Fitness Friday: Music Matters!

Here are 3 Tips to Consider When Selecting Music for your Fitness Class

1.  Consider its purpose and the audience.

Determine what the music will be used for and ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is it appropriate for the planned activities?
  • Will is appeal to participants?
  • What is the make-up of the listeners?


2. Do a Volume Check

Cue up your music before class begins is a great starting point but be sure to ask your participants during class as well and make any necessary adjustments.

3. Experiment with new music choices.

Switching up the choice of music can add variety and vibrancy to your fitness class.

SPRA’s Resource Centre has over 550 CDs geared toward fitness classes of varies styles and tempos, which you can borrow for free.

Check out our CD collection online or contact us for more information.

Information adapted from: Sewak, Robert. (September 2002). Striking the Right Chord with the Music You Choose. Supplement to IDEA Health & Fitness Source.