• Kimmy

My Workout Playlist

Updated: Feb 21, 2021

Photo Cred: Glenda Loop

My music playlist is the single most important part of my workout. Without music, I'm not pushing myself hard enough and giving 100%, and I'm sure that most of you can relate. In fact, many studies show that by listening to specific tunes while exercising makes a big difference in your workout.

As someone who primarily grew up with only listening to Apple music, I wasn't much of a playlist kind of girl. I would purchase music and have my iPod on shuffle while at the gym or wherever I had music playing. Up until the beginning of this year I continued doing this in addition to listening to Apple Music's "Pop Workout Radio", which is essentially most of the music I listen to. However, since beginning a more serious workout routine I've decided to bite the bullet and create my own playlist! I've gotten tired of hearing the same music nonstop on the radio and having to skip over songs that don't motivate while breaking a sweat.

You will see that most of my music selection is a major throwback vibe (my friends will tell you that throwbacks are my jam). My family and I were recently discussing how we feel a person typically relates and listens to music most when they are in high school and college...and I'd say a lot of my music if from that time. So if you're the kind of person who likes a mix of old boy bands, R&B/hip hop circa 2009-2016, dance vibes, and some new jams, you may like the playlist I have going below!


Warm Up / Pump Up: Jealous - DJ Khaled (feat. Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Big Sean)

In the Zone: Lose Control - Meduza, Becky Hill & Goodboys

Dance Break: Stupid Love - Lady Gaga

Pushing Through: No Limit - G-Eazy (feat. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B)

Cool Down: The Other Side - SZA & Justin Timberlake


  • Have songs that make you want to dance when you have a 10 second break. The music should keep you constantly moving and having some fun.

  • When I am struggling and need to get through certain circuits that I hate, I make sure to play songs that I know every word to so that I can sing along and distract myself.

  • Try your best to keep your body tempo up with the music (if possible).



Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande

breathin - Ariana Grande

thank u, next - Ariana Grande

ROXANNE - Arizona Zervas

Everybody - Backstreet Boys

*BYE ME FUI - Bad Bunny

Crazy In Love - Beyoncé

hot girl bummer - blackbear

Piece of Me - Britney Spears

Break the Ice - Britney Spears

Womanizer - Britney Spears

Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See - Busta Rhymes

This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris (feat. Rihanna)

Let's Go - Calvin Harris (feat. Ne-Yo)

This Feeling - The Chainsmokers & Young Bombs (feat. Kelsea Ballerini) [Remix]

No Guidance - Chris Brown (feat. Drake)

Look At Me Now - Chris Brown (feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)

Ayo - Chris Brown & Tyga

*Loyal (East Coast Version) - Chris Brown (feat. Lil Wayne & French Montana)

Love More - Chris Brown X Tyga (feat. Nicki Minaj)

Pretend - CNCO

Five More Hours - Deorro & Chris Brown

I Love Me - Demi Lovato

Heartless - Diplo (feat. Morgan Wallen)

*Jealous - DJ Khaled (feat. Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Big Sean)

I'm the One - DJ Khaled (feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne)

*Wild Thoughts - DJ Khaled (feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller)

Best I Ever Had - Drake

Controlla - Drake

One Dance - Drake (feat. Wizkid & Kyla)

Too Good - Drake (feat. Rihanna)

*Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa

American Boy - Estelle (feat. Kanye West)

Worth It - Fifth Harmony (feat. Kid Ink)

Work From Home - Fifth Harmony (feat. Ty Dolla Sign)

Comin Out Strong - Future (feat. The Weeknd)

Him & I - G-Eazy & Halsey

*No Limit - G-Eazy (feat. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B)

You should be sad - Halsey

Fancy - Iggy Azalea (feat. Charli XCX)

Barcelona - Jack & Jack

*Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo (feat. 2 Chainz)

Superbad - Jesse McCartney

Yummy - Justin Bieber

Intentions - Justin Bieber (feat. Quavo)

Boyfriend - Justin Bieber

*What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber

SexyBack - Justin Timberlake & Timbaland

Take Back the Night - Justin Timberlake

*Miss Independent - Kelly Clarkson

*Higher Love - Kygo & Whitney Houston

*Stupid Love - Lady Gaga

Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (feat. Justin Bieber)

*Sink - Maya Be (feat. SAINt JHN)

*Lose Control - Meduza, Becky Hill & Goodboys

Savage - Megan Thee Stallion

I Took A Pill In Ibiza - Mike Posner (Seeb Remix)

Get Ur Freak On - Missy Elliott (LP Version)

Lemon - N.E.R.D & Rihanna (feat. Drake) [Drake Remix]

No Judgement - Niall Horan

Jealous - Nick Jonas

Bye, Bye, Bye - NSYNC

*Tearin' Up My Heart - NSYNC

It's Gonna Be Me - NSYNC

Kids - OneRepublic

rockstar - Post Malone (feat. 21 Savage)

Would You Mind - PRETTYMUCH

Don't Stop the Music - Rihanna

Hard - Rihanna (feat. Jeezy)

I'm Ready - Sam Smith & Demi Lovato

Look At Her Now - Selena Gomez

*The Other Side - SZA & Justin Timberlake

24 Hours - TeeFLii (feat. 2 Chainz)

Bottoms Ups - Trey Songz, (feat. Nicki Minaj)

Touchin, Lovin - Trey Songz (feat. Nicki Minaj)

Faded - Tyga (feat. Lil Wayne)

The Middle - Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey


What I Want To Know: What is your 'pushing through' song?


Photography by: Glenda Loop

Location: Harbor Point - Stamford, CT

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