Suffering from the after effects (*wobble*) of two delightfully indulgent holidays involving two of my most favourite food groups (Italian and Thai) I've been on a bit of a health and fitness kick lately. This has involved going to the gym which has in turn involved setting up a 'Gym' playlist on the iPod.
I quite like going to the gym, but I have a feeling I may make my fellow gym goers a little uncomfortable. I don't 'work out' on the cross trainer, I dance. Or try to, at least. I've even come this close to tipping one over, when a particularly good tune came on. So, lots more fun for me, but probably not so fun for innocent by-standers who just see a sweaty, red faced white girl who appears to be trying to get her groove on while exercising.
I could tell you that my gym playlist is chock full of hip tunes by De La Soul and the Beasties Boys; that it oozes style with Gnarls Barkley, Deep Dish and Gorillaz; that it doesn't mind a bit of too-cool-for-school tongue-in-cheek pop/rock with The Darkness; that it embraces the classics with Stevie Nicks and Marvin Gaye. Which - even though it does do all those things - wouldn't be being entirely honest...
Because the songs that really, really get me moving are
But I need more! So please share - what gets you going at the gym?
[ps. I am also slightly addicted to the 'MyFitnessPal' iPhone app. It's very good for obsessives like me.]