Sometimes all it takes is the right song to help you finish your workout. Whether it’s hearing motivating lyrics or feeling that beat drop, the perfect track at the right time can give you an instant jolt of energy.
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The next time you feel like quitting an exercise, turn up the volume and finish every sweat session strong with these mood-boosting hits.
When you need to focus a little longer
As your workout winds down, your mind might already be wandering right out of the gym. Shut out thoughts about errands, work and life in general with a slow, steady beat that’ll force you to focus. With Nicki Minaj’s “Feeling Myself,” she and Beyonce command attention.
When you need one last burst of energy
Your energy is fading, but you want to finish your circuit as planned. See your session to the end with an uplifting pop song (with a conveniently appropriate title). Think of Ariana Grande’s “One Last Time” as the singer’s personal way of letting you know you’re almost there!
When you need some motivation
Every competition show or sports movie has a scene with an epic pep talk. Think of British singer Florence Welch as your coach. “It’s always darkest before the dawn,” she reminds us on her hit “Shake it Out.” These motivating lyrics will have you finishing that last rep with pride.
When you need to break out of autopilot
No two workouts are the same. And yet, repetitive routines can easily make us feel sluggish. If you’re just going through the motions, get your head back in the game with a go-to workout anthem. Eminem’s “Till I Collapse” featuring Nate Dogg will have you feeling like a warrior in no time.
When you want to end the workout on a high note
Wrap up your exercise for the day with a fun, feel-good song like “Virtue” by electro-pop duo Kilo. Singer Chloe Kaul and producer Simon Lam’s track will have you dancing right into your cool down.
Did we miss any of your favourite gym jams? Let us know in the comments!