Spotify Workout Playlists for Every Type of Exercise

Pump Up the Jams on Your Workout Routine

Music and exercise are a match made in heaven, which shouldn't come as a surprise if you've ever found yourself picking up your pace during an upbeat song. In fact, research from Brunel University's School of Sport and Education found that music can increase an exerciser's endurance by as much as 15% while also making exercise more enjoyable.

If you're not the best at putting together your own playlists, don't worry about it. Just download the (free) Spotify app and follow these playlists specially curated for every type of conceivable workout. You can thank me later!

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Created by Billboard, the Zumba Pop Playlist doesn't have to be relegated just to Zumba workouts. Enjoy the hour-long playlist whenever you want to get your groove on, whether during a breakout dance party or while cleaning your house.

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Group Cycling

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I actually created this cycling playlist when putting together a group cycling workout for a class I was teaching at a local university. The songs are designed to be followed in order, but as long as you're cycling to the beat of the music, you'll get a great workout even when listening in "shuffle" mode.

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CrossFit is hardcore, and so is this Spotify CrossFit Top 50 playlist from Topisfy Columbia. Get your juices flowing with songs from artists like Linkin Park, Flo Rida and Metallica.

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Just because barre workouts are ballet-inspired doesn't mean they have to be set to classical music. This workout playlist put together by Spotify user Maria Olofsson, is lower key than your average gym playlist, but it still features favorites from artists like Selena Gomez and Ellie Goulding.

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Spotify put together this Love Life | Live Yoga playlist that's perfect for a heart-calming, at-home practice or just a chill day at the beach.

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Boot Camp

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Boot camps are known for their tough body weight exercises and high intensity cardio bursts. To match your music to your workout, you need an upbeat playlist to keep you movin'. Try this Booty Boot Camp playlist courtesy of Nancy Haddadin Wilson.

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High Intensity Interval Training

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Like boot camp workouts, high intensity interval training (HIIT) routines require playlists designed to distract you from the workout's inevitable burn by delivering fast beats and catchy tunes. Try this HIIT playlist from Spotify user, mkw18, with songs by favorites like Beyonce, Ke$ha, Eminem and Pitbull.

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Rowing Playlist

Using a rowing machine for cardio is a great way to engage your whole body in a low-impact workout, but it's certainly not easy. That's why the motivational favorites, including the Rocky Theme and Queen's "We Will Rock You," found on the Rowing Playlist by Chris Horsfall, make this a great rowing playlist.

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The songs on this collaborative playlist put together by Maria Nantz can best be described as upbeat and fluid - appropriate for a swimming workout, no?

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Not every workout needs to be high intensity or hardcore. When you want to take a jaunt around the block, keep your mood (and your knees) lifted high with the "Walking Like a Badass" playlist from Spotify UK. Really, its title is appropriate.

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Running for a Faster 5k

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To run a faster 5k (regardless of your current time), you need a playlist with a fast tempo. Try this "Faster 5k Rock N Roll Playlist" from Lea Genders on for size.

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Running a Marathon Playlist

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Ready to take your run a whole 26.2 miles? You better have a playlist that will last you the whole run. This playlist from Jamaica King was designed for the LA Marathon and includes five and a half hours of music.

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Strength Training

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When it's time to hit the gym for your strength training session, you need a solid playlist with strong tunes to help you dig deep and push hard. The "Heaviest Hits Throwback Workout" playlist from Spotify features classic rap from artists like Missy Elliott, Kanye West, Ludacris and 50 Cent... plus it has a few fun pop hits from big artists like Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson. 

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When you're feeling a bit aggressive, Carlos Zs' Boxing/Muay Thai/MMA playlist is sure to help you fly like a butterfly and sting like a bee as you box your way to a hot body

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Mixed Martial Arts

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If you're a true MMA fan who enjoys fighting for your life in a cage, you can't go wrong with this fast-paced mix of hard-hitting songs from Spotify user dice778.

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Whether you're working your core during a Pilates mat class or you're making your whole body shake on the Reformer or Megaformer, this lower-key Pilates playlist from Spotify user Grupo Hdm Hdm is sure to help keep your mind centered as your body heats up. 

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Flexibility and Balance

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You don't have to be a yogi to appreciate a nice cool down playlist. Turn on these relaxing tunes from Spotify user Filtr Poland as you stretch out and bring your heart rate down. 

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Jump Rope

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The one thing I like more than a heart-pounding jump rope workout is a playlist that helps me get through it. This Workout Beats playlist from Spotify Australia/New Zealand would work well for practically any cardio routine, but it's perfect for jumping rope. 

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Bollywood Dance

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Bollywood dance workouts are popping up all over the country. If you want to try your own workout at home, try this aptly named "Bollywood Workout" playlist from Spotify. 

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Whether you're hitting the treadmill, elliptical or recumbent bike, or even if you want to bust a move, Sara Zelewske covered all the bases with her "Just Dance... Or Workout" playlist. The list includes Top 40 favorites from artists like LMFAO, Rihanna and Katy Perry, making it a feel-good mix that's sure to keep you on-pace for a stellar workout. 

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