Fitness February has begun and you have New Year’s resolutions to keep and flirty Valentine’s Day fashions to fit into. But as everything on television has taught us, you can’t get a thing done without some musical encouragement. Here’s your workout playlist of the week!
1. “Intro” by The xx— Start off your playlist with this primarily instrumental melody that’ll have you feeling like the lead in your own movie, right in the midst of a “get fit” montage!
2. “Good Life” by One Republic— Gentle enough for some simple morning yoga stretches, energetic enough to get your primed up for the tough stuff!
3. “You Make Me Feel” by Cobra Starship— Get alert and get your heart pounding with this fast-paced tune, which can guide you through a fast and fierce set of crunches.
4. “Buried Alive” by Avenged Sevenfold— Its epic guitar riffs and sultry vocal stylings are perfect for channeling anger and other yucky feelings into exercise. Beware; the powerful song goes hardcore in its last minute!
5. “I Choose Happiness” by David Choi— All sugar and bounce, ‘I Choose Happiness’ will match your mood exactly when those endorphins kick in.
6. “Booty Swing” by Parov Stelar— Jazz up your playlist and snap out of your mid-workout slump with this cheerful tune that radiates vintage vibes but contains a modern and mood-lifting beat.
7. “Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO— This catchy song has a great treadmill tempo and a nice, even if a bit narcissistic, message. The lyrics will remind you of the sexy bod you’re aiming for… You work out!
8. “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros— It’s a perfect soundtrack for jogging around your neighborhood and soaking up all the beauty of the great outdoors.
9. “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele— If the great outdoors is a tad dreary, use this stellar ballad to power through the cloudy February gloom.
10. “‘Till I Collapse” by Eminem and Nate Dogg— Become inspired by this last song to use up every last drop of energy. Its motivational lyrics will help you endure the final moments of your successful workout.
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