There is nothing worse than using valuable time at the gym scrolling through Spotify or Apple Music to find a playlist or podcast to help get you in the zone. We have compiled 10 of the best podcasts and playlist for every kind of music lover to dive into in the gym. Whether you’re into rock, techno, or hip hop we have a variety of choices for you next time you’re at the gym.
Our pick: Top two motivational podcasts
The girl fit method podcast is hosted by Natasha Wakefield, a women’s fitness, and nutrition coach in Australia. In her podcast, she reveals the secrets of the industry, the highs and lows, and other topics surrounding fitness and wellbeing. This podcast is an easy listen, and even if you’re not at the gym, it’s a great way to get some advice and plan ahead for your next session.
Hosted by Aubrey Gordon and Michael Hobbes, this podcast covers a number of topics of health fads, wellness scams and nutrition advice. It is an easy listen that covers topics like keto diets, weight watchers, and more. Started in 2020, this podcast is a comical and very real look into new fitness fads and the unfortunate downside to the wellness industry.
Our pick: Yoga and meditation
If you’re into deep breathing yoga or a meditation while you stretch after a session, these are our top pick playlists. Filled with ethereal melodies and natural soundscapes, you’re guaranteed to feel refreshed and relaxed.
Spotify: Yoga & Meditation playlist
Filled with deep instrumentals and floating melodies, this playlist feels like a gentle walk down a forest path. Without the feeling of a very cliché kumbaya, this music sends you into a trance for some deep breathing and relaxation. There are plenty of other playlists on Spotify similar to this one, but the songs on this playlist move through different motions and create a unique atmosphere.
Apple Music: Heal & Chill Playlist
This playlist is more set towards a deep ethereal melody that feels uplifting and helps you breathe deeply. The playlist moves from song to song with ease and is uninterrupted bliss. Helping you look inward and reflect before you go to bed or before you wake up, it’s a great choice for Apple Music listeners.
Best gym playlists
This is when you get down to the pump and true gym zone playlists. These playlists are a mixture of rock, house and techno, hip hop and rap, and more.
As one of the kings of the gym and motivation, Dwayne Johnson’s playlist had to be in our pick. With a mixture of heavy rock, modern hip hop and OG rap, it a great mix if you’re not sure where to start. Also featuring the Rock’s song “Face Off” (as heard on Tik Tok), it features artists like 2Pac, Rage Against the Machine, Kanye West, and more.
Spotify: You Can Do It Playlist
This playlist is the best mix of house and techno to hype you up at the gym. Featuring DJs like Idris Elba, Sub Focus, Bassboy, and Swedish House Mafia it’s the best way to hit that 110bpm to 130bpm mark and get your heart rate up.
Spotify: Workout Twerkout
If you’re looking for the perfect hot girl summer playlist, this is it. With a mixture of female hip hop artists like Flo Milli, City Girls, Doja Cat, and Lizzo, you’re sure to be powering through your workout for the gains. Disclaimer: this playlist has songs that will make you want to twerk in the gym, and we advise there is a language warning.
Apple Music: 55 Smash Hits Running Remixes- Vol. 9
This is the ultimate running playlist. With remixes of the most up to date a popular songs, you’re sure to run for hours with this mix. Featuring remixes of music by SZA, Glass Animals, Bruno Mars, and more it’s a great mix hitting the 120-130bpm so your legs will be working overtime on the treadmill.
Apple Music: Indie Anthems
If you’re a Triple J connoisseur and love a mix of Australian artists and international indie hits, this is your playlist. With artists including Thelma Plum, Tame Impala, Flume, and Spacey Jane, there’s a good mix of music to get you going in the gym and still listen to the music you love every day.
Try something different: Apple Music- Mzansi House
For some people, this might be a little out of your comfort zone, but if you love house music, this is a great way to branch out. This playlist features some of the best Afro-House artists including Prince Kaybee, Heavy-K, and Sun-El Musician, with contagious beats and amazing vocals it’s a great one to get you moving in the gym. Although most songs are in an African language, the music speaks for itself and feels like an international party in your ears.
Check out our recommended podcasts and playlists and let us know which ones are your favourite or your new go to in the gym.