That moment when you get to the gym and realize you forgot to charge your iPod. Ughhhh….
There’s a good reason that we tend to incorporate music into our exercise routines. Research has consistently shown that listening to music while you sweat increases endurance, pain threshold, and even coordination.
Music is an important part of a good workout. Some people would even say vital. Nothing gets us moving and enhances our mood more than the beat and rhythm of some great music. Get in the zone, lift heavier, push harder, and ultimately, burn a ton of calories with high energy music that gets you going.
For your enjoyment, and increased fitness performance, here’s a list of some great local Sacramento area musicians you can use to pump up the beat on your next workout, burn more calories, and enjoy a better workout.
Voted Best Local Band of 2014 on KCRA’s-A List, this Irish pub rock punk band throws down some high energy traditional celtic music fit to move you. If you want to lift heavy and push your limits, BlackEyed Dempseys should definitely make the top of your playlist.
Simply...rocks. Original Music, great energy, and some not-so-surprising local talent. Placer High grad Gina Salatino, who has been playing guitar since the age of 12, heads up base guitar for Some Fear None. You wouldn’t know it to look at her rocking on stage, but she’s also a family dentist. Download some great workout music, work your butt off at the gym to build your healthy body, then pop into Rock Star Family Dental in Rocklin and have her take care of the health of your teeth. It’s a full service health and fitness resource!
These four El Dorado County natives do a killer job covering some of the greatest rock bands of all time. Want some AC/DC in your ear while you lift? Or some KISS on the elliptical? How about some Tom Petty to back up your burpees? If it hit the top of the charts and everyone was a fan, it’s probably covered by the Roadhouse Rats. And they do a great job of it.
Country, blues, and folk all find a place in Jonny Mojo’s performance. He’s from the Sierra Nevada Foothills and his music reflects the heritage of the area with an upbeat, downhome rhythm that makes you want to get up and move.
Raw, edgy, and absolutely infectious, Once an Empire has the chops to move you. Building and delivering on classic hard rock, these beats offer up just the right mix of vocal talent and musical innovation.
There are a plethora of other great bands drumming and strumming their way into the heads and hearts of Sacramento area residents and beyond. Check out KCRA’s A-List to find more great local Sacramento area bands, and put a solid beat into your workout.