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Why You Should Include Music in Workouts

Updated: Aug 20, 2023

A runner using music to boost their workout

Exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, but it's not always easy. It can be tough to get motivated and even tougher to hit the goals you set for yourself. That's where music can come in—including music in your workouts can transform your routine and make it a more enjoyable and exciting experience. Here are a few reasons why music is a great element to include in any workout and how it can help your reach your fitness goals.

1. Boosting Motivation

When you're feeling sluggish and uninspired, good music can be just the boost you need to get moving. The right tunes can help you increase motivation, increase your energy levels, and push you to perform better. Music and movement are intimately connected in the brain—why not take advantage of this to get yourself going on your workout?

2. Reducing Stress

As many people will tell you, exercise is an excellent way to reduce stress, but music can take it to the next level. Music has the ability to reduce negative thoughts, decrease stress levels, and help manage anxiety.

3. Setting the Mood

Music can help set the tone for a workout session and create a certain mood. Whether you need an energy boost, a calming environment, or a pump-up session, music can help you achieve it. So choose your playlist carefully! It can make a big difference in how you feel during and after your workout.

4. Enhancing Performance

The right music can help you keep pace, maintain focus, and increase your overall performance. Music can have an 'ergogenic' effect, boosting endurance, power, and strength. It can delay fatigue as well, helping you work out for longer.

So what are you waiting for? Music is a powerful tool that can transform your workouts and help you achieve your fitness goals. Here at Xpress Personal Training, we always have music pumping to help motivate you, and of course you can always listen to your own playlists with headphones. So next time you hit the gym or go for a run, turn up the volume and let the music inspire you.

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