As a team, we have our favourite songs to listen to in the gym. Therefore, we have decided to bring to you our staff top picks for your next gym playlist. So, if you’re looking for some inspiration, you have come to the right place – read our list below for some recommendations!
Bryan, Indoor Facilities Manager
‘Jay-Z & Linkin Park’ – Numb\Encore and ‘N*E*R*D’ – Rockstar
If you’re motivated, the songs might make you work harder!
Jordan Poole, Assistant Facilities Manager
Check out Steel Panther! Other than the obvious rock songs I’ll throw Black Stone Cherry – ‘Blame it on the Boom Boom’ and Nickleback – ‘Lullaby’ into the mix.
Why? … Cos death to all but metal!
Claire, Duty Manager
‘Break My Soul’ – Beyonce and ‘About Damn Time’ – Lizzo
Once you listen, you’ll understand!
Jordan Evans, Duty Manager
I would recommend ‘Unchained’ by Van Halen. The reason for my recommendation? It is simply awesome and an overlooked song for training.
I would also recommend ‘Master of Puppets’ by Metallica as it gets the blood pumping.
Luke Powlson, Senior Gym Instructor
‘Till I Collapse’ by Eminem is a particular favourite of mine, especially when on my heavier sets. Otherwise, anything with a good beat is fine with me. I mainly use music to drown out sound distractions rather than actively listen to it while I train. When doing cardio, depending on the exercise, I like a podcast or YouTube video.
Dylan Segelov-Comley, Senior Sports Assistant
The two songs that motivate the Singleton gym users are ‘Sash’ – Ecuador and ‘Groove is in the Heart’ – Deee-Lite. Great songs to add to a gym playlist!
Suzie Broad, Sports Assistant
Here are a couple of songs that I like to use in my indoor cycling class!
‘Sweet Dreams’ – Eurythmics
‘On Top Of The World’ – Imagine Dragons
‘Dog Days Are Over’ – Florence and the Machine
‘Run’ – OneRepublic
Varying tempo and rhythm – music to match the intensity!
Elliot Lewis, Sports Assistant
‘Flashing Lights’ – Chase & Status
I love this song for lifting heavy weights. It’s got a slow build-up which helps when you’re setting up for your set. When the beat drops it’s very bassy, which I love, because studies have found that bassy music makes listeners feel more powerful.
‘Stronger’ – Kayne West
Who doesn’t love a bit of Kayne? This song is just motivational and will keep anyone going during their workout!
Hope you enjoy our recommendations for your next gym playlist! The strong beats will bring your heartbeat up and facilitate a fantastic workout. Have fun!