Workout playlists – the key to exercise motivation

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Music is powerful. It can energize you. Empower you. Pump you up. Calm you down. Excite you. Relax you. In fact, sometimes the key to a good, make that, GREAT workout, is your playlist. Creating a workout playlist may be all you need to gain that exercise motivation you’ve been looking for. A simple internet search for workout playlists provides thousands of results. Whether you’re looking for music to run to, music to do yoga or Pilates to, music to enjoy while on a walk with your dog, or music to remind you of when you were younger, the options (and results) are endless.

A few playlists to get you motivated include:

Michelle Obama’s playlist (courtesy of Women’s Health magazine) includes selections by Sara Bareilles, Michael Jackson and Will Smith’s daughter Willow Smith.

Jessica Alba’s playlist (courtesy of Latina Magazine) includes the following selections: “Ai Se Eu Te Pego” Michel Telo, “Danza Kuduro” – Don Omar and Lucenzo, “Price Tag” – Jessie J featuring B.o.B, “So good” – B.o.B, “Starships” Nicki Minaj, “International Love” – Pitbull, “Good Feeling” – Flo Rida, “Break your Heart” – Taio Cruz, “We found Love” – Rihanna, “Dance Again” – Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull.

Marathoner and olympian, Kara Goucher’s playlist (courtesy of Fitness Magazine) includes the following selections: “Let’s Get It Started” – Black Eyed Peas, “Timebomb” – Beck, “Say Goodbye to Love” – Kenna, “Somewhere Only We Know” – Keane, “For the Girl” – The Fratellis.

Jillian Michael’s playlist (courtesy of Fitness Magazine) includes the following selections: “Everyday (Coolin)” – Swizz Beatz, featuring Eve, “Run the World (Girls)” – Beyonce, “Judas” – Lady Gaga, “Boom” – Snoop Dog, featuring T-Pain, “It Makes My Heart Break” – Your Vegas, “Down on Me” – Jeremih, featuring 50 Cent.

Regardless of your choices, workout style, or musical taste, a customizable and unique exercise playlist will undoubtedly motivate and challenge you in your workouts.For other ideas about exercise motivation, health and fitness, or fun exercise ideas, contact us!

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