So your NYE hangover has finally abated, and you’re facing the reality of actually having to implement your new year goals, and somehow keep your motivation pepped past day three. One of our biggest allies in the motivation battle is music.
A banging playlist has the power to change your mood, incite a battle cry, and help you push through your workout with all the kick-ass-ery required of a respectable January resolution (research backs this up too, by the way).
The music that gets us powered up, gives us goose bumps and gets us focused is very personal, like most music tastes. But it feels even more so when working out. What works for some, does not work for others.
Some people like heavy drum 'n bass to fuel their rude boy workouts; some need nasty hip hop to lift the Olympic bars; while others want to feel the power of an 80s ballad. I myself range the full spectrum of music tastes depending on the type of workout I'm doing.
And if you get it right… Well, that is just magic. For a while you’re blasting through your workout, feeling epic, like Rocky running up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art sort of epic!
So here are some of the current tracks keeping us pepped, to get you motivated and into the groove of a new year, loving your workouts and feeling good.
Yours in kick-ass-ery,
Riva Starr - I Believe In You
Quite possibly my favourite track at the moment. I listen to this and can't help but get up and move…Let the song kick in.
Calvin Harris - How Deep Is Your Love
Chemical Brothers - Sometimes I Feel So Deserted
I mean business when this song comes on. Skipping ropes at the ready.
Martin Solveig & GTA - Intoxicated
What can I say, this one was a request!
Format B - Chunky
Time to shake a tail feather!
Eats Everything ft. Tiga vs Audion - Dancing (Again!)
Let’s go dancing…all night dancing… Quite possibly the best way to workout right?
Grace ft. G-Eazy - You Don't Own Me
For a bit of sass in your workout.
The Weeknd - The Hills
I’m addicted to this track and love cooling down and stretching out to it after a hot and sweaty workout.
A full and extended Pura Vida Workout Playlist can be found on Soundcloud - particularly partial to the house fans.