songs on a CD and request my gym instructor to play it on my gym tomorrow and see how it goes.

    Thanks for the list.

    • Andrew Rondeau March 10, 2010 at 2:33 pm #


      Mambo No5 is on the CD as well and I agree – a good one to work out to.


  6. Matt March 24, 2010 at 7:45 am #

    Haha love modern love and eye of the tiger is a stone cold boyhood classic! If I’m gettin some exercise I do prefer some hard driving dance music that’s really energetic and kinetic.

    For something super new and fresh check out tunes from Xample or Metrik, big stuff.
    .-= Matt@Music Marketing´s last blog ..How We Execute Professional Music Marketing Services =-.

    • Andrew March 24, 2010 at 9:14 am #


      I shall check out Xample and Metrik…night be a bit young for me though!

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Product Reviews =-.

  7. Chaz April 4, 2010 at 11:05 pm #

    I need something really upbeat…I used to like listening to classic rock (such as Guns N Roses) but now I prefer drum and bass. Anything is better than the radio my gym plays though!
    .-= Chaz @ Wrestler Costume´s last blog ..About Us =-.

  8. Mark April 11, 2010 at 7:35 pm #

    Gotta say I prefer most upbeat classic rock. Eye of the tiger is a classic though. It’s amazing how soundtrack songs often work just because you heard them with a movie.

  9. Jioslar April 22, 2010 at 3:03 am #

    Thank you for sharing “at the gym”
    I like the music too

  10. Jane "Shiloh Street" July 10, 2010 at 11:46 am #

    I enjoy watching the video, but I don’t know any of those songs. I don’t believe that we need to go to the gym to work out in order to loss weight. Doing works at home just like work out into the gym.

    Shiloh Street

    • Andrew July 13, 2010 at 12:59 pm #


      I need the gym. At home I would just not do it.

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Advice´s last blog ..Blogging Advice- Do You Blog For Yourself- Or Your Customers =-.

  11. CelinaMac October 20, 2011 at 9:19 am #

    Wow, been a long time since I’ve heard of ‘Eye of the Tiger’ =) Iconic song and yes, it’s a music that’s hard to beat when it comes to making people feel like an underdog who overcame a lot of challenges to become the champion! It makes ‘Stronger’ from Kanye, my current running music, weak in comparison.

    Aside from song music, I also use running music tracks, or music composed solely for running to help me speed up and maintain a good running pace.

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