The Best Workout Songs from Chicago Trainers

Because your playlist needs a boost

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If you hear “Timber” one more time, you’ll keel over. Press the refresh button with a workout playlist brought to you by Chicago’s best trainers.

My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up),” by Fall Out Boy
(“When I do high-intensity interval training and running, I love this nonstop, high-energy song.” — Emily Hutchins, On Your Mark Coaching and Fitness)

Booyah,” by Showtek, featuring We Are Loud and Sonny Wilson
(“This song builds, twists, and turns; it’s an incredible energy driver.” — Lina Belkin, Barre Bee Fit)

Demons,” by Imagine Dragons
(“It’s moderately paced, with a dramatic chorus that calls on riders to push with everything they have in them.” — Donna Cennamano, Flywheel Sports)

Take Me Home,” by Cash Cash
(“I love that this song has two long, slow builds that go into an amazing beat. It’s perfect for getting pumped up for a tough interval.” — Brent Holten, I.D. Gym)

When a Fire Starts to Burn,” by Disclosure
(“When I hear it, I imagine faux fur, red lipstick, sparkly heels — a.k.a. the ultimate dance party.” — Cat Aldana, Air)

“Eye of the Tiger, 124 BPM,” by City Boys
(“Everyone knows the song, and I use this remix to motivate my students to push themselves to the limit.” — Tami Conway, The Dailey Method)

Let’s Go,” by Trick Daddy
(“I like music with words and strong beats that feed my workout drive.” — Liu Gross, Shred415)

Coming Home,” by Diddy, featuring Skylar Grey
(“It’s an inspiring song to listen to when you’re out on a run.” — Alex Vasileski, A Mind and Body Total Fitness)

Boneless,” by Steve Aoki, Chris Lake, and Tujamo
(“This song pushes me through sprints and fast, uphill endurance climbs.” — Julie Valenti, Equinox)

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