Use the increasing tempo of this list to propel yourself up the stairway to (fitness) heaven

By Chris Lawhorn
May 17, 2012

Step workout routines come in a variety of forms-some involve plastic steps, some involve actual stairs, and some incorporate games like Dance Dance Revolution.

For most of these workout routines, the ideal beats per minute range is 125-134 BPM. I put together a playlist that starts at the low end and picks up a single BPM with each song, working you gradually through the whole span.

Along the way, you'll find a dance track by Wolfgang Gartner, a rock song by Guns 'N' Roses, a remix of a rock track by The Killers, and more.

Here's the full list:

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.