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Many readers swear by Gwen Stefani's tunes for a high-energy workout. Could it be because her music's fun and she looks fabulous?
updated 3/2/2007 7:59:46 AM ET 2007-03-02T12:59:46

Celebrity fitness trainer Jeanette Jenkins says high-energy tunes are key to busting exercise boredom. She shared her workout playlist in The Fit List. (Songs by Fergie, Ludacris and Justin Timberlake help get her clients pumped, she says.)

We asked you which songs get you moving. Your favorites ran the gamut from heavy metal (“Metallica … and White Zombie always make my workouts more intense,” writes Jennie from Schenectady, N.Y.) to soft rock (“I like to work out to Air Supply. It is so soothing,” writes Vince Jones) to soundtrack standards ("Anything from the ‘Rocky IV’ ... Combining the songs with the memory of Rocky training really gives [me] motivation to exercise harder," writes Hirsch in Chicago).

Others like a bit of variety: “I have lots of music on my MP3 player, from punk to pop to techno — anything with a fast beat is good to move to,” writes Karen of Los Angeles. The most popular nomination: AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long.”

Other songs on readers' playlists:

  • Anything by Frank Sinatra
  • “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf
  • “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” by Kylie Minogue
  • “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails
  • “Crazy in Love” by Beyonce
  • “Earthshine” by Rush
  • “Escape” by Gwen Stefani
  • “Fergalicious” by Fergie
  • “Fighter” by Christina Aguilera
  • “Going Back to Cali” by Notorious B.I.G.
  • “Hold On” by Santana
  • “Hung Up” by Madonna
  • “Lose Control” by Missy Elliott
  • “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers
  • “New Workout Plan” by Kanye West
  • “Personal Jesus” by Depeche Mode
  • “Promiscuous” by Nelly Furtado
  • “Rent” soundtrack
  • “Run Like Hell” by Pink Floyd
  • “Running on Empty” by Jackson Browne
  • “SexyBack” by Justin Timberlake
  • “Starve” by Rollins Band
  • “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell
  • “You Could Be Mine” by Guns ‘n’ Roses

But regardless of what type of music you prefer to work out to, as Donna from Eau Claire, Wis., points out, “The bottom line is to listen to what you like with a beat that you can follow without your heart rate going through the roof.”

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