There’s nothing better than heading out on a run or arriving at the gym knowing you have a rockin’ new playlist ready to go! Creating new workout playlists can be a bit time consuming though and sometimes I feel like I’m repeating the same songs on my personal playlists over and over again. When this happens, I’ll often take a break from my personal music library and turn to Pandora.
Pandora actually has a handful of great stations I rely on when I am looking for new workout music or just want to listen to something other than my my own iTunes collection. Below you will find some of my favorites! And if my fellow Pandora fans would like to weigh in with their favorite upbeat workout stations, I’m always looking for more recommendations!
Best Pandora Workout Music Stations
- Pop and Hip Hop Power Workout Radio
This station features everything from Pitbull to Usher and the beats are always nice and strong! It’s is a great one for cardio workouts like running on the treadmill, power walking, biking and more!
- 140 BPM Radio
This station is a good one to listen to if you’re in the mood to get lost in your workout music. It’s fast-paced and a personal favorite for long runs or boot camp workouts.
- Dance Cardio Radio
Dance Cardio Radio is a fun station that features a range of artists from David Guetta and the Black Eyed Peas to Sonique. (Remember “It Feels So Good”!?<—Oh hey, junior high!) I love it for interval workouts, running, walking outside with Sadie and circuit workouts.
- Lady Gaga Radio
If you’re a fan of Top 40 hits, this station plays a ton of them but does a great job of keeping the vast majority of the songs upbeat and energizing.
- ‘90s Pop Radio
I may be alone in this one, but hearing throwback music I loved when I was growing up makes me smile and also makes a workout more enjoyable. I am a ‘90s music lover through and through, so this station is right up my alley. It plays a variety of music and since not everything is fast-paced, I like to listen to it during strength workouts.
- Classic Rock Power Workout Radio
This is another favorite of mine for classic rock hits from bands like ACDC, Guns N’ Roses and Queen. I also use this station to get ideas for music to incorporate into some of my spinning classes since a handful of my regulars are big classic rock fans.
- Pop Fitness Radio
This station is a current pop music lover’s dream. Pop Fitness Radio features hits from current chart-topping artists like Maroon 5, Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson. I’ve used it as background music during the TRX classes I taught in the past but sometimes I get a little sick of this one because it’s everything you’re currently hearing played on the radio.
- Electronic Cardio Radio
This is a newer one in my Pandora workout music rotation, but I really, really like it! The music is very upbeat and energizing (though it can feel repetitive at times) and I’ve been listening to it as a go-to station for steady state cardio or interval workouts. On this station, you’ll hear hits like “Sandstorm” by Darude and “Animals” by Martin Garrix.
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- Oldies But Goodies Playlist
- ’90s Playlist
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Question of the Day
- Do you have a station you love to listen to on Pandora when you’re looking for some energizing workout music?