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Great Amazon Prime Playlists for Exercising

Recently, I’ve been subscribed to the Prime service, to get items in only two days. Like it usually does with technology, it took me about three months to figure it all out. I have been loving the streaming service but I got to recently checkout Amazon Music and really liked it. Of course, the first thing that I did, once I had this app open, was to immediately see what workout playlists they had and I was very pleased. The next time that you load up that boring playlist that you’ve heard a million times, think about throwing one of these on!

1st Playlist – Workout Energy Boost
If you are a pop fan, I highly suggest checking out this playlist. Those of us who are more partial to metal may have to look elsewhere. Let’s break down the top tracks on this playlist that I feel would be perfect for any workout. Overall, this mix is great for knocking out that thirty minute cardio session. I don’t think that it would be very motivating for weightlifting, more on that in a second!
Top Tracks: Want to Want Me – Jason Derulo, Anaconda – Nicki Minaj, Turn Down for What – DJ Snake & Lil Jon

2nd Playlist – Rock Out Your Workout
I’ve always been more partial to rock music, I’ll admit that. I still can love and appreciate a catchy pop song like anyone else. However, when I’m moving heavy objects, there is something about loud vocals, a good beat, and a distorted guitar that motivate me like nothing else. Our second playlist is certainly geared more to the rock crowd and they’ve included some classics on here. A good mixture of sounds from the past and present, I would consider this playlist to be one I would regularly throw on.
Top Tracks: Bulls on Parade – Rage Against the Machine, War Pigs – Black Sabbath, Down with the Sickness – Disturbed, The Red – Chevelle

3rd Playlist – Heavy Lifting
This is where you’re in that zone, that you have to crank the sound up. Featuring some of the best heavy metal tracks of the last twenty years, this playlist should be listened to loudly! You’ll have 29 different songs to give you that extra push to carry on and finish that last set. If you feel that the other playlists on this list aren’t strong enough for you, welcome to your new favorite playlist. There is a great mixture of different bands here, allowing you rock out while enjoying some great variety.

Top Tracks: Hail to the King – Avenged Sevenfold, Animal I Have Become – Three Days Grace, Sail – DevilDriver

There are three playlists, all from Amazon Music, to get you started working out with their music selection. If you have Amazon Prime, you have this service, you just might not know about it. Best of all, if you are a prime member, this service is added on to your subscription, at no extra charge. Check out the app, while they don’t have the largest music selection (yet), there is still plenty to love about Amazon Music. There are new playlists being added to this service every week, seriously, so if you don’t find anything on this list that you like, give it time! Be sure to leave a like or comment about this story on our social media page. If I know that all of my readers dug this, I will be more likely to throw up another one on other workout playlists, featuring genres I haven’t covered yet.

Has Streaming Tossed Fitness DVDs to the Curb?

While the writing has been on the wall for some time now, it appears that we are finally starting to see the end of the workout DVD. Like we’ve so often seen with music, in the past decade, the way of physical media is quickly being tossed out, in favor of streaming. From my perspective, I get why the change to streaming has been one that has been met with so many sets of open arms. Where I would used to have to spend a couple of hours making a mix CD, that wasted time is gone, thanks to the simplicity of pulling up a playlist on an app. I still have a couple of old CD Walkman devices, I just don’t know if I could handle the ridicule if I were to go wear one to lift with. Do you remember the awful skipping that would happen, if you even sneezed the wrong way, regarding those old Walkmans?

When you consider the way that most of us exercise, in the modern times, the streaming technology does make more sense to include. I remember hearing that new workout equipment has now started to integrate it’s own streaming service, as an add-on feature, enabling you to step foot in a training class, from the privacy of your living room. With even such inventions as scoreboards for you to track how you are doing, regarding keeping pace with the rest of the virtual class, streaming provides too many new features to give up so fast. Statistics are showing that, indeed, the streaming technology is slowly starting to kick those old DVD’s to the curb. I know, with my music, I’ve loved the streaming services that I have used so much, I would never go back to the old school way of playing the songs I wanted to hear.

With the convenience of being able to pull any song that I could think of, out of some giant imaginary cloud, as opposed to being forced to have the entire album is another huge advantage. Therefore, I see why thousands of people like the ability to pick and choose which workouts they want to do, based on how they feel on a given day. Not having to be tied down to the same DVD that you’ve watched everyday can give a whole new outlook on how you train. I know that I have had times where I merely wanted to test the easy steps of a workout, before I decided to give my whole week to it, that’s why I enjoy the streaming workout services so much. If you, too, are sick of the same old scratched up fitness DVD that is on it’s last leg, check out some of the awesome fitness streaming services available now.

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It is tough to really pinpoint what has caused such a quickened pace for those who are standing by their favorite streaming service. I still have a few old school DVD’s that I do feel provide me with enough lifting information to keep. Plus, I kind of have a slight hoarding problem (says my wife), so I won’t be throwing all of my old workout tapes in the trash anytime soon. As we are only now just starting to see how streaming technology can integrate itself into our gym time, I can’t wait to see where the technologies go from here!