Whether you’re headed out for a run, lifting weights, or cueing up a HIIT workout on your favourite workout app, there’s one non-negotiable: a beat-pumping, muscle-moving, energy-boosting playlist.

If you've ever gotten to the gym only to realise you forgot your headphones, you know how crucial music is in making working out less of a chore. Not only does it help keep your energy up and your pace steady (in the case of running), but research shows you actually work harder with tunes in your ears.

The key, though, is picking the right playlist to match the workout session. Whether you’re lifting heavy, running far, or flowing through your daily asanas, this playlist will carry your energy from warm-up to cool down.