Let’s face it, we all have a favourite tune when we exercise so we asked some athletes about their favourite tune to get the blood pumping
Ann Odong

28 Jun 2016 - 7:31 AM  UPDATED 28 Jun 2016 - 12:34 PM

The selection varies across the genres of music.

BMX world champion Caroline Buchanan’s choice changes according to her mood.

"A go-to song lately has been Tenacious D 'Tribute' but generally Aussie hip hop, deep house or a bit of dance music. You can never go wrong."

For fellow rider Tracey Hannah it’s about the thrill of the fight.

While Caitlin Parker is always ready to lose herself in the music, the moment.

Basketballer Rachel Jarry takes care to have hip hop beats on hand to get going.

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Pop Princesses Anna Flanagan and Chloe Logarzo get pumped with some Kesha and Jessie J. 


Aislin Jones’ likes the latest tunes and “anything that makes me feel confident, with a relatively fast beat, and some catchy lyrics.”

But Matildas defender Alanna Kennedy prefers to chill out with Chet Faker. 

Queen Bey is the go to for Keesja Gofers.

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Sami Kennedy-Sims goes old school with Nine Inch Nails “it’s aggressive but has bad words (sorry mum!)”

Wallaroo Sharni Williams follows the crowd “Chicken Fried (Zac Brown Band) is team song that we sing before every game”

Then there is the struggle of Ashleigh Nelson.

“If I had my way we would be listening to classic Celine Dion - fortunately for many I am not in charge of team music therefore I listen to whatever is being played for me.”

Keep the dream alive Ashleigh. 

Whatever they are listening to, it’s certainly doing the job! Just don't try and sing and drive and drink coffee...

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