OxygenD's Editor Blog with Diane Hart

Friday, August 7, 2009

What’s your favorite music?

I have to say, I love listening to music. From classical to pop to jazz to R&B, I love it all. And working out to it is one of my favorite ways to stay motivated, no matter what my mood. Although I’ve missed countless announcements at the boarding gates of many airports by plugging in my earphones and listening to some tunes (I always listen to music before I board a plane to try to reduce my own anxiety about flying!), I find it soothing. And, ultimately, inspiring. In fact, just a couple of weeks ago on vacation, I was lucky to drop into a live concert, one that was both inspirational and motivating – I immediately wanted to get some of that music onto my iPod! But, sad to say, these days I’m finding it difficult to find the time to download any new music.

Here’s a sample of some of my favorite music above. And if you like, you can download some of our covergirls’ music picks here!

So...what makes you want to kick it up a notch in the gym? Any favorite tunes you’d like to share with me? I’d love to know!


  1. Diane,

    I like that you have a variety of genres on your posted playlist. Another Oscar Peterson one that works well for a high-energy workout is March Past. Is starts slower and speeds up for the last 90 seconds or so.

    I also like the song Millionaire from the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack. It's short but very high energy!

    I use both these songs for jogging, walking and in the indoor cycling classes I teach.

  2. I love the Black Eyed Peas! Great for cardio and really pumping out those reps. N.E.R.D.'s "Rockstar" song is great too!