The Sound of Music
In my opinion, the latest release of BodyPump, BP56, is full of songs that are just begging to be played LOUD. The instructor of today's class didn't agree. I asked her to turn the volume up, but still, she didn't turn it enough, not even close.
I get so much more energy and electricity to the moves if the music is going through my body so I can actually feel the beat - not just hear it. There's a HUGE difference between "...baby, baby, baby... you are my voodoo child, my voodoo child..." and "!!!BABY BABY BABY!!! YOU ARE MY VOODOO CHILD, MY VOODOO CHILD!"
Well. There's a chance I might choose the class by the volume in the future. On the other hand, some aerobic instructors play the music too loud, but usually those are some other classes than BP, can't really tell why. I know the volume won't make the song any better, but you all know the difference, don't you? You can't really get the feeling that the artist is trying to give you if you can't hear the damn song - and the talking/yelling instructor is not making it any easier to concentrate, or sing along.
When the last moves of the song are about to tortuse my muscles that are crying for mercy, I really need the aggressive kick from the music to make it happen and not to give up. PUSH ME, PUSH ME!