Sometimes the transitionals months of the year are the toughest when it comes to morning workouts. You know the times I’m talking about: It’s not freezing outside…but not exactly warm and inviting either. It’s not so dark that it feels like you’re waking up in the middle of the night…but it’s still not light enough to feel like you should be getting up. It’s that in-between time where, honestly, you’d probably prefer to sleep in

Regardless of whether Punxsutawney Phil (or my personal favorite, Staten Island Chuck) may have seen a shadow, spring still feels a ways off for much of the country. It’s during this “When will it warm up already?!” time that I am a huge proponent of keeping workouts short and effective. Go in with a plan, get moving, and finish feeling accomplished and badass.

If you’re looking for extra motivation this week to lure you away from the softness of your pillow and sheets, this playlist is for you. These songs are all extra upbeat and super motivating to help power you through those sluggish mornings when you just need that little bit of encouragement. The list kicks off with hits from Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, and Childish Gambino, and you’ll also find plenty of remixes on here from the likes of Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, and John Legend. 

In short, think of this as a musical version of someone chanting, “You’ve got this!” until you’re finished with your workout. Check out the playlist on Spotify, or keep scrolling for all the tracks. Rise and shine, team!

Full playlist:

  1. “What a Man Gotta Do” by Jonas Brothers
  2. “Anti-Hero – Kungs Remix” by Taylor Swift
  3. “All You Need to Know” by Gryffin, SLANDER, feat. Calle Lehmann
  4. “Bonfire” by Childish Gambino
  5. “Gold on the Ceiling” by The Black Keys
  6. “Met Him Last Night – Dave Audé Remix” by Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande
  7. “High Horse – Kue Remix” by Kacey Musgraves
  8. “Levels – Original Version” by Avicii
  9. “What Do I Do? – Benny Benassi Remix” by Georgia Ku
  10. “The Drop” by Dimitri Vegas, David Guetta, Nicole Scherzinger, Azteck
  11. “‘TRUSTFALL” by P!nk
  12. “Dancing With the DJ” by The Knocks
  13. “Lucky Me” by The Knocks, feat. Great Good Fine OK
  14. “Let Me Move You” by Sabrina Carpenter
  15. “You’re Free” by Icona Pop, Ultra Naté
  16. “Wonder – Surf Mesa Remix” by Shawn Mendes
  17. “Wild – MEDUZA Remix” by John Legend
  18. “Swing – Roosevelt Remix” by José González
  19. “Forgive Me” by Odesza, feat. Izzy Bizu
  20. “Save Your Tears” by The Weekend, Ariana Grande
  21. “Sleepyhead” by Passion Pit