Music can make or break a workout. If you are listening to the wrong playlist or station, it can distract you. Bad music can deplete your motivation. My taste in music varies greatly and depends largely on what I am doing. Lately, I've been relying on Pandora to make me music happy.
I currently teach Barre Fit, TRX, HIIT, Spinning and PiYO Live. I create a new Spinning playlist every week, songs for which are chosen based on their ability to dictate RPM. PiYO Live comes with it's own music, so I'm off the hook there. But the other three formats...I have the freedom to pick songs that literally just make people move (and hopefully smile, too).
We are currently jamming to a variety of new and old(ish) songs.
You might call this party music, and I'm OK with that:
So far, no complaints from any of my students. If you're looking for new music for exercising, maybe this list will help you build your perfect playlist.
Question: What song is at the top of your workout playlist? Are there any songs that always, without fail, motivate you to move?