I have a confession to make: I am not a fan of the gym. I often wish I could be one of those people who look forward to pulling on their lycra and sweating it out for 4 hours on a treadmill. But I’m just not one of those people. No matter how much I try, I’d still rather be at home. This doesn’t make me lazy mind you; I still go to the gym every week and work hard but I need a bit of help at times with getting motivated.
To me, there’s nothing more motivating than a great playlist in the gym. It helps my mind to switch off, get into ‘work hard’ mode and keep me going that bit longer. I listen to a huge variety of music whilst working out but here are 10 of my favourite tunes to listen to that get me pumped up and ready to sweat it out:
Partition – Beyonce
Seriously, is there anyone more hot than Beyonce? Probably not. She’s the ultimate motivation in the gym and this song is super sexy .
Bangarang – Skrillex feat. Sirah
This is undoubtedly my favourite cardio track; it’s fast, it’s furious and it’s perfect for when you’re feeling a bit angry with the world and want to take it out on the bike.
One – Swedish House Mafia feat. Pharrell
To be honest, anything by Swedish House Mafia is awesome in the gym but this one really helps to get my head in the game.
Soul Wars – Awolnation
My boyfriend introduced me to Awolnation last year and since, they’ve not been off my gym playlist. It’s not normally my kind of music but it’s made for intense cardio sessions.
Fancy – Iggy Azalea
Iggy’s attitude + legs day = motivational Monday’s.
Stronger – Clean Bandit
This is a great one for those days where you’re just not really feeling it, both emotionally and physically, but know you need to push yourself. When I first discovered this song, I had it on repeat for my entire 45 minute session.
Work Bitch – Britney Spears
No explanation needed.
Harder Better Faster Stronger – Daft Punk
Old school but still an awesome addition to any gym playlist.
The Take Over The Breaks Over – Fall Out Boy
Again, anything by Fall Out Boy works for me but this is probably my favourite of theirs.
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Who doesn’t listen to this song and immediately feel ready to take on the world?
What’s on your gym playlist? Let me know in the comments! xo