How to match your music to your walking or running pace

Lots of us like to walk, run, or jog to music, matching our steps with the beat, especially if the beat is a little faster than we’d normally go.

Here’s a handy table of Beats per Minute with miles per hour pace.  Don’t be put off by the descriptions below.  What’s lightly active for a pro athlete might be super athlete for you.

LEVEL 1: VERY INACTIVE: 50 rpm (100 beats or steps per minute)

LEVEL 2: LIGHTLY ACTIVE: 60 rpm (120 beats or steps per minute)

LEVEL 3: MODERATELY ACTIVE: 65 rpm (130 beats or steps per minute)

LEVEL 4: ACTIVE: 70 rpm (140 beats or steps per minute)

LEVEL 5: VERY ACTIVE: 75 rpm (150 beats or steps per minute)

LEVEL 6: EXCEPTIONALLY ACTIVE: 80 rpm (160 beats or steps per minute)

LEVEL 7: ATHLETE: 85 rpm (170 beats or steps per minute)

LEVEL 8: ATHLETE: 90 rpm (180 beats or steps per minute)

LEVEL 9: ATHLETE: 95 rpm (190 beats or steps per minute)

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