15 Things That Make Working Out Less Miserable

5. If all this talk of BPM is too confusing, TempoRun($1, iOS) or Pace DJ (free, Android) might be more your speed.


 The apps analyze songs in your current music library and rates them. It’s easy in Tempo Run — the songs are put on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 is a walk, 5 is a jog, and 10 is a sprint). Easy! So you pick and choose what song you want to play based on how fast you want to go.

PaceDJ, on the other hand, allows you to set your target pace, then creates a mix based on your activity type and your speed. No work necessary.


6. Use your favorite song to motivate yourself to sprint.


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Hop on your bike at home or a local gym and turn up the volume on Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” or whatever track you can’t get out of your head right now.

When the chorus drops, push. those. PEDALS. Before you know it, you’ll have crushed three Beyoncé songs! Find more fun non-running workouts here.

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