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Exercise to Music

 Do you exercise to music?

If you do, I’m hoping you would help me. I’m worried that I may listen to the music and not exercise. Does that happen to you?

So my next problem is that I wanted to try it, but I’m not sure where to start. I have to admit I’m pretty uncoordinated and may yank out my headphones, or drop the iPod, or do something clumsy and embarrassing at the gym. I might even start singing or dancing. Now THAT would be embarrassing!

Or should I go to YouTube, pick a mix and listen?   So, is the idea to go to the gym, pull out your iPad, go to YouTube, click on the mix and listen??  Sounds too complicated…

Next, I wouldn’t know what to buy. What do you use to listen – an iPod, MP3 player or your phone? And did you buy your playlist it or make it up yourself? It’s tough to find song with the right beat.

Do you recommend a different playlist for strength training than endurance?  Or is it taboo to listen while you are strength training? What about flexibility or balance – is your playlist a ‘one size fits all’?

Do you use Alexa?

For my home gym wishlist I’d have a great playlist and just like the TV commercials, I’d tell Alexa – “Alexa play my strength list” and it would last just the right length of time that I wouldn’t even have to watch the clock.

Then I was looking at Amazon and found Amazon Music – do you know what that is? It’s a free download so I’m guessing you have to select your playlist. I also found a free MP3 app – is it really free? That worries me that there is a catch.

Hum… I’m back to my playlist problem, can you help me understand – how can I select a playlist? And are they free?

Hey, thanks for stopping by and thanks for for sharing your thoughts!

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