The only thing that has ever given me real motivation at the gym (or literally any physical activity for that matter) is to imagine I’m one of two things: a badass superhero, or an actor training to play one. For this reason, my gym playlist might look a tad different to the usual high intensity bass or charts. When I hear the music, I can see the scenes playing out in my head and, as cheesy as it sounds, it’s almost like I can do anything. I thought I’d share it, you know, just in case anyone else has a world to save in the foreseeable future.


  • The Avengers – Alan Silvestri
  • Spider-Man – John Paesano
  • First Class – Henry Jackman
  • You’re X-Men / End Titles – John Ottman
  • Civil War – Henry Jackman
  • Larger Than Life – Henry Jackman
  • Now You See Me 2 Main Titles – Brian Tyler
  • Task Force X – Steven Price
  • X-Training – Henry Jackman
  • Iron Man 3 – Brian Tyler

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About Author

Student in Film Studies & Publishing at BSU. Social Manager and podcast co-host at Screen Queens. Self-proclaimed member of the X-Men.