Christian Workout Music: 100 Uplifting Songs

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Music is important to many people. It can pick you up when you're feeling down, motivate you when you need a little push, and inspire you to go the extra mile during a workout. We love to share our favoriate workout music list suggestions here on dailySpark, and we frequently receive requests for Christian exercise music. So I've compiled a list of my top 100 Christian workout songs. 

There are many genres of Christian music, and even if you don't consider yourself to be religious or spiritual, you may discover that in addition to "clean lyrics," many of these songs are uplifting and encouraging in both their titles and words, making them motivational for just about anyone.
Listening to uplifting music can help anyone feel better and more positive about life. It can provide motivation to move forward with your healthy lifestyle goals, too. So whether you are feeling depressed, stressed, discouraged, or angry, this list of songs with positive messages can turn your focus back on all that is good in your life.

  Alive by Avalon  
  Light up the Sky by the Afters
  Start Over by the Afters
  Don't Give Up by Sanctus Real

  We Need Each Other by Sanctus Real
  Courageous by Casting Crowns
  Move by Mercy Me

  So Long Self by Mercy Me
  Until the Whole World Hears by Casting Crowns
  Follow Me There by Third Day
  Hold Me by Jamie Grace
  Our God by Chris Tomlin
  I Will Follow by Chris Tomlin
  You Are More by Tenth Avenue North
  No Matter What by Kerrie Roberts
  The Light in Me by Brandon Heath
  Your Love by Brandon Heath
  Get Back Up by TobyMac
  Lose My Soul by TobyMac
  Born Again by Newsboys
  I Am Free by Newsboys
  Something Beautiful by Newsboys
  Stronger by Mandisa
  This is the Stuff by Francesca Battistelli
  Good Morning by Mandisa
  Strong Enough by Matthew West
  Jesus Saves by Jeremy Camp
  I Refuse by Josh Wilson
  You Are by Jason Castro
  Strong Tower by Kutless
  Everything Glorious by David Crowder Band
  Let It Rise by Big Daddy Weave
  You Found Me by Big Daddy Weave
  No Thief Like Fear by Jason Gray
  The Lost Get Found by Britt Nicole
  Set the World On Fire by Britt Nicole
  Believe by Britt Nicole
  Glow by Britt Nicole
  Testify to Love by Avalon

  New Day by Avalon
  Give it Up by Avalon

  Knockin' On Heaven's Door by Avalon
  Take You At Your Word by Avalon
  Anybody Wanna Pray by Cece Winans
  No Compromise by Peter Furler
  Set Free by Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman
  We Are the Free by Matt Redman
  Let God Arise by Chris Tomlin
  No one Like You by David Crowder Band
  Filled With Your Glory by Starfield
  Alive by Rebecca St. James
  Everything About You by Sanctus Real
  Fire It Up by Thousand Foot Krutch
  Move by Thousand Foot Krutch
  Awake And Alive by Skillet
  Tonight by TobyMac
  Burn for You by TobyMac
  Funky Jesus Music by TobyMac
  Feelin' So Fly by TobyMac
  Invisible by Disciple
  Remedy by Disciple
  Hero by Skillet
  Just Might Change Your Life by Sidewalk Prophets
  Sticking With You by Addison Road
  Change In the Making by Addison Road
  Fight Another Day by Addison Road
  Let the Praises Ring by Lincoln Brewster
  Everlasting God by Lincoln Brewster
  Pray by Darlene Zschech
  Gravity by Shawn McDonald
  I Will Not Be Moved by Natalie Grant
  Lay Your Hands on Me by Bob Carlisle
  Live Life Loud by Hawk Nelson
  Friend Like That by Hawk Nelson
  Crazy Love by Hawk Nelson
  Power of Love by Bob Carlisle
  Closer by Shawn McDonald
  Show You Love by Jars of Clay
  Friend of God by Phillips, Craig & Dean
  Come, Now Is the Time to Worship by Phillips, Craig & Dean
  We Live by Superchick
  Rock What You Got by Superchick
  Do Everything by Steven Curtis Chapman
  Dive by Steven Curtis Chapman
  Live Out Loud by Steven Curtis Chapman
  Lead Me On by Amy Grant
  Every Heartbeat by Amy Grant
  Find A Way by Amy Grant
  He Holds Everything by Point of Grace
  Steady On by Point of Grace
  Saving Grace by Point of Grace
  Victory by Yolanda Adams
  You Are My God by 38th Parallel
  Unbreakable by Fireflight
  What I've Overcome by Fireflight
  Hanging On By A Thread by The Letter Black
  Best of Me by Letter Black
  We by Joy Williams
  Dead Man (Carry Me)  
  The Star-Spangled Banner by Sandi Patty

What are your favorite upbeat Christian workout songs? Do you agree that inspirational music can turn your mood around and get you moving?

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ALLI429 10/17/2020
So many I wouldn't have even thought of! Thanks for these recommendations! Report
ROCKRS 9/14/2020
Thanks Report
KELLY0226 9/11/2020
So many good artists on this list! A couple I didn't see, but really enjoy are Lauren Daigle and Gunther. My weight loss journey encompasses not only nurturing my physical being, but caring for the emotional and spiritual aspects as well. The songs are uplifting and help me focus--keeping mindset positive and my soul at peace. Thank you for sharing!!! Report
NANHBH 7/13/2020
Great list! Report
BLHEALTH 4/20/2020
Thank you for this list!!!! Report
I love this!!!!! Thank you!!!!!


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PORTIA70 12/24/2019
Amazing and beautiful list of songs. Quite a few of them are my favorites Report
GEORGE815 11/10/2019
Nice list Report
Thanks for sharing! Report
Good list. Thanks. Report
Thanks. I walk a lot with the Gaithers and the various artists on their homecoming shows on You Tube. Love walking with music. Report
I definitely like a different flavor of gospel music so here are a few that are on my play list:
Still Feeling Fine - The Booth Brothers
I Played in the Band, I Sang in the Choir - The Booth Brothers
Glory to God in the Highest - Ernie Haase and Signature Sound
Trying to Get a Glimpse - Ernie Haase and Signature Sound
Moving up the Gloryland - Ernie Haase and Signature Sound
The Old Fashioned Meeting - Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Inspirational. Report
My favorites are are Kerrie Roberts (on this list, yeah!), Britt Nicole (also on here!!), Kari Jobe, and Laura Story. The last two aren't on here. I think the music we listen to while exercising can make a big difference! (so stop listening to junk!!) Report
I was looking for a list of good songs with clean, uplifting lyrics. Thanks! Report
Flyleaf, Chris Rice "other side of the Radio", More Skillet, Manafest, Tedashii, Five Iron Frenzy, "Shut Me Out" Kutless. Besides some of the others here good for cardio and lifting. Report
thanks Report
Anything by Mandisa and Danny Gohke. Very inspiring to reach higher!
I love Chris Tomlin Hillship Worship also great Report
Thank you. They are awesome Report
This is what I would call an EXTENSIVE play list. There must be something here for everyone. WOO HOO!!! Report
Great ;ost Report
Need some more Mercy Me in there! :) Report
Great list, thanks for putting it together. Report
nice list Report
Great list! Thanks for putting it together. Report
I'm with Joanie52. . . I love the Gaithers. I discovered a group called Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. They are in my 'exercise' music list. :) I also love Still Feelin' Fine by The Booth Brothers. Can't help but dance to that one. Greater by Mercy Me also sets me to dancing! Report
this list is extensive, I'm off to listen to some of the music samples before I purchase. Thank you all for the motivational music list... Report
Thank you for posting this list! These are such great songs, for anyone...not just Christians. If you're grumpy, listen to a positive message and maybe you will be a little less so. : ) Report
Yes! LOVE these songs... so happy I found this article! :) Report
This is a great list! Will be adding some of these to my playlist.

TIDESONG- you were welcome to keep scrolling. Fine that religion is not your thing but clearly discrimination is. *smh Report
Good music! Report
My Favorites are the Happy Goodmans--all their music and the 1970's Gaither Trio music--can't keep up with them anymore but they sure kept me moving over the years (showing my age!) Report
I love, Love, LOVE to run listening to Rend Collective! Report
For the tech do i load these tunes to my ipod? Report
Thank you so much! This is a great list! I would add "How you Live" by Point of Grace and "Overcomer" by Mandisa. Report
Glow in the Dark by Jason Gray will get you MOVING!! Report
Soul on Fire by Third Day is another good one but it did come out after this list was published. Report
Thanks for your list! I also love "Eye On It" by Toby Mac Report
I'd like to see religion kept separate from SparkPeople posts. This is not a Christian (or Jewish or Buddhist or whatever) site. While I appreciate that this works for some people, I think its place is in a specific Christian-based group on SP rather than general where everyone is exposed to it. Report
I love these songs! Thank you for compiling them in one place. Report
Taken a few hours longer than I thought it would take, but I think I have most all of these songs in "SP Christian Workout Music" playlist on Spotify (I use the free version).. Link is below. My playlist includes a few extra song that I remembered from other musicians that didn't seem to be represented here, like Hillsong (which I think is from Australia??). I don't know if this link works outside the USA, sorry about that - but if you can get Spotify in your country and the link doesn't work, then I guess you can look for me by user msdrpepper.

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If it doesn't work here (I don't know if SparkPeople will let me add the html to make this clickable) then you may need to copy and paste... Report
"Shine" by Salvador is a great tune. Report
My new favorite is "Overcommer" by Mandissa. Didn't see it when I breezed through the list. Definitely love christian inspirational and will post this to my FB page. Report
Thank you I will come back and make a play list Woo Hoo. I am a Christian and love music while I walk !!! Report
Shake by Mercy Me is a fun, positive song. Report
If they added more gospel artists to this list, people would have music to run and jump to. Let me suggest papa san, Isreal New breed. They have lively upbeat music, perfect for intense workouts. Report
Great idea. I always listen to Christian music. Pandora while im outside if i can while i walk. But usually im talking w earphone in 1 of my ears. For safety reasons. Report