New Workout Playlist: A Sugar Rush for Your Ears!

By , Alicia Capetillo
There is a delicate art to creating the perfect exercise playlist. The beats need to keep you motivated, the lyrics should make you happy and the pace should be upbeat. A well-crafted playlist has the power to propel your workout to the next level, and that's something worth celebrating!

Lucky for you, we teamed up with the folks at Yes! Fitness Music to take some of the guesswork out of the elusive perfect playlist. This mix of familiar pop favorites and bumping house music is as entertaining as it is motivating--the playlist includes over an hour's worth of music at 135 beats per minute to help you really maximize your workouts. 

We worked with Registered Dietitian and certified personal trainer Melanie Douglass to craft this playlist! Here's what she has to say about it:

"One of my core philosophies is balance. I always joke I'm a liberal dietitian because I sincerely feel like balance, variety and moderation are the keys to good health. And yep, that means a little sugar can fit into our lives from time to time. How does this apply to your choice of workout music? Easy. Here goes:

A little ''hard-core'' is good for your workout--by that, I mean heavy-hitting house music; it's intense and makes you feel strong, driven and kind of like a rockstar.

A little fun is also good for your workout--by which I mean sing-along pop music, which is happy and makes you feel like it's going to be a great day.

Balance those two things and you get "workout candy"! Right? I think so!

There is no other album like this in the iTunes store. Workout Candy balances fun familiarity with hard-core unfamiliarity, making it the perfect blend to continuously fuel your energy levels. The flip-flop musical genres keep you mentally and physically engaged throughout your workout. Listen for yourself!"

 Click the image below to give it a preview in iTunes! 

Download SparkPeople's 135-BPM continuous cardio remix on iTunes for $8.99! 

Workout Candy Vol. 1 (Pumped Up Pop & House Tracks @ 135 BPM) - Yes Fitness Music

What do you think of the Workout Candy playlist? What would you like to see on future re-mixed playlists?