Energize Your Group Classes with Iconic 80s Fitness Music

3 men dressed in spoof 80s aerobics outfits, dancing to 80s fitness music

As a group fitness instructor, you know the power of the right playlist to motivate your class. The 1980s were a golden era for high-energy, feel-good music that can transform your sessions into an electrifying experience. At MX Fit, we understand the importance of great music, which is why we’ve curated the original artists Essential 80s fitness music album.

Why 80s Music?

The 80s was an era of amazing music, with upbeat tempos and catchy rhythms that are perfect for fitness routines. Songs from this era often feature strong beats and uplifting lyrics that keep members motivated throughout their workout. 80s is still one of the most loved ‘throwback’ genres, popular with younger and older generations alike!

Key Tracks in the Essential 80s Fitness Music Mix

1. Together In Electric Dreams by Philip Oakey and Giorgio Moroder

This track is a perfect blend of synth-pop and feel-good vibes. The steady beat and catchy lyrics take your participants on a trip down memory lane!

2. Fame by Irene Cara

Irene Cara’s “Fame” is an anthem of ambition and drive, making it an excellent choice for uplifting cardio sessions. The song’s energetic tempo encourages members to push their limits, much like the characters in the movie it originated from!

3. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper

This timeless hit is a must-have for any 80s group fitness playlist. Cyndi Lauper’s infectious enthusiasm and the song’s playful rhythm make it perfect for aerobic routines, where you want to inject a sense of joy and fun. It’s a great way to remind everyone that fitness can be enjoyable and liberating.

4. Pump Up The Jam by Technotronic

No 80s-inspired fitness playlist would be complete without this dance floor classic. “Pump Up The Jam” is perfect for any high-energy workout. Its driving beat and infectious hook will keep your participants moving and grooving, ensuring they maximize their workout while having a blast.

Why Choose MX Fit’s Essential 80s Album?

At MX Fit, we’ve done the hard work for you by producing the Essential 80s fitness music album, featuring original artists and tracks that have stood the test of time. This album is 32 count phrased and delivers the perfect aerobic curve, with the main mix taking you from 125 to 135 BPM.


Incorporating iconic 80s fitness music into your group exercise classes can elevate the experience for your members, making workouts more fun and engaging. Take it to the next level by encouraging your participants to don retro leotards, leggings and 80s accessories to create an unforgettable atmosphere! You’ll not only enhance your participants’ workout experience but also keep them coming back for more. Let the magic of the 80s inspire your next fitness class!

For more tips and the best fitness music playlists, browse the MX Fit website and discover the ultimate fitness music collection.