Why House Music goes with your gym workout

  • Garyarmswrong

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    Mar 14, 2014 11:24 PM GMT
    As someone who came out in the early 90's, I spent most of my gay social life out dancing in the clubs. Remember when there used to be gay dance clubs? Being an ex-competitive swimmer, working out had always been a very important aspect of my life, so going to the gym and staying in shape fit in nicely with the circuit scene of big dance parties.

    Listening to House music while at the gym always made perfect sense to me. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that most electronic dance music comes in around 120-130 BPM(beats per minute) mark which is also usually a good heart rate to maintain when doing a cardio workout. It enables the proper release of endorphins that you get when dancing on the dance floor that you also can get from a vigorous workout. Getting that endorphin release is something you crave to achieve, which helps to keep the gym from becoming boring and routine, which helps to keep you motivated to go, which keeps you feeling and looking great!

    Proper and creative mixing (by a DJ) between two tracks also helps to further enhance that endorphin release because taking the groove of 1 track and laying it on top of another track making them dance together really heightens the energy of your listening/dancing experience and further promotes the release of more endorphins. It's a win-win situation, especially when you have a talented DJ to listen to that can really work the music. Fortunately I married one of those DJs and we've been together 18+ years now and though he no longer spins out at clubs any more, we still work on putting together 'mix-tapes' or podcasts of hot dance music that keep us going to the gym after all these years!

    If you are someone who appreciates Dance music, please checkout our many podcasts of House music mixes from all the way back to the mid-90's to our most current one of just a couple months ago. Lots to choose from and all free to download, just give us a comment or a like on the site. Keep those endorphins firing, keep on dancing and long live House Music. Our podcast site is...


  • theonewhoknoc...

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    Mar 15, 2014 1:40 AM GMT
    Gays and their fast paced music lol =)
  • MikeW

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    Mar 15, 2014 1:58 AM GMT
    YourName2000 saidI personally like high energy music for my workouts...can't imagine working out without it --adds a lot for me.

    Absofuckinglutely! But sum of us wuz around *long* before house and need a little more down and dirty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp3yO7jVzn4
  • Garyarmswrong

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    Mar 15, 2014 2:10 AM GMT
    If hi-energy music is your flavor, check out our Out Alive set, which is the second one down on our page. It's still house music, but with the way my partner mixes each song, I think you could definitely consider it hi-energy. Exactly what gets me through 30 minutes on the eliptical. (and wanting to go more)icon_biggrin.gif