By Melissa Pheterson
March 18, 2011

Will Ferrell likes to pump iron while cranking "Pump Up the Jam." Mario Lopez works out to the theme from Rocky. And Gabby Reece loves "B.O.B." by Outkast. What's your favorite workout song - the tune that reliably fires you up to exercise?

For the next two weeks, you can vote for the "ultimate workout song of all time" at the March Music Madness tournament launched by Gold's Gym. Celebrities, athletes and fans nominated thousands of choices that are now whittled down to 64 songs that will "compete" in brackets, NCAA-style, all the way to the Sweet SIxteen and Final Four.

The nominator of the winning song will receive a $5000 donation to the charity of her choice.

Carrie Preston, the actress from True Blood, is pushing for "Get Your Freak On" by Missy Elliott. "The beat is infectious and persistent, a force to be reckoned with," she says. "Makes me want to get my freak on, too...on the treadmill, that is."

Super Bowl champ Justin Tuck, of the New York Giants, picked a slower tune: "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins. "I was listening to it on repeat while waiting for the pre-game ceremony to finish at Super Bowl XLII," he says. "Then as we ran out of the tunnel, we heard the same song. And you know what happened next."

What's your pick - fast or slow? Old-school or Top 40? Vote for your favorite, then tell us what you picked and why!

Melissa Pheterson is a health and fitness writer and trend-spotter. Follow her on and on Twitter @preggersaspie.

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