For rising pop starlet Taylor Grey, time is of the essence. As a student balancing a Stanford University academic schedule and a music career, the 19-year-old songstress behind the uptempo track “Never Woulda Letcha” knows that quickie cardio routines are a major key.
“A good run really helps me start or end my day well,” says Grey, who loves working out at night. In addition to gifting her genre-spanning workout playlist, she also shared her 30-minute interval workout on the treadmill.
Sweat it out with both below.
Taylor Grey’s Quickie Treadmill Routine
- Start with 10 minutes of steady state running.
- Do interval sprints. 30 seconds of sprinting and 40 seconds walking. For me, I start at 9mph and try to work up to 9.5mph, but if you’re just starting out, I would recommend going slower than that.
- Do 12 of these interval sets.
- Cool down. After, I run at a steady pace for 3-5 minutes.
The Eagles, “Life in the Fast Lane”
The Eagles are my all time favorite band. The electric guitar is so powerful and the lyrics are perfect for a good workout.
Big Sean, “Bounce Back”
This song makes me feel like I can do anything. The beat and the bass line make it a great song to lift weights to, it’s a total pump-up.
Lorde, “Green Light”
I mean come on, does a running song get better than this? When I’m doing sprints, I turn this chorus on and go.
Ed Sheeran, “Barcelona”
When I work out, especially when I’m running, I tend to daydream and this song is perfect for that. I just imagine that I’m dancing in Barcelona at sunset and before I know it, half of my run is over.
Chance The Rapper, “No Problem”
Chance is such an inspiring artist, I can’t help but feel motivated in the gym when listening to his music. It helps that the beat and the lyrics are insanely good.
Adele, “Water Under the Bridge”
I feel like people would not usually associate Adele’s music with workout music, but her vocals and melodies are so strong that her music is really motivational when I’m looking to push through a hard set.
Whenever I feel a lag in my workout, I turn on Beyonce and instantly feel like I can conquer the world. Her music is perfect for a confidence boost in the gym.
Marren Moris, “80s Mercedes”
Another perfect day dream song! Everyone has those days when they don’t really want to be at the gym, so thinking about a road trip in a dream car is a great distraction.
Ty Dolla $ign, “Wavy”
This melody and bass line just get my blood pumping. It’s so catchy and just makes me want to move.
For more on Taylor Grey, head to her official website.