Creating an inspiring workout playlist can feel like quite the challenge. I’ve literally spent hours scrolling through iTunes, Spotify, Pinterest, and Pandora in search of the best songs. While anything goes on my own personal mix, and I have the eclectic combination of beats to show for it, I’m more selective when it comes to group exercise classes.
I try to avoid anything that’s super sexual (because, awkward), incredibly explicit (because, that may be considered just a wee bit unprofessional), or completely overplayed (because, I’ll hear it 5 times on the radio later).
At the same time, I want playlists that pack motivation. Few people want to be doing burpees in general, let alone with the sound of elevator music in the background. To keep a fierce drive and fun vibe, here are 15 songs, of both the new and throwback variety, that have earned a spot on my current summer playlist:
Summer (Calvin Harris)
Raise Your Glass (P!nk)
Feel The Love (Rudimental feat. John Newman)
Most Girls (Hailee Steinfeld)
Confident (Demi Lovato)
Run the World (Girls) (Beyoncé)
Boom Boom Pow (The Black Eyed Peas)
Stronger (Kelly Clarkson)
Umbrella (Rihanna feat. Jay-Z)
Love Myself (Hailee Steinfeld)
Dark Horse (Katy Perry feat. Juicy J)
Super Bass (Nicki Minaj)
Wild Ones (Flo Rida feat. Sia)
Can’t Hold Us (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton)
Tell Us: What songs are on your workout playlist this summer?