The time between spring break and summer vacation is the perfect opportunity to get back on track with workout plans. As the sun (finally) emerges and jackets are tossed aside, take the opportunity to move your exercise needs into the great outdoors. The following 10 songs are a suggestion to accompany the addition of running shoes and shorts.
1. “Stronger” — Kanye West
No, it’s not his workout plan, but this remake of Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” will still help you “get right for the summer.”
2. “Born to Run” — Bruce Springsteen
Even if you weren’t born to run, this classic should probably be on your iPod anyway.
3. “Clothes Off” — Gym Class Heroes
Here’s the thing: We have to take our clothes off to have a good time (good time) … well, you get the picture. This bouncy beat will help you get there.
4. “I’m on a boat” — The Lonely Island feat. T-Pain
Dolphins, swim trunks and flippie-floppies; yep, it’s a boat, and that means summertime and time to get that bod in shape. When this song comes on, try focusing on the lyrics. It’s a good distraction from that monotonous mile.
5. “Break Stuff” — Limp Bizkit
There’s no explanation needed for this song; it speaks for itself.
6. “Poker Face” — Lady Gaga
I’m pretty sure every time this song comes on, people start bouncing their heads or moving some appendage. It might be impossible to listen to this song and not want to move.
7. “I Love College” — Asher Roth
If this song reminds you of yourself, then you should probably work out. You know last night’s keg stand and 2 a.m. pizza didn’t help anything, and chances are you want to look good for tonight. Do yourself a favor and go for a run in-between.
8. “See You Again” — Miley Cyrus
Alright, I do not like Miley. She is 16 years old, richer than God and it makes me angry. When I hear Miley, the reaction I get is equivalent to No. 5 — which is enough motivation on its own. But damnit, this song is catchy.
9. “Obsessed with You” — The Orion Experience
Listen to this fairly unknown ditty and you’ll feel like you’re on an endorphin high even before working out.
10. “It’s My Life” — Bon Jovi
Finals and (for seniors) graduation are on the horizon. When you are hit with the inevitable stress of studying or trying to figure out post-college life, go hit the sidewalk and turn on this song for four minutes of cheap therapy.

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