Music: The Perfect Gym Partner
For many people, listening to music is essential to a satisfying workout. Whether you run, lift weights, cycle, or attend a fitness class, a killer playlist could be as important as wearing the proper fitness attire.
Strength. Endurance. Performance. It’s hard work building a fit, rocking body. Research on workout music explains why your favorite tunes can have a profound effect on your gym session.
5 Benefits of Listening to Music at the Gym
- Music is a Great Distraction
By listening to the right music, our brains process more information. The distraction can help you ride out that stitch or wave of exhaustion.
- Music Increases Endurance
By as much as 15 percent, according to researchers.
One of the leading experts on the psychology of exercise music, Costas Karageorghis of Brunel University in London, explains that one could think of music as a “type of legal performance-enhancing drug.”
- Music and Movement are Entangled in the Brain
Music fires off signals to the brain that induce movements in the listener. According to Scientific America, music acts as a metronome, “helping you maintain a steady pace, reducing false steps and decreasing energy expenditure.”
- Your Go-To Song Can Help You Get in the Zone
Studies show songs that trigger positive memories and feelings can boost motivational levels. Dopamine—the neurotransmitter that drives your brain’s reward system—increase when you listen to your favorite music.
- Listening to Music Can Reduce Stress and Anxiety
When stretching or relaxing during a yoga class, soft lyrics and a slow tempo can help focus your attention and calm your breathing.
In partnership with producer and yogi, DJ Drez, Hard Rock proudly offers Rock Om®. Featuring original tracks specifically designed to enhance your movements, our hotel guests can experience the benefits of yoga from the comfort of their rooms.
Amplify Your Workout at Hard Rock
Soundbody® by Hard Rock Hotels features exclusive amenities designed to provide a custom wellness experience. With music at its core, guests can relax, refresh, and re-energize.
Delivered to your room, free of charge, Your Rock Om® yoga kit comes complete with a Manduka PROlite yoga mat and a convenient GO Play Carrier. With three distinct, on-demand yoga videos available on your television, you can om your way around the room or at the hotel fitness center.
For an expertly curated workout playlist, check out The Sound of Your Stay® program—our exclusive audio experience for Hard Rock Hotel guests