So you've made a New Year's resolution to hit the gym more often in 2015, and you're actually sticking to it (good for you!). The problem is once you're there, your workout is so 2014 (read: overdone and in need of a fresh start).
Give your workout a much-needed boost with the right music. "Look for a powerful melody or bass sound that sticks in your brain and you feel like a heartbeat," Marc Santa Maria, Crunch National Group Fitness Director, tells Us Weekly. "Find songs that have catchy, easy 'hooks' or chorus lines to keep you on track and use them for intervals or short-term bursts of workout pushes."
To get started on the right beat, Santa Maria crafted the ultimate gym playlist just for Us Weekly using hit songs from Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, and more. "There's a happy joyful vibe to these songs and yet there's a bad-ass, kick-booty vibe to them with a big underlying bass and a beat that makes you feel instantly powerful," he tells Us.
Here, six songs to boost your workout for more than 20 minutes.
"Time of Our Lives" by Pitbull and Ne-Yo (3:49)
"Morning Drums" by Gregor Salto (4:44)
"Latch" by Disclosure and Sam Smith (4:16)
"Hip Hip Chin Chin (Yaziko Club Mix)" by Club des Belugas (3:17)
"Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars (4:31)
"Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift (3:39)
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