How many times did you get up and do a little jig just because the song you were listening to had an infectious beat? Did you know that Bollywood Hindi songs are a great motivation for working out? Fast-paced, high-tempo, catchy beats encourage movement. Music diverts your mind from pain and fatigue. It energizes you and increases the flow of endorphins (happy hormones) to your brain. Working out while listening to music increases the metabolic rate and helps carry out extended workouts without realizing it (1), (2). So, here are 20 Bollywood songs for your gym motivation playlist. Check them out!
20 Bollywood Tracks For Workout Motivation At Gym
Like listening to Hindi songs while working out? Scroll down to check out the 20 best tracks to get you in the workout mood.
1. “Kaala Chashma” – Baar Baar Dekho
Warm-ups don’t have to be boring. Start with the crazy beats of “Kaala Chashma.” Who can forget Katrina’s abs in this video? Besides, this song can make anyone dance to its catchy beats. This Punjabi-inspired Bollywood song is so versatile that you can do any form of dance to it, such as Punjabi, hip-hop, freestyle, salsa, or even Indian classical! So, listen to it and get creative.
2. “Badtameez Dil” – YJHD
Try not to shake your legs for 10 seconds to this song. Impossible, right? Whether you are sitting or standing, if not physically, you surely are going to imagine yourself dancing to it. Put this song on, be a little adventurous (like Bunny), and dance your heart out to burn the calories.
3. “Abhi To Party Shuru Hui Hai” – Khoobsurat
The party has just started, and there’s no stopping now! Put on this song to get your endorphins to work and keep going.
4. “Zinda”– Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
The physical transformation Farhan Akhtar went through for this movie was incredible! You, too, can get there. Just listen to this song and push yourself to complete that one rep, one set. Everyday. You will see a difference soon.
5. “Ziddi Dil” – Mary Kom
One word – inspiration. That’s all you need to describe this movie and Mary Kom. You will be surprised by how this song motivates you instantly and makes you go for a run immediately.
6. “Kamariya” – Stree
Who doesn’t like Nora Fatehi? She is the perfect combination of cute and sexy, and a star when it comes to dancing. This typical “item number” will keep you moving and motivated to get that slim figure you are aiming for.
7. Kamli” – Dhoom 3
This song will never stop your jaw from dropping to the floor. Katrina Kaif did justice to this song and inspired us to take exercising seriously. Kamli is a feel-good Punjabi number that makes you want to get up and move.This number has inspired many Bollywood dance workouts.
8. “She Move It Like” – ONE
This is just the right song to listen to after Kamli! This song by Baadshah will make you feel sexy and keep you from giving up on your weight-loss or weight-gain goal.
9. “Malhari” – Bajirao Mastani
Ranveer Singh was at his best in this song, no one can argue with that. His energetic dance moves blended perfectly with this powerful song. So, listen to this Hindi song and feel like a warrior when you work out. Push yourself a little more to achieve the unachievable.
10. “Jee Karda (Rock Version)” – Badlapur
This song is perfect for a run, HIIT, and lifting weights. The music and lyrics will prevent you from giving up and make you feel more determined, which is great for your workout routine. Plus, Varun Dhawan’s body and rugged look will also push you beyond your limits.
11. “Sadda Haq” – Rockstar
Here’s one more rock number from Bollywood that will make you stick to your exercise routine and do 10 more push-ups, 20 more lunges, or gradually perfect a pull-up. The lyrics and the music are both perfect for an intense workout session.
12. “Manali Trance” – The Shaukeens
This is the perfect song for a break or an endurance-training session like running, cycling, stair climbing, rope jumping, or bodyweight training. Of course, no one can forget the dusky beauty, Lisa Haydon’s enviable flat belly. Getting inspired yet?
13. “Tera Naam Japdi Phiran” – Cocktail
A peppy song with cool beats. What else do you need? The best part is, you can dance, run, brisk walk, do HIIT, or even lift weights while listening to this song. It is going to bring out the badass chick in you.
14. “Dheeme Dheeme” – Pati Patni Aur Woh
Imagine your gym turning into a Bollywood dance set. Yup! That’s what this song will do to you. You will start enjoying your workout no matter how tough it is.
15. “Get Down” – Juggy D, Rishi Rich, IKKA
Are you a fan of Punjabi songs? Here’s one more for you. This is the perfect song for working out at the gym or even at home. Blast it and get down for some butt-shaping squats.
16. “Chhote Chhote Peg” – Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
Too early for a peg? What about another set of weight lifting at the gym? Listen to this song and get ready to look ravishing this weekend.
17. “Let’s Nacho” – Kapoor & Sons
This is one of the most popular dance songs being played in almost every club in the country right now. It does wonders when it comes to boosting motivation. Listen to it while doing bodyweight workouts.
18. “Baby Doll” – Ragini MMS 2
The peppy sing-along lyrics, foot-tapping beats, and Sunny Leone in this video will motivate you to push yourself that extra mile. Play this song on loop for the feel-good factor of the music and see how your workout becomes even more fun. The chair sequence may even encourage you to bust a few moves.
19. “Mauja Hi Mauja” – Jab We Met
No doubt Kareena Kapoor looked faaab in this song and the movie, but this song is also a very good Bollywood number to dance to. Just follow Kareena and Shahid’s steps with the same energy, and you will burn calories. Don’t believe me? Try it!
20. “Tamma Tamma Again” – Badrinath Ki Dulhania
This extremely popular number by Bappi Da made a comeback with a little modern take. And it sure is making many people dance. You can listen to this song while running or brisk walking.
Working out regularly, regardless of your weight, is highly recommended. Because the aim is to be fit and healthy. Of course, not all of us are built the same way, and some of us need to get inspired and motivated every day to get up and take care of our body. This playlist is going to do exactly that. So, update your playlist today and start aiming to be fit. Take care!
- The impact of music on metabolism, Nutrition, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
- High tempo music prolongs high intensity exercise, PeerJ, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
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