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11 celebrity gym playlists you need to download to your iPod

You'll never guess what gets President Obama pumped for the gym...

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11 celebrity gym playlists you need to download to your iPod

Need some music inspiration for your workout? Update your workout playlist with celebrities' favourite tracks, from cardio mixes to cool down.

What does Britney sweat it out to and which tracks does President Obama pump iron to? If you need a few new tracks to up your workout game and fire you up for a run or gym session, then take inspiration from the music these celebs have revealed gets them moving. 

Britney Spears 

Britney's workout playlist includes Shakira's 'Can't Remember to Forget You', Survivor's 'Eye of the Tiger', Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun', the Pussycat Dolls' ;Don't Cha', Usher's 'Scream', and Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse'. 

Cara Delevingne

Just like Britney Spears, Cara Delevigne keeps her A-list body by timing her cardio with Survivor's 'Eye of the Tiger'.

Rita Ora

Rita revealed her favourite running track is 'Blind Faith' by Chase & Status.

Chanel Iman

The Victoria's Secret Angel keeps her body in shape by working out to 'Sexy Back' by Justin Timberlake.

Hayden Panettiere

The actress revealed she likes to 'go hard' on her workout playlist, with songs by Beyonce, Jay Z and Rihanna. 'I've got to get something to pump me up', she says.

Sophia Bush

Meanwhile Sophia's playlist is a lot less heavy, with plenty of Taylor Swift. "When I go to the gym it's a lot of Taylor Swift's 'Fearless' album" she says. "'Love Story' makes you happy and energized. It's the perfect melding of silly, sweet and fun."

Henry Holland

The British fashion designer has admitted that his guilty pleasure on his workout playlist is a dance remix of‘Down for Whatever’ by Kelly Rowland.

Katy Perry

Katy's workout hero is Jamie Foxx's 'Blame It'. 'It has this little beat in the best spot – I love playing it', says Perry. 

Jessica Hart

The Sports Illustrated model loves 'anything by Rihanna'. She says 'it's the only time I listen to her but she's great to work out to!'

Joan Smalls

'Let's Go' by Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo helps keep this model in shape!

President Obama

And finally, President Obama has revealed his Spotify workout compilation. Featuring a varied mix of pop, rock, and hip-hop, his song choices are a little unexpected (who knew Mr O was a fan of electropop?), but his upbeat selection certainly serves some great motivation to get on the treadmill. Obama's list aptly begins with 'Let's Get It Started' by The Black Eyed Peas, before moving on to Nina Simone's 'Sinnerman', Jaz Z's 'Off That', and 'Get Me Bodied' by Beyoncé. Then it moves on to some more surprising choices like 'Emergency' by Swedish duo Icona Pop and 'Perro Loco' by New York-based Brazilian group Forro in the Dark. Want the full playlist for your next visit to the gym? You can listen to Obama's exercise tunes on Spotify.