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Top SF Trainers Pick the Best Workout Songs

Music to get you moving

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You’re off to a healthy start. Keep it going with a workout playlist compiled by our favorite Bay Area fitness gurus.

Cirrus,” by Bonobo
(“In dance classes we rarely listen to what’s new and popular and instead try to find music that works rhythmically with choreography and motivates us to move bigger.” Jillian Harris, Informed Body)

Fineshrine,” by Purity Ring
(“It’s a bit mellower, but midrun or during lifting, I have been digging it.” Catherine Wohlwend, BootCampSF)

Do I Wanna Know,” by Arctic Monkeys
(“It’s the perfect song to listen to at the start of a race.” Jenn Pattee, Basic Training SF)

Can’t Hold Us,” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, featuring Ray Dalton
(“I love the beat. It is so uplifting and energizing.” — Lynne Anderson, Embody SF)

Go,” by Santigold, featuring Karen O.
(“Every time I put on this song, it makes me attack my workout and come out swinging.” — Holly Furgason, Blue Sparrow Pilates)

God Is a DJ,” by Pink
(“Pink is one of my favorite performers, and this song makes me want to sing, smile, and move my body.” — Ashley Selman, Evolution Trainers)

Lose Yourself,” by Eminem
(“It’s the song I listened to right before I won the SF Bay Area Wrestling Championship.” — Anthony Barrow, Bay Club San Francisco)

This Head I Hold” by Electric Guest
(“This song has the kind of energy we love in our G.I.T. Fit interval training classes. It’s funky and makes us want to move.” — Nicole Dessoye and Liz Donahue, The Corner Studio)

Burn,” by Ellie Goulding
(“The name says it all.” — Shanon B. Smith, personal trainer)

Stream the playlist on Spotify.

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