Bad Gym Music

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    Jan 12, 2009 6:32 PM GMT
    My gyms got very unmotivating music. I've even tried other locations that they have and it's the same type of music. One night I wrote down every song and complained online and didn't hear a thing back. I figured that since I'm there at 2am that would be the way to go.

    Here's the list I submitted:

    How Far is Heaven - Los Lonely Boys
    Hold on for one more day - Wilson Phillips
    The Remedy (I wont worry) - Jason Mraz
    Pop Music - Marcus
    Breakout - Swing Out Sister
    Since You've Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
    Love is in the air - John Paul Young
    Underneath it all - No Doubt
    It's the end of the world as we know it - REM
    Lonely no more - Rob Thomas
    Carnival lyrics - Natalie Merchant

    Recently I heard Rem's Everybody Hurts and some slower Numa Numa song done with rap.

    I probably should just get something like an I-pod but I don't see that happening anytime soon especially since I'd probably only be using it at the gym. At least doing the Muscle-Building 12-Week Workout keeps me there and I don't leave in the middle of my workouts like I've done in the past.
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    Jan 12, 2009 8:42 PM GMT
    This is where an iPod really comes in handy, especially if you have gyms like mine that plays sappy love songs. Just build your own playlist that gives you energy and motivation to push harder on those weights. Fedde Le Grand does that to me.
  • njnick

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    Jan 12, 2009 8:46 PM GMT
    Wow - that is a pretty bad list......couldn't do the gym without my ipod. The shuffle is great and starts at only $49 for the 1GB model. Especially with the cardio workout - nothing helps better than the right song. No matter what gym I've gone to, they just have a terrible selection of music.
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    Jan 12, 2009 9:26 PM GMT
    My gym does the same thing, what's up with that?! icon_mad.gif
    I think somebody's bitter because he's out of shape so he's controlling the gym music to make the rest of us feel unmotivated to work out!
  • Puppy80

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    Jan 12, 2009 9:33 PM GMT
    I don't know what provider my gym uses, but I remember hearing them play an ad where you could go online and vote for music. One thing that's kinda intreasting is I've heard commercials for Wal-Mart now at my gym
  • drakutis

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    Jan 13, 2009 3:40 AM GMT
    That sounds like Gold's! I love them but the music videos are crappy! Except when they show the occasional Janet Jackson video.
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    Jan 13, 2009 4:14 AM GMT
    yeah; my gym either plays top 40 pop or dance stuff.


    the latter of which is okay. IF I WANTED TO DANCE.


    they use a time warner digital cable box and pick the stations through that. When I worked there, I used to switch it to some heavy metal for the late night guys. it rawked.
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    Jan 13, 2009 4:44 AM GMT
    I used to manage a Gold's gym and we had the Gold's Gym network playing non-stop. As it was explained to me: the songs are chosen to attract and cater to female members. Get the hot chicks in and the guys will follow. There were also advertisements that you could vote for your favorite songs. I'd have to say that from the songs on our system, it was 12-15 year old girls choosing hilary duff, paris hilton, and brooke hogan...icon_eek.gif Imagine hearing those same songs 3-5 times on a normal 10 hour shift.
    So glad I don't do that and don't have to listen to that anymore.
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    Jan 13, 2009 4:59 AM GMT
    I work out at 24 hour fitness. Austin's supposed to be, like, the 'live music capital of the world'. You'd think that there would be better music.
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    Jan 13, 2009 5:09 AM GMT
    I swear LA Fitness hired some gay fairy who was fired from a gay bar to do their music. It's truly horrible. Last thing I need to listen to while working out are bad remixes of terrible bubble gum ballads.
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    Jan 13, 2009 5:13 AM GMT
    L.A. Fitness has horrible music. And I hate that they are brainwashing me into their b.s. playlist. I woke up the other day singing this crappy rap song. And why, for the love of God, are they playing Ordinary People when somebody is supposed to be working out?
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    Jan 13, 2009 5:22 AM GMT
    flex89 saidI swear LA Fitness hired some gay fairy who was fired from a gay bar to do their music. It's truly horrible. Last thing I need to listen to while working out are bad remixes of terrible bubble gum ballads.
    indeed.


    which is why I have my iPod. (which recently was discarded for the new blackberry. phone and mp3 player! what will they think of next?)

    I can't work out to shit like "total eclipse of the heart".

    I have to have something angry or fast or like it came from the bowels of hell. see fig 1.
    (or on cardio days, more laid back shit like bob schneider or something. I just can't listen to the crap they play.)
    Fig1.icon_sad.gifprobably shouldn't watch if you're scared of clowns or something.)
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    Jan 13, 2009 5:56 AM GMT
    My gym plays really bad rap music and R&B. Not only that, but they're all old songs from like 3 years ago.
  • GQjock

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    Jan 13, 2009 10:39 AM GMT
    My gym for some unknown reason plays some really good club music
    that's interspersed with the most horrendous Gangsta Rap Music
    on earth
    You'd be doin' your bicep curls and all of a sudden hear

    Yeah... that's when I put it inside you bitch and hear you scream scream scream icon_eek.gif