A Great Christian Workout Playlist

A Great Christian Workout Playlist

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Since I workout every morning (who IS this stranger in my body?!) I listen to a lot of music.  I need some new stuff so last week I asked on Facebook for suggestions for some new workout music and BOY did I get a LOT of ideas!  Hundreds.

It took me a few days, but I sorted through them all and listened to parts of a lot of the songs.  Then I took my favorites, added some I already had, and made myself a new playlist.  It’s got be good to keep me bouncing down the street on these c-c-cold mornings.  I thought I’d share it with you in case you’re looking for some fresh tunes.

I chose a variety of artists, hoping maybe you will explore them and find some new ones that you like.  I also put it in the order I like, but that shuffle feature is fun too….keeps me on my toes.

Playlist for Your Morning Exercise/Worship

1. Good Morning by Mandisa (this is my current FAVE)
2. Something Different by 33 Miles (This song inspires me every time I hear it!)
3. Holy One by Rush of Fools (I like to do two fast then one slow song)
4. Ready to Be Myself by David Dunn
5. Speak Life by TobyMac
6. Maker of the Wind by Big Daddy Weave
7. Gold by Britt Nicole
8. Thank You for Saving Me by Chris Tomlin with Phil Wickham (slowing it down again)
9. Overcomer by Mandisa (let’s face it, you can’t have too much Mandisa)
10. Circles by Anthem Lights (I don’t love the style but it’s growing on me and the message of this song gets me every time)
11. Let Your Light Shine by Bethany Dillon
12. Sandcastles by 4 Proches (I told you how much I love this family band….it’s perfect for what need right before I walk back in the door to my family)

I will be posting a new playlist every month, so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss anything!

Be sure to check out my February and April playlists too!


  1. Good Morning by Chris Rice. I don’t have any music in iTunes!! Thank you for the giveaway!

  2. I’m going to check out some of these songs. Thank you for the giveaway!

  3. Thank you for this post. I usually run to revel in the quiet, but lately I’ve been searching for a little oomph to get me going. 🙂

  4. I don’t usually workout to music. Instead, I listen to Dave Ramsey’s radio show. 🙂

  5. Anything by Mandisa is good!

  6. Thank you for the post. I look forward to learning new music choices.

  7. Speechless by, Israel & New Breed- Jesus At The Center. This song makes me cry with joy every time!

  8. I like Boomin’ by Toby Mac

  9. I just recently got back into running. Several years ago, I was very committed to my exercise routine and loved my music and workout time. Like so many of us, I’ve fallen away from it and want to get motivated to start again. I love some of my music more than others. It’s amazing how much difference a song can make. I have told myself each day while I’m exercising that when I finish my workout, before the next day, I will get new music. Still hasn’t happened. I’m so thankful for your post. Just what I needed, and as an added bonus, it seems like you and I have similar taste in music. Even better! Can’t wait to use it! 🙂

  10. Jennifer Jarrell :

    Mandisa’s Good Morning or Overcomer!!

  11. Jessica Fales :

    Sing, sing, sing – Chris Tomlin

  12. My favorite work out song is Jerusalem by Matisyahu. I also like Bernadette. For obvious reasons…=)

  13. I haven’t heard some of these songs! Thanks for sharing. My new favorite movin song is Shake, by Mercy Me.

  14. Thank you for this great list! I will have to download a few to add to my playlist.

  15. Thanks for the post!!! What a great idea – I usually talk to my self (hahaha)

  16. Desiree Sumner :

    I happen to like Mandisa, too. My favorite is Stronger.

  17. Joetta Colquette :

    Thanks Lisa for posting the songs~ I love each one of them, as each one speaks a different message to my heart~ Happy Continuing on your Fitness Journey~
    Joetta from Alaska

  18. The Dave Ramsey theme song, I listen to the podcast on the treadmill. 😉

  19. I love Mandisa and Chris Tomlin but Third Day and Matthew West they have some jump starters.

  20. Chris Rice songs (Smellin’ Coffee), Toby Mac & Mandisa

  21. I guess I don’t really have a favorite workout song, but one of my current favorite worship songs is “Mercy Tree” by Lacey Sturm. The music video is really good too!! 🙂

  22. My darling girl is almost always on the piano practicing when I am doing my one mile fast walk so I get to hear all of her classical pieces over the boring music on the video! ‘Solfegietto’ by Bach keeps me moving! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qknKL18HewI (she plays it faster)

  23. OH how exciting! I’ve been despairing for music to walk/exercise to as what I had been listening to was NOT holy! In fact it quite the opposite and I found it to be quite convicting when I did listen to the garbage… in fact within a time or two I noticed the disruptive and negative effect it was having! There is so much truth to the adage of “garbage in, garbage out”. So I quit listening and with that my motivation has diminished! (add to the fact that with our subzero temps & snow it is simply impossible for me to walk outside…. period! it causes severe respiratory distress…) Can you guess what I’ll be doing tomorrow? Checking out these tunes!! (because today I am preparing bags/boxes for donating, consigning, and plan old trash! We are getting new carpet next week in much of the house and it is the perfect time to take a look at what we have…. only the truly loved & used stays!!

    Have a lovely week!!

  24. I don’t have a workout playlist yet, so I would love to try out some of your suggestions so I can find my faves 🙂

  25. I like 90s Christian music like DC Talk, Audio Adrenaline, Avalon.

  26. I love your selections! Music is so good for my soul! I LOVE “Overcomer”. I always picture a “Rocky” scene when I hear it. I don’t box, but it gets me moving!

  27. Gail Springsteen :

    Back in the 80s when I was thin, I loved Diana Ross singing “Upside Down.” I did leg lifts to it. The song still motivates me to be healthy. Also Dire Straits “Money for Nothing” has a great beat for working out! Neither would fall on your Christian list, but neither would I have in the 1980s! LOL Bu the songs still conjure up images of my doing a good workout!

  28. Wonderful list, Lisa!

  29. I always start my morning workout with “Good Morning” by Mandisa! tobyMac is all over my workout playlist too!

  30. I love Hello My Name Is by Matthew West!

  31. I love listening to Mandisa or Toby Mac…pretty much anything they sing inspires me to move! : )

  32. Love this list Lisa! When I take a cycling class with my girlfriend I usually do my own thing and part of it is listening to Christian music while I ride. I love TobyMac’s Catchafire (Whoopsi-Daisy). I love how uplifting these all are!

  33. Something Different by 33 Miles

  34. One of my favorite songs to workout to is Eye of the Tiger by Survivor. 🙂 Also REALLY dig Make War by Tedashii. I need to REALLY be pumped up when I’m working out!!! 🙂

  35. Debbie Dunbar :

    I’ll check some of these out!

  36. Kelly Espinoza :

    “I’m an Overcomer!” is very inspirational and fast paced so it can really help me to move a little faster when I want to give up!

  37. great list

    you should give these a try:
    GROUP 1 CREW : Dangerous & He Said
    1 Girl Nation : While We’re Young

  38. Great songs. I like No One Like You by David Crowder. Gets me moving!

  39. Very cool! Haven’t heard of probably half of the band so I will have to check it out! Thanks

  40. Jeremy Camp’s newest cd help me run!

  41. I love “If We Ever Meet Again” by Katy Perry and Timbaland!

  42. Carrie Pennington :

    Go Hard by Lecrae

  43. Nicole Wilkinson :

    Have you tried “Wake” by Hillsong? It’s currently on repeat on my playlist for running. There’s also a remix version of Mandissa’s “Good Morning” that I love.

  44. I don’t have a single favorite song but I do enjoy listening to a Chris Tomlin CD that I have of praise songs.

  45. Jennifer Johnson :

    You are missing something vitally important! “Happy Day” by Jesus Culture. It’s not the gospel song you might be thinking of. This song will make you feel alive and full of joy for what Christ has done! Love it!

  46. “One More” by SuperChick I love that song.

  47. I don’t usually listen to music when I workout but maybe I need to start. This could be just what I need. Thanks

  48. Shackles (orig. by MaryMary, but Mandisa also covers it).

  49. Matthew West “My Own Little World” is pretty good!

  50. I love “Never Once” by Matt Redman.
    “Standing on this mountain top
    Looking just how far we’ve come
    Knowing that for every step
    You were with us
    Kneeling on this battleground
    Seeing just how much You’ve done
    Knowing every victory
    Was Your power in us.”

  51. Thanks for the list! I LOVE so many of those songs! I’m getting ready to start fitness walking and needed a list like this.
    Below is a link to a lip dub video our music ministry put together of the song Good Morning by Mandisa! Enjoy! Thanks for the giveaway!


  52. Hmmm… I love tons of songs. Can’t pick a favorite song, but I do love Daves Highway

  53. Favorite workout song…I haven’t worked out for such a long time, I don’t know but when I clean the kitchen I listen to Audio Adrenaline’s Cd, Underdog.

  54. courtney south :

    You missed one that needs to be in there. Gods great dancefloor by Chris Tomolin. Wow those are all good songs!!!

  55. Excited to hear you’ll be adding playlists monthly! Thanks so much for sharing.

  56. I usually don’t walk to music. This could be a fun change. Thx for the offer 🙂

  57. ‘September’ by Earth, Wind, and Fire. 🙂

  58. This is a great list! Another tip … download the KLOVE app on you phone. Great Christian music!

  59. Melissa Haselby :

    My current favorite workout song is “Shake” by MercyMe 🙂

  60. Great list! Thanks!

  61. Ummm, I’m a newbie at working out, so I’m still trying to find songs.

  62. One of my favorites is “Stars” by Switchfoot.

  63. I’m a huge fan of anything Britt Nicole! That girl makes some amazing & upbeat music!

  64. My favorite is It’s your life by Francesca Battistelli! Get’s you moving!

  65. I have those Mandisa songs on mine, too. Also I have Manafest’s “Avalanche”. And “Eye On It” by TobyMac, and “Lay Down My Pride” by Jeremy Camp.

  66. Thank you for a great playlist! I lost over 50 lbs last year, thank You Lord, but I still need to work on making exercise a part of my life this year.

  67. We love Toby Mac around here!

  68. My favorite workout song is Mandisa’s, Good Morning!

  69. Bah! How terrible is it that I can’t think of my favorite workout song. I mean, it’s like I’ve not worked out in…a long time. Although I do have to say Mandisa is pretty high on my list right now 🙂

  70. What a great giveaway! Love the playlist!

  71. i’m always searching for great christian running songs. here are some of my faves if you need more:
    Get Up by MaryMary, Move by MercyMe, Take Over Me by Sanctus Real, Fire It Up by Thousand Foot Krutch, Keep Your Eyes Open by NEEDTOBREATHE, Stronger by Mandisa, Beautiful You by Trent Monk, Hello My Name Is by Matthew West….can’t wait to check in and get more ideas from you!

  72. So excited about all the suggestions! I’ve neverheard any of them. I love listening to Kim walker smith! The entire ‘still believe’ album is amazing! !

  73. Good for you!! Keeping at it day after day and month after month is wonderful! I am up and down on the weight–or should I say: Up and Upper. Augh. Need to seriously get back with it. Will go for some of your new music! Thanks.

  74. Barlow Girl has a really fun song, “Hello Sunshine”!

  75. Shake by Mercy Me

  76. Lots of new ones in there for me! I’m excited to check them out! Thanks for sharing!

  77. How do we subscribe!?!? I love these songs! I used to be a Zumba instructor, and tried doing almost, if not all my songs from Christian artists!!! Mandisa’s Good Morning was one of my more beloved choreographed songs that the ladies loved!

  78. I LOVE
    “Let us love” by Needtobreathe!!! and “Hello, my name is” by Matthew West. They make such a good day 🙂
    Or “Gold” by Britt Nicole and “Good Morning” by Jamie Grace.