Published August 8, 2017

Best Workout Songs of Summer 2017


Every year, there are a handful of songs destined to be played on repeat throughout summer at barbecues, pool parties, and workouts around the country. If you have not found your go-to summer tune yet, you’re in luck! In addition to being experts in all things fitness, our FHITpros are basically DJs in disguise. Check out their picks for the best songs of 2017 and the workout moves they love to do with them. Love the round up? Get it here on our Spotify.

Eric Salvador

Favorite Song of 2017: A Lie by French Montana featuring The Weekend and Max B
Workout Moves: Something high energy, like a FHIX!

Daury Dross
Favorite Song of 2017: Wins and Losses by Meek Mill
Workout Moves: Great for a nice strength portion of your workout

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Amanda Butler
Favorite Song of 2017: Despacito by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
Workout Moves: This song is great for strength work, and just dancing and having a good time

Jason Tran
Favorite Song of 2017: Bring Dem Things by French Montana
Workout Moves: I like to chest press (to the beat obvi)

(Photo via The Arts Union)

Dara Theodore
Favorite Song of 2017: Stay by Zedd featuring Alessia Cara
Workout Moves: It’s not a FHIX song per se but stick me on the bike or the rower and I could get some work done to that chorus!

Simon Lawson
Favorite Song of 2017: Cake by Flo Rida and 99 Percent, East and Young Remix
Workout Moves: High energy song great for the strength section of class and HIIT training

Mark Ribeiro
Favorite Song: Party on the West Coast by Matoma, Faith Evans, and The Notorious B.I.G.
Workout Move: Long AMRAP, because it’s happy and fun

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Carlos Davila
Favorite Song of 2017: $lay by Meek Mill featuring ASAP Ferg
Workout Move: I like that it slows the beat down at various points so if you’re doing a bunch of burpees for example, it affords you a consistent pace and a place to pause based on the beat

Melody Scharff
Favorite Song of 2017: Praying by Kesha
Workout Move: I am OBSESSED with the new Kesha song Praying. I play it for cool downs and I listen to it all the time alone

Mat Forzaglia
Favorite Song of 2017: First Time by Ellie Goulding and Kygo
Workout Move: Dim lights. Music low. Mobility training!

Lacee Lazoff
Favorite Song of 2017: Bounce Back by Big Sean
Workout Move: I love to warm up to it, or play it for the first part of my workout

(Photo via Hulkshare)

Jess Sims
Favorite Song: Mi Gente by J Balvin and Willy William
Workout Move: It's a great song for a lot of things, especially lifting heavy during our strength sections or to find the motivation for the FHIX!

Troy Brooks
Favorite Song: Mask Off by Future, Marshmello Remix
Workout Move:  This is the perfect song for a warm up to get the FHIXers in the zone for what’s to come. It’s also great during the circuit once that beat drops it’s on fire. My favorite move to any dope track is the kettlbell figure 8, it’s such a rhythm based move it’s easy to kill it on beat with the right track!