There’s a distinct energy and power innate in music; it has the ability to move and motivate you whilst drawing you into its rhythm and beat, you can literally get absorbed into sound! Music should be a symphonic celebration that, when paired up with your workout give you extra waves of feeling, mood and motivation that you can use to help push you just that little bit further as the melody and inspiration of the lyrics sink into your being. Listening to music during your workout can serve as fuel to heighten your adrenaline, making you forget about time, any problems in life, comfort zones as well as the physical exertion itself. It can make all the difference to your fitness training, time to get tuned in and turned on as we list 10 Great Fitness Motivation Tracks to energise your exercise!
Titanium (David Guetta)
This has to be one of the best tracks to run to! It’s a great song to set running intervals to, either on the treadmill or on a freedom run outdoors; speed up as the chorus kicks in and steady the pace out as the verse comes back around. “You shoot me down but I won’t fall, I am titanium”!
No Easy Way Out (by Robert Tepper, from “Rocky 4” OST)
This is from the movie where Apollo Creed dies and Rocky lets off steam with a night drive as he reminisces! Without doubt one of the best songs from the “Rocky 4″ soundtrack, it’s immediately powerful with undercurrents of soft rock that can connect you to your trials and give you the courage and determination moreover to overcome them! Try this track in a cardio, boxing or body weight circuit; slow down and speed up your reps. Find the flow in the beat…”some things are worth fighting for”!
The Power (SNAP!)
Do you have the power? One of the most popular tracks from the nineties, “It’s gettin, it’s gettin, it’s gettin kinda hectic”… an unforgettable track with a strong bass line to get pumping and pushing some weights to… or you could do the ‘running man’…remember that notorious 90’s move?
Sunchyme (Dario G)
Listening to this track is like taking a happy pill! An infectious rhythm and it just goes to show that you don’t always need lyrics; sometimes the instrumental is enough to set you off on a mental journey to a cool place. This song has love, light and sunshine breaking through on a rainy day… run to it… dance to it…cycle to it… it oozes vigour and charm. Always remember to inject fun into your fitness!
Are You Gonna Go My Way (Lenny Kravitz)
An unmistakable guitar riff and the sultry tones of Lenny Kravitz… you cannot go wrong! It’s a total head banging track with a very smooth edge! It projects ‘I’m invincible’… pump weights to it, or get your cardio groove on and interval it up… Go your own way!
Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Baby D)
Another storming track from the nineties that had everyone on the dance floor! ‘Spread your wings and fly away’… this is a cool track to really push yourself on that cardio session, elevate your heart rate and add in the intervals for an extra push! You could develop an amazing legs routine to this too…think varied squat and lunge sequences…work those legs!
Eye of the Tiger (by Survivor, from “Rocky 3” OST)
Second visit to the Rocky archives, this time the 3rd movie…”rising up to the challenge of our rival”…get your weights routine on prime form listening to this! Or of course since it’s “the eye of the tiger”…box your way through the track or with just you and the punch bag, poise yourself, take a deep breath…and unleash your inner Rocky!
Everybody’s Free (Rozalla)
1992 was a good year for music, and not least due to this track…it is iconic! Everybody is free to feel good! It’s an uplifting and stimulating track that inspires you to sing along and get your arms up high to the tune… Rozalla style! Music brings people together so get your training buddy, and get moving!
We Found Love (Rihanna)
The beat and build up in this track just radiates energy. It’s a vibrant and happy sounding rhythm and it sings of a summer vibe. Make the most of the beat changes that encourage the build up of momentum in your speed or intensity…bringing your workout to life!
You Could Be Mine (Guns N’ Roses)
Hasta La Vista Baby! Ideal for anyone that wants to rock up and sweat out! From the soundtrack of “Terminator 2″; the song kicks an awesome bass line, drums, and guitar…”You could be mine”, gets stuff done…whether you’re on a run, cycling, circuit training or HIIT-ing…crank up the intensity as the beat kicks in.
We hope you enjoy this little Keep Fit Kingdom Mix for your playlist. Music is a mighty motivator, it transcends limitation whilst your mind is free to think big thoughts. So, lift your head and heart high and keep raising your game, don’t overthink your training in 2017, just get on with it and carry your vibes with you! And remember ‘without music, life would be a mistake’ -Nietzsche.