Wikipedia definition of Tempo: The tempo of a piece of music will typically be written at the start of a piece of music, and in modern music is usually indicated in beats per minute (BPM).
Wikipedia definition of Beats Per Minutes: Beats per minute (BPM) is a unit typically used as a measure of tempo in music. The BPM tempo of a piece of music is conventionally shown in its score as a metronome mark
Wikipedia definition of Heart Beats per minute (BPM) Heart rate is the number of heartbeats per unit of time, typically expressed as beats per minute
Most of the machines at Harry Jerome Rec Centre record the Heart's BPM (Beats Per Minute), but what good is that info? There's this website, TreadMill Music, where the author has refined the information by linking his data, Tempo of the music...... via metronome to the treadmill, or other such exercise equipment.
Everyone knows that exercise, particularly jogging, is boring, but necessary. What about using music as a motivator?
I've taken his data and copied it onto my computer, via an Excel file, then sorted it into Artist, Title, Tempo, and then, for good measure, added in two more column categories of Walking and Cooling Down..... coloured coded the last two too, so that I can see where the music is .......when I sort via the various Artists.
Curiously, I have very few of my favourite pieces that I currently use that are the same as TreadMill Music. Ah well, his are just a start of my collection, perhaps yours too?
Chicago's The Hot Honey Rag (Fosse),
Benny Goodman's "Sing, Sing, Sing"
Take My Breath Away
Lead Me On
Playing with the Boys
Stuff Like That There
Hot Summer Night
Through the Fire
Walking tempo 105 to 130 BPM
Jogger/Running 140 to 170 BPM
128 to 139 too fast for Walking, too slow for Running