There are a lot of things that could distract you at the gym: people moaning on machines, an uncomfortable sports bra, your group chat blowing up on your phone or perhaps worst of all, your earbuds falling out at your slightest movement. You did not curate the perfect workout playlist that could energise even a zombie just to have it all slip away because you're wearing chintzy headphones.
Music can actually enhance your workout, and studies have shown that the right music makes you work out harder and actually enjoy your exercise. Imagine exercising and not being annoyed by everything around you or attached to you — crazy concept, but stick with us here. There's no actual science to back up this hypothesis, but we think if your headphones are on-point, you can spend a little less time fiddling with your earbuds and a lot more time being inspired by Beyoncé to do the actual exercises that you hauled yourself to the gym to do.
These headphones and earbuds are perfect for exercising because they're snug, durable and tangle-free. While we can't guarantee these earbuds will make you want to go to the gym, we can say that they'll make your workout experience better and faster.
Whether you like your headphones wireless, right up in your ear, or prefer an over-ear style, click through to see the headphones that will change your workout. (And keep checking back, since we'll be updating this post with awesome new picks.)