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10 Motivational Songs to Keep You Moving


Working out is generally considered a physical activity, but plenty of it is mental. It takes initiative to start a routine and tenacity to stick with it. To support you on both fronts, we've compiled a list of aptly-titled songs with big hooks that'll keep you on point from start to finish.

The list kicks off with a track from the best-selling artist in X Factor history and closes out with an ode to relentless hustling. In the middle, you'll find a rock song from The National Parks about running, a pop tune from Katy Tiz about working it, and an indie/electronic track from NONONO about getting your pulse up.

In the same way exercise tests your body, it challenges your mind—drawing on both willpower and determination. If you feel like you're coming up short in either department, the collection of tracks below will turn up the intensity until your focus returns. So pop one onto your existing playlist to get moving, swap in a few to keep moving, or string the whole bunch together for an epic, motivational session. 

Leona Lewis - Fire Under My Feet - 101 BPM
The National Parks - As We Ran - 144 BPM
We Are Twin - Come Alive - 159 BPM
Hoodie Allen - Show Me What You're Made Of - 122 BPM
Cold War Kids - Miracle Mile - 143 BPM
NONONO - Pumpin Blood - 121 BPM
Katy Tiz - Whistle (While You Work It) - 162 BPM
Fitz & The Tantrums - The Walker - 132 BPM
Royal Bangs - Better Run - 174 BPM
Kevin Gates & August Alsina - I Don't Get Tired (#IDGT) - 70 BPM

To find more workout songs, check out the free database at Run Hundred. You can browse by genre, tempo, and era to find the best songs to rock your workout.


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