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A man gets in touch with his inner piano diva. Note how he is standing up in an effort to burn more calories.
September 1, 2010 Even if the simple mechanics of "Chopsticks" elude you, you can still experience the rush of playing a piano concerto -- by exercising. The pieces in this mix are not recommended for the faint of heart.
July 21, 2010 It's possible, even pleasurable, to burn calories without going to the gym and dealing with all the messy exercise equipment. The next time you're scheduled to enjoy a romantic evening, slow-dance those calories away with these five smooth, sensual and sexy slow jams.
July 14, 2010 It's hard to keep your cool when life's little annoyances pile up. So channel all that rage into a kickboxing-intensive workout with these five hard-hitting, fast-paced songs. Strap on the gloves, get to the punching bag and blast the volume. It's time to get into fighting shape.
June 2, 2010 When you need to pack in weeks worth of struggle and triumph at the gym, you need a montage sequence — and nobody knows the power of the montage sequence better than Rocky Balboa. There's no better soundtrack to punching slabs of meat than fist-pumping heavy metal.
Salt N Pepa's "Push It" is a classic jam in its own right, but it also holds particular relevance to 1980s fitness.
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May 12, 2010 While many elements contribute to the quintessential '80s workout, "spectacle" easily qualifies as the most important trait. Just as a tree falling in the forest doesn't make a sound if no one is there to listen, so too will your muscles not flex properly if no one is there to watch. To that end, try out this mix of '80s classics to ensure that your workout is as gawky as can be.
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April 28, 2010 You don't have to know how to do a head spin to get a good workout from B-boying. (Just don't call it breakdancing.) Arguably the most famous form of American street dance, B-boying incorporates explosive but fluid steps marked by swinging arms, cross-stepping feet and floor moves that contort the body in seemingly impossible positions.
Riders beware: Urban cycling is not for the faint of heart.
April 23, 2010 Too busy to exercise? Too poor for a gym membership? Don't let excuses sideline your pursuit of fitness. Dust off the old bicycle, pump up the tires, oil the chain and pedal to the metal with these six songs, chosen to inspire you as you embark on your daily two-wheeled journey.
Angus Young of AC/DC knows how to work up a sweat while playing. His endless energy, enthusiasm and affinity for shorts make him the Richard Simmons of the Guitar Hero workout.
April 15, 2010 We studied the performances of rock's guitar legends and compiled the best moves to build both your muscles and your godlike mystique. Keep a bottle of Jack on hand for hydration, drape some old silk scarves around a microphone stand to dab your sweaty brow, and move like you've seen a million faces and rocked them all.
March 12, 2010 Regardless of your religious views, the soaring energy and powerful voices of these singers are hard to resist. Think you're too busy to commit to a workout schedule? There's some Good News for you: that you can save time by toning both your body and your soul with the help of these gospel greats.
Jazz up your exercise routine with some actual jazz.
March 5, 2010 Not to begrudge the success of Jazzercise, but an injection of actual jazz music into the popular fitness program might make for a better portmanteau. So tone your thighs to trumpets with this workout playlist of large-ensemble jazz.
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