Can music improve your workout?🎶

Music improves the quality of your workout or your mood.

Myth or fact?

There are scientific reasons why Music & Exercise go together so well. When you listen to music, there is an increase in serotonin levels, which can put you in a better mood for your workout.

Do all kinds of music help?

Music is subjective. So what may help person A, may not necessarily help person B. But scientifically the best tempo is between 120 and 140 beats per minute (BPM).

The songs mentioned below are in the 120 to 140 BPM range.

Rihanna's dance remix of "Umbrella" & Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot"

Most popular dance music and many rock songs are in or near that range. This tempo typically matches the average heart rate during a workout.



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What Can music help in?


Music has been shown to help push you complete a grueling exercise routine without realizing the actual strain involved.


Music gives your brain something to think about aside from the discomfort of exercise by triggering a release of dopamine in the brain. 


Music can lead to feelings of happiness or sadness. This psychological effect also leads to physical changes in hormones levels. 


Music creates a "rhythm response". This rhythm response is the tendency for people to sync their movements with the music.


Physiological effects of music

A 2012 study showed that participants who listened to music they deemed “pleasing” had higher levels of serotonin*, known as the “feel-good” hormone which can put you in a better mood for your workout.

*Serotonin is a chemical that transmits messages between nerve cells. Known as the happy chemical.


Want a workout playlist, but too bored to make one?

We got you covered!

Hours of music for every taste!

IN2 Spotify Workout Playlist


Research, Interviews & Findings about music with respect to Exercise.

1. Music can increase endurance by 15%

Dr. Costas Karageorghis's latest research indicates that carefully selected music can significantly increase a person’s physical endurance and make the experience of cardio exercise far more positive. 

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2. Revamp your workout routine with music.
When making a playlist---I will create something so that when you move to a squat, there’s a down beat on it. When you’re doing a jump squat, there’s an upbeat. I want to make sure that the music is vibing with the actual exercise. The timing is everything. -Corey Calliet (fitness trainer for Michael B. Jordan)

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