What workout is complete without music?
There are a ton of options depending on the type of workout, and the people who are working out. Read my Bootcamp and Workout Music article for my tips and strategy for selecting a great soundtrack for your workouts!
Tools of the Trade
Pandora is often my first choice for music. Pandora seems to have the best algorithm available that can determine what kinds of music you like to listen to. It’s also easily accessible from any smartphone!
If you’re already a user of Pandora, you might have noticed how much a station can change depending on the songs that you like or dislike on it.
The weird thing about Pandora’s algorithm is that I noticed that one of my stations started to suck after I “thumbed up” a number of tracks that I liked. Once I went into my account and cleared out the “liked” songs, the station returned to its former awesomeness. Since then, I have tried to refrain from “thumbs upping” songs and only “thumbs down” the ones that I don’t like, or don’t want to appear on the the station. I noticed a vast improvement of the station’s ability to choose songs that I want to hear.
Amazon is awesome for downloading music! Shop millions of songs and play your music from the cloud on your Kindle Fire, Android device, PC, Mac, or iPad with Amazon Cloud Drive and Amazon Cloud Player.
Outside-the-Box Thinking With Smartphone Apps
Shazam Your Music For Bootcamp and Yoga Class – I found a cool use for this popular smartphone app that helps me put my playlists together.
Other Music Services
Other music services that I have used for my workout music include:
Google Play – I love everything Google and dig accessing my music anytime I’m logged into my Google account… which is practically always. They offer a ton of free storage for all of your music too!
Spotify allows you to listen to millions of songs for free!
Grooveshark is one of the largest on-demand music services on the internet!
iTunes, what do I need to say about iTunes that you don’t already know?
Last.fm is a music recommendation service that lets you discover more music based on the songs you play.
Workout Music Wherever You Need It!
The widgets below contain some workout songs I’ve set up. With Amazon’s cloud drive, you can load them up and access them anywhere with any phone or internet ready device!
Click the play button to see my preselected song list!
I’m sure that I’ve only scraped the surface on all of the options that are available to choose from. Did I leave out any of your favorites? Let me know!