Songs For The Gym Or The Treadmill

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Working out isn’t always easy to do. Problem is, in a society obsessed with physical perfection, it’s something that most of us feel like we have to do. And the worst part isn’t even the workout itself. You have to make time for it in your day, usually early in the morning or right after you get home from work or school. More specifically, you have to change into your workout clothes, drive/run/ride to the gym (some people have everything they need in their home – lucky bastards), drive/run/ride back home, take a shower, and change your clothes again! It’s really pretty time consuming.

Believe me, as a certified personal trainer, I know how hard making that time can be.

But there’s an upside to it all. Once you finally get to the gym, you get to zone out to your favorite tunes. I’m a huge music lover, but unless I’m in the car, I rarely listen. That’s why I covet my workout time so much. Of course, feeling and looking better is not a bad perk to working out either.

So, to honor that rare hour or so of uninterrupted music listening, I thought I’d list my favorite workout tracks. Now, of course, we tend to listen to different things depending on the type of workout (or at least I do), so I’ll break it down into several playlists. Also, when I work out, I tend to work out hard, so some of these songs are pretty loud and, uh, intense.

Intense Cardio (running, sprints, plyometrics, interval training, etc.)

Better Off Alone – Alice Deejay

Weightlifting (or cardio if I get tired of the first list)

Falling Down – Breaking Point

Alternate Weightlifting or Light Cardio

Pop Bottles – Birdman

Dash Berlin Feat Sarah Howells Secede Believe In You Extended Mix

Like a thief in the night

I would steal you away if I could

I would steal you away, I would

The passion lies

The passion lies

I’ll never give you surrender

The passion lies

You will never again wake up

You will never again wake up

You will never again wake up

And I will be your shelter and

You will never again wake up

And I will be your shelter and

I miss those times

And it felt so safe

And I was waiting patiently

And I was waiting patiently

If you’re doing fine

Haven’t heard from you

And I was waiting patiently

Weapons and warfare

We’re starting something

And if you have a spark

And if you have to leave

You can go it alone

This is a protest

We’ll take it back now

And if you have a spark

And if you have to leave

You can go it alone

And if you have to leave

*Thank you Victor Hugo for correcting the lyrics*

When the world falls apart

When the world’s unkind

Through the dark of night

When the world falls apart

When the world falls apart

Until the end

When the world’s unkind

Through the dark of night

When the world falls apart

Until the end

*Thank you isac!!*

Broken promises die like road kill

Chewed up and spit out

And I collect myself and crawl through the shadows

‘Cause someone up there holds the key to my heart

When all I want is for you to see

Alone and incomplete

I’ll fall forever endlessly

*Thanks Andru!! And Moni21 & TRANCElover*

No need to promise

Your sense’s unstable

‘Cause I believe, believe, believe in you

Desire’s violent

You’re peaceful, impatient

‘Cause I believe, believe, believe in you