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Bush's "Machinehead" Voted Ultimate Workout Song In Gold's Gym's 3rd Annual March Music Madness Competition

DALLAS, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold's Gym, the world's leading authority in health and fitness, and  top fitness publication Men's Health announced today that "Machinehead" by Bush was voted as the Ultimate Workout Song for 2013 in this year's March Music Madness competition.  In a unique twist, the campaign featured a "Battle of the Bands" theme – meaning all songs were recorded by a band, duo or group − and included songs and collaborations from the past 50 years. Bush's famed track from their 1996 debut album was nominated for the competition by BMX biker Mike Spinner and ultimately beat out 63 other heart-pumping workout songs to earn the top spot.

March Music Madness is a bracket-based competition created by Gold's Gym to find out what gym-goers are jamming to while breaking a sweat.  Celebrities and music enthusiasts nominated a song that personally motivates them in the gym, and these songs went head-to-head in the elimination-style tournament.  This year's competition included hundreds of song nominations from notable celebrities such as Will Ferrell, Mickey Rourke, FloRida, 50 Cent, Gabby Reece and Run DMC, as well as fans, members of Gold's Gym and Men's Health readers. The 64 most popular song submissions were chosen by Gold's Gym celebrity trainers and fitness experts to compete in four fully-stacked brackets.

More than 40,000 votes were logged by people from around the country throughout the competition, but "Machinehead" by Bush emerged as the fan favorite out of the "Final Four" that included Eminem ft. Nate Dogg in "Till I Collapse," "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO and GrandMastaz version of the Sir-Mix-A lot Classic "Baby Got Back."

"There's no doubt that music has become an integral part of the workout experience. In fact, studies have shown that music can increase the intensity of a workout by up to 15 percent," said Dave Reiseman, Vice President of Communications for Gold's Gym. "We brought back March Music Madness because it's been a great way for fans to share and vote for their favorite workout songs, and maybe find a few some new additions for their playlists. It's also a great opportunity to give back to a great cause."

Another continued tradition of the March Music Madness competition, Gold's Gym will donate $5,000 to the charity of Mike Spinner's charity of choice, the Coastal Boxer Rescue of Florida, Inc., as a reward for his nomination of the winning song. The Coastal Boxer Rescue of Florida, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to rescuing abused, abandoned and neglected boxers and securing homes for them.

"Participating in the March Music Madness competition for the first time, I'm thrilled that my nomination of 'Machinehead' by Bush came out on top," said professional BMX athlete Mike Spinner.  "It has always been one of my go-to warm-up songs before a big event, and it's cool that so many people out there agree with me and voted for this song.  More than anything, I'm excited about Gold's Gym's generous donation to an organization close to my heart, the Coastal Boxer Rescue of Florida, Inc."

"It's been fun to hear which songs are helping our members knock out that last rep on the bench or mile on the treadmill," added Reiseman. We were excited to learn the results of this year's vote and congratulate both Bush and its nominator Mike Spinner on winning March Music Madness. We're also thrilled to help the Coastal Boxer Rescue of Florida with its important mission. While there will be plenty of passionate and spirited debate about the winning song, there's no debating that it's all for a worthy cause."

For additional information, log on to www.marchmusicmadness.com or www.facebook.com/goldsgym.

About Gold's GymEstablished in Venice, Calif. in 1965, Gold's Gym is the most recognized gym chain in the world with more than 650 locations in 37 states and 28 countries. The iconic brand ranks in the top 15 percent of Entrepreneur magazine's 2011 "Franchise 500." Gold's Gym offers the latest equipment and services, including group exercise, personal training, cardiovascular equipment, group cycle, Pilates and yoga. With nearly 3 million members worldwide, Gold's Gym helps all kinds of people achieve their individual potential through fitness. For more information please visit www.goldsgym.com, www.facebook.com/goldsgym or www.twitter.com/goldsgym.

About Men's Health ( www.menshealth.com )Men's Health is the go-to source for guys seeking the latest information and expert advice in their pursuit of a healthy and active lifestyle. Published 10 times a year in the U.S. by Rodale, Men's Health is the best-selling men's magazine on newsstands and provides its 12 million readers with the up-to-the-minute information on health, fitness, fashion, nutrition, relationships, travel, technology and finance. Men's Health is the largest men's lifestyle magazine brand in the world, offering 40 global editions, a host of apps for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry subscribers, as well as branded books, eBooks and microsites. The magazine has garnered numerous industry accolades, winning National Magazine Awards in the general excellence and personal service categories as well as being deemed by Media Industry Newsletter as the "#1 Most Notable Magazine Launch of the Last 25 Years." Men's Health has also made several appearances on Advertising Age's "A List" and Adweek's "Hot List." For up-to-date news from Men's Health, visit www.menshealth.com , and get instant updates on Twitter (@MensHealthMag) and Facebook (Men's Health).



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