Music is a gymaholic’s number one companion. I’ve personally had to turn back home many a time to retrieve my headphones, knowing that without my music I would struggle to stay motivated.
Working out to music is more than just for entertainment, it is your own personal inspiration pushing you to go further, run faster and lift more with every beat. The kind of music you listen to utterly dictates the level of intensity you work out at, so it’s crucial to get it right.
An inspiring playlist is arguably more important than ever during winter. Cold weather, dark nights and Christmas snacking temptations lead people to skip the gym in favour of lounging around on the sofa. While we do enjoy a festive tune, would you really have Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ piping into your ears from your iPod while you are on the treadmill?
We’ve rounded up some fiery winter workout tracks that’ll have you running extra miles just so you can keep listening. Here are our top 10 workout songs for winter 2014.
Form the Warm Up…
Songs that guarantee to get you out of your Rudolph onesie and into your trainers on a cold winter’s night.
2014’s princess of pop is once again ruling supreme with her latest release Shake It Off. The upbeat tempo of this track is bound to get you moving and the motivational lyrics really make you feel empowered!
Famous for creating addictive pop beats, you can thank Katy Perry for swapping your social life for the gym, because this track has serious motivational powers! Catchy lyrics and a consistent beat make this the perfect warm up song to inspire you to workout.
The slowly-rising rhythmic beat found in climbing songs like this resonates with your senses and a natural reaction is to get up and move. As the song reaches its peak, you’re bound to find that your trainers are on and your gym pass is in your hand!
The dream team is back to collaborate to make another smash hit. This motivational pop ballad and synthesized violins is enough to keep you motivated through the peaks of your workout.
Through Your Workout…
When you need to keep the pace before the final push.
Changing – Sigma Ft Paloma Faith
A consistent beat is all you need to keep yourself paced during your workout. This song is great if you are attempting a long distance run, as the steady tempo will help you to perfect every step.
This track has been making waves ever since its debut in clubbing heaven Ibiza this summer. The steady tempo is guaranteed to keep you steadily pushing on throughout your workout.
When You Need it the Most…
The musical equivalent of a friend cheering you on!
Bump & Grind 2014 Mix – Waze and Odyssey Vs R Kelly
A complete transformation from its R&B soul roots of R Kelly’s track in 1994, this song has emerged as one of the most played club anthems of the year.
Sometimes you just need some tough love. No personal trainer about? The instructions in this banger of a song are bound to get you working!
The electric sounds and upbeat rhythms of this feel good track are certain to invigorate you through the final stages of your workout.
What better way to get your behind into shape than being reminded of how perfect this pop star is? Smash those squats with the help of this addictive track.
Gemma Jones writes for DW Fitness Clubs, a range of fitness clubs dedicated to providing you with the most state-of-the-art facilities to ensure you get the most out of your workout.