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The Only Workout Playlist You Need In Your Life

By Natasha Van Der Laan - 20 Feb 2017

The Only Workout Playlist You Need In Your Life


In need of some gym-spiration? You’ve come to the right place! Straight from our aptly named “let’s get sweaty” playlist, these absolute bangers will get the heart pumping and muscles burning. From Destiny’s Child and Nicki Minaj to Shapeshifter and Eminem, these songs will take your workout to the next level. 

1. Come Alive | Netsky

Quite possibly the best gym song, ever. Make this epic drum and bass number your power song and you’ll be breaking PBs left, right and centre (or your money back guarantee).  

2. Fergalicious | Fergie And will.i.am

Channel your inner-Fergie when you’re “up in the gym just working on my fitness”. Workout to this tune and you’ll be on the fast-track to getting a bod like Fergie’s (goals).

3. Survivor | Destiny’s Child

No matter how tough your workout is, always remember: “I’m a survivor. I’m gonna make it. I will survive. Keep on surviving”. This fierce track is your new power song. You go, girlfriend!

4. Alive | Chase & Status

Ain’t nothing like a bit of drum and bass to get you in the zone. You don’t need pre-workout supplements when you’ve got this banger on your playlist.

5. Sweet Lovin’ | Sigala

This catchy song screams ‘90s aerobics. The high-energy number is best paired with cardio—just try to refrain from dancing around the gym.

6. Run | Tourist

This is probably the most appropriately named running song, ever. Start with a slow jog and by the end of the track, you’ll be running your fastest kilometre yet!

7. Numb | Linkin Park

An absolute banger in 2003, this aggressive number is perf when spinning on the stationery bike. Be careful you don’t ride that bike off its bolts.

8. 24K Magic | Bruno Mars

For some reason, gyms love playing this jazzy number. TBH we can’t blame them—it’s funky, it’s fun and it will get grooving through your sets. Put your. pink-y. rings up. to the. moon!

9. Jubel | Klingande

If you’re heading out on a long-distance run, put this track on your playlist. You’ll find yourself running in time to the steady, comfortable beat.

10. Moment 4 Life | Nicki Minaj And Drake

Speaking from experience, rapping this song en route to the gym will unleash your inner-beast mode. Best line? “Shout out to my haters, sorry that you couldn’t phase me”.

11. Work | Iggy Azalea

Listen to this jam as you “work, work, work” in the gym. This rags to riches tune will remind you nothing comes easy—you gotta hustle for that muscle!

12. Peanut Butter Jelly | Galantis 

This high-energy song will have you spreading it like a peanut butter jelly (whatever the hell that means) and grooving through your workout.

13. I Could Be The One | Avicii And Nicky Romero

This cardio-friendly track will have you dripping with sweat by the time its finished. The accompanying video is also worth of a watch. 

14. Anything | Shapeshifter

Working out wouldn’t be half as fun if it weren’t for these Kiwi lads. Particularly good gym ballads include In Colour, Stars, Eternal and everyone’s favourite Electric Dream. 

15. Lose Yourself | Eminem

No gym (or life in general) playlist would be complete without mention of this Eminem classic. Consider this: your workout is your one shot to seize everything you ever wanted. Will you capture it or just let it slip? Dun dun dunnn.

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