Good music becomes the propeller that thrusts my body into motion - I can't work out without it. And, there's something to be said about listening to motivational songs by women. (Because we rule, of course!) A few of my favorite girl-power, get-yourself-on-that-treadmill, squat-even-lower artists include none other than Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Pink, Ariana Grande, and Lizzo. But the list doesn't stop there; I recruited help from friends via Instagram to find out exactly what people like to listen to while they're hitting the weights or striding toward their cardio finish line.
Ahead, check out the full playlist as well as a glimpse into some of my go-to songs from the bunch. Whether the lyrics in these hits motivate you to put on your fearless face and get going, or the beat is just too good to stand still, ready your headphones, press play, and move that kick-butt body of yours! There's nothing quite like meeting your fitness goals with a little push from queens with voices full of vigor and a story to tell.