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Sunday, 24 April 2016

Revamped Workout Playlist

female fitness health blogger 2016So, guess who's injured her knee?  This girl!  I'd forgotten how frustrating it was to be unable to run for a little while. Yesterday, I even went as far as getting changed and putting on my trainers before remembering running wasn't an option!  However, looking on the bright side, it's forced me to switch things up again and re-evaluate my workouts.  I've definitely become a creature of habit and so perhaps injuring my knee could be interpreted as a stroke of good luck? Okay, maybe not.  But it has helped me to place more focus on my workouts outside of running.  I've most likely still got another week or so of 'resting up' remaining and so to accompany my arms/abs sessions, I've revamped my workout playlist and listed the cherry-picked songs below.  So far, they've helped to keep me motivated throughout my current plan until I'm able to run again.  If you're looking for a 'refresh' then fingers crossed some of these will help to spur you on as well!
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Kyodan pro-series leggingsLike most people, I listen to a huge mixture of genres.  However when it comes to the argument of fitness music, I stand by the opinion of fast tempos helping - along with obtrusive sounds and when possible, motivational lyrics!  Basically anything that pumps you up and convinces you to go faster, harder or simply just to last that bit longer.  So with that said, here's my current workout playlist!


Flight Facilities ft. Giselle - Crave You
Sean Kingston - Beat It
BONES - RestInPeace
Hippie Sabotage - Stay High (STRSIK Remix)
K'naan - Hurt Me Tomorrow
SRH - My Moment (Remix)
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
The Knife - Is It Medicine
Major Lazer - Be Together
Tomcraft - Loneliness
Ciara - Like A Boy


Royksopp & Robyn - Do It Again 
Booba - Paname
Booty Luv - Say It (Nero Remix)
Borgore - Afro Blue
Oliver Heldens ft. KStewart - Last All Night
Cassius - I Love You So
Chase & Status - Hocus Pocus
The Chemical Brothers - Go
Stromae - Ta Fete
Sleigh Bells - Demons
Crystal Castles - Doe Deer
Nero - Crush On You
Crystal Castles - Kerosene (Valy Mo Remix)
Refresh - A Step Too Far
Ellie Goulding - We Can't Move To This
Grimes - Kill vs. Maim
New Boyz ft. YG - Crush On You
Scratch21 - Sorry Jack
Zombie Nation - Kernkraft 400
Iggy Azalea - My World
Kanye West - I'm In It
The Knife - Listen Now
Les Jumo ft. Mohombi - Sexy
The Living Tombstone - Five Nights at Freddy's
Nero - Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)
Dr. Kucho! & Gregor Salto - Can't Stop Playing

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FKA Twigs - In time
Shura - 2Shy
Tinashe - 2 On (TOKiMONSTA Remix)
Rene LaVice ft. Ivy Mairi - The Calling
Grimes ft. Majical Cloudz - Nightmusic
Otto Knows - Million Voices
Jessie Ware - Tough Love (Cyril Hahn Remix)
Justin Bieber - I'll Show You
Shlohmo ft. D33J - Apathy
Lilly Wood & The Prick - Prayer in C (Robin Schulz remix)
Loreen - In My Head
M.I.A. - Platforms
Purity Ring - Bodyache


To start:  Royksopp & Robyn - Do It Again 

To end:  Majid Jordan - Her

As you can imagine, this insanely long playlist is really helping me as I see through my current routine before turning most of my attention back to running.  I love looking back over previous playlists and seeing how my taste has changed. Last month I seemed to favour more heavy dance from the early 00s, though the month before that it was all about rock. Anyway, I hope one or two of these make it onto your current playlist and help to motivate you as a result!  Speaking of which, what's on your personal fitness playlist right now?  Anything I should be adding to mine?!
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uk female fitness fashion blogger 2016Though I may not be able to run for another week or so, that hasn't stopped me from keeping up my activewear game since my last fitness post!  For my current workout plan I'm still adoring Kyodan, a Canadian brand that focuses on activewear built for endurance, performance and comfort.

Sports Jacket - Adidas

Top - Kyodan Lighting Speed Print Sports Bra c/o

Leggings - Kyodan Black Pro-Series Leggings c/o

Whether you work out or don't work out, have a fitness playlist the length of your arm or don't have one at all... I hope some of these tracks help kickstart your week!

With love,

Gabrielle x



  1. Oh no! I hope you're healed up soon, that's definitely no fun. I'll have to check these songs out this week. Thanks for sharing!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  2. obsessed with your workout outfit set! will definitely check out this playlist ASAP ;) x

  3. you look so hot! I love this workout outfit. <3

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts

  4. Gabrielle u reminded me to get back to a fitness routine!

  5. You look HAWT in your photos Gabrielle #BodyGoals! Sorry to hear that you injured your knee but you are so active to keep up with the fitness routine (I'm very much of a couch potato here) :D And thanks for sharing with us your workout playlist - I bet they sound awesome *hehehe* Have an awesome week ahead!

    Love, Aldora

  6. You're in such great shape! You motivate me to start working out, seriously. Love your playlist as well! <3

  7. Sorry to hear about your knee, is that a running injury? Thanks for the playlist recommendations, very motivational!

  8. Sorry to hear about your injury, I hope everything will be fine soon and you will be hitting the pavements again.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  9. Body goals!
    You're so pretty dear.

    don't forget to visit me back,

  10. I'm sorry to hear about your injury but you still look amazing! And I love your playlist!!

  11. oh no, I hope your knee gets well soon, so that you can run, too :( Sounds so bad...nevertheless I LOVE a good playlist while working out and I love your sportswear :) you look amazing my dear <3

  12. Beautiful photos Gabrielle, sorry to hear you have hurt your knee. Hope it mends soon so you can get back to running. Gemma x

  13. Gabrielle, your fitness gear is on point and I love the music you listen to! I definitely need to update my music list, and I should run today! I miss it!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  14. You are the hottest babe darling. WOW :) Happy Monday darling!
    Much love, Len

  15. Sorry to hear about your knee injury. I hope you'll be up and running soon again:) PS: Thanks for reminding me about The Knife! For some reason they had disappeared from my playlist but now they're back again:)

  16. Love your remix and as always. Such a fan of your workout wear.

  17. Yikes! So sorry that you injured your knee, hope it heals swift and well! Definitely going to save this playlist for when it's time for me to get off the couch, which was yesterday.

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  18. Fantastic photographs and a great playlist choice! I love Royksopp & Robyn - Do It Again it's a great track!

    Music is essential for a good workout, and mentally encourages you to train for longer too which is an added benefit. Spotify is so useful :)

    You look wonderfully fit, it's so important to train daily that's for sure and great music helps motivate!

    Thanks for sharing and hope your knee gets better soon! Try HIIT workouts and swimming to mix things up a bit as running can hurt knees, great to have a range so you don't hurt your joints :)

    Hope you're doing well!

    Laura xo

  19. I love finding new work out music!! This is such a great post, I am literally downloading everything! x

  20. hope your knee is better soon.
    sounds like a good playlist.

  21. Oh no, Gabrielle, so sorry to hear about your knee and I hope you'll be back running soon. I don't have a workout playlist mainly because I only do yoga so I either follow a video or in the studio.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  22. I'm putting these playlists together stat! You're inspiring me to get back into exercise! xx

  23. Stunning shots!!

    Adi xx

  24. Awwe I love this so much, I love working out but have gotten away from it for a little awhile and I want to start going to the gym again ! I love how good you feel afterwards... all those endorphins ! I love the playlist recommendations too, I will have to give some a listen !


  25. What a great workout playlist! I'll definitely have to check out some of these songs!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

  26. I hope you feel better soon! Lots of rest and take it easy.

    I'm definitely going to add your tracks to my workout playlist - I am always looking for music inspiration. Thanks so much x

    Margarita Chi | MARGARITACHI.CO

  27. Great track list!! I hope your knee heals quickly!


  28. This workout outfit is gorgeous! Thanks for introducing this brand to us!

  29. I've actually never heard a lot of the songs on this list so it was great thing to be able to discover. I hope your knee gets better soon x

  30. You look so stunning dear
    How i wish i look like that when working out hahahaha
    Love your playlist, somewhat same with mine

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  31. Will definitely check these songs out, I really like "Be Together."
    Hope your knee heels super soon!

    XoXo Noma

  32. You are stunning and this workout outfit is just perfect on you :)

  33. OK, I am going to steal these playlists hehehe! I've been meaning to compile some but I just use the playlists you find on Apple music. They're ok, but I find I end up skipping past most tracks lol.


  34. This is really motivating me to sort out and update my workout playlist! I will definitely use some of these as well so thank you :) I'm in need of some new tunes for my next run :) x

    Jess | Jess in Retrospect

  35. Awesome workout look! I'm in love with your leggings! The playlist sounds absolutely amazing! Have an amazing day!

  36. I really should listen to more music when I'm working out as like you say, it can do wonders for your motivation. I'll have to give it a go and put together a playlist of tracks to spur me on! :) x

  37. your work out look is AMAZING

  38. Really nice! Hope get a chance to read my latest post. Have a great day.

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  39. You have such a lovely figure and your workout gear is so cute! I'll have to give your playlist a listen and I hope your knee gets better soon! :) xx

  40. I am so sorry to hear about your knee, and I hope you feel better soon! Every time that I work out, I always play J Lo music lol I don't know why but her figure is like my motivation! You have a very nice figure too!

  41. Such a great playlist, lady! And you are rocking the workout gear!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  42. Looovvvee this post, really getting into fitness recently! Must check out Kyodan, their stuff looks so nice:) xx

  43. You look stunning and amazing post.
    Have a lovely day!


  44. I really need to compile a work out playlist. I may steal a few picks from your list.

  45. You look amazing!! You are in such great shape!!!

  46. Sorry to hear about your knee but at least you only have another week before you can start up again. Lower body injuries are always more restrictive when it comes to being able to work out while rehabbing. I don't really listen to music when I work out since I mainly do yoga and pilates but my headphones are always plugged in when I walk around NYC :)

  47. How gorgeous are you!!! Amazing photos, so inspiring....Perfect motivation to get started with working out regularly (something that I failed to do this Spring but I tell myself that is not so bad because I walk a lot). So sorry to hear about your knee injury. That must suck! It is great you're able to see the silver lining...You're right, it can be a nice opportunity to explore other working out options. Running is great for the body, but with a little effort you can probably find other types of physical activity that you can like as much as you like running!

    Nice work out music list! I do agree that strong beats can be really helpful to motivate us to exercise with more jest. Besides, dancing is a form of working out so when we don't feel inspired to work out, we can just dance a bit. Dancing in our own home can be a very liberating experience!

    Despite my strong affection for (and adoration of) the English literature, I almost never listen to songs/music in English. I used to do so in the past but then I started exploring more. From time to time I might listen to some old rock hits, but most of the music I listen to is the one most people haven't heard about. When it comes to work out music, I usually opt for: Croatian dance music from the nineties, Croatian rock music from the eighties, Italian music of all kinds but quite often I pick out old disco hits, Latin American music such as salsa, and sometimes also Spanish hits and anything connected with flamenco.

  48. Aw, sorry to hear about your knee, Gabrielle. I slipped and fell last week playing football with my son. I've been limping for the past couple of days, but thanks to God my leg is getting much better. Hope yours get better also.
    You look great in your gym kits. Great playlist! I love to listen to music too when I work out. Helps a lot. :)

  49. Oh sorry to hear about your knee, sweetie ;-( Hope you get better soon!
    And thanks for the playlist selection...gosh, I'm getting old (I don't know most of them...hahaha).

  50. You look great!
    I'll definitely check these songs out as I need some new music for my workouts... Thanks for sharing!
    Get better, sweetie x
    Jill D Blog

  51. so fun you make a work out play list! I have not done that in years! sounds fun!

  52. Oh my goshh obsessed with this sports look! You look amazing! x

  53. Oh I'm sorry about your knee. I hope it gets better soon. This is a great playlist, though I usually watch TV when I do my indoor routine, and don't listen to anything when I swim. I probably need to as I'm sure it would motivate me to work harder.

  54. Ummm you are stunning and that workout gear looks amazing on you :)


  55. Oh no! I hope you're fully healed soon :) I'm terrible at getting myself to workout but a great playlist is perfect motivation. Thanks for the song recs :)


  56. Amazing playlist here, I'll definitely be checking these out on Spotify! xo!

  57. I hope you're on the way to recovery soon Gabrielle! I love the playlist you've put together too, they seem like such great tunes to work out too!
    Happy Wednesday :)



  58. You look great! Love all your workout outfits and great playlist.

  59. Great post! Thanks for sharing your playlist!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  60. In love with your workout outfit and the playlist! I've been trying to get back on track with exercising and will definitely look back to this post for inspirations :)

    Stephanie |

  61. Hey Gabrielle, Im actually so bored of my current workout playlist so I plan on checking out some of these tunes :) That sucks about your knee, I hope it's better soon! Seriously girl your model-esque body is goals! I really love this sportsbra, the caged back details are super unique

    Rachel xx

  62. wow you look amazing, great pics

  63. You look way to perfect in your activewear!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire


  64. All of photos are amazing,and you are so pretty


  65. Sorry about your knee! Hope it heals soon. You have such an amazing body, I think I just got my workout motivation :D

  66. Firstly, I hope you recover soon. Secondly, you look absolutely incredible. Thirdly, just yesterday I was trying to google songs to jog (fast walk) to so this is perfect!


  67. Love your outfit! You looks so pretty!!
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  68. You look stunning and I love your workout outfit!! I love running so much, and it has become such an important part of my daily routine that I also feel frustrated when I can't run for a few days or a week for whatever reason! I'm always so happy to find new workout songs that inspire to keep moving, so thank you so much for sharing your playlist! Have a wonderful day!

    xo, Esther

  69. I badly needed a playlist like this because I keep on playing Work by Rihanna all the time! HAHA. Anyway, you look sexy in that workout outfit. Hope you get to run again soon! :)

    SHAIRA // New Post

  70. Oh I love Grimes and Nero and the Robyn and Royksopp song - Do It Again, is amazing! One of my all time favourites. You've got some great tracks on here, loads of good things to move to and get you motivated, and how cool you've got The Living Tombstone on there with Five Night's At Freddy's?! - Tasha

  71. Thanks for sharing this playlist, i need to update my workout playlist too.

    - Lily Widjaja

  72. Oh gosh, that knee injury doesn't sound nice, hope your back up and running soon haha, literally and figuratively. I really need to get into working out, hopefully once all my exams are done, I'll take the plunge ♥

  73. Sorry to hear about your knee! Glad you are using it as a way to change things up and stay positive.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  74. I love listening to music while I work out. It's fun how you can sometimes start running to the beat. I've never heard some of the songs on your playlist, so I need to check them out. Sorry to hear about your knee! Hope it'll heal soon.

    xx Izzy | Qthee

  75. Get well and I hope you heal quickly. A great playlist is key for me to struggle and make it through a workout.

  76. Girl, look at that body !!
    I hope your knee will heal quickly ♡

    I will check out the song of your playlist, I'm currently preparing my fitness session of tonight :P

  77. I'm always looking for new music ! thanks for sharing!

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  79. Sorry about your knee girl!! Just gentle stretching for awhile!!

    Meghan |

  80. Thank you for sharing the music to accompany our workout haha.
    And sorry to know about your knee, hope it gets well soon ♥

  81. Great list, I am actually working on a new playlist, and will share later. I listen to music daily, and I am a fan of Royskopp, and FKA Twigs. I always love to see what others listen to, you tell a lot about them. Hope your knee gets far better soon. Take it easy Gabrielle. <3 x/Madison
    Art Book For Foodies

  82. So sorry to hear about you horrible injury. I wish you a speedy recovery. I am not a big "work out" person, but I have found that the right music makes it more enjoyable. Thanks for sharing your playlist with us.

  83. I hope that you are going to recover soon! I once had a knee injury and it took a couple of months to recover but in the end I was able to go running again. Hang on and it will be fine.


  84. Great playlist! I actually needed to update my workout playlist for a run!! Thanks for sharing!

  85. oooo i love these shots of you though!
    i've been more at the gym so i could use some of these suggestions!

  86. Great mix of R&B, Hip Hop, Oldies, in one post! I love your playlist I listen to those artists as well. It really motivates you and makes working out so fun! Lovely workout wear as well have a gorgeous weekend xx

  87. First off, you look amazing, Gabrielle! You're so incredibly lean and fit! I know the feeling of not being able to work out or run due to injury. When I had surgery on my breast, to remove a benign tumor, years ago, I wasn't permitted to go to the gym for about 3 weeks; I couldn't lift anything! It was rough because I've been working out 4-5x a week for 10 years now, so it always makes me feel down and off when I'm not able to go. But, I like and admire your attitude towards the strain, which I'm sorry you experienced and I hope you get better very soon! Thanks so much for sharing your workout look and playlist with us and I hope you're having a great day so far, beautiful!



  88. Oh no, I hope your knee gets better soon! I hate when I get an injury and can't go running! Thanks for sharing this playlist...I'm definitely going to check out these songs! :)

  89. This post is such motivation for me, I really want to start running again now!
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  90. Hope you're recovered soon! This playlist would certainly keep me moving! I don't know some of these songs, I will have to check them out. You look fantastic! Very cool workout gear


  91. I'm gonna have to copy this playlist for my own workout. Looks effective. :)

  92. First, cute workout outfit! I love all your workout playlist and as for me I am enjoying Cosmic's Midnight songs when I am running. Please always keep in touch, I would love to hear from you!

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  93. I am ALWAYS on the lookout for a good playlist to workout to! If you got a spotify, you should definitely share! I'm sorry to hear about your knee, I hope it gets better soon. I don't know why, but currently I've been obsessed with listening to Make Me Like You by Gwen Stefani when I workout.

    ~Andrea Tiffany~

  94. Ah got to love creating playlists - there's so many great tunes at the moment, especially summer tunes!!! This time of year is perfect for starting to get fit and working out!!

    Layla xx

  95. Ooook, I didn't heard no one of these songs!!! Shame on me!! >.<
    So I have to check them out!
    Thanks for sharing your palylists darling and buon lavoro! ;)

  96. Oh no! I hope you heal soon!

  97. I hope you heal soon!!
    Loving the outfit but I am def in love with your hair!

    Gonna check out the playlist!!!

  98. you look so sexy in this work out outfit, babe
    great playlist, I need to add some of these songs to mine...especially the last song

  99. Oh wow, awesome photography, babe! Love it all! xoxo

  100. You are looking fabulous, I love your outfit.

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  101. Thanks for sharing you playlist, I'll be checking out the songs

    Nati xx

  102. Take care, hope you recover soon! As for my playlist I just randomly pick from spotify, cause I hate being monotonous hahaha.

    Aly In Wanderland | >.< | xx Alyssa

  103. I am so in love with those leggings!! I wish I had your commitment to working out though (wouldn't mind the body either haha) Love the tracks, especially TS Shake it off, my son is obsessed with that song lol. hopefully you recover well and are back running soon :)

  104. Oh, I'm sorry to hear about your knee! But good for you for not wasting one single day, I mean you're making the most out of that situtaion: you're doingd arms and abs, revamping your playlist... Oh, and speaking of that, I love 'discovering' new songs and artists, and many of these are new to me so I can see I'll have a lot of fun going through this playlist.
    Thanks for sharing, dear and I'm wishing a quick recovery!

  105. Sorry to hear about your knee but this playlist is amazing! I don't work out nearly as much as I should be already listen to most of these songs so maybe I should just grab this list and give it a go!


  106. Sorry to hear about your knee love, but glad you are in a positive mindset! Love your playlist. Add "You & Me" by Flume and Disclosure and "Echo" by Cut Snake. From the sound of your playlist I think you will love those. A great cool down song while we are at it lol "Girl" by The Internet and "Break from Toronto" by Party Next Door. Have a great day love and get better soon! Oh love the workout outfit btw!

    Xoxo, Alethea

  107. Sorry to hear about your knee love, but glad you are in a positive mindset! Love your playlist. Add "You & Me" by Flume and Disclosure and "Echo" by Cut Snake. From the sound of your playlist I think you will love those. A great cool down song while we are at it lol "Girl" by The Internet and "Break from Toronto" by Party Next Door. Have a great day love and get better soon! Oh love the workout outfit btw!

    Xoxo, Alethea

  108. You look AMAZING. Love your playlists!

    Jac Fleurant

  109. I love to look up for new songs to work out, I revamp my playlist quiet frequently and really enjoyed going through you playlist, I especially loved the warming up list, I struggle finding the perfect beat for that ! Sorry about your knee, but at leat you are still making the most of your time :)

    Have a great weekend Gabrielle!
    x Josune @ Your Beauty Script

  110. This playlist is so perfect to workout !
    Thanks to share,

  111. Gabrille, I hope you get better soon. So sorry to hear about it. As always you look lovely dear :) Get well soon !! x

  112. Great post and I hope you get well soon x

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