Here's What Top Trainers Listen to When They Work Out

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Working out has been proven to make you feel better, as has music. So what happens when you combine the two? Pure bliss. Okay, so a 60-minute spin session or HIIT class isn't exactly our definition of bliss, but you can't deny that when good music is coupled with exercise, working out can—dare we say it—actually be fun. When it comes to compiling together a playlist, you need to consider how long your workouts are so you aren't listening to the same songs on repeat. Aiming to have 25 to 50 songs should give you about 1.5 to 3 hours worth of bumpin' beats.

In an effort to boost our moods as well as our workouts, we reached out to trainers Simon Lawson, Jess Sims, and Jonathan Valdez for their fave workout playlists, aka the music that gets them through the day.

Get your fitness on and be prepared to have the best workout playlist with these 50 songs.

"Pursuit of Happiness (Extended Steve Aoki Remix),” by Kid Cudi

"I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know;
Everything that shine ain't always gonna be gold, hey."

"Believer," by Imagine Dragons

"Don't you tell me what you think that I could be;
I'm the one at the sail, I'm the master of my sea."

"Million Reasons (Andrelli Remix)," by Lady Gaga

"I've got a hundred million reasons to walk away;
But, baby, I just need one good one to stay."

"Vanity," by Christina Aguilera

"Everyday I see myself;
I love me even more (it's me I adore)."

"The Power of Now," by Steve Aoki and Headhunterz

"With another big sound and another big flow;
Drop ten low then I'm ready to blow."

"Ain't Giving Up," by Craig David and Sigala

"Sometimes you gotta take a chance to break through;
And when the world is not enough;
That's what gives you everything or breaks you."

"Legacy," by Sean Paul

"'Cause every time I see your face, make me far from grace;
You I can't replace baby."

"Bad Girls," by M.I.A.

"Shift gear, automatic, damned if I do;
Who's gonna stop me when I'm coming through?"

"Shut It Down," by Sharaya J

"Now let the music play go head let it bang;
Banji be the name cause i got my own slang;
See the way you move in the crowd the way the beat swang."

"Something Just Like This," by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

"She said, where'd you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?"

"Bun Up the Dance," by Dillon Francis and Skrillex

"I want a little fire, now give me the light;
Now give me the light, now give me the light."

"Run the World (Girls)," by Beyonce

"My persuasion;
Can build a nation."

"Heatstroke (feat. Young Thug, Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams)," by Calvin Harris

"Tell me how you feel right now;
'Cause all I wanna do is keep it real right now."

"HUMBLE." by Kendrick Lamar

"A.M. to the P.M.;
P.M. to the A.M."

"Light My Body Up (feat. Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne)," by David Guetta

"What you wanna bet that you'll never find another?
Like me, I'm once in a lifetime."

"Free Smoke," by Drake

"I start my day slow;
Silk pajamas when I wake though."

"Shining (feat. Beyonce and Jay-Z)," by DJ Khaled

"Don't (don't) try to (try to);
Slow me down (down)."

"Do Not Disturb," by Sage The Gemini

"They be like, Hey, what's the word?
I'm like, the bird is the word."

"Level Up," by Ciara

"I just keep elevating, no losses, just upgrading;
My lessons, made blessings, I turned that into money."

"For Free (feat. Drake)," by DJ Khaled

"They don't want me to have another anthem;
So I made sure I got another anthem."

"Hustlin'," by Rick Ross

"Everyday I'm hustlin';
Everyday I'm hustlin'."

"My Oh My (feat. DaBaby)," by Camila Cabello

"I swear on my life that I've been a good girl (good girl, good girl);
Tonight, I don't want to be her."

"Shake Body," by Skales

"Oya shake body;
Oya move body."

"Setting Fires (Blasterjaxx Remix)," by The Chainsmokers, XYLO, and Blasterjaxx

"I've been looking for answers I don't want to hear;
Chest to chest with you I'm staring into a mirror."

"Ain't Giving Up - Extended Mix," by Craig David and Sigala

"Sometimes you gotta take a chance to break through;
And when the world is not enough;
That's what gives you everything or breaks you."

"You Gotta Be," by Kiera Weathers

"Listen as your day unfolds;
Challenge what the future holds;
Try and keep your head up to the sky."

"Only Girl (In The World)," by Rihanna

"Like I'm the only one that's in command;
'Cause I'm the only one who understands."

"Disco Drum," by Black Caviar

"Disco drum, I wanna feel the disco drum;
Disco drum, I wanna feel the disco drum."

"Faded," by ZHU

"Baby, I'm wasted;
All I wanna do is drive home to you."

"Confident," by Demi Lovato

"It's time for me to take it;
I'm the boss right now."

"Do What U Like," by Bad Boy Bill

"So start your stroll;
You got the moves so let's see em."

"Dangerous Woman," by Ariana Grande

"Made my decision to test my limits;
'Cause it's my business, God as my witness."

"I Am The Best," by 2NE1

"Even if I see it, I'm a little awesome;
Even if you're me, I envy this body (translated to English)."

"Get It Together," by Drake, Black Coffee, and Jorja Smith

"Tell me how much you need this;
'Cause we deserve it."

"Trust Me," by Devvon Terrell

"Tell me what happened;
What did I do with my actions."

"Crazy In Love (feat. Jay-Z)," by Beyonce

"Tennis shoes, don't even need to buy a new dress;
If you ain't there, ain't nobody else to impress."

"Paper Planes," by M.I.A.

"No one on the corner has swagger like us;
Hit me on my burner prepaid wireless."

"Make Me Feel," by Cedric Gervais and Willy Monfret

"Did I ever tell you how you make me feel?
How you make me, tell you how you make me feel?"

"Pump It," by The Black Eyed Peas

"Turn up the radio;
Blast your stereo;
Right now."

"Woman," by Diana Gordon

"She's a lover and a fighter and a king and a mother;
Woman, woman."

"Just Sayin/I Tried," by The Internet

"You're talkin' like you got a shot changin' my mind;
But I know better than that, you're wasting your time."

"Problem," by Natalia Kills

"But you know what they say about me...;
That girl is a problem."

"Le Disko," by Shiny Toy Guns

"We're gonna ride the race cars;
We're gonna dance on fire."

"Take Care," by Drake and Rihanna

"All so convinced that you're following your heart;
'Cause your mind don't control what it does sometimes."

"Jump Jump! (Original Mix)," by Jason Risk and Jacob Rodi

"Jump, jump, jump like you pogo;
I just wanna see how low you go down."

"Stay," by Zedd and Alessia Cara

"Waiting for the time to pass you by;
Hope the winds of change will change your mind."

"Live It Up," by John Legend and Miri Ben-Ari

"Oh now, it's about to be a long evening (yeah yeah);
We'll party through the rest of the weekend (come on)."

"Make My Love Go (feat. Sean Paul)," by Jay Sean

"We can jump in the deep end;
I wanna get lost in your love."

"Booty Me Down," by Kstylis

"Twerk special session;
It's time to get it now."

"Money Ain't a Problem (feat. French Montana)," by Diddy

"First they hit me up and then I got up, made a mill;
And my dogs don’t swap it if that package ain’t sealed."

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