Best Motivating Workout Music for your 2021 Playlist

Not in the mood to workout? Maybe you need to pep things up and turn up the music. Workout music not only makes working out more fun but also boosts your mood. You feel an instant rush of energy when you hear a familiar tune. Especially if the rhythm is poppy and it makes you happy.

The hormone serotonin, also known as the feel-good hormone gets released when you listen to songs that are pleasing. A happy, motivated workout is always a good workout.

Some songs have memories attached to them and some have meaningful lyrics that help lift your spirits. Because of this, you feel motivated, and you can work out for a longer time and also put aside the small pains and blocks along the way.

Music makes repetitive routines more fun and gives it more life. An added bonus is that workout music also exercises your brain as it engages with every neural system.

We’ve put together a mix of motivating, energy-boosting pop songs for you to workout and level up to. So, put on your headphones, or turn up the speakers and let’s get fit.

Best Motivating Workout Music for your 2020 Playlist

  • Soulmate By Lizzo

Give yourself some love with this absolutely pumped-up bop by Lizzo as you workout. Be your own soulmate as you get fit for yourself!

  • Run the World by Beyoncé

Tighten your laces and work your core to this instant motivator by queen Beyoncé. Or you could run on the treadmill as you run the world girl!

  • Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles

“Watermelon sugar high” is perfect to get high on exercise. The vibe is summery and makes you groove as you do your reps.

  • Rare by Selena Gomez

Sweet Selena released this bop and we love it. It’s quite rare to hold a plank for longer than a minute. Let’s break that record?

  • Love Myself by Hailee Steinfeld

Give yourself a little more love at the gym as you play this track on replay! You definitely won’t need anybody else once you conquer the push-ups.

  • Survivor by Destiny’s Child and Da Brat

You are a survivor and you can survive any crazy workout and get your goals! Belt out this classic workout song as you get your game on.

  • Side to Side by Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj

This hit by Ariana and Nicki is completely safe to play while on the exercise bike. Just swing side to side and you’re set. 

  • Finesse by Bruno Mars and Cardi B

Bruno Mars is perfect to get your groove on, even at the gym. By the end of this workout, you will be dripping with sweat and a whole lotta finesse.

  • Lemon by N.E.R.D. and Rihanna

This hip-hop bop by Riri gets you pumped up like no other. Get set and start “Bouncin’ around” the gym.

  • The Greatest Show by Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya and Keala Settle

Well, you might not be able to experience the greatest show but you can experience a great workout as you push your limits to this masterpiece. 

  • Good as Hell by Lizzo

Our queen gave us another reason to show some self-love. So, jump up and do some squats cause the burn is good as hell. 

  • So am I by Ava Max

Insecurities are real. But don’t worry, you got this and Ava Max got you with her sweet, motivating workout music. You can conquer anything!

  • Power by Little Mix and Stormzy

This bop by Little Mix helps you power up just right. Enjoy this song as you hustle and power through your workout.

  • Victory Lap by Nipsey Hussle

Listen to this rap track by Nipsey as you take your victory lap around the field or on the treadmill. You can go that extra mile!

  • Look At Her Now by Selena Gomez

Another bop to get you feeling good by Selena. You will feel awesome, sweaty, active and powerful after this workout. Probably even belt out “Look At Her Now” while standing in front of the mirror.

  • On The Floor by Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull

This dance number does get you jumping on the dance floor but it also works wonders on the gym floor. It’s time to kill those crunches on the floor!

  • Cross Me by Ed Sheeran, Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock 

We love Ed and this bop will get you hyped up for your workout. You can do some cross kicks, cross-fit and cross out any procrastination while listening to this.

  • 24/7 by Meek Mill and Ella Mai

Workout on Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday…you get my drift. This song gets you vibing in the gym and scoring all your reps. 

  • Physical by Dua Lipa

Let’s get physical…not exactly how Dua wants to but rather in the gym and with some equipment. And you can strengthen your muscles while bopping your head to this bop.

  • Turnin’ Me Up by BJ The Chicago Kid

This R&B song is calming and is perfect to slow down, catch your breath and enjoy that post-workout glow as you wrap up a productive day! Relax and enjoy the vibe!

Music can make any occasion fun and it can definitely make workout fun. Working out is a commitment but trust yourself and you can achieve all your goals.

Find your vibe, enjoy the music, workout and give yourself a lot of love.

You can find these songs on YouTube or streaming platforms like Spotify. Enjoy the workout music and have a fulfilling workout session.

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