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01-16-2004, 05:31 PM
Hello all!!!!

I have just started working out, and I find that the type of music I listen to gets me all pumped up and actually helps me "forget" that I am moving my body repeadedly. :strong:

SO, I dug way down deep in the CD collection and blasted Nirvana's "smells like teen spirit" and Broke out my Trainspotting sounds track. There is a song on there tat is 8 minutes long...so that 8 minutes fly by.... :lol:

What tunes do you listen to to get PUMPED fo work out???

01-16-2004, 05:47 PM
Tragically Hip "Nowhere to Here" Album. Don't know if the Americans on the board will know them....but they are HUGE in Canada! Takes me back to my university days when I was younger and angrier....makes me work faster and harder...ROAR! this is the best if I'm at the gym.

I've started to walk and do yoga as my new exercise...so I am listening to "gentler" music. Coldplay is good for walking. Yoga - lovely silence.

No walking today, though....it is -40C with the wind (which is also -40F, by the way)! YIKES! Stay warm Northeasterners!

01-16-2004, 05:55 PM
Coldplay Rocks!!!!!!!

Do you ike Yoga? I am afraid that my spare tire would get in the way...LOL
Yeah, it is -25 here too....cold, cold, cold to say the least.

01-16-2004, 06:11 PM
big metal fan and well all things rock but i like to train to dark trance and hardstyle my mates are dj's so i get free mixes

01-16-2004, 06:20 PM
I don't listen to music when I walk, I check out books on tape from the library to listen to. It helps to pass the time and I really enjoy it.


01-16-2004, 07:16 PM
Oh boy do I feel old! I don't think I've listened to ANY of these bands!

01-16-2004, 07:20 PM
you must have heard of nirvana the lead singers been dead nearly 12 years. wouldn't you have been mid 20's then???

01-16-2004, 07:33 PM
Oh yes, I've heard of Nirvana, just never listened to them if you can believe that. I know, I must have been living under a rock, and I even have teenagers in the house. My tastes run more to Rod Stewart, the Eagles, and (don't stone me) Country Music. :shrug: What can I say, there's just no accounting for my taste in music! :cb:

01-16-2004, 07:59 PM
I know the HIP! I used to live in Kingston for a short time - I still love - locked in the truck of a car. amazing song.

when I exercising it's disco baby!

01-17-2004, 01:47 AM
Whoooo..... I'll zip my lips! LMAO.

01-17-2004, 10:07 AM
Mothergoose i LOVE country and the old rock and some new music too. The only things I dont like is heavy metal, jazz and opera.

01-17-2004, 10:14 AM
Julie, I'm so glad to know I'm not alone! I do think Apryl is laughing at us!! :yes:

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01-17-2004, 10:41 AM
When I workout I love to listen to that Dance/Euro Pop kind of music because it has such a great beat and such great energy. We have a new station here in the Dallas area that play nothing but this stuff, so I can just change it to that station and go at it :)

Also that Hey Ya song by Outkast makes me wanna move everytime I hear it. I start of by playing that one just to get me in the move.

01-17-2004, 01:39 PM
Whew.... thank goodness, Willow Girl! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Actually, I really like latino music (latino pop, salsa, anything) to get moving to. I also like pop and country and pretty much everything else, just

NO opera, heavy metal, jazz, swing

01-17-2004, 05:47 PM
I like country music, too! I am definitely a rarity and I take a lot of hassle over it, but all in good fun. I sometimes use Great Big Sea to exercise with - I adore them - they're a Canadian band from Newfoundland...I don't know how to classify their music...it has some Irish roots to it and it's quick, fun, lively. I also love listening to 80s rock, which I never actually listened to during the 80s. :) I have a special CD made that has a lot of the 'fun' songs that we always play at wedding receptions and buck 'n does - I like to use that for exercising.

01-17-2004, 06:04 PM
I love Great Big Sea - I miss all these Canadian bands that I never hear down here!

01-17-2004, 08:07 PM
Does the song " lady wearing tight fitting jeans" ring a bell to anyone?? this song is a good work out song for me cause it makes me want to be that lady in tight fitting jeans! :devil:

01-19-2004, 11:05 AM
Slimdown & Lekker - I knew the Canadians would know the Hip! Lekker - I love Great Big Sea too....kinda Irish traditional meets rock meets folk? True - how do you classify them??

Monkeybabies - yeah, sometimes my belly gets in the way of yoga moves! :lol: I really like the yoga though, everybody is so focused on their own bodies they don't really notice me falling over in the back of the studio! :lol: Everyone can hear you fall over during aerobics! YIKES...

01-19-2004, 11:10 AM
"Monkeybabies - yeah, sometimes my belly gets in the way of yoga moves! :lol: I really like the yoga though, everybody is so focused on their own bodies they don't really notice me falling over in the back of the studio! :lol: Everyone can hear you fall over during aerobics! YIKES

OMG...too funny. So, what kind of Yoga do you practice? I know there is different kinds like Hatha Yoga and such. How did you get it to this? This is something that I would like to get into (perhaps once I loose some rolls.... :lol: ) I saw Yoga for dummies at the books store...looked like a good book for me.

01-19-2004, 11:29 AM
I'm just starting out in yoga - I'm taking Sivananda yoga at the community centre. My fiancÚ is going with me...and he seems to really like it - which surprised me, quite frankly...he is more a football kinda guy. Fortunately, there happen to be just as many men as women in this particular class. The lady who teaches at our community centre also teaches at yoga studios, but the community centre classes are less than half the cost! A video (or DVD) might be easier to learn from than a book...I know in Canada there is are a few television yoga classes - that might be a good way to test it out before buying a video or taking a class?

01-19-2004, 12:43 PM
Great Suggestion Kris.....I never heard of Sivanada yoga....can you ellaborate???

01-19-2004, 09:02 PM
I use exercise dvds and videos, so I don't have music on at that time, but I love tons of different music, singer songwriters like Sarah McLachlan/Shawn Colvin, etc, classic rock, a bit of country (saw Pam Tillis and mary chapin carpenter in concert), U2, The Police, October Project, Over the Rhine ...I could post a huge list.

Loosin It-I love the Canadian singer/harpist Loreena McKennitt. Her music would be PERFECT to use as background for a yoga practice. Have you heard the Canadian group "Imaginary Heaven?" Their music would be lovely for yoga as well.

I've heard Tragically Hip. I'm also a big fan of Barenaked Ladies-first heard them way back in 1992..also like Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Joni Mitchell...and my husband is a huge fan of Guess Who. We have a lot of Canadian music in our New Jersey home!

Dana, I've heard Great Big Sea-we're lucky to have an excellent college radio station. I liked them !

There is a Canadian yoga teacher who has relased two workouts. His name is Eoin Finn. People on the exercise video boards I'm on are raving over it.

Kris, if you get the Women's network in Canada, Sharon Mann has a great show-she has cardio workouts, yoga, pilates, stability ball, kickboxing...we just started getting her show on Fit TV in the states. I have her three DVD set also. I also like Charlene Prickett as well. Her shows alternate between cardio, steo and strength training.

My favorite yoga workouts are with the instructor Sara Ivanhoe.


01-19-2004, 10:36 PM
No Doubt
Sugar Ray
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Anything disco

01-20-2004, 01:41 PM
Wow! Sherry - you are now an honorary Canadian! I am impressed with your Canadian music knowledge! Sarah McLachlan and the Barenaked Ladies are also favourites of mine! BNL are good for aerobic workouts...their music is so upbeat. I hadn't thought to use Loreen McKennit for yoga - but you are right, she would be perfect! I don't know "Imaginary Heaven", but I'll check them out.

I do get the Women's Television Network - I'll be sure to check out Sharon Mann! Sounds like she has some pretty varied workouts, which is what I need. Thanks for the info!

Monkeybabies - I'm pretty new to yoga. Sivivanda is the only type that I have tried (other than the Ali Mcgraw video). It seems to be quite calm, but should be good for toning. It is verrrry relaxing. There is some "ohming", which I thought would weird me out, but I truly quite like! I think that there are other types which focus more on the workout than sivivanda, but I like that my classes are also an hour and a half for me to relax and enjoy. I have a friend (that is very into yoga) that I could ask about different types of yoga, if you are interested...

01-20-2004, 10:54 PM
Sure that would be great....I have no clue!!! OOOOHHHHHHMMMMMM!!!!