Are you ready to get into shape before Spring/Summer hit? Let the music motivate you, here's a great list to get you going.

I'm not trying to say disco is the way to a good workout, so let's get into shape with some good classic rock music. If you're a workout enthusiast you know repetitious motion is a key to a good workout so let's dive right in.

These songs are for those into a strenuous cardio exercise and looking for that +100 pulse rate.

Songs with vocals:

  • "Immigrant Song" - Led Zeppelin
  • "Roll on Down the Highway" - Bachman Turner Overdrive
  • "Call Me the Breeze" - Lynyrd Skynyrd


  • "Soul Sacrifice" - Santana
  • "Toad" - Cream
  • "Steamer Lane Breakdown" - The Doobie Brothers

The next set of songs are those running in second gear yet still getting a steady beat at a medium activity rate.

With vocals:

  • "Driving Wheel" - Foghat
  • "Highway to Hell" -AC/DC
  • "China Grove" - The Doobie Brothers


  • "Anji" - Paul Simon
  • "Jessica" - The Allman Brothers Band
  • "Black Mountain Side" - Led Zeppelin

For those still on training wheels or use the bunny slope skiing these songs fit for the low activity rate.


  • "We will Rock You" - Queen
  • "Cold As Ice" - Foreigner
  • "Blackbird" - The Beatles


  • "Bouree" - Jethro Tull
  • "Beck's Bolero"  Jeff Beck
  • "Pipeline" - Alan Parsons Project

Remember, if you aren't a regular in the workout world you might want to consult a trainer or your physician before you start.

See you in the gym!


Doobie Brother's: "China Grove":