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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Great list. I know some of these and will check out the ones I am not familiar with. TobyMac is definitely one of my favorites to listen to when I run. Report
Old hymns ...'When the saints...go marching in..'. If the saints are marching I have to keep up and 'We're marching to Zion' ... again I have to keep marching! Report
Amazing Grace! Thank you! Report
Thanks for offering these for those who prefer this type of music. MercyMe & TobyMac are two of my favorites. I'll show my age and add Petra to the list. No longer recording but you can find their music if you desire it. Blessings! Meg Report
Thank you sooooo much. Many of us on this site do prefer religious music over worldly music. It gives something to everyone. Report
This article is great. In my opinion one of the best music blogs around is artradio. The site contains a fantastic mix of quality music and artwork, it is definitely somewhere that I would recommend visiting. Report
When I click on the Like button for facebook, an ad is in the way so that you have no choice but to click on it, or just forget the "Like". (Can you forward this to the appropriate person?)
EDIT: I see the "like" went through, at least. Report
Thanks! I don't listen to the other types of music/songs that are typically suggested. If I am not listening to conservative talk then I listen to Christian music. Take care. Report
This is awesome! Report
Nice list! Thanks! I have lots of these songs already but some are new to me--awesome! Looking them up on iTunes right now! Report
Add songs by Mary Mary, "God In Me", "Get Up", "Go Get It", and "Walking" and Isaac Carree's "In the Middle". Report
Why religion? Report
Love to run with The Insyderz. Try running to "Awesome God" it's crazy! Report
Music definitely affects my mood. Lately, good songs have helped me do some digging out of my mental "hole". I'm thankful for music that can get to what's inside and speak to it in a way that other things or people cannot. Report
Entire albums of PETER FURLER'S ON FIRE

Music is one thing that is liked by most. I like devotional songs which gives me peace of mind and inspires what ever work I do. . Report
I mainly listen to Contemporary music. I am a Praise singer, so I listen to other christian songs. Report
Thanks for your list. I have many of these artists and songs on my iPod. Report
So many of these are already on my mp3 player, but I will be checking out the ones that are not to see if they got the umph for me! Thanks! Report
I love Casting Crowns and Jars of Clay! Report
Love this list - thank you!! I am downloading a couple of them today!! Report
Resuscitate Me by Remedy Drive Report
Thanks so much for finally posting clean, upbeat, faith-based songs to work out to!!!!! Report
Wow, what a fantastic list! Thanks!
Some of these are among my favourites! Report
Thank you for the wonderful list. Great suggestions. Report
Thank you a lot love all these songs. Nice to see And wanted to ask are these (all together on a cd)? That would be even better! Smiley face Report
Thanks for the suggestions Report
Some of these I have not heard of before but will give them a try. And I need to add a little gospel to this list. Mary Mary "Get up" and "Sunday Morning" are good ones to workout to also as some by Tye Tribbett. :) Report
I have been using Spark People as a motivation tool for a couple of years. I am a life long Methodist. I am disappointed to see that Spark turns out to be identifying itself as a Christian group. Sorry to see this. Not inclusive as an online Org should be in a multi-cultural world. Report
Love this! Good Morning by Mandisa...YESS!!! Report
Excellent list! Thank you! Report
THANK YOU!!! This is my kind of music! :) I love to listen to uplifting and encouraging music and you have a LOT of great ones on here!!! Thank you sooo much for putting this list together!!
Blessings, Rhonda Report
Love the play list-- need to down load some of these to keep me motivated ! Report
Thank you! This is the list I have been waiting for. Report
Thank You! Report
I'm very traditional (or was) when I would hear "How Great Thou Art" - thought it had to be sung solemnly and slow. Then I heard it sung by Paul Paloche and realized this beautiful song should be sung joyfully, with a beat and loud! I listen to it while walking and it makes me happy and adds a bounce to my step. I also love Michael W. Smith's "You are Holy". Thanks for this blog - found some new songs to celebrate life, God and myself! Report
Many good ones here! Report
Bring Your Praise By Trinity 5-7, Jesus Muzik Video by LeCrae With Trip Lee, The Invasion by Trip Lee, I Just Wanna Say Israel Houghton, Looking for Your by Kirk Franklin, Get Your Blessing by Mary Mary, Shake Heaven by Montell Jordan, Joyful Noise by Flame, Lose My Soul, TobyMac, Kirk Franklin & Mendiza, Glorious by Martha Menuzi, Looking For You, Stomp, I Smile and Revolution all by Kirk Franklin, You Don't Know by KiKi Sheard...JCTV has many artist I enjoy using their music especially Lecrae, Trip Lee, Rhema Soul, David Crowder Band, Hillsong, Any of the Winans, Michael W Smith...there's plenty out there that's workout and praise worthy! Thank you for sharing some oldies also on your list! Report
Israel New Breed and Fred Hammond are my contemporary favorites but, I love the Clark Sisters : You Brought the Sunshine is my classic feel good jam. Report
glad to see someone wrote about Christian music. Love Third Day...Jars of Clay..WhiteCross...Stryper...and Newsboys... Report
The list didn't contain any Walter Hawkins, John P Kee, The Winan Brothers, Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp & Yolanda Adams it's okay list..... Report
Great list, thanks so much for posting it! I'd like to add a few of my own favorites in case anyone else might also enjoy them . . .
Audio Adrenaline - Kings & Queens, King of the Comebacks, Believer, Underdog
Group1 Crew - His Kind of Love, Let's Go, He Said
TobyMac - Speak Life, Forgiveness, Unstoppable
Manafest - The Chase
Switchfoot - Dark Horses, Afterlife
Building 429 - We Won't be Shaken
Hawk Nelson - Words
DC Talk - Jesus Freak
Lecrae - Rebel, Go Hard, Tell the World
Family Force 5 - Superhero
Anthem Lights - Changed Forever
Me in Motion - Yes we can
KJ-52 - Dangerous
Jekob - Love is all
Barlow Girl - Psalm 73
Red Airplanes - Proclaim, Until the sun burns out

Love all the music posts, including this one. Please keep 'em coming! Report
Love this list - Thanks!!! Report
I absolutely love the Matthew West's "Hello, My Name Is".

Also Matt Maher's "Your Grace Is Enough" is a definite on my list as well.

Great list thanks for making it! I know that Move by Mercy Me ALWAYS get me moving! Report
I would also include - Tunnel by Third Day & Brand New Day by Fireflight

Really anything by Third Day, TobyMac and Newsboys generally make my workout playlists! Report
Thanks for this awesome list! Report
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