Beat-Based Workouts Have Moved Beyond the Spin Studio—and We’re Here for It

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Beat-based workouts aren't anything new. Any time you go to SoulCycle or 305 Fitness, you're grooving along to the music, whether you're doing tap-backs on the bike or twerking under flashing disco lights. There's a new trend on the horizon, though: Performing choreographed exercises to the beats of top tracks that keep you entertained throughout your entire sweat workout.

If there's any way to sum up this trend, it's what any Blogilates fan knows Cassey Ho has been doing since the very beginning of her career. (She has a "What Makes You Bootyful" One Direction butt challenge that dates back to 2012.) Like all trends, this one is reemerging in the best way years later with more and more videos popping up of trainers choreographing their squats and push-ups to upbeat, mood-boosting tracks.

Maddie of MadFit has built up an entire playlist of song-based workouts that include mountain climbers and plank taps to the beats of Ariana Grande, Post Malone, and Ed Sheeran. Even Amanda Bisk, exercise psychologist and yoga teacher, has started releasing beat-based workouts on her Instagram. To get in on the fun—because, seriously, they are actually fun—start with these six videos.

6 beat-based song workouts to try at home

1. Full-body workout ("If I Can't Have You" by Shawn Mendes)

You barely stop moving for a second during this song that works your body from head to toe.

2. Abs beat workout ("Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish)

Your obliques will be on fire after you're finished with this workout. Actually, scratch that. Your entire body will be.

3. Abs workout ("Bodak Yellow" by Cardi B)

You'll never listen to "Bodak Yellow" the same way ever again after these four minutes of abs torture are up.

4. Booty and legs song workout ("7 Rings" by Ariana Grande)

The leg and booty exercises in this high-energy song will leave you sweating buckets.

5. Full-body beginner workout ("Piece of Your Heart" by Meduza)

This is technically a beginner full-body workout, but it'll make you feel the burn no matter what level you're at.

6. Abs song workout ("I Don't Care" by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber)

It's hard not to have a good time when you're workout out to this song. (Even when that involves doing a ton of planks.)

If you feel like creating your own beat-based workout, look no further than Barack Obama's official workout playlist or the ultimate motivational workout playlist, according to Spotify.

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