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Beth McFadden3 years ago

Gold Coast locals, workout to these beats!

If you're a workout nut, or want to get back into the swing of things, one of the best ways to get motivated is to make sure you have an amazing playlist. Picking the right tunes for your workout can take you from couch potato to svelte athlete in no time. We've picked out our favourite songs for 5 different types of exercise, so no matter what your workout involves we've got you covered! If you're on the Gold Coast, we've also found a great gym and a perfect post-workout treat to get you started.



Choosing the perfect song for a jog is all about the BPM (beats per minute). While everyone will have a different stride and speed, most people find a BPM of 160 pretty comfortable for some good old cardio. Try these songs for the perfect running speed:

HeyYa – Outkast
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift



To get your sweat up on a great power walk, you want to follow the same rule as jogging and pick a song with a good BPM. Try slowing it down a little bit, and opt for songs with a BPM of around 120 to 130. Here are our favourites:

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
Boom Boom Pow – The Black Eyed Peas
Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO

In the weight room


The perfect tunes for lifting weights are all about feeling strong. Pick tunes with strong lyrics and bass to get you totally pumped up for that squat rack or bicep curl. Try these beats:

Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
Harder Better Faster Stronger – Daft Punk
Pump Up The Jam – Technotronic



If you prefer to get your zen on and stretch it out with yoga, then your tunes need to be relaxing and smooth. Let your mind wander with these songs:

Requiem – Lights & Motion
Strong – London Grammar
To Me – Chet Faker

Feeling flat


Not feeling that workout, but know you should probably exercise? It’s time for some serious motivational tunes to get you up and moving. Try these tunes to get you out of your funk:

Antidote – Swedish House Mafia & Knife Party
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

Finished your workout and need somewhere to refuel? We’ve got the perfect Gold Coast restaurant to get a healthy post-workout treat.

The Cardamom Pod

Specialising in healthy and vegetarian food, the Cardamom Pod in Broadbeach has a cult following. Their incredible menu of dishes for breakfast (on weekends), lunch and dinner is jam-packed with healthy, delicious treats. For some post-workout fuel, we recommend you try one of their raw protein balls! Feel like something more substantial? Their hot food includes daily curries, bakes and vegetarian burgers for wholesome and filling meals.

If you love your desserts, but you’re also conscious about your waistline, you’re in luck with the incredible variety of dessert dishes the Cardamom Pod offers. Dive into a raw chocolate cherry slice, or order a slice of the Byron hippie pumpkin cheesecake. This will soon be your favourite cafe, so pop in for a visit today!
Address: Shop 1/2685 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach QLD 4218

Need somewhere new for your regular workouts? This Gold Coast gym is the perfect place to get your sweat on.

Miami Fitness

For a friendly gym with encouraging trainers, pop down to Miami Fitness! This gym is fully equipped with cardio and weight rooms, as well as a group fitness studio—no matter what kind of exercise you enjoy, you’ll be able to work out here! Their cardio area has plenty of modern equipment including treadmills, bikes and ellipticals to get that heart rate up, and the weights area is fully stocked with plenty of weights and equipment to get you looking lean. If you prefer a fun class to get your regular exercise, check out their huge range of classes to get you moving! Call Miami Fitness today to find out about their membership deals.
Address: 56 Paradise Avenue, Miami QLD 4220


Let us know your favourite workout tunes below!