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Best songs to get you exercising

Best songs to get you exercising
Written by Paula

Exercising… it’s not for everyone. While some people get up itching to hit the treadmill, others have a real difficulty in starting a workout regimen, considering the practice of sports not that appealing.

Barcelona is built like an urban gym, offering great conditions for those who want to practice some form of exercise without having to spend a penny. There are loads of bicycle paths so you can ride as much as you want, beautiful mountains for nice, long hikes, beaches with volleyball nets and a variety of sites with exercise machines that can be used for free.

For those who, despite all the city has to offer, still find it hard to get the motivation to get up and go, here is ShBarcelona’s list of best songs to get you exercising.

Related article: Free apps to help you exercise in Barcelona

Survivor: Eye of the Tiger

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Who’s the man? You’re the man! Just listen to the song you’ll be exercising to, first thing in the morning. Get your workout clothes on, start listening to this song while you’re still in the house and take a good look at yourself in the mirror before you leave.

Is there still any doubt about who the man is?

Ok Go: Here it goes again

If you have any doubts that this is the perfect song to accompany your exercise routine, just take a look at the video. The band is practically performing acrobatics on moving treadmills. Need we say more?

Fatboy Slim: Right Here Right Now

Want to feel epic as you exercise? Listen to Right Here Right Now when taking your first steps and accompany the song’s crescendo, accelerating your stride until you reach a full run.

The Chemical Brothers: Galvanize

Cause you woke up in the morning with the initiative to move. Didn’t you?

Related article: W6P – Personal training with Vitor Justiniano

Taylor Swift: Shake it off

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Forget any possible prejudice about Taylor Swift singing songs “for girls” or her country-music past. The fact is that this song has become an anthem for all people who are feeling down about something and feel like turning their frowns upside down. Press play and do some high kicks. Taylor will help you shake it off.

Gorillaz: Feel Good Inc.

This Gorillaz song has got a great rhythm with enough pumps to get you going.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros: Home

This theme from Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros is perfect for a great, purposeful walk, or even better, a hike. This wonderful song has the power to make you feel like you are about to get home after a long, tiring quest.

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About the author


Paula is an experienced content writer, translator and editor.

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