We could probably think of more than a few ways we could spend our time instead of exercising. Lugging yourselves out of the house and into the gym where it’s easy to feel intimidated by those around you may seem daunting. Luckily, there’s no one true way to work out and there are many ways to get us motivated to get off the couch. Whether it’s buying yourself some new workout gear or having a killer playlist, working out is all about finding something you love to do plus a few environmental elements.
As for the playlist? We’ve got you covered. The songs you listen to can have a major impact on your performance, from pushing you to do an extra rep or sprinting that last mile. Athletes are frequently seen with headphones in before an event or meet to block out the noise and clear their headspace. Depending on your activity, try adding these tracks to your queue and see if they give you that push you need for your workout.
“F**king Problems” – A$AP Rocky ft. Drake, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar
It doesn’t get any better than three of your hip hip favorites in one song. Let the bass sink in as you kickbox or go for a run.
“‘Till I Collapse” – Eminem
Eminem’s iconic track was used as entrance music for various pro sports teams, from the NBA to MLB. As Eminem raps about giving it his all, you’ll be motivated to keep your workout going longer than you originally planned.
“No Limit” – G-Eazy ft. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B
Even if you’re a novice to dancing, you’ll at least be able to recite the lyrics as you practice your freestyle.
“Formation” – Beyonce
Grab your ladies and get in a line or two.
Yoga & Pilates
“Petit Biscuit” – Sunset Lover
Whether you’re cooling down from a HIIT workout or doing a yoga routine, listen to this track as you unwind on the mat.
“Intro” – The XX
An instrumental, “Intro” strikes the perfect balance between a fast and slow tempo.