Trainer Bob Weinstein's Pick-Me-Up Playlist
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Trainer Bob Weinstein's Pick-Me-Up Playlist

Bob Weinstein, instructor for Beach Boot Camp in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, shares his favorite feel-good workout tunes.

"I Feel Good" - James Brown
Bob says: The ultimate in uplifting and motivational. If you're feeling down you can?t help but feel good when singing "I feel good!" Who can sing it better than James Brown?

James Brown - James Brown: Make It Funky - The Big Payback 1971-1975 - I Feel Good

"Eye of the Tiger" - Survivor
Bob says: The beat and lyrics rise up above the obstacles and challenges and inspire you to never give up and focus on those worthy life goals instead.

Survivor - Survivor: Greatest Hits - Eye of the Tiger

"Gangsta's Paradise" - Coolio
Bob says: There are so many people out there crying out for someone to both care and give them direction. The lyrics of this song embody the very soul crying out.

Coolio featuring L.V. - Gangsta's Paradise - Gangsta's Paradise

"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" - Neil Diamond
Bob says: Many in our society focus too much on themselves. This song focuses on helping others. We all need a regular dose of "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" (or sister or stranger). Life is not about me, it is about helping others.

Neil Diamond - The Neil Diamond Collection - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

"I Hope You Dance" - Lee Ann Womack
Bob says: This song fills the heart with hope and faith. It's okay to get back up regardless of what has happened in your life and truly live.

Lee Ann Womack - I Hope You Dance - I Hope You Dance

Originally published on FitnessMagazine.com, August 2008.

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