The Power Of Playlists

It feeds the soul, brings us joy and solace, and has the power to uplift and energise. But can the right playlist help motivate us to exercise, too?

A slew of studies that have been published over the last 12 months say yes; in fact, a carefully crafted playlist can significatly enhance your performance during a training session, even lowering your perception of effort by up to 10%.

So to help motivate Aussie’s to get fit for 2013, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, US trainer Tracy Anderson and Timomatic are giving the ‘gift of music’ over summer by sharing their high energy, exclusive playlists for new streaming service www.rara.com

Check out their choice of songs below, and head over to www.rara.com to access them for free for seven days!

NATALIE BASSINGTHWAIGHTE’S PLAYLIST

Fun fitness – Music to motivate you

This playlist is for those people serious about getting fit whilst having fun. I chose these songs because they are undeniable fun…. It's my no excuses fun workout playlist!

1.Rihanna feat Calvin Harris - We found love
2. David Guetta feat Sia -Titanium
3. Samantha Jade - What you've done to me
4. Nicki Minaj - Starships
5. Icon Pop - I love it feat Charli xcx
6. LMFAO - Shufflin
7. Karmin - Brokenhearted
8. PSY - Gangnam style
9. Sam and the womb - Bom bom
10. Swedish House Mafia - Don't you worry child
11. Back Eyed Peas - I gotta feelin
12. Havana Brown - We run the night
13. Calvin Harris feat Florence Welch - Sweet nothing
14. Timomatic - Set it off
15. J-Lo feat pit bull - Dance again
16. Will-i-am feat Britney Spears - Scream and shout
17. Beyonce - Run the world
18. Goldfrapp - Ooh la la
19. Chris Brown - Beautiful people
20. Ne-Yo - Let me love you

TIMOMATIC’S PLAYLIST

The ultimate gym session – Music to work out to

These tracks get me pumped and excited to hit the weights and to run for ages on the treadmill. Each track has a unique energy that makes you want to do something active. The bonus is that all these tracks make me want to dance and for me that's what it's all about

1. Starships - Nicki Minaj
2. Without you - David Guetta feat Usher
3. I cry - Flo Rida
4. Don't stop the party - Pitbull
5. Otis - Jayz & Kanye West
6. R.I.P - Rita Ora feat. Tinie Tempah
7. Let me love you - Ne-Yo
8. Scream - Usher
9. Swimming pools - Kendrick Lamar
10. Stronger - Kanye West
11. Diamonds - Rihanna
12. Turn up the music - Chris brown
13. Don't stop till you get enough - Michael Jackson
14. Bounce - Calvin Harris feat Kelis
15. As long as you love me - Justin Bieber
16. Headlines - Drake
17. Earthquake - Labrinth feat Tinie Tempah
18. Heartbeat - Childish Gambino
19. Party of the year – Miracle

TRACY ANDERSON’S PLAYLIST

High Energy Zone - New Year Mix

It’s a new year and if you want to get in shape in 2013 you are going to need the right music to get you pumped and full of energy. I’m always creating playlists for my star clients and have now created one exclusively on rara.com – check it out and see if it gets you in the zone!

1. Will I Am - scream and shout
2. 50 Cent - My life
3. Coldplay – paradise
4. The Heavy - How you like me now
5. Of Monsters and Men - Little talk
6. Passion Pit - Take a Walk
7. Young Blood Hawke - We Come Running (Tiesto remix)
8. Imagine Dragons - It's Time
9. Bruno Mars - locked out of Heaven
10. A-track - Ray Ban Vision
11. B.o.b - out of my mind
12. Carly Rae Jepsen - This Kiss
13. Britney Spears – Lucky
14. Kayne West – Clique

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