{Fitness Tips} Switch Up Your Workout Music

By Blair Lindler

Want a quick fitness tip?  Switch up your workout music!

I am a music junkie.  And even more importantly – I am a diverse music junkie.  And I, like many of my sweat-searching workout peeps, use music to help get me to and to help me get through a workout.

Without the right music, my workout suffers. music

There’s something else I want to share with you – I am a Jesus Girl caught in a secular world.  So you can only imagine what that means for my music library!  I have everything from Eminem (secular) to Building 429 (Christian).

And my playlists are equally diverse.

For years I’ve used secular, hard, and harsh thumping music to get me motivated and to get me moving.  I’ve been known to pause my workout to bust a move.  And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that!

But recently, I’ve made a shift. 

Instead of listening to the secular music that is laced with negativity and terrible language and messages that belittle women and treat women as commodities, I have begun listening to my positive, uplifting, hopeful, clean music (that happens to be Christian).

And I’ve noticed some interesting results:

  • I smile more when I workout
  • I feel more hopeful for reaching my goals
  • I feel that my struggle is bigger than my body – and that it’s for more than just those 30 minutes of the day.
  • I am able to run longer, faster, and with less pain
  • I end in a better mood than I ever did with my secular music
  • I am still known to pause my workout and bust a move! 🙂

Now I am not saying that you have to change over to a Christian playlist.  That decision is yours. But what I am saying is that music plays a vital role in your mindset.

Music sends subliminal messages. 

So why would you want to send your brain subliminal messages of unworthiness, ugliness, lack of self confidence, and no hope?

Take a careful listen to the music you’re using.  And try changing over to some more positive (whether it’s Christian or not) music and be amazed at how it changes your day, and not just your workout!

What are some of your favorite workout tunes?  Share them below!