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This Is The One Workout Playlist You Need This Month

Photographed by Jens Ingvarsson.
Sometimes getting motivated to exercise can be harder than the workout itself. That's why it helps to think of your gym time as a middle school dance: You're going to feel awkward and hug the wall until a really great song comes on.

With that in mind, we're rounding up our favorite workout tracks, from fresh remixes to old favorites. Get ready to catch yourself humming through your jog, training circuit, or yoga practice. And, don't worry, Beyoncé makes an appearance.

Don't be surprised if you end up keeping a steadier pace while listening. Music with a strong beat has been found to help people's movements stay consistent during exercise.

This week, we're kicking off our playlist for the summer. And what better way to begin than with five of the most motivational (and, okay, maybe cheesiest) songs that the '80s has to offer? Some of our favorites from the Top Gun, The Karate Kid, and Footloose soundtracks make an appearance.
This is the playlist to get you moving — the gym's never been so much fun.

And don't forget to check out our playlist from spring 2016, too.

Check back in the following weeks for more of your favorite tracks.