36 Motivating Songs Fitness Influencers Listen to at the Gym

36 Motivating Songs Fitness Influencers Listen to at the Gym
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If you’re the type of person who can work up a sweat without music pumping, well, good for you—but you’re definitely an anomaly. Most of us mere mortals rely on the heart-pumping beats of Beyoncé or Rihanna to get us moving.

It’s no coincidence that you feel as though a good song is the only thing that can get you through the hill climb in Spin class: There’s plenty of research to show that listening to a killer track at the gym can actually improve your workout and make you feel more motivated—or at least make the session less grueling.

One study shows that working out with music makes the exerciser less aware of their physical exertion (read: pain), and can benefit athletic performance by an impressive 15 percent. In fact, the music you listen to when working out actually stimulates the motor area of the brain as to when to move. So, basically, a solid tempo can help keep your own speed in self-paced movements like running.

So if you’re looking to shake up your workout routine (and instantly up your motivation levels) with an injection of fresh music, keep clicking. We spoke with 14 major fitness influencers—from Instagram stars to celebrity trainers and even fitness models—to find out what songs they’re listening to at the gym right now.

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Kayla Itsines, Instagram star and trainer

The top songs on my workout playlist right now are: "Freaks" by Timmy Trumpet, "Turn up the Speakers" by Afrojack, and "Catch" by Will Sparks.

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Mary Helen Bowers, ballerina and Ballet Beautiful founder

The top songs on my workout playlist right now are: All classical! Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven are favorites.

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Bianca Cheah, Sporteluxe editor and Instagram star

The top songs on my workout playlist right now are: For Savassana I listen to Sol Seppy "Enter One"; for the middle of a workout Dustin O’Halloran's "An Ending, a Beginning"; and for my warm-up, Tycho's "Epigram."

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Nina Agdal, Sports Illustrated model

The top songs on my workout playlist right now are: “Let You Go” by Chainsmokers and “Pumping Blood” Chainsmokers remix.

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Base Body Babes

The top songs on our workout playlist right now are: Felix Jaehn—"Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better)" feat. Jasmine Thompson; Jonas Blue—"Fast Car" (feat. Dakota); David Zowie—"House Every Weekend."

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Karolina Kurkova

The top song on my workout playlist right now is: “Another Lonely Night” by Adam Lambert.

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Megan Williams, model

The top songs on my workout playlist right now are: “House Every Weekend” by David Zowie, “Run the World” by Beyoncé, and my favorite classic is “Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa.

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Hannah Bronfman, fitness blogger

The top songs on my workout playlist right now are: "RICO" by Drake and Meek Mill, "Lean On" by Diplo and DJ Snake featuring MO, "Good Vibes" by Jamie XX.

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Ashley Graham, model

The top songs on my workout playlist right now are: “How Deep Is Your Love” by Calvin Harris, “Sorry” by Justin Bieber, and “Lay It All on Me” by Rudimental.

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Lakey Peterson, pro surfer

The top songs on my workout playlist right now are: “Make the Money” by Macklemore; “Clique” by Kanye West, Big Sean, and Jay Z; and “Started from the Bottom” by Drake.

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Jessica Hart, model

The top songs on my workout playlist right now are: “Hideaway,” “Fade Out Lines,” and “Prayer in C.”

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Lauryn Evarts, blogger

The top songs on my workout playlist right now are: “Rescue Song–RAC Remix” by Mr. Little Jeans/Celeste and Jesse Forever, “Save Me” by Listenbee, and “Flashed Junk Mind” by Milky Chance.

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Andrea Rogers, Xtend Barre founder

The top songs on my workout playlist right now are: "The Fix" by Nelly, "Like a Prayer" by Madonna, and "Drunk in Love" by Beyoncé.

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Heather Marr, celebrity trainer

The top songs on my workout playlist right now are: Eminem's "Lose Yourself," "Hall of Fame" by The Script, and Neyo's "Let's Go."

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