In spite of the fact that cold weather makes it pretty easy to hide under cosy oversized sweaters, we need to stay motivated to hit the gym. Sometimes, it’s the little things that get us there—and nothing is more motivating that knowing you’ll have the right tracks playing as you sweat through your workout.
To get you (and keep you) pumped up, we rounded up some of our favourite tunes. From classic throwbacks to the latest bangers, these are the songs guaranteed to give you some gymspiration.
Future – Mask Off
Deciphering what Future is actually saying is a sure-fire way to increase your levels of focus.
SchoolBoy Q – Collard Greens
Break a sweat to Collard Greens and you can simultaneously consider your daily dose of healthy vegetables served. #twobirdsonestone
Kanye West – Fade
Aside from the upbeat tempo, Teyana Taylor’s moves (and body) will have the laziest of us running to the gym.
Migos – Pipe It Up
You’ll barely notice Offset’s absence listening to Quavo and Takeoff telling you to “Pipe it Up” over and over again in this classic motivational track.
Mafia K’1 Fry – Pour Ceux
Because classic 90s French rap about survival in Parisian ghettos is always a great source of inspiration.
The Black Eyed Peas – My Humps
Only the most ideal song to get anyone through their last set of squats.
Skepta – Shut Down
The Grime artist’s breakthrough track is guaranteed to motivate you to push through your workout. #trusssmedaddy
OutKast – Hey Ya!
No better way to induce motivation than Andre 3000 repeatedly telling you to ‘shake it off’.
Kanye West – The New Workout Plan
Kanye’s very own instruction manual for the perfect workout.
Beyoncé – Formation
Substitute your lack of motivation with a healthy bout of anger and revenge.
Gwen Stefani – Hollaback Girl
Nothing will get you more hype than old school Gwen Stefani.