Create Your Workout Playlist

Get Moving: Create a Killer Playlist of the Best Workout Songs

Workout Playlist
Music fills the body with energy and an internal drive to accomplish success. It can fuel a workout with the motivation needed to either get moving, finish the workout or push harder when your body becomes fatigued. Having a good workout playlist of your favorite tunes can be a key factor to a successful session.

Why Does Having a Playlist Help a Workout?

• Music can keep the focus going strong on the workout
• Music creates motivation as the rhythm goes strong
• Music keeps your mind entertained and excited for the next workout
Music, in my opinion, is what compliments a workout.

What Are BPM?

Beats per minute, or BPM, are the pace of music measured by the number of beats occurring in 60 seconds. This is important when working out due to how fast or slow the song plays and for the type of workout you will be doing.

For example, the workout music for a challenging cardio workout, usually has a faster BPM with a good beat to keep your energy going strong; but a lower-impact workout such as Pilates or yoga, may have a more-calming playlist with a slower BPM.

It’s nice to have the option to choose the music you enjoy listening to based on the genre, style and BPM for the activity being performed.

How To Put a Workout Playlist Together

The strategy is simple and can be done in a variety of ways by finding the music genre that appeals to you the most.
1. Know the music you like and songs that will keep your mind and body entertained through a tough sweating workout.
2. If you already have you favorite tunes in your music library, create a playlist folder, and download them to your listening device.
3. If you do not have a music library, there are several music apps to find the music you love.

Music Apps to Help You Create Your Workout Playlist

iHeartRadio is a free, all-in-one digital radio service that allows you to listen to your favorite radio stations live with more than 1,500 stations to browse through.

Pandora is an Internet radio site that creates radio staions of similar artists and music based on the searches you enter.

Spotify allows you to listen to music on your desktop, laptop and mobile for free. It is a site that contains millions of songs listed by title, artist and or genre, and allows users to customize playlists.

Pro Tip: Hear a Song You Like? Shazam it!

If you are out somewhere and hear a song you like and want to find out who sings it along with the title, Shazam it! Shazam is an app that can listen to the song being played and tell you the name and artist of the during the moment you hear it.

My Burn to the Beats Workout Playlist

Here’s a workout playlist I created. It features a variety of songs with different BPM that make me happy, motivated and keep me moving to the beat. You can find this playlist on Spotify here.

Burn to the Beats Playlist
Time to Get Physical by NiCe7
Let’s Go by Clavin Harris
In the Dark by Dev
Turn Up the Music by Chris Brown
Love Somebody by Maroon 5
Give It 2 Me by Madonna
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson
Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Daft Punk
One More Time by Daft Punk
Sunbelt Regret by Wolfgang Lohr
Live Your Life by Yuna

Perhaps my workout mix will motivate you to move with energy and you will add this music to your next workout playlist.

The power of music is mind blowing. It can be an incredible tool for motivation, especially when challenging your body during workouts. Building a personal music collection by creating your own playlists can be done in simple steps. Soon enough, you will have a plethora of the right music to get you motivated for every mood, occasion, and workout!

Please feel free to share your favorite workout songs in the comments section below! Now get out there and burn to the best beats!

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Maria Sollon

Maria Sollon Scally MS, CSCS holds a Master’s Degree in Performance Enhancement/Injury Prevention and Kinesiology. She has obtained numerous certifications in various areas of fitness and is a national conference presenter. Maria specializes in Pilates, Performance Coaching, and Corrective Exercise Techniques and Kettlebells. She is the creator of the Plyo Pilates Method and has developed a series of amazing workout DVDs. She is a Master Trainer for Total Gym, Resist-a-Ball, Body Blade, Peak Pilates, Kettle Bell Concepts and is a freelance writer for Fitness accredited magazines, newsletters, and fitness blog sites. Maria demonstrates her knowledge each day and uses her dynamic creativity throughout her specialized line of work. (purchasable workout videos) (workout clips)

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