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The Best Royalty Free Music for Workout & Fitness Videos

Logan Baker

Looking for upbeat tracks for your workout or fitness video? We’ve rounded up the best energetic tracks to take your projects to the next level!

Finding the right music for your workout video can make all the difference in your project’s success. Given the massive popularity of workout channels and creators on TikTok, Instagram Reels, and YouTube, this type of content pulls in huge audiences, and consistency is the key. In this roundup, we’ve picked the best high-energy, dynamic tracks to make your videos and exercises a hit.


How to Choose the Best Workout Song

The best way to approach picking and choosing which upbeat track will fit your workout video is to look at the BPM (beats per minute) for the track. The general rule of thumb is to pick a track with a BPM of around 130. This tempo measurement tells you the song’s speed or pace. In the past, I’ve found a track with a consistent beat that you can match with your subject’s movement. For instance, if you’re doing jumping jacks, maybe your arms connect at the top of the motion, and when this happens, the drum kicks. It’s almost like dancing. To help with this, while you’re in the edit, you can download a preview version of the track to see if it fits right with the flow of your video.

Another interesting bit of workout video information is that the videos usually tend to build in pace as the workout progresses. It makes sense when you think about the structure of a workout. You’ve got your warm-up, which then leads to a flow state-like section in the middle, then you end it with an intense, fast pace section that leaves you gassed at the end. Your track should reflect that structure with its BPM, ideally. But like any video creation, it comes down to choosing the song that just feels right for the workout and for the channel you’re making it for.

One of the most important aspects of creating a good workout video is the ability to match the energy in the video with the music you have playing in the background. For instance, you wouldn’t want something like Mozart playing while instructing your audience through a cardio routine. Similar to lighting a scene, picking the right song needs to match the story or feeling you’re going for – so we’ve compiled a playlist of some of the very best workout tracks we’ve got right now. Give them a look through and choose whatever gets you excited!

All these workout and fitness tracks are 100% royalty-free, so you’ll never be required to pay additional fees or royalties. From upbeat house beats to modern electro-pop, check out some of the best tracks for your workout, aerobics, and fitness videos:


How to Shoot a Workout Video

While we’re on the topic of fitness and workout video production, we’ve published a tutorial that happens to be one of our more popular tutorials titled “How to Shoot a Workout Video,” and you can watch it below! In the video, we talk about several ways to approach shooting the workout and what to think about when editing the video.

Perhaps the most popular form of workout video you see is the static, wide-angle shot of the instructor guiding the viewers through a specific set of workouts. Not only is this the most popular, but it’s undoubtedly the easiest for creators to make.

All images via Jacob Lund

The Best Royalty Free Music for Workout & Fitness Videos
The Best Royalty Free Music for Workout & Fitness Videos
  • Shake The Room
  • Punchy and driving, with production / film scores action elements featuring determined drums and vocal samples to create an energetic and motivational mood.
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  • Drum Battle
  • Punchy and rhythmic, with drumline electronic / dance trap elements featuring boomy percussion, drums, and synth bass to create an exciting and motivational mood.
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  • Keep On Moving
  • Bright and punchy, with electro-pop elements featuring motivational male aahs, horns, piano, and synth drums to create a triumphant and celebratory mood.
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  • It's Alive
  • Bright and energetic, featuring vocal chops, whistle, handclaps, percussion, bass, and beats that create a proud, upbeat mood.
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  • Bounce
  • Bright and upbeat, featuring a driving Dance groove and pulsing electronic elements that create a confident mood.
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