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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Music can motivate more than your dance moves at Gator City Sports Grille. In fact, it can distract you from the pains of working out to enhance your athletic performance. Listening to tunes can also help elevate your mood and get you pumped, even before setting off to exercise. 


According to The Huffington Post, “researchers found when music possesses ‘high-groove’ qualities, the brain gets excited and induces movement in the listener.” Yes, that means music can literally get you moving! No wonder so many people make playlists for their training adventures.

Check out these 20 get-up-and-go tracks from fellow fitness fanatics to help get you moving: 

  1. “Remember” by Rich Homie Quan – Paul Johnson, 18, accounting
  2. “Beast” by Timeflies – Tyler Lange, 23, UF alumnae
  3. “Odio” by Romeo Santos – Edwin Velazquez, 21, former UF student and current U.S. Army sniper
  4. “Lose Control” by Missy Elliot – Natalie Romano, 24, UF alumna
  5. “Blame” by Calvin Harris – Ariana Cubillan Baute, 20, industrial and systems engineering
  6. “You Make Me” by Avicii – Juan Vivas, 21, chemical engineering
  7. “Shower” by Becky G – Elliott Soto, 21, biochemistry and molecular biology
  8. “House Music” by Benny Benassi – De-vaughn Williams, 22, UF medical student
  9. “Trophies” by Drake – Danny Duprey, 19, industrial and systems engineering
  10. “Hideaway” by Kiesza – Julian Colina, 18, biology
  11. “The Man” by Aloe Blacc – Raj Shukla, 20, biology
  12. “I Can’t Stop” by Flux Pavilion – Aaron Nadeau, 22, mechanical engineering
  13. “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” by Kanye West – Ivan Yim, 20, industrial and systems engineering 
  14. “Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett – Jenni Donnellan, 21, family, youth and community sciences
  15. “Outta My Mind” by B.o.B. – Carolina Marin, 21, health education and hehavior
  16. “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Colleen Baublitz, 22, environmental engineering
  17. “Shot At the Night” by The Killers – Maria Valencia, 21, journalism
  18. “Metal Acoustic Music (Album)” by Merzbow – Donald Bejleri, 22, biological engineering
  19. “Stronger” by Kanye West and “FU” by Miley Cyrus feat. French Montana  – Lacie Lazaroe, 22, psychology

What tracks would you add for your get-up-and-go playlist?

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