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The Top 10 Workout Songs For February 2017

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 02.14.2017 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Flickr: theqspeaks Remixes rule the gym this month--with half the month's top tunes falling into that camp. To that end, you can find slower tracks f...

The Top 10 Workout Songs For January 2017

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 02.14.2017 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Flickr: BookMama This month's top 10 workout songs provide an excellent balance of fresh faces with new tunes and fresh takes on recent favorites. St...

The Top 10 Workout Songs of 2016

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 12.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Flickr: Mysza831 The most consistently striking aspect of this year's top workout songs is their consistently slower tempos. For many folks, "workout...

The Top 10 Workout Songs For December 2016

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 12.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Flickr: Robin McConnell Dance tracks dominate the proceedings in our monthly workout music recap. While that sounds like the introduction to one-dime...

The Top 10 Workout Songs For November 2016

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 10.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Flickr: Kohlmann Sascha This month's top 10 workout songs span a wider tempo range then normal--with the fastest song clocking at more than double th...

The Top 10 Workout Songs For October 2016

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 10.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's top workout songs include a perfect blend of comebacks and collaborations.

The Top 10 Workout Songs for August 2016

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 08.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Collaborations and remixes reign in this month's top 10 list--with all but one of the tracks being credited to multiple artists.

The Top 10 Workout Songs for July 2016

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 07.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Flickr: dalioPhoto The artists behind this month's top workout tunes could easily pass for the lineup of a great, summer music festival. Kicking of...

The Top 10 Workout Songs for June 2016

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Flickr: Ernst Moeksis The summer possesses a strange magic that allows it to draw pop songs out of the woodwork--even from acts that aren't necessari...

The Top 10 Workout Songs for May 2016

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's tops songs provide an excellent mix of college radio favorites, Top 40 hits, and clubland remixes. Starting with the outliers, you've got the latest from guitarless wonders Fitz & The Tantrums and the throwback sound of Ladyhawke.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For April 2016

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 04.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Moreover, it's spring--when pop's jauntiness returns after months of hibernation. So, it's a great time of year for buoyant beats and an even better time to get outdoors. Here's the full list -- according to the votes logged on workout music site Run Hundred.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For March 2016

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 03.07.2017 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's top 10 list draws heavily from the Top 40 chart and club scene. While this reliance on pop tunes and big beats might make the list seem one-dimensional at first, there are just enough curve balls to keep it interesting.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For February

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 02.07.2017 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

February's top picks play more like summer workout mix than a winter one -- thanks to a wealth of pop and dance favorites.

The 50 Best Running Songs

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living

A good playlist can make all the difference when it comes to running. Research shows that listening to some rockin' beats can make you enjoy your work...

The Top 10 Workout Songs for January 2016

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 01.09.2017 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

In the same way the playlist bridges the musical past and the present, it can also serve as a bridge between the person you were in 2015 and the person you resolved to become in 2016.

The Top 10 Workout Songs for December 2015

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 12.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

The end of the year is plenty hectic on its own -- without additional challenges in the workout music department. So, don't overthink it. Just try a few tracks below, then make a few tracks through the snow.

The Top 10 Workout Songs for November 2015

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 11.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Autumn is an excellent time to find new workout music.

Top 10 Workout Songs For October

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 10.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

In a workout playlist, balance is key. Too much familiarity can be boring. At the same time, too much novelty can be jarring. Getting the right ratio often takes a little work, but the songs voted into this month's top 10 list manage the feat naturally.

The Top 10 Workout Songs for September 2015

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

As summer gives way to fall, let the played out songs in your gym mix give way to some current alternatives. This month's top picks have plenty going for them -- with a variety of genres and tempos represented. Moreover, with just a few new tracks here and there, you can re-energize your whole routine.

The Top 10 Workout Songs for August 2015

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

The summer may be winding down, but you'd never guess it from this month's workout playlist. While June and July featured an assortment of sunny pop songs, August's top picks are more eclectic in two main ways: tempo and genre.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For July 2015

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

In short, you've got nice weather, new tunes, and no excuse to stay indoors. So, get up, get out, and get your share of the fresh air.

The Top 10 Workout Songs for June 2015

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Familiarity and freshness are key ingredients in a workout playlist. While songs from the former category provide reliable inspiration, those in the latter bring the dynamism. Thankfully, June's top workout tracks feature a healthy balance of both.

This Month's Top 10 Workout Songs

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Just as a remix can breathe new life into a familiar favorite, a few new songs can liven up an entire playlist. So, take a listen to some this month's highlights, see what moves you, and put the winners to work.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For March

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

If you're looking for a few new songs to spruce up your existing mix, you're in luck. Alternatively, if you need a clean break, you can swap in this entire list -- since it blends a variety of speeds and sounds that will get you moving and keep you guessing.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For February

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Exactly half of the songs voted into the top 10 appear in re-worked versions. As always, this is a blessing for folks in search of musical inspiration, since these uptempo updates take existing gym favorites and accentuate their beats and momentum.