2 Fitness Playlists That Will Amp You Up

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Playfist fatigue is real. And it can seriously impact your workout. Without the right music fueling your sweat session or inspiring you during tree pose, it can be tough to maintain focus, push harder, and, sometimes, even make it to the gym. And during the winter, with cold weather and tempting comfort food, it can be harder than ever to carve out time to prioritize fitness. We tapped FIT Radio and Google for music selections to fuel two totally different types of workout: gym time (whether treadmill, lifting, or otherwise) and yoga class.

With FIT Radio, a body-thumping playlist is as easy as selecting your favorite genre, pushing play, and hitting the gym. Designed to give your workout a supercharge with high-energy tracks, FIT Radio provides users with mixes that keep the same rhythm and BPM (beats per minute) steady throughout an entire set. Hello, motivation.

Try this mix “Best of You” by DJ Fusemania below (or click here to listen) to beat your wintertime workout slump:

  • “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody,” Fergie
  • “FourFiveSeconds,” Rihanna
  • “Be Right There,” Diplo
  • “Titanium,” David Guetta featuring Sia
  • “Don’t,” Ed Sheeran
  • “Demons,” Imagine Dragons
  • “Rolling In The Deep,” Adele
  • “You Know You Like It,” Aluna George
  • “Honey I’m Good,” Andy Grammer
  • “Levels,” Avicii
  • “I Want It That Way,” Backstreet Boys
  • “Best Of You,” Foo Fighters
  • “Latch,” Disclosure featuring Sam Smith
  • “Club Can’t Handle Me,” Flo Rida
  • “Welcome To The Jungle,” Guns n’ Roses
  • “Hello,” Martin Solveig
  • “Counting Stars,” One Republic
  • “Don’t You Worry Child,” Swedish House Mafia
  • “TubThumping,” Chumbawamba
  • “World Is Our Playground,” DJ Vice & Mike Taylor

Yoga, downward dog

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A more zen workout your thing? Summon your inner yogi! For yoga, we love the playlist recommended below by Kelli Sousa, a yoga instructor at Google’s New York City office (she also happens to be Head of Sales for Google Consumer Surveys). The playlist below focuses on the theme of love and accordingly, is best accompanied by yoga moves that open the heart. Sure, it’s nice to have a random mix of your favorite tunes, but sometimes the structure of a playlist revolving around one common inspiration is a smart way to infuse more positive energy into your yoga practice (these selections also work for more lowkey activities like a scenic hike or meditating). You can discover other yoga playlists on Google Play Music, like Indie Yoga.


  • “The Love You’re Given,” Jack Garratt
  • “Coloring,” Kevin Garrett
  • “Love Song For Robots,” Patrick Watson
  • “Heartbeats,” Jose Gonzalez
  • “In My Heart,” Moby
  • “Another Story,” The Head And the Heart
  • “King and Lionheart,” Of Monsters and Men
  • “Cosmic Love,” Florence and the Machine
  • “Reckoner,” Radiohead
  • “Make Love,” Daft Punk
  • “Hold Me,” Fleetwood Mac
  • “Skinny Love,” Birdy
  • “Only Love,” Ben Howard
  • “Heart Is A Drum,” Beck
  • “Elastic Heart (Piano Version),” Sia
  • “Higher Love,” James Vincent McMorrow
  • “Imagine,” John Lennon
  • “Threnody,” Goldmund

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