A popular gym in the river-surrounded Manila district of Sta. Mesa, has won world recognition – not for its fitness prowess, but its use of music and super-hero song selections.
Members of the Anytime Fitness Sta. Mesa club chose a staggering 30,940 songs in the past year, according to the 2019 play data released from crowdDJ® – world-first interactive music technology developed in Australia, that allows gym-goers to choose their work-out tracks from a phone or touch screen kiosk.
‘Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)’ by Post Malone & Swae Lee was the most popular song with other chart-toppers including Pantera and U2.
Sean Martin, Head of Analytics at Nightlife Music which developed crowdDJ said the data showed fitness centres in the Philippines have become super-users of the cutting-edge music technology.
“Outside of Australia, the world’s top three places to crowdDJ are all Anytime Fitness Centres in Manila with a New Zealand gym and a kiwi bar rounding out the top five,” Martin said.
“It clearly shows that there is an appetite for fitness and an intensity for music in the Philippines, that both complements and distracts from the activity itself,” he said.
“Music is such a powerful motivator. crowdDJ allows people to have a choice of music at their fingertips, providing even more incentive for them to keep on track with their fitness goals.
“Just over 12 million songs globally have been chosen on crowdDJ so to see one brand, in one country collectively dominate in such a short time of adopting the technology is extraordinary.
“It is an unusual selection of songs. You’ve got hip hop, full heavy metal, K-Pop, old school rock and rap all mixed with pop and alternative in the top 10, a real eclectic mix.
“Most surprising is Pantera, which is basically unheard of to be so popular across an entire customer base.”
TOP 10 Songs – Anytime Fitness Sta. Mesa
|POST MALONE & SWAE LEE – Sunflower (From ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’) (Lyric Video)|
|PANTERA – Walk|
|BTS F/HALSEY – Boy With Luv|
|U2 – With or Without You|
|EMINEM – Lose Yourself (Remastered)|
|TAYLOR SWIFT F/BRENDON URIE – Me!|
|IMAGINE DRAGONS – Thunder|
|DR DRE F/EMINEM & SKYLAR – I Need A Doctor|
|LAUV – I Like Me Better|
|IMAGINE DRAGONS – Demons|