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Livin' La Vida Fitness

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We're only a few months removed from a rough winter, and if you're anything like me, you spent it hibernating in front of the TV and guzzling chocolatey hot drinks. A few months later, you wake up to summer, and ouch! It's time to hit the gym.

To be honest, I'd prefer to do almost anything rather than go to the gym. I'd rather do my taxes while seated at the dentist's chair than plod along on that treadmill. One of the few things that sustain me when I muster the effort to trudge into my local gym is an iPod full of great songs.

In this week's installment of Alt.Latino: great workout music. From a Colombian group whose hotness has the fire department on standby to a South American female MC making an unusually mischievous request, these tunes will get your heart racing in no time. Also, my cohost Felix Contreras, who turns out to be the Latin Richard Simmons (who knew?), shares his workout tips.

As always, we want to hear from you. What workout songs are on your iPod? Help us build the perfect fitness mix tape!

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Jasmine Garsd is an Argentine-American journalist living in New York. She is currently NPR's Criminal Justice correspondent and the host of The Last Cup. She started her career as the co-host of Alt.Latino, an NPR show about Latin music. Throughout her reporting career she's focused extensively on women's issues and immigrant communities in America. She's currently writing a book of stories about women she's met throughout her travels.