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Feeling meh? Energize your fitness exercise at Gold's fitness center with music that resonates with your soul, and motivates you to move your booty even when you don't feel like it. Research shows that workout routines set to music increase your desire to move rather than to sit, according to the American Council on Exercise. So focus on healthy living by creating upbeat playlists to accompany your workout, and use our "Battle of the Decades" playlist to inspire you. Whether you prefer fitness workouts set to The Mamas and The Papas' laid-back, "California Dreamin," or like to channel your inner rock star while running to Guns N' Roses', "Welcome to the Jungle," our playlist features inspiring music from an array of genres to help you kick your workouts into high gear.

March Music Madness Battle of the Decades

Gold’s Gym March Music Madness is back for its 5th year! In celebration of our 50th anniversary, this year’s theme is a Battle of the Decades!

2015 marks the 5th year of the Gold’s Gym March Music Madness. This year, in celebration of our 50th anniversary we’ve seeded a Battle of the Decades bracket. Help us determine the Ultimate Workout Song of the past 5 decades!

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The Brackets:

60s & 70s REGION

AC/DC “Highway to Hell ”
The Ramones “Blitzkrieg Bop”
Led Zeppelin “Black Dog”
The Mamas & the Papas “California Dreamin’”


Metallica “Enter Sandman”
AC/DC “Thunderstruck”
C&C Music Factory “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch “Good Vibrations”


Survivor “Eye of the Tiger”
Bon Jovi “Livin’ On A Prayer”
Guns N’ Roses “Welcome to the Jungle”
Billy Ocean “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car”

2000s REGION

Mark Ronson “Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars”
Drowning Pool “Bodies”
Eminem “’Till I Collapse”
Linkin Park “Bleed It Out”
Get inspired with fitness exercise at Gold's Gyms near you set to your favorite tunes. Workout routines are "more efficient when performed synchronously with music than when musical tempo is slightly slower than the rate of cyclical movement.," according to research from Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK, so make sure to choose upbeat songs that match your planned exercise intensity. And for healthy living, music has also been shown to elevate your mood, and possibly even your metabolic efficiency, so keep a playlist that lifts your mood to beat the blues, and get your booty into the gym. Use our fitness workout playlist from the past five decades as a starting point for your own list, and keep your list fresh by updating it regularly.

Feeling tired during fitness exercise? Listen to your favorite tune to zap new energy into your fitness routine. During your workout routine, music can distract you from the task at hand, and can help to "decrease the influence of stress caused by fatigue, thus increasing the ''comfort'' level of performing the exercise," according to a study published by the National Institutes of Health. Healthy living is more than just exercise, though, so make sure you are eating well and getting enough sleep so that you are fully prepared for challenging workouts. Get the most from fitness workouts by listening to playlists that keep you motivated, and then choose relaxing tunes for your cool down.