Workout Playlists To Get You Moving
Five fitness experts share playlists that get them moving and grooving
Yoga instructor and founder of Tangerine Art Studio
1. ‘Primavera’ by Ludovico Einaudi: I usually listen to him while stretching.
2. ‘Ong Namo’ by Snatam Kaur: Her voice is transportive and this track is perfect for shavasana.
3. ‘One Dance’ by Drake: I usually play some Drake before getting into a hip-hop routine.
4. ‘How Hard I Try’ by Filous: This song has a hint of sadness, but its cheerful tune uplifts me.
Yoga expert and founder of Superyoga
1. ‘We Own It’ by 2 Chainz & Wiz Khalifa: I absolutely love to strength-train to this track.
2. ‘Beloved’ by Anoushka Shankar: This one is my all-time favourite for yoga.
3. ‘Elephunk’ by The Black Eyed Peas: It’s my go-to music when in doubt.
4. ‘Unbreakable’ by BT: My absolute fave for cardio.
Physical trainer and founder of Kinetic Living
1. The Anjunadeep Edition 73 with Jody Wisternoff: This compilation is great for runs and endurance workout at the gym.
2. Radiotherapy (21st Jan 2014) by Dave Seaman: It’s definitely therapy in the form of music.
3. Future Underground Set by Sunil Hubli: It takes me on a journey and I never want to stop moving.
4. The Anjunadeep Edition 43 with 16 bit Lolitas: A superb set for a run.
Yoga instructor and founder of Anshuka Yoga
This experimental yogini believes the endorphins that music brings to a workout have a magical effect. Her classes, from fluid aerial yoga to yogalates, are all about having fun and challenging oneself.
1. ‘Stronger’ by Kanye West: While holding a particular posture for those extra seconds, this one really pushes me to achieve.
2. ‘Safe and Sound’ by Capital Cities: It’s a great cool-down song as it brings the tempo down.
3. ‘Let Me Feel’ by Jeremy Olander: A comfort-zone workout track.
4. ‘Titanium’ by David Guetta ft Sia: For when I’m trying out something new.
Fitness expert and trainer
Deanne, who combines weight lifting and medication, is partial to the angel-like voice of Snatam Kaur but she also listens to tracks her teenaged kids enjoy. Blasting out Bieber, Drake and Maroon 5 does it for her.
1. ‘Light of the Naam’ by Snatam Kaur: My favourite for yoga, meditation and stretches.
2. ‘Sorry’ by Justin Bieber: This gets me in the mood to move.
3. ‘Cheap Thrills’ by Sia: The strong staccato beat is great for when I’m working on my lower body.
4. ‘Up & Up’ by Coldplay: I love warming up and setting the pace to this.