The article entitled “Ergogenic Tunes” (Canadian Running 2(5) July/Aug 2009, p. 30) provides a helpful chart of song selections from Rock, Pop, Soul/R&B and Classical music to help you reach a variety of exercise intensities. It’s important to find music that not only addresses your personal taste but provides lyrics and beats that match the intensity and length of your workout. Need help deciding what the right tempo is? Check out this chart which explain factors that go into selecting the appropriate beats per minute (BPM) for a variety of activities (walking, jogging, running, cycling, stairclimbers, ellipticals, and yoga/pilates).
Another way to freshen up your music is to ask your friends, colleagues and other fitness enthusiasts for their favorites.
Here are a few of the many websites out there that provide training and exercise oriented music:
Motion Traxx (http://motiontraxx.com/)
Article: Music in Sport and Exercise: An Update on Research and Application