Working out with music is a must for me, but it isn’t always easy to maintain a good playlist. It’s boring to have the same old songs every time I work out, and super expensive if I try to mix it up with new music regularly. Though Spotify is surely a good option, I don’t have that yet because if you haven’t guessed yet, I’m cheap when it comes to those sorts of things. Thanks to it being a free service, Pandora is pretty much my go-to when I’m getting my sweat on—which is why I was thrilled to discover 12 secret workout stations that work for all kinds of moods, tastes and workout styles…
>> 80’s Cardio
>> Alternative Endurance Training
>> Classic Rock Power Workout
>> Country Fitness
>> Dance Cardio
>> Electronic Cardio
>> Hard Rock Strength Training
>> Pop and Hip Hop Power Workout
>> Pop Fitness
>> Rap Strength Training
>> Yoga Workout
Personally, I have been listening to Electronic Cardio nonstop—it’s a nice mix of dubstep music, usually without any real lyrics, and its perfect for trail running and any other workout where you really want to get in the zone. Historically I’ve always been more of a rap-lover for workouts, but the lyrics can be both distracting and weird, so I’m loving this new option. Also great is the Yoga Workout station, which is more low-key dubstep for either a slower-paced jog, a walk, or obviously a yoga or stretching routine.
Have you heard of these stations before? Which ones appeal to you most?
Photo snapped during a morning trail run, winter 2012.