Christian Workout Music: 100 Uplifting Songs


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Music is important to many people. It can pick you up when you're feeling down, motivate you when you need a little push, and inspire you to go the extra mile during a workout. We love to share our favoriate workout music list suggestions here on dailySpark, and we frequently receive requests for Christian exercise music. So I've compiled a list of my top 100 Christian workout songs. 

There are many genres of Christian music, and even if you don't consider yourself to be religious or spiritual, you may discover that in addition to "clean lyrics," many of these songs are uplifting and encouraging in both their titles and words, making them motivational for just about anyone.
Listening to uplifting music can help anyone feel better and more positive about life. It can provide motivation to move forward with your healthy lifestyle goals, too. So whether you are feeling depressed, stressed, discouraged, or angry, this list of songs with positive messages can turn your focus back on all that is good in your life.

  Alive by Avalon  
  Light up the Sky by the Afters
  Start Over by the Afters
  Don't Give Up by Sanctus Real

  We Need Each Other by Sanctus Real
  Courageous by Casting Crowns
  Move by Mercy Me

  So Long Self by Mercy Me
  Until the Whole World Hears by Casting Crowns
  Follow Me There by Third Day
  Hold Me by Jamie Grace
  Our God by Chris Tomlin
  I Will Follow by Chris Tomlin
  You Are More by Tenth Avenue North
  No Matter What by Kerrie Roberts
  The Light in Me by Brandon Heath
  Your Love by Brandon Heath
  Get Back Up by TobyMac
  Lose My Soul by TobyMac
  Born Again by Newsboys
  I Am Free by Newsboys
  Something Beautiful by Newsboys
  Stronger by Mandisa
  This is the Stuff by Francesca Battistelli
  Good Morning by Mandisa
  Strong Enough by Matthew West
  Jesus Saves by Jeremy Camp
  I Refuse by Josh Wilson
  You Are by Jason Castro
  Strong Tower by Kutless
  Everything Glorious by David Crowder Band
  Let It Rise by Big Daddy Weave
  You Found Me by Big Daddy Weave
  No Thief Like Fear by Jason Gray
  The Lost Get Found by Britt Nicole
  Set the World On Fire by Britt Nicole
  Believe by Britt Nicole
  Glow by Britt Nicole
  Testify to Love by Avalon

  New Day by Avalon
  Give it Up by Avalon

  Knockin' On Heaven's Door by Avalon
  Take You At Your Word by Avalon
  Anybody Wanna Pray by Cece Winans
  No Compromise by Peter Furler
  Set Free by Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman
  We Are the Free by Matt Redman
  Let God Arise by Chris Tomlin
  No one Like You by David Crowder Band
  Filled With Your Glory by Starfield
  Alive by Rebecca St. James
  Everything About You by Sanctus Real
  Fire It Up by Thousand Foot Krutch
  Move by Thousand Foot Krutch
  Awake And Alive by Skillet
  Tonight by TobyMac
  Burn for You by TobyMac
  Funky Jesus Music by TobyMac
  Feelin' So Fly by TobyMac
  Invisible by Disciple
  Remedy by Disciple
  Hero by Skillet
  Just Might Change Your Life by Sidewalk Prophets
  Sticking With You by Addison Road
  Change In the Making by Addison Road
  Fight Another Day by Addison Road
  Let the Praises Ring by Lincoln Brewster
  Everlasting God by Lincoln Brewster
  Pray by Darlene Zschech
  Gravity by Shawn McDonald
  I Will Not Be Moved by Natalie Grant
  Lay Your Hands on Me by Bob Carlisle
  Live Life Loud by Hawk Nelson
  Friend Like That by Hawk Nelson
  Crazy Love by Hawk Nelson
  Power of Love by Bob Carlisle
  Closer by Shawn McDonald
  Show You Love by Jars of Clay
  Friend of God by Phillips, Craig & Dean
  Come, Now Is the Time to Worship by Phillips, Craig & Dean
  We Live by Superchick
  Rock What You Got by Superchick
  Do Everything by Steven Curtis Chapman
  Dive by Steven Curtis Chapman
  Live Out Loud by Steven Curtis Chapman
  Lead Me On by Amy Grant
  Every Heartbeat by Amy Grant
  Find A Way by Amy Grant
  He Holds Everything by Point of Grace
  Steady On by Point of Grace
  Saving Grace by Point of Grace
  Victory by Yolanda Adams
  You Are My God by 38th Parallel
  Unbreakable by Fireflight
  What I've Overcome by Fireflight
  Hanging On By A Thread by The Letter Black
  Best of Me by Letter Black
  We by Joy Williams
  Dead Man (Carry Me)  
  The Star-Spangled Banner by Sandi Patty

What are your favorite upbeat Christian workout songs? Do you agree that inspirational music can turn your mood around and get you moving?

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  • 286
    Need some more Mercy Me in there! :) - 12/6/2017   4:20:22 PM
  • 285
    Great list, thanks for putting it together. - 11/19/2017   1:32:47 PM
  • 284
    nice list - 10/30/2017   12:19:10 AM
    Great list! Thanks for putting it together. - 8/1/2017   4:44:33 PM
  • 282
    I'm with Joanie52. . . I love the Gaithers. I discovered a group called Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. They are in my 'exercise' music list. :) I also love Still Feelin' Fine by The Booth Brothers. Can't help but dance to that one. Greater by Mercy Me also sets me to dancing! - 7/1/2017   4:45:59 PM
  • 281
    this list is extensive, I'm off to listen to some of the music samples before I purchase. Thank you all for the motivational music list... - 4/9/2017   8:02:33 AM
  • 280
    Thank you for posting this list! These are such great songs, for anyone...not just Christians. If you're grumpy, listen to a positive message and maybe you will be a little less so. : ) - 3/3/2017   7:52:08 AM
  • 279
    Yes! LOVE these songs... so happy I found this article! :) - 11/9/2016   12:27:56 PM
  • 278
    This is a great list! Will be adding some of these to my playlist.

    TIDESONG- you were welcome to keep scrolling. Fine that religion is not your thing but clearly discrimination is. *smh - 10/17/2016   12:48:39 PM
  • 277
    Good music! - 5/20/2016   10:42:16 AM
    My Favorites are the Happy Goodmans--all their music and the 1970's Gaither Trio music--can't keep up with them anymore but they sure kept me moving over the years (showing my age!) - 3/25/2016   3:39:08 PM
  • 275
    I love, Love, LOVE to run listening to Rend Collective! - 1/14/2016   7:10:51 PM
  • KATHRYN19521
    For the tech do i load these tunes to my ipod? - 12/25/2015   5:17:58 PM
  • 273
    Thank you so much! This is a great list! I would add "How you Live" by Point of Grace and "Overcomer" by Mandisa. - 10/16/2015   10:14:28 PM
    Glow in the Dark by Jason Gray will get you MOVING!! - 10/7/2015   9:12:43 PM
  • 271
    Soul on Fire by Third Day is another good one but it did come out after this list was published. - 10/7/2015   1:11:19 PM
    Thanks for your list! I also love "Eye On It" by Toby Mac - 10/7/2015   7:06:28 AM
  • 269
    I'd like to see religion kept separate from SparkPeople posts. This is not a Christian (or Jewish or Buddhist or whatever) site. While I appreciate that this works for some people, I think its place is in a specific Christian-based group on SP rather than general where everyone is exposed to it. - 9/21/2015   11:23:59 AM
  • 268
    I love these songs! Thank you for compiling them in one place. - 9/6/2015   12:15:21 AM
  • 267
    Taken a few hours longer than I thought it would take, but I think I have most all of these songs in "SP Christian Workout Music" playlist on Spotify (I use the free version).. Link is below. My playlist includes a few extra song that I remembered from other musicians that didn't seem to be represented here, like Hillsong (which I think is from Australia??). I don't know if this link works outside the USA, sorry about that - but if you can get Spotify in your country and the link doesn't work, then I guess you can look for me by user msdrpepper.

    YHgwwS5 /link>
    If it doesn't work here (I don't know if SparkPeople will let me add the html to make this clickable) then you may need to copy and paste... - 8/30/2015   10:00:02 PM
  • 266
    "Shine" by Salvador is a great tune. - 7/11/2015   12:16:09 PM
  • 265
    My new favorite is "Overcommer" by Mandissa. Didn't see it when I breezed through the list. Definitely love christian inspirational and will post this to my FB page. - 3/3/2015   10:40:48 AM
  • 264
    Thank you I will come back and make a play list Woo Hoo. I am a Christian and love music while I walk !!! - 2/21/2015   8:51:15 PM
  • 263
    Shake by Mercy Me is a fun, positive song. - 2/21/2015   11:59:54 AM
  • 262
    If they added more gospel artists to this list, people would have music to run and jump to. Let me suggest papa san, Isreal New breed. They have lively upbeat music, perfect for intense workouts. - 2/21/2015   9:29:03 AM
  • 261
    Great idea. I always listen to Christian music. Pandora while im outside if i can while i walk. But usually im talking w earphone in 1 of my ears. For safety reasons. - 2/5/2015   6:00:21 PM
  • DAWNC1974
    Oh! and From the Day by I AM THEY - 1/9/2015   12:32:58 PM
  • DAWNC1974
    Don't forget this fun one: Happy by Delirious? - 1/9/2015   12:32:23 PM
  • 258
    Listening to "Overcomer" by Mandisa can inspire me to run faster and jump higher! - 10/8/2014   8:55:40 PM
  • SHREEM16
    Great list!! I already have some on my playlist. I know others on here are saying "Why Christian Music", "Why call it this [if you are apart of another religion]", "Some of these songs are slow". If you actually go through these artist library of albums you will fine upbeat christian/gospel/worship music. It's just like any zumba classes or anything similar, your going to have warmup music, cardio music and cool off (slow) music. It's about finding what works for out. I do a mix of Christian/gospel with a little of inspiration music that other non-christian artist that get's me up and moving that pushed me to where I want to go. - 5/19/2014   4:43:41 PM
  • 256
    God's Not Dead by the Newsboys, anything by Demon Hunter, Skillet's Not Gonna Die, Red's Die For You and Breathe Into Me. - 3/13/2014   11:52:36 PM
  • 255
    For those who run..Thousand Foot Krutch has some good of their songs that is a great motivation when I run is called MOVE..and there are so many more by them..a little more on the heavy metal side. - 1/23/2014   5:11:41 PM
    great list. I have quite a few and listened to others on ITunes. So great to find upbeat Christian music for workouts, my goal is to keep worldly music out of my playlists which can be a challenge especially for workout songs - 12/28/2013   4:19:37 PM
    Great list, thank you for putting it together for those of us that wish to listen to Christian music. I appreciate the time it took you to do so..... - 12/17/2013   7:25:07 PM
    Build Your Kingdom Here by Rend Collective is a good fast past song for brisk walking or running. - 12/17/2013   11:46:28 AM
  • 251
    What an awesome list to have on SparkPeople! - 12/1/2013   8:09:53 AM
  • 250
    This is a great list, but my go to artist when I'm running is Keith Green. Love his music! RIP - 11/24/2013   2:08:29 PM
    One of my favorites is Light Up the Sky by the Afters and so many others that you have listed. - 11/24/2013   12:36:52 PM
  • 248
    Great list!! Thanks!

    I also really like Building 429's "Where I Belong". Some of it may be a little slow for working out, but the chorus is a good pace and the message is definitely so uplifting! - 11/24/2013   11:25:25 AM
  • 247
    This is great to list the songs like this, but is there a way to print them out? for me, it's easier to have a printed list and then go to iTunes, listen and purchase the tunes.

    thanks - 11/24/2013   10:33:32 AM
  • 246
    Awesome!! I was glad to see Britt Nicole was on this list. - 10/1/2013   5:58:35 PM
  • 245
    love it! and would like to add royal tailor ready set go and capital kings I feel so alive =) hugs! - 9/8/2013   9:07:35 AM
    I have to agree I love the list but would also add KJ-52, and Family Force 5, Dc Talk, etc... Love Newsboys, Toby Mac, Mandisa, Natlie Grant, Mercy Me, Jeremy Camp, Katinas,....Love, Love, Love Christain music - 8/20/2013   8:00:37 AM
    While I applaud the intent of this list, it's greatly lacking. These songs may be fine for someone who just walks or does light activity, but for someone like me who trains for half-marathons, these songs are too slow. Though I try to listen to only Christian music, for working out purposes, it's just not possible with mainstream Christian music. I really wish more artists would step up to the plate and make more engaging and lively music as opposed to just the bland music you hear on the radio nowadays. - 8/19/2013   12:43:02 AM
  • 242
    my favorite song is More by Matthew West. When I have a bad day, I turn up the volume and just remember that someone loves me. crazy, I know - 8/8/2013   11:25:36 PM
    This new CD is my favorite workout music! Remixes of christian hits.
    - 7/20/2013   7:31:27 PM
    Please add some Gospel music to this list. Gospel music has a ton of music to workout to, thanks! - 6/30/2013   1:23:20 PM
  • 239
    Great list. I know some of these and will check out the ones I am not familiar with. TobyMac is definitely one of my favorites to listen to when I run. - 6/28/2013   10:58:21 AM
    I LOVE WORKING OUT TO CHRISTIAN MUSIC!!!! - 6/20/2013   3:25:56 PM
    Old hymns ...'When the saints...go marching in..'. If the saints are marching I have to keep up and 'We're marching to Zion' ... again I have to keep marching! - 6/20/2013   9:01:01 AM

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