Science has proven it but we all know that music fuels our workouts. We crank music during our MOSSA & MoveStrong classes, personal training sessions, and upstairs in our cardio and weight area. Our Sky Fitness endurance athletes and fitness fanatics put their headphones on and tune the world out during physical activity. No matter what their training routine entails, music can help athletes of all kinds get into the “zone” and perform at their best, both mentally and physically!
Exercise is hard work. Music is highly effective at distracting us from the negative parts of exercise (such as pushing ourselves to exertion) and it makes the time fly. Most people associate music with happy emotions and experience. When we listen to our headphones or Sky’s music while exercising, negative thoughts become positive and we are actually pumped to work out even harder!
Chicago DJ, Kelly Richards, believes that music inspires us to workout harder, longer and improves focus. “When focused, you’re inevitably working at the highest end of your performance spectrum.” Science shows that music boosts our ability to analyze form and technique which allows subtle tweaks on specific muscle groups or routines. Richards advocates that “certain styles of music are better” at increasing our focus due to how our brains process music.
According to PopSugar, these songs are sure to rev up your playlist. Add these trending summer workout songs to help you sweat, achieve better fitness results and transform your life:
- “Lemon,” N.E.R.D and Rihanna
- “All The Stars,” Kendrick Lamar and SZA
- “Finesse,” Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B
- “Havana,” Camila Cabello
- “End Game,” Taylor Swift feat. Ed Sheeran
- “IDGAF,” Dua Lipa
- “My My My!” Troye Sivan
- “Bartier Cardi,” Cardi B feat. 21 Savage
- “Ric Flair Drip (& Metro Boomin),” Offset
- “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things,” Taylor Swift