Christmas is over and now it's time to dust off those gym shoes and dig out that gym membership card. Everyone is embracing a "New Year new me" mentality, so we've devised a work-out playlist to help you stay motivated during this frosty month.

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Photo Credit: Filip Mroz/Unsplash

1. Harder Better Faster Stronger - Daft Punk

This 2001 single from second album Discovery says it all. No matter what your preferred work-out, you'll surely be motivated with this Grammy-winning epic tune that is unarguably one of Daft Punk's greatest releases.

2. No Limit - 2 Unlimited

No doubt this 90s electronic duo's biggest hit, bring some 1993 flavour to your work-out with 2 Unlimited's infectious floor-filler. Because there really is "no limit" when it comes to what you can achieve.

3. Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor

Best known as the theme tune to Rocky III. Hey, if it works for Rocky Balboa it can work for you! It's Survivor's only number one US hit, but they're hardly a one-hit wonder.

4. Running Free - Iron Maiden

Maiden's debut single makes the perfect running track for obvious reasons. It's also a proven fact that heavy metal is the most motivating genre out there. Probably. There's only one way to find out.

5. Killing in the Name - Rage Against The Machine

There's nothing like screaming "F*** you I won't do what you tell me!" at your own brain when you hit that wall on your third mile or your fifteenth rep. Only Rage Against The Machine's 1992 debut single will help you through.

6. Lose Yourself - Eminem

Particularly motivational for sporting competitions or tryouts just to remind you of the importance of this opportunity. It's easy to give up as the pressure rises, but Slim Shady is going to make sure you stick with it with this 8 Mile masterpiece.

7. Bleed It Out - Linkin Park

If you are exercising to the point of literally bleeding, you should probably stop. Or just listen to Linkin Park's 2007 single from Minutes to Midnight and rock your way through the pain.

8. Jump Around - House of Pain

Trampoline fitness is hugely popular at the moment and this is the perfect song to go with it, performed by the appropriately named House of Pain. Anything to make sure you jump up, jump up and get down.

9. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

Another perfect jogging track! The title track for The Boss' 1975 third album is one of the greatest songs of all time according to numerous publications. It's more of a love story than a work-out anthem, admittedly, but it's great for your morning run.

10. Beat It - Michael Jackson

No energetic playlist is complete without a bit of Michael Jackson. This 1983 hit single from Thriller is the ultimate fight song, whether it's in the ring or battling with your own stamina.

11. Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin

This 1970 hit has been used in everything from Shrek the Third to Thor: Ragnarok and for a good reason; it's fearsome and totally infectious. Definitely one of the best rock tunes ever written, if this doesn't motivate you, we don't know what will.

12. Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz

Exercise makes you feel good, but not always while you're doing it. Be reminded of what you're working for or wind-down with a bit of yoga or pilates with Gorillaz's 2005 Demon Days single.

13. I'm Still Standing - Elton John

It doesn't matter how many hits you take or how many times you want to give up, if you've still got the strength the stand by the end of a heavy work-out, you should be proud of yourself.

14. Head Like A Hole - Nine Inch Nails

Heavy industrial rock is as motivating as heavy metal, and this song has Trent Reznor screaming about refusing to give up control which is what challenging your body is all about. In fact, any song from Pretty Hate Machine is enough to get us moving.

15. Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson

This one speaks for itself. A US number one, it received several award nominations for spreading that famous message first quoted by Friedrich Nietzsche: "That which does not kill us makes us stronger."

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