Keeping your playlist fresh is a really good way to reinvigorate your workout. This is never more necessary than with a Christmas workout playlist. The nights are cold, the couch is beckoning you to lie down on it under a blanket, and you need some festive fitness to keep your body at its peak.
Lucky for you, Christmas hits are surprisingly good workout tunes. Even luckier, Santa’s little helpers down at the MyProtein grotto have picked some of the best for different stages of your workout.
Winter Warm Up & Warm down
Warming up and down is so important in colder months. It prevents muscle injury and maximizes your workout potential.
With this in mind, you should ensure you add these slower tracks to your Christmas workout playlist to encourage deep stretches. In addition, make sure you don’t forget your protein – it’s essential for recovery when the cold is tightening up your muscles. Here’s a list of the best:
East-17 – Stay Another Day
Seal – Kiss From a Rose
Elvis Presley – Lonely this Christmas
Bill Nighy – Love is all around
Johnny Cash – Little Drummer Boy
Wham – Last Christmas
The Pogues- Fairytale of New York
Bing Crosby – White Christmas
Chris De Burgh, Paul Hardiman – A Spaceman Came Travelling
Natalie Cole – The Christmas Song
To get you sweating, we’ve gone for your classic up tempo cheese. It wouldn’t be a Christmas workout playlist without these office party bangers. If you’re into your HIIT, you can alternate between these up tempo tracks and the weights ones below. Simply alter your footfall to fit the beat et voila! Festive fitness at the touch of the play button.
If you need inspiration, just think – if Santa’s reindeer’s can circumnavigate the globe in 24 hours, you can sweat through these classic tunes.
Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas
Slade – Merry Christmas Everybody
Elton John – Step Into Christmas
The Beverly Sisters – I Saw Mommy Kissin Santa Claus
Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Wizzard – I Wish It Could be Christmas Everyday
The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping
Chuck Berry – Run Rudolph Run
Jessie J – Man With The Bag
Weight-ing for Santa
If you want gains under your Christmas tree, add these tunes to your Christmas workout playlist. Christmas is well known for being a high calorie time of year, so ‘tis the season to make the most of this bulking opportunity.
The bells and beats make good timers for your reps whilst you’re hitting your lower weight range. Tunes like Christmas Time really ramp up during the chorus, so make the most of those to power through a transition to doing higher and threshold level weights.
The Darkness – Christmas Time
Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone
Bob Dylan – Must Be Santa
Boney M – Mary’s Boy Child
Michael Buble – It’s Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas
Carla Thomas – Gee Whizz, It’s Christmas
Hall & Oates – Jingle Bell Rock
Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby
Brenda Lee – Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
Band Aid – Do They Know it’s Christmas?
Take Home Message
Workout and get in the Christmas spirit with these training tunes! Working out around Christmas will make it so much easier to reach your goals in the New Year, so stay motivated!