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The Ultimate Running-Music Playlist for 2015

How many times has one of your clients wanted to give up during a workout? What about you? Well, according to health expert Gretchen Reynolds in contribution to The New York Times, you both are certainly not alone. In fact: “Intense, highly demanding exercise has many health benefits and one signal drawback. It can be physically unpleasant, which deters many people from beginning or sticking with an intense exercise program.” 

Whether you’re well-seasoned in the personal training industry, or you’re just starting out—it’s inevitable that you will work with a client who lacks the motivation he or she will need in order to see his or her goals all the way through. 

So how can you give these clients an extra boost? “An encouraging new study … suggests that listening to music makes strenuous workouts feel easier and may nudge people into pushing themselves harder than they had thought possible,” says Reynolds. Next time your clients have to power through an additional mile or complete an at-home fitness assignment, encourage them to freshen up their music library with the right heart-pumping tunes.

Freshen up your client’s music library with this running-music playlist and help them pick up the pace.

The top five best songs for warming up:

“Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities
“Sexyback” by Justin Timberlake
“New Flame” by Chris Brown
“Don’t Tell ‘Em” by Jeremih, YG
“Give it 2 U” by Robin Thicke, Kendrick Lamar

The top five best songs for picking up the pace:

“Love More” by Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj
“Problem” by Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea
“Work B**ch:” by Britney Spears
“Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson
“We Found Love” by Rihanna, Calvin Harris

The top five best songs for cooling down:

“Earned It” by The Weeknd 
“Trumpets” by Jason Derulo
“Style” by Taylor Swift
“Latch” by Disclosure and Sam Smith
“Out of My Head” by Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz

We would love to hear what motivates or inspires you to run! As always, stay tuned for new tips on motivating your clients and leading them to success.

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