The 11 Best Audio Downloads/CDs for Walking Workouts and Music

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Tempo music and audio walking workouts can help the miles fly by. The best audio workouts includes a warm-up and cool-down at a slower tempo, then takes you up to the workout tempo. You can choose a music style that you enjoy and coaches who have the style that will inspire you. These albums and mixes are available for download on iTunes, Amazon, and other music sites, or they may be available on CD.

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The Biggest Loser Workout Mix Top 40 Hits

This energetic mix from the trainers on the former reality show The Biggest Loser is set for 128 beats per minute. It should get you moving on the treadmill, track or sidewalk. If you are a beginner, that may be a little too challenging. You can stream it, download it, or get it on a CD. If you are a fan of the show and its coaches, you can find several other Biggest Loser workout mixes, including another round of Top 40 hits, 80s music, and "extreme cardio" mixes.

Kathy Smith Powermix Lean Walk

Enjoy two 30-minute workouts or combine them for an hour-long workout with walking trainer Kathy Smith. It includes remixes top 40 pop songs by Lenny Kravitz, Gwen Stefani, Black Eyed Peas, Madonna, Prince, Ashlee Simpson, and the Eurhythmics. It is available on iTunes or on CD.

Big Band Walking

Enjoy walking to upbeat big band music with this mix produced by K2 Groove. It don't mean a thing if it ain't got the swing. If this doesn't get you "in the mood" for walking, it's hard to say what will. The songs are at 75 to 123 beats per minute. Whether you fondly remember the big band era or you're a youngster who likes the tunes, this can be a great mix for walking. You can find this on iTunes or on CD.

Bodymix: Gospel Walking

Join the saints to come marching in to these gospel tunes. The pace is a jaunty 111 to 125 beats per minute. It's a good choice for those who love gospel music and want positive inspiration while they workout. You can find this on iTunes or on CD.

Leslie Sansone Walking for Weight Loss 1 Mile Walk

Your weight loss journey can start with just an easy 1-mile walk. Leslie Sansone gets you started. She has a popular line of walk-at-home coaching audio and video. You can use this album to march in your living room, or outdoors or on a treadmill. This album is available on CD, iTunes, or her website. If you find you love Leslie, she has plenty more mixes for walking more miles.

Shape Fitness Music Walk 1: 60s Hits—3 MPH

This CD is geared to an easy to moderate pace and features music hits from the 1960s. It has warm-ups and cool-downs before and after a workout of 60 minutes of walking. The songs are geared at a rhythm of 116 to 122 beats per minute or a walking pace of 3.0 mph.

Shape Fitness Music Walk 2: Moderate Pace 70s Hits

If you hail back to the disco era, you'll enjoy this compilation of an hour of walking music with warm-up, workout, and cool down. Tunes by the original artists include "Disco Inferno" and "Le Freak." It is available on CD. The music is set for a heart rate 124 to 134 beats per minute or 4.0 mph.

Shape Fitness Music Cardio 1: 80s and 90s Hits

This CD features an hour of walking warm-up, workout, and cool down. It's set for a heart rate of 122 to 126 beats per minute or 4.5 mph, which is a fast walking pace.

Leslie Sansone: Walking For Everybody—Beginner Level

Leslie Sansone coaches you to get started walking indoor or outdoors. This beginner's level CD or cassette (for those who are really old-school) has a 1.5 mile, 30-minute workout. If you want coaching in addition to music, this is a good choice.

Bodymix Sixties Cardio

Enjoy this upbeat mix of music from the 1960s that can keep you moving on the treadmill or outdoors. The songs are best for brisk walking or even jogging. You can find it on CD.

Kathy Smith Walkfit

WalkFit walking program with Kathy Smith includes four workouts of increasing length and intensity. (Workout 1 is at 112 to 134 bpm / 3 mph. Workout 2 is at 120 to 140 bpm / 4 mph). Learn how to vary your stride, pace and arm swing.

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