Taylor Swift’s workout routine includes singing 44 songs on the treadmill

  • Taylor Swift made key fitness and nutrition changes to train for the Eras Tour.
  • She worked out by singing on the treadmill and doing strength training sessions.
  • She also stopped drinking alcohol and spent time in bed to recover after shows.

There’s no way you could’ve gone the past year without hearing any news about Taylor Swift—especially since she’s dating Super Bowl-bound Travis Kelce and just announced a new album, The Tortured Poets Department, at the 2024 Grammy Awards. Oh, and not to mention she just kicked off the next leg of her Eras Tour in Japan. The show is one of the most popular tours of all time—in fact, analysts predict that by the end of 2024, Taylor is likely to bring in over $2 billion over the span of her tour.

As if all that weren’t enough, Taylor was also named Time’s 2023 Person of the Year, and in her interview, she revealed how she trained for the global tour. News flash: It’s intense. Ahead, here’s all the details on Taylor’s workout routine.

Taylor started training six months before her first show.

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ICYDK, each Eras tour show runs for approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes and Taylor sings 44 songs across nine albums—oh, and she’s dancing pretty much the entire time.

But she was ready for it: ‘I knew this tour was harder than anything I’d ever done before by a long shot,’ she told the magazine.

The ‘Anti-Hero’ singer joked that she ‘toured like a frat guy’ in the past, but that she needed to be in serious shape this time around. So, Taylor started training six months before her first show, adding that she ‘finally, for the very first time, physically prepared correctly.’

She trained for her Eras Tour by singing on the treadmill.

‘Every day, I would run on the treadmill, singing the entire set list out loud,’ Taylor said. ‘Fast for fast songs, and a jog or a fast walk for slow songs.’ (This seems to be a ~thing~ for singers—Miley Cyrus and Lizzo have both belted out songs on a treadmill in the past.)

Taylor also did strength and conditioning workouts.

For some cross-training, the ‘Cruel Summer’ singer also worked out at celebrity-favorite gym Dogpound, which created a program for her that had elements of strength training and conditioning.

And that dedication to her sweat seshes continued into the new year. In January 2024, Taylor was spotted leaving the DogPound gym in West Hollywood after a morning workout, per Daily Mail UK.

She underwent three months of dance training, too.

Taylor worked with choreographer Mandy Moore (not that Mandy Moore) to nail down her Eras Tour dance routines. ‘I wanted to get it in my bones,’ Taylor said of her choreography prep. ‘I wanted to be so over-rehearsed that I could be silly with the fans, and not lose my train of thought.’

Taylor admitted that learning choreography is not her ‘strong suit,’ but that working with Moore ‘completely changed my relationship to choreography, and somehow got into my brain and figured out exactly how I would think about things.’

To keep her body in tip-top shape, Taylor went sober.

The ‘Bejeweled’ singer also shared in her Time interview that she stopped drinking during the Eras Tour, except for on Grammy night. (And thank goodness, because fans got some iconic Twitter memes of Taylor that night!) ‘Doing that show with a hangover—I don’t want to know that world,’ she said. ‘I was really disciplined about drinking.’

The singer would have a ‘dead day’ to recover after shows.

By the way, Taylor’s still human, so these shows take a lot out of her. The ‘Karma’ singer told Time that after she plays three days of shows, she takes a full day to rest up.

‘I do not leave my bed except to get food and take it back to my bed and eat it there,’ Taylor said. (Relatable!) ‘It’s a dream scenario. I can barely speak because I’ve been singing for three shows straight. Every time I take a step, my feet go crunch, crunch, crunch from dancing in heels.’

But Taylor still works out between shows.

While rest days are a priority, Taylor still makes sure to exercise between shows to keep up her strength. ‘I know I’m going on that stage whether I’m sick, injured, heartbroken, uncomfortable, or stressed,’ she told Time. ‘That’s part of my identity as a human being now. If someone buys a ticket to my show, I’m going to play it unless we have some sort of force majeure.’

Love to see a dedicated cardio and strength queen crushing it on and off the stage!


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