Tony Little

Tony Little's Fit Trax: Cardio Rock

(CD - The Right Stuff #82709)

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Despite the reputation that some exercise CDs have for featuring boring or dated music, Tony Little's Fit Trax: Cardio Rock has both a tightly structured program and well-chosen rock and pop tracks to back it up. The tracks are broken down into warm-up, beginner, intermediate, advanced, super-advanced, and cool-down portions; each section of the album features some fairly hip if not especially new songs, ranging from aerobics staples like Technotronic's "Pump Up the Jam" and Bachman-Turner Overdrive's "Takin' Care of Business" in the beginner part of the workout to slightly more creative choices like the Spencer Davis Group's "Gimme Some Lovin'" in the advanced section. The track list, which encompasses '60s soul, new wave, hard rock, and straightforward pop/rock, doesn't flow as well as some of the other installments in the Tony Little's Fit Trax series, but overall the collection is energetic and entertaining enough to keep energy and motivation high over the course of its hour-plus length.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
1:02
2
feat: The Esquires
2:15
3
feat: Technotronic
5:08
4
feat: Edwin Starr
3:14
5 2:46
6
feat: Manfred Mann
2:19
7 4:36
8
feat: Billy Squier
3:34
9
feat: The Fixx
3:06
10
feat: Blondie
3:17
11 3:52
12
feat: Pat Benatar
4:23
13 3:17
14
feat: Culture Club
3:22
15
feat: Bonnie Tyler
5:34
16
feat: Pat Benatar
3:24
17 2:46
18
feat: Technotronic
3:20
19
feat: Tyrone Davis
2:31
20
feat: Sam & Dave
2:53
blue highlight denotes track pick