You have eight minutes to go. Your instructor is shouting, albeit encouragingly, in your face. And you’re spent. Then, a miracle: A killer song starts blasting and you power through like a champ.
We put in the work (seriously, we’re still sore) and found the fitness classes with the best playlists, guaranteed to make you sweat... and love it:
Spin like a club kid The folks at Beyond Pedaling scan music blogs like This Song Is Sick to fuel their techno-heavy rides (think bass drops from the likes of Avicii and Yellow Claw). These beats keep energy levels soaring--but won’t get stuck in your head. 6814 Snider Plaza; 214-361-1171 or thebeyondstudios.com
Discover indie artists Take an Indo-Row class at Crowbar Cardio to hear under-the-radar acts like Nuttin’ But Stringz. The violin-playing rap duo’s classical crescendos and intense rhymes match the workout’s ebb and flow. Plus, we were psyched to introduce their super-cool sound to friends. 5726 Belmont Ave.; 214-887-1200 or crowbarcardio.com
Catch up on Top 40 hits Remembering booty-shaking dance choreography is hard (we don’t know how Beyoncé does it). That’s why we love Altitude’s brand-new Trampoline Zumba class. We recognized virtually all the chart-toppers on rotation, allowing us to fully commit to the routines. 5650 Kroger Dr., Fort Worth; 817-741-5867 or altitudetrampolinepark.com