#CFsweats—CollegeFashionista's Ultimate Workout Playlist

May 7th, 2015 at 2:00am

There is a lot that goes into a great workout beyond the exercises themselves. Sure, the right sneakers help me run pain free and finally sticking my crow pose may partially be credited to my favorite yoga mat. But the one thing that really allows me to perform my best when working out is music.

Music is transformative. I simply pop in my earbuds, crank the volume louder than medically advised and completely focus on myself and my workout. When my legs are on fire in the middle of a spin class, I focus on keeping pace with the high energy jams to get through it. When I don’t feel like going for a run, I allow music to motivate me by making a themed playlist (because no one is more motivating than Beyoncé, right?). The right music allows me to dig deep and push through the pain of an extra mile or another rep.

To help motivate you to move this May, I have shared my top 20 favorite workout jams in a #CFsweats playlist. The songs span everything from hardcore rap to girl power anthems to indie pop. But one thing is consistent through each of them—that extra oomph that says, “You got this.”

1. “Wild” // Jessie J

2. “POWER” // Kanye West

3. “Elastic Heart” // Sia

4. “Pulses” // Karmin

5. “Booty” // Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azelea

6. “Lose Yourself” // Eminem

7. “Run the World (Girls)” // Beyoncé

8. “All I Do Is Win” // DJ Khaled featuring T-Pain

9. “Goodness Gracious”—The Chainsmokers Remix” // Ellie Goulding

10. “Runaway (U & I)” // Galantis

11. “The Edge of Glory” // Lady Gaga

12. “Love Runs Out” // OneRepublic

13. “Tambourine” // Eve

14. “I Wanna Get Better” // Bleachers

15. “Somewhere to Run” // Krewella

16. “Wild Ones” // Flo Rida featuring Sia

17. “Who Gon Stop Me” // Jay Z and Kanye West

18. “Only Girl (In The World)” // Rihanna

19. “Hereos (we could be)” // Alesso

20. “Raise Your Glass” // P!nk

Be sure to download the playlist on Spotify here and show us how you are celebrating National Fitness month using the hashtag #CFsweats.