Which is the best time of year for new beginnings? January would seem like an obvious choice; or there’s the new-school-term feeling of autumn. However, we’re here to make the case for spring. After all, it’s the season that brings warmer weather, lighter mornings and evenings, and the return of green leaves and blossom. It has a special feeling of freshness that you won’t find in January or September.
Assuming you agree, you may be ready to refresh your approach to well-being this spring. Why not start by hitting the refresh button on your workout soundtrack? Our spring-inspired playlist has been designed to help you shake off those winter blues and step into the season feeling revitalised and ready for something new. (It’ll work as a mood-booster even if the weather isn’t playing ball.)
Of course, you don’t have to use the playlist in its entirety – workout music can be very personal! Just take a listen to find your fresh spring-infused favourites. Don’t forget to remove any existing tracks from your playlist that no longer inspire you.
When building your spring-cleaned playlist, you could always try grouping songs to suit each stage of your session:
Warm up – Get those muscles moving as you listen to the likes of Chocolate by The 1975 and Sunflower by Post Malone.
Cardio – Kick things up a gear while pumping out tunes such as Mr Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra.
Strength – Hit a new personal best soundtracked by songs such as Higher Love by Kygo and Whitney Houston and Happier by Marshmello and Bastille.
Cool down – Let the soft melodies of Sunshine by Gabrielle and Lifted by the Lighthouse Family relax you into a cleansing stretch.
Spring workout playlist
Rabbit Heart – Florence + The Machine
Sweet Like Chocolate – Shanks & Bigfoot
Jump – Girls Aloud
Flowers – Sweet Female Attitude
Sunflower – Post Malone
Sunset Lover – Petit Biscuit
Mr Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra
Lifted – Lighthouse Family
Sunshine – Gabrielle
Higher Love – Kygo, Whitney Houston
From Eden – Hozier
Happier – Marshmello, Bastille
Easy Love – Sigala
Sunrise – Simply Red
Sun Comes Up – Rudimental
Butterfly – Crazy Town
Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Shine – Take That
Beautiful Day – U2
Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles
Shine – Years & Years
Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
Chasing the Sun – The Wanted
5 Years Time – Noah And The Whale
Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine
Love Generation – Bob Sinclar, Gary Pine
Lights – Ellie Goulding
Adventure of a Lifetime – Coldplay
Heat – Kelly Clarkson
Have a Nice Day – Stereophonics
Pencil Full of Lead – Paolo Nutini
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Parklife – Blur
Pretty Shining People – George Ezra
The Four Seasons – Spring in E Major – Vivaldi
Primavera – Ludovico Einaudi
In the mood for more musical inspiration? Try our 180 BPM playlist for runners.