I’m sure my fellow group fitness instructors can relate—sometimes I question if I’m a trainer or a DJ. Creating playlists for classes can be extremely time consuming to the point where it takes longer than planning the actual workout. I found this especially true during my brief stint as an indoor cycling instructor, and it’s actually part of the reason why I ultimately don’t do it anymore. I’d get sucked into these SoundCloud/Spotify rabbit holes and next thing you know, I look at the clock and I’ve been searching for new songs for 5 hours. If teaching was my only job, I’d definitely put this kind of time into my playlists, but as the blog grows, I do have to divvy up my time accordingly. It’s kind of a bummer because DJ Pumps has a great ring to it, but that’s life my friends.
I save a ton of time looking for songs by following people on Spotify who regularly update their playlists with new music. Whether you are an instructor or just want to refresh your current workout playlist, I highly suggest searching for your favorite trainers and fitness studios on Spotify. You can follow the account or just the playlists of theirs that you like best.
Here are 5 of my current favorites…
5 Spotify Accounts to Follow for Workout Music
I love this account because they have a handful of running playlists that they’re constantly updating.
I follow their Daily Deep EDM and Daily Deep House playlists, both of which they frequently add to, for workout music. I love it when people do this, rather than creating multiple shorter playlists, because you can follow the playlist and get updates every time new songs are added.
To be a successful cycling studio, music has to just as good as the workout (in my opinion anyway), and B/SPOKE does not disappoint. And I really like the playlist organization of their Spotify—each instructor has a playlist with their favorite music, and B/SPOKE will also share music for outside of class (Memorial Day Weekend playlist, Morning Chillout, etc.). Just phenomenal taste in music all around.
@LAST has playlists with everything from relaxed tropical house playlists for relaxing by the pool to intense workout playlists. Great account to follow if you like EDM/house music.
Again, cycling and music go hand-in-hand. I’m sure you’re not surprised to know the country’s titan of stationary bikes has a killer Spotify account.
And of course, you can always follow me on Spotify!
Ok, your turn: Who are your favorites to follow on Spotify for workout music?