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Awesome Christian Playlist for a Hardcore Workout!

January 21st, 2012 - Fitness News


I don’t know about you, but I personally need a playlist of really up-beat, motivating songs to keep me motivated while I’m working out. ┬áThe only problem is, most of the lyrics in many of the well known hip hop/R&B/pop songs today are anything but clean.

I’m not saying that I’m against listening to any music that isn’t Christian. However, I have found that in my own life, if I put things that glorify God in my heart, that is what tends to come out! So, that being said, I created a playlist of awesome workout songs with a really good beat to keep you motivated and energized while giving glory to Him…What could be better than that!?! Enjoy!!!

ArtistAlbumSong Title
LacraeRebelI'm a Soldier
GritsReiterateTurn it Up
GritsReiterateFly Away
21:03Twenty One O ThreeDance
21:03Total AttentionYou
Group 1 CrewOrdinary DreamersKeys to the Kingdom
Group 1 CrewOrdinary DreamersMovin
Toby MacDiverse CityBurn For You
Trip Lee20/20Who He Is
Trip Lee The InvasionThe Invasion (Hero)

Also, this is just a short list of awesome Christian artists that I personally have discovered, but I know there are MANY more out there, so if you have any suggestions, leave a comment, I’d love to hear them! :)


Clare said:

I love “Showstopper” by TobyMac!

January 21st, 2012 — 9:54am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

oooohhh yes! how did i forget toby mac! ahhh! thanks clare! :)

January 21st, 2012 — 10:23am  | 

Caroline said:

Thank you for writing down this list. I listen to high energy music all the time, especially when I’m working around the house. One addition I’d make to the list would be Skillet – Awake and Alive or Hero. Thank you again!

January 21st, 2012 — 10:08am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

oh yeah caroline, skillet is great too! :)

January 21st, 2012 — 10:24am  | 

Adena said:

LOVE Skillet, and don’t forget Monster!!

July 16th, 2012 — 10:10pm  | 

Patti Willey said:

Motivation while exercising! Well you’re pretty good if you don’t need Motivation To Exercise! I get up at 4:30 to exercise while family is still sleeping, so I don’t play music (and don’t have an I Pod) but you know when I do, I’m working all the harder and time flys! Great idea!
My favs. Kathy Tricoli, Cece Winans

January 21st, 2012 — 3:08pm  |  Reply

Pure2raw twins said:

great list of songs, we have a few really good Christian music but can not think of any at the moment, sorry. if we remember soon I will let you know. Don’t have my list of songs in front of me ;)

January 21st, 2012 — 5:45pm  |  Reply

Elisia said:

Stronger by Mandisa is a great song – very upbeat and appropo for work-out time! :)

January 23rd, 2012 — 10:51am  |  Reply

Rach said:

Great list! I love having Christian songs to work out to!

January 23rd, 2012 — 4:18pm  |  Reply

Charissa said:

This is great! I really love this…I never see anyone putting up Christian playlists! I hope you do this more often!

I like Anthem Lights for working out!

January 23rd, 2012 — 11:20pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thanks charissa same to you girl!

January 24th, 2012 — 10:56am  | 

Ashlie said:

Wow, stumbled on here by way of Pinterest for a different post, but I like this one! My favorites that you should add would be from Remedy Drive’s “Daylight is Coming” project. Not as well known as the top40 stuff you have, but REALLY good, Christian, driving beats!

January 24th, 2012 — 1:12pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

awesome ashlie! :) thanks for sharing! glad to have ya! :)

January 24th, 2012 — 2:34pm  | 

Lisa said:

This is awesome! Thank you! I’m always looking for good Christian music for the iPod, but sometimes it doesn’t have the beat I need to motivate me through a workout. Thanks for all the wonderful leg-work you did to come up with this playlist. I’m definitely going to check these out.


January 26th, 2012 — 5:44pm  |  Reply

Diana said:

Thanks so much for the Christian playlist ideas! I’ve been wanting to update my running playlist and it’s great to have some Christian suggestions!

March 18th, 2012 — 9:16pm  |  Reply

Lisa said:

I just started on my eating healthy and working out journey. I have been meaning to put together a playlist that will keep me motivated. Thanks for doing the leg work for me! I love that you keep God in the center and look to Him for everything. He has been dealing with me on how I view myself now and how He wants me to view myself. Your story and journey really blessed me! Thanks for this website and your faithfulness.

March 20th, 2012 — 9:08pm  |  Reply

Kayleigh said:

Diverse City is on my running music playlist… It’s definitely a pump up song. Thanks for the list. :) Oh, weird. It’s actually playing right now…. So weird.

April 24th, 2012 — 10:00am  |  Reply

Annie said:


I am trying to get my boyfriend to see that he can have a great list of music without needing to listen to music that just contains gross and offensive lyrics most times. This is a great list and even though I have heard a few, the majority of these are new to me! Thank you :) I am sure he’ll love this too!

May 24th, 2012 — 10:31pm  |  Reply

Julie Hartman said:

Some of my favorites are Back 2 Life by Me In Motion, Clap Ya Hands by Group 1 Crew, How We Roll by Britt Nicole, Welcome to the Show by Britt Nicole, Glow by Britt Nicole, Dance, Dance, Dance by Mandisa, Live Out Loud by Group 1 Crew and my #1 right now is Let It Roll by Group 1 Crew. Thanks for sharing yours. I can’t wait to check them out!

July 3rd, 2012 — 11:22am  |  Reply

Adena said:

LOVE anything by Toby Mac, Group One Crew and Skillet, also have “Outcast” by Kerrie Roberts, “Rock What You Got” and “Cross the Line” both by Superchick. About anything by Superchick. Also, Krystal Meyers rocks!!

July 16th, 2012 — 10:30pm  |  Reply

Parke said:

Thanks for the great lists and comments!! I teach PE at a Christian School and am looking for great upbeat music that can be played for my students. What a treasure to find this list!!!

August 1st, 2012 — 10:49am  |  Reply

Reba said:

Like TobyMac Me Without you and Brit Nicole Set the World on Fire;)

October 20th, 2012 — 10:46pm  |  Reply

Amanda S said:

Praise like Fireworks – Rend Collective Experiment
Can’t Shut Up – Anthem Lights
Outta My Mind – Anthem Lights
Make a Move – Royal Tailor
Born to Love – Capital Kings
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us – Sidewalk Prophets
Move – MercyMe
My Savior Lives – Desperation Band
We are the Free – Matt Redman

March 20th, 2013 — 2:19pm  |  Reply

Angie said:

There is one called “Gimme Dat” by Ambassador that is the greatest song to run to EVER!

September 24th, 2013 — 3:15pm  |  Reply

Trevor wuth said:

I love overcomer by Mandisa! It is an up-beat song and is great if you are going through a tough time! It has been an inspiration to me in my battle with lukemia!!

November 22nd, 2013 — 10:23pm  |  Reply

Mark said:

I’m gonna check these out.
Here are some of my favorites:
Falling down – Lecrae
Dum dum – lecrae
Moment in time – rhema soul
Tonight – tobymac
Eye on it- tobymac
Me without you – tobymac
Man up anthem – pro
New dreams – trip lee
Real life music – trip lee
No worries- trip lee
Invade – trip lee
The saints – Andy mineo
Red – rhema soul
Sunshine – matisyahu
Stop the world from spinning – rhema soul
Buttons – lecrae
Mainstream – gideonz army
Danger – rhema soul

January 4th, 2014 — 4:05pm  |  Reply

Amanda said:

I’m a studio owner/personal trainer and music is the biggest challenge for me! Thanks for the ideas! Some of my favorites are Rapture Ruckus, press play, group one grew, and skillet. Also Thousand Foot Krutch has some remixes done by Andy Hunter called metamorphsize and there pretty great. Thanks again!

March 28th, 2014 — 1:27am  |  Reply

Jarod said:

The Lord is a Warrior – Matt Papa (featuring Shai Linne) AWESOME Sauce running song

May 19th, 2014 — 3:24pm  |  Reply

lisa spirito said:

I am obsessed with Brandon Heath – he is the BEST! I like listening to KLOVE on iHeartRadio it mixes it up and gives such a great variety of Christian music!

August 27th, 2014 — 9:43am  |  Reply

Rebecca Santa said:

I have a huge list of upbeat Christian workout music on top of your great list…Andy Mineo – You Can’t Stop Me, Wild Things; Manafest – Impossible; LeCrae – Say I Won’t, Nuthin; Canton Jones – Echo; Tedashii – Dum Dum; Flame – Start Over…I have many, many more! I switched from secular music to Christian music about a year and half ago and I’ll never go back. My workouts are so much more without all that negativity playing in my ears.

September 29th, 2014 — 5:40pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

amen! thanks for sharing!!!

September 29th, 2014 — 7:00pm  | 

DJ JT said:

Hey I have a christain radio show at oregon state university I also love to have upbeat music one not very widely know toby mac song is ignition its an amazing song! Always the first one on my playlist for a run also twelve24 is a sweet Christian band from the uk and light up the night and hurricane are great work out songs thier whole album is really up beat and is free on thier website and if you google twelve24 rapzilla thier remix album is free too

December 15th, 2014 — 4:22pm  |  Reply

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