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.

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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The songs in this month’s top 10 countdown cover a wider range of tempos and styles than usual, giving you a great opportunity to use this playlist to complement a variety of workouts....

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Drawing on moves from ballet, yoga, and Pilates, barre has quickly risen in popularity to become one of the most beloved workouts. Total-body toning and lean muscle-building, barre...

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Remixes reign supreme this month with new versions of recent hits taking up half the spots in February’s Top 10 list. This is a blessing for those in search of musical inspiration, since...

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