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The Top 10 Workout Songs For December

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

What's striking about this month's top 10 list is the quantity of pop songs it contains by folks who aren't archetypal pop stars.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For November

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 11.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

In terms of working out, 128 BPM's dominance in pop music means that if you can find an exercise routine that approximates this pace, you'll never be short of new workout music. If you've already got fixed a routine, you can swap in any of the songs from that range and see how they fit.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For October

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

On the whole, Top 40 tracks dominate this month's list. But, there should also be enough alternate versions -- plus some crossover hits from upstarts like Kongos and Echosmith -- to keep things interesting.

The Best Workout Songs For September

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Summer might be winding down, but you'd never guess it from this set of sunny songs. The top 10 list below kicks off with a remix of Calvin Harris' ode to the warmest season and continues to heat up from there.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For August

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

On the whole, this playlist compiles a healthy mix of new tunes, fresh takes on recent favorites, and a few curve balls. So, there should be plenty of songs here to keep you moving and a few to keep you guessing.

July's Best Workout Songs

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

No matter where your interests lie on the musical spectrum, there should be something for you. So, if you're looking for a few new tunes to liven up your summer workouts, this month's playlist will give you 10 great places to start.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For June

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's top 10 list provides a succinct argument for the dominance of electronic music on the pop charts.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For May

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 07.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's top 10 list contains a healthy mix of perennial favorites and relative upstarts. Chart regulars like Shakira and OneRepublic both clock in with their most recent singles.

10 Songs About Running To Motivate Your Next, Well, Run!

Sarah Klein | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

It doesn't matter if you're looking for fast beats, thumping base or inspiring lyrics, motivational tunes can be found in just about any musical genre. But sometimes, we just might find ourselves looking for a more literal uplift.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For April

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 06.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Winter's over, and this month's top 10 list is full of tracks that'll propel you into the great outdoors.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For March

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 05.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's playlist is dominated by club tracks. Fitz & The Tantrums appeared in last month's Top 10 and return this month with the only rock song to make the cut.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For February

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's top 10 list is as eclectic as they come. From the Top 40, you'll find a trio of collaborations featuring Enrique Iglesias, Macklemore, and Shakira.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For January

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Kicking off the new year is an eclectic bunch of workout jams. Pharrell Williams turns up with a jaunty number for which he filmed a 24-hour long music video. The band American Authors continues a climb up the charts with a song you might know best from a Lowe's commercial.

The Top 10 Workout Songs Of 2013

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

The end of the year is a great time to survey workout music for two reasons. First, it provides a chance to look back at the year that's winding down and reminisce. Second, the new year is when folks make resolutions -- often to get into better shape -- and the recap includes a few songs that might help with that.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For December

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 02.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Remixes abound in this month's top 10 list. Half the songs below are chart favorites that have been given a makeover.

November's 10 Best Workout Songs

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's top 10 list pulls evenly from the worlds of rock and pop. On the former front, you've got bands like Bastille, Imagine Dragons, and NONONO. On the latter, you've got dancefloor divas like Lady GaGa, Rihanna, and Katy Perry.

Run Your Stress Away With This Workout Playlist

Rachael Grannell | Posted 12.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Rachael Grannell

Sometimes I run to be healthy, and sometimes I run because I'm training for a race. But I've found that my most successful runs happen when I'm not worried about my distance, time or how many calories I think I've burned.

The Top 10 Workout Songs for October 2013

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 12.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Rounding out this month's top 10 are new singles from Eminem, Ellie Goulding, and Britney Spears along with additional remixes from Rihanna and Bruno Mars.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For September

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's top 10 is dominated by duos. There are two songs by M83 and Imagine Dragons that have been out awhile but are just now getting their due from gym-goers.

HuffPost Workouts: 4-Time Olympic Champion Sanya Richards-Ross' Favorite Songs

Sanya Richards-Ross | Posted 10.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Sanya Richards-Ross

Nicki Minaj and Rihanna's song "Fly" is all about winning and flying, exactly what I want to do when I get on the track. Wale's "Ambition" keeps me setting my goals higher and higher, and Beyonce is my absolute favorite.

The Top 10 Workout Songs for August 2013

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's top 10 is dominated by pop music -- albeit from a variety of sources. Mickey Mouse Club veterans Britney and Justin Timberlake turn up alongside American Idol alumni Phillip Phillips and Kelly Clarkson.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For July 2013

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 09.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This summer's shaping up to be an excellent one for both Selena Gomez and remixes. The former wizard of Waverly Place pulls off a rare feat -- logging two songs in this month's top 10.

A 4th Of July-Inspired Playlist To Make You Sweat American Sweat

Posted 07.04.2013 | Healthy Living

Nothing feels more like freedom than an endorphin-pumping, sweat-soaked workout. Add a Fourth of July themed playlist to fuel your love for America, a...

The Top 10 Workout Songs For June 2013

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 08.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

With summer approaching, the mood -- both on the radio and in the gym -- has changed. While winter brought with it an eclectic bunch of workout tracks, this new batch is all about fun.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For May 2013

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 07.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's top 10 highlights the return of several workout favorites. Here's the full list, according to a poll on Run Hundred.