I’ve never found working out or running to be particularly exciting except for the last five minutes when I know it’s almost over. Dragging myself through all manner of whinging, doubt and complaining from myself is what happens for the majority of my work out until I can see the home stretch. At that point, I feel like I’ve conquered the world, when really I’ve just moved around for an hour.
I’ve been employing tactics to hopefully extend the euphoria I feel in the last five minutes back to the moment I start moving. Simply speaking, it’s about getting your body into a rhythm that you can maintain for the duration of your workout. Having not one coordinated bone in my body, I turn to music to help me work into a pace that means I push just as hard at the start as I am in the end. All I needed now was a fitness tracker to enhance my workouts and ensure I was pushing myself to the limit. View the Range of Fitness Watches available at Harvey Norman.
Starting my workout was seamless. Fitness trackers by Samsung have an in-built music player which means I didn’t have to mess around with arm straps for my iPod. ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’ by Daft Punk brings a solid beat which gradually builds making it perfect for the initial five minutes of your workout.
Following on with another strong beat, ‘Day ‘N’ Nite’ by Kid Cudi elevates your mood which you can actually notice through data from Samsung’s Accelerometer, and Gyro sensor on their fitness trackers.
‘Love Me Again’ by John Newman is a powerful ballad with smooth transitions you might feel like taking to the pool for your workout. The Striiv Apex HR Fitness Tracker allows you to do so with an IPX8-rating that protects your tracker from becoming damaged in the great outdoors.
For a nostalgic flashback to the early 2000’s, ‘Call on Me’ by Eric Prydz bring an electric beat that helps in maintaining and building your workout’s intensity. TomTom fitness trackers feature GPS to accurately map your route, speed as well as pace, all displayed on the watch face so you can see how hard you can push yourself.
Disclosure’s ‘Latch’ featuring Sam Smith holds momentum with its vibrant melody. I find this song works best while weight training where you need to push yourself to execute that last rep. The Garmin Fitness Vivoactive Smart Watch available from Harvey Norman includes sports apps which allow you to create custom training schedules for strength training as well as swimming and running.
‘Heads Will Roll’ by the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s echoes bass through you as you push on through your workout while the Garmin Vivoactive Smart Watch monitors your heart rate variability, and stress levels so that your body can adapt to an effective workout routine.
Finally end your workout with a feel-good tune to reward yourself for the exercise endured. Rihanna and Calvin Harris’ ‘We Found Love’ is a good warm-down song to keep those happy vibes going. The good news is you don’t have to worry about missed phone calls as the Garmin Vivoactive Smart Watch can pair to your phone via Bluetooth so you can still be in the loop while you work out.
While I still am hesitant to say that I enjoy working out, it is made infinitely better when I have these songs and fitness trackers to keep me focused and recognise that the work I’m doing is paying off. So arm yourself with these tracks and a fitness tracker today to make your workouts worth it.