Fitness Challenge: Gym Music


If you have recently read my Twitter feed, (@jessycalouise) many of you will know I have recently embarked on a tone up mission for my holiday to Ibiza. As you can see from my pictures, my stomach is a little bit flabby and I unfortunately have stretch marks from when I lost six stone two years ago. I'm determined to get a little bit more in shape to make myself happy at last in a bikini and I finally feel after all those years its within arms reach. All this working out inspired me to write a post about gym music. You can usually spot me at the gym shaking my hips as I'm on the cross trainer and lip syncing my favourite songs to get motivated. I find that certain music makes me work harder. It can be the simple fact that I relate to the song, I want to be like someone in that music video or the rhythm.  So here's my recommendations for every new and old gym bunny out there.

Heavy songs

No-one can ever take away the rock chic side of my personality, it seems evident in most things that I do. My wardrobe is full of fake leather items and I wish I could turn back time and suddenly appear in the 80s. Rock music isn't usually listened to in the gym, but it's got a great heavy beat and can often make you feel really sexy.








Indie/ Pop Rock

I find indie rock music to be great for interval training, where you need to run at different speeds to get your heart pumping. When I listen to bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, I imagine running on the beach in California rather than on a treadmill, it's great for escapism.




Pop and Dance Music

Pop and dance music is very popular in the gym, because it evokes a feel good mood. There's always some type of dance music added to my gym playlist as you can never go wrong with it. 




What's your favourite music?



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7 comments

  1. I love heavy metal for running to! Nice fast beats and a bit of shoutiness is great for motivation :)

    Jess xo

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  2. I love the 80's as well! Journey's not bad, I should add it to my walking playlist! I find that Kelly Clarkson is good when moving, it'S kinda empowering! Hahaha!

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  3. I listen to lots of rap when I work out and some rock!

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  4. Good luck hun, I'm sure you'll meet your target, but you already look great so don't go OTT.. :)

    Music wise, I like songs with a good beat/bass track.. So, dance songs are my go too. At the moment on my short jog, I have Rita Ora R.I.P on repeat.. Love it and love the lyrics!

    Caroline.x

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  5. Good luck with that, Im pretty sure you will look stunning at Ibiza!!!
    and well what can I say, i love listening to music while I run so, you go girl!
    XoXo

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  6. I would have never thought you were once 6 stone heavier! I would love to have your figure :) I hope the toning goes well! you will have to update us on how it goes!

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  7. Kudos for posting the pictures, I'm sure it's nerve wracking posting pictures of yourself in a bikini/underwear. To be honest you look like you have a great figure I'm not sure what you're worried about. But if you've already managed to loose 6 stone (Well done btw) I've no doubt you'll achieve your goal this time round too.

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