Looking for some tunes to add to your gym playlists? Need the perfect song for a specific exercise? We’ve got you covered.
By Tisa Tollenaar
To get things started, “Work” by Rihanna featuring Drake and “Focus” by Ariana Grande should get you into the right mindset.
For stretching in front of someone, try “Don’t Look Down” by Martin Garrix featuring Usher. Or “Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)” by Pitbull featuring T-Pain depending on how you’re feeling that day.
Have a gym buddy? “It Takes Two” by Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock was made for you — BOTH of you.
If you’re a runner, go with the classic “I Ran (So Far Away)” by A Flock of Seagulls. Not a runner? “Walk” by Pantera is right for you.
Weight lifter? For guys, “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath. For the ladies, “Iron Maiden” by Iron Maiden.
Play “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot when you’re rocking the squat rack.
If your gym has a punching bag, “Mama Said Knock You Out” by LL Cool J will get you floatin’ like a butterfly and stingin’ like a bee.
Is someone hogging all the machines? Blast “Move B***h” by Ludacris — either in your own ear or unplug your buds if you’re feeling gutsy.
If you feel like you’re dying during your workout, remember “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees. (It also has the perfect rhythm for walking on the treadmill.)
Once you’re all done, put on “Ready to Go” by Republica and strut out of the joint like the beast you are.