3 Great Workout Playlists for Gyms

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Gym-goers and gym owners alike understand the important role of music in a good workout. With such a wide, varied demographic, it can be hard for gyms to pick the right music that’ll inspire every customer. Luckily, new services like Rockbot offer a variety of playlists for gyms: here's an example.

With over 13 million songs to choose from, ranging from today’s biggest hits to the classics, you'll want access to the perfect playlist for your specific clientele. If you’re looking to create the right, high-energy environment through your music, try one of the three workout playlists as a sample and explore more playlists for businesses to find the right fit. 

Hip Hop

Almost all of today's playlists for gyms contain a strong presence of hip hop. Straight off today’s radio, these hip hop tunes are equipped with heavy, catchy beats, a high BPM (beats per minute) to boost workout performance, and lyrics full of bravado. It’s the perfect formula for a workout that doesn’t stop. When you have Macklemore and his crew telling you to “fight ‘til it’s over,” you're customers will know that six pack is in sight.

1. “Stronger” - Kanye West

2. “Werkin Girls” - Angel Haze

3. “212” – Azealia Banks

4. “Harlem Shake” - Baauer

5. “Make Her Say” – Kid Cudi

6. “Power” – Kanye West

7. “Problem” – Ariana Grande

8. “Bad Girls” - MIA

9. “Tom Ford” - Jay-Z

10. “Can’t Hold Us” - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis


House / EDM

If you’re looking at the Billboard charts or EDC ticket sales, it’s not hard to tell that an EDM craze is sweeping the fitness nation. The best playlists for gyms contain at least a portion of EDM to satisfy the younger crowd. Start with a workout playlist full of the latest house and trance music anthems. The music’s beat is steady and uplifting, perfect for rhythmic exercises. Play today’s hottest dance hits, and you’ll keep the kids motivated to shine for the big rave this weekend.

1. “Turn Down for What” - DJ Snake & Lil Jon

2. “Let's Go” ft. Ne-Yo - Calvin Harris

3. “Titanium” ft. Sia - David Guetta

4. “Pursuit of Happiness” – Kid Cudi (Steve Aoki Remix)

5. “Summertime Sadness” – Lana Del Rey Cedric Gervais    

6. “Break Free” - Zedd ft. Ariana Grande

7. “Animals” - Martin Garrix

8. “Levels” - Avicii

9. “Don't You Worry Child” - Swedish House Mafia

10. “Falling Up” - Dillon Francis



While hip hop and EDM are two dominant genres in today’s music scene, some men aren’t interested in what’s on the radio. Chugging guitars, crashing cymbals, and fighting words are what they need. To those at the gym keeping the spirit of rock alive, we know that you need to hear some Zeppelin to spark the flame, and we salute you.

1. “Walk This Way” - Aerosmith

2. “Back in Black” - AC/DC

3. “Paradise City” - Guns ‘n’ Roses

4. “Livin’ on a Prayer” - Bon Jovi

5. “Whole Lotta Love” - Led Zeppelin

6. “Helter Skelter” - The Beatles

7. “We Will Rock You” - Queen

8. “Bulls on Parade” - Rage Against the Machine

9. “Godzilla” - Blue Oyster Cult

10. “Black Dog” - Led Zeppelin

To play the music from these lists above and millions of more songs from our library, just start a free Rockbot trial. If you found this post helpful, you might also be interested in our college football playlist, tips on creating a vibe that attracts customers, or our holiday lists.

Tell us which songs your customers love or which ones we missed in the comments below!