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12 Songs to Energize Your Fall Workouts

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Are you struggling to stick to your fall workouts now that the weather is turning cold and the mornings and evenings are getting darker? You're not alone.
My favorite way to get excited about working out is a simple one: I update my workout playlist. With some new get-up-and-get-moving tunes ready, I hit "play" instead of hitting snooze; and I re-energize my runs instead of relaxing at home.
Pull out your tunes, put in your earbuds, and put the fun back into your workouts with these song ideas.

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Alicia Keys ft. Nicki Minaj  – Girl On Fire (Inferno Version)

Christina Aguilera – Your Body

Coldplay – Hurts Like Heaven

Flo Rida – I Cry

Fun.  – Some Nights

Ke$ha – Die Young

Maroon 5 – One More Night

Matchbox Twenty – She's So Mean

M.I.A. – Bad Girls

Mumford and Sons – I Will Wait

Psy – Gangnam Style

Train – 50 Ways to Say Goodbye

What is your favorite song to exercise to at the moment? Tell us below!

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Gangam Style is THE BEST for elliptical work, I swear!!!! It's also awesome for a dance workout, of course!!! Report
Tragedy by the Bee Gees! Anything by the Pointer Sister too! Report
There are several great songs on the new Ben Folds Five album: Erase Me, Michael Prayter, Draw a Crowd, & Do It Anyway. "Do It Anyway" is especially good to get you going if you don't feel like working out. Report
I like some songs on the list but Gangnam Style it's my favorite and my kid every time we listen and it's over he asks for more. Report
Anything from the '60s - especially Elvis and the Beatles. Report
I love really can get me pumped. Especially if I listen to Nickelback, Saving Abel, Seether, Drowning Pool, Halestorm, Static-x, Skrillex, Linkin Park, Atom Smash, Five Finger Death Punch. I love rock, and when I am at the gym the more agressive the song the harder I workout. Listening to pop or bubblegum type music does nothing for me unless its just a dance thing. Report
Kelly Clarkson - What doesn't kill you (Stronger) Report
I like to get moving to Bily Idol's Vital Idol, all upbeat fast moving rock songs . I used to crank the music on when I was working alone in the lab. Report
Now, how about one for men to do cardio to? ColdPlay? Nicki Minaj and Keisha? If I were 22 maybe, but I am in my late late late 30's, and AM a self admitted music snob. I mean, heck, I like beats and I like hooks, but for example Rolling Stone's "Start Me Up" is ten times as pumping as anything by Nicki Minaj Report
I love that Mumford & Sons is on this list. One of the greatest bands ever. I love working out to their newest album (and first album as well). Report
I know it's alittle cheesy but I love Taylor swift's voice. So I'd say 'We Are Never Getting Back Together' Report
I know it's alittle cheesy but I love Taylor swift's voice. So I'd say 'We Are Never Getting Back Together' Report
The picture seems inappropriate for fall.........outside in just a tank top??? Report
My favourite is "Concrete Angel" from Gareth Emery and Christina Novelli Quite a good one for cardio! Report
You have some of my favorites-especially "Some Nights" , I have that on repeat. Report
Need some REAL rock. I would never listen to that talentless hack Nicki Minaj. Report
I'm a child of the 80's, so I love listening to hair metal during workouts. Dr. Feelgood by Motley Crue and Welcome to the Jungle by Guns and Roses keep my pace up on the elliptical! Report
Gangnam Style is a great workout song! If your a runner, or just need a song to get you moving, I suggest Yelle's Comme Un Enfant(Freaks Remix). I like to exercise to dance tunes, so just about anything by Marina and the Diamonds (especially Radioactive or Primadonna) or just about anything by 2NE1. The latter is a K-pop band but it is so cool and upbeat! Report
One More Night is my fav!!! Report
She's So Mean is my running song of Fall....I just love it!!! :-D Report
I got interested in K-Pop (Korean Pop Music) this summer, before Gangnam Style went viral and now I only have K-Pop on my Ipod for running. If anyone else wants to check it out, just to put some variety into your workout music, I'd suggest you look into Korean artists like Super Junior and 2NE1. I've no idea what their songs are about coz I don't speak Korean but the beats are awesome. Report
I've got three that I can't stop listening to and make me run a bit farther and faster ever time, "I ain't your mama" by Maggie Ray, "Truck Yeah" by Tim McGraw and lastly "Baggage claim" by Miranda Lambert. Report
“Pull out your tunes, put in your earbuds, and put the fun back into your workouts with these song ideas”

For indoor workouts I completely agree, but the picture shown was of a woman outdoors. Please ladies, be aware of your surroundings. You don’t want to live your life in fear, but you don’t want to be a mugging victim either (or worse). Maybe only 1 earbud?
Oh noes! Cannot get Gangnam Style out of my head now! LOL Great playlist, thanks for posting. Recently discovered Fun, they have some rocking songs. My favorite song of the moment? "You Give Love a Bad Name" by Bon Jovi Report