Chris Lawhorn

Chris Lawhorn runs the workout music database Run Hundred and contributes playlists to SHAPE. He also operates the Case/Martingale record label and holds a BA in English from Ball State University. Before joining SHAPE, Chris was the Resident DJ at Marie Claire.

By operating under a variety of aliases—like Roman Zolanski, Nicki Teresa, and Point Dexter—Nicki Minaj has been able to squeeze a remarkable number of different styles into her three...

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While every month brings a crop of new tunes, May has arrived with an unusually high number of fast songs and remixes. Both are ideal for your workout, since quick tunes naturally lend...

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Diehard fans swear by CrossFit's signature mix of strength and conditioning exercises that draw from aerobics, gymnastics, and Olympic weight-lifting. While the routines themselves may...

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When building a playlist, people often start with club music. Since it's engineered to get you moving on the dancefloor, the thought is that it should get you moving in the gym too,...

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April is a big month for music—right now, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is holding its annual induction ceremony. But beyond...

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Sometimes, it feels like all the best workout songs stem from Top 40 radio. And if you’re sick of the repeat pop jams—which, let's face it, can get played out quickly when you hear them...

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Spring is in full swing, and the weather is finally warming up. And April's top 10 songs will help bring that heat to your workout. This month's picks provide a steady rhythm...

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Even if the weather has been fickle, it’s official: spring is here. In honor of outdoor running season we’ve created a playlist featuring new, invigorating songs to get you up on your...

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Iggy Azalea's rise to fame has been astonishing, not only because she’s an Australian woman holding her own in a genre (rap) dominated by American men, but because the success of her...

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Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" is a pop sensation, but that omnipresence on the radio might actually work against the song when you're working out. Put simply, its power to...

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