6 spotify playlists to spice up your time on the bike
Going for a spin on the stationary bike has its benefits. It’s a low-impact exercise, so you can do it even when your joints are aching, and like any cardio, it efficiently burns calories. The only problem? It’s very easy to phone it in on the bike—and when you aren’t giving it your all, you won’t see results. But it’s impossible to pedal slowly when you’re inspired by thumping tunes. Stay motivated with one of these up-tempo Spotify playlists.
- Beast Mode
With a name like “Beast Mode,” it should be pretty obvious that this playlist will get you pumped. If the name doesn’t convince you, then maybe the snapshot of former pro wrestler Ric Flair which accompanies the playlist will. He’s sporting a gleaming bare chest and a flowing set of golden locks that scream ‘80s. The performer also helped to curate the adrenaline-inducing playlist, a mix of Post Malone, Drake, DJ Khaled, and other equally motivational artists.
- Unbreakable Workout
If rock ballads by inspiring songstresses get your competitive juices flowing, this playlist should do the trick. It showcases tracks like “Brave” by Sara Bareilles, “Shake It Out” by Florence and the Machine, and “Chandelier” by Sia. Let these ladies’ powerful pipes push you through a spin session.
- ‘80s Hard Rock
Guns N’ Roses. Mötley Crüe. Van Halen. These rockers dominated the ‘80s. They can help you dominate your workout, too. The ‘80s Hard Rock playlist compiles a compendium of head-bangers, from Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar on Me” to Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”
- Hip Hop Club Bangers
If you often find yourself counting down the minutes when you’re at the gym, maybe the problem is that you’re at the gym. Pretend you’re at the club instead—this playlist should make it relatively easy. Pedal to the bumping beats of Kendrick Lamar, Migos, Logic, and other trending rap greats.
- Power Workout
This playlist could be compared to the previous lineup except for the fact that it pays homage to the greats who’ve been around for years, like DMX and Jay Z. It also includes some oldies-but-goodies by Kanye, 50 Cent, and Eminem, to name just a few. So you know you can trust these old pros to keep you entertained and energized throughout your workout.
You don’t necessarily need to know the artist behind a song to let its beat drive you to pedal just a bit faster. This cardio-specific playlist (hence the name) does a great job of bringing together some artists you know well—like David Guetta and Skrillex—with newer talents you might not have on your radar yet, such as Dua Lipa and Galantis. What do these eclectic bands and crooners have in common? They all craft tracks that are perfect for getting the blood pumping. The list consists solely of songs with fast-moving beats that won’t allow you to slow down, even during your final few minutes on the bike.
Top 15 Spotify Playlists for a Non-Stop Workout [SkinnyMs.]