‘Tis the damn season to get overwhelmed with finding gifts for all your loved ones. We’re here to help: These fitness-centric gifts are perfect for the Taylor Swift fan in your life.
There are plenty of free Swift-themed workouts online: Watch videos from trainers like Maddie Lymburner (MadFit on YouTube), Emily Thorne (emkfit) and Audrey Koomar (AudreyKoomar). Simone De Le Rue, creator of Body By Simone, also previously shared an exercise she said Swift “loves” using in training.
Thorne, a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor, currently has an entire playlist of Swift high intensity interval training dance and kickboxing videos on her YouTube channel, from “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” to “Folklore” to Eras Tour. He told The Messenger that viewers keep asking for more.
Why so many Swifties in their time to exercise?
“For some people, exercise can be intimidating and finding the motivation to stay consistent can be challenging,” Koomar, a certified personal trainer, told The Messenger. So I combined my love for her music with my passion for sharing home workouts and created my Taylor Swift themed workouts.
For those looking for a gift for a Swiftie who’s also an exercise “Lover,” Messenger asked trainers about their workout must-haves.
Bose QuietComfort Headphones
What better way to work out than with a Swift-themed playlist?
“Being a huge Swiftie myself, I always listen to Taylor Swift’s music while working out,” says Koomar. “There’s something very powerful about belting out the lyrics to ‘All Too Well’ while doing a ball slam.”
Thorne says she likes using these Bose headphones at the gym because they “don’t hurt my ears afterwards and have amazing sound.”
Cost: $299, Amazon
If earbuds are your jam, Koomar recommends his workout: Apple Airpods.
“They are comfortable to wear for a long time and contrary to what you might think, they don’t fall off easily,” says Koomar.
Cost: $99, Amazon
Cycle of the soul
Many gyms and boutique fitness centers now offer Swift-themed classes, including SoulCycle. Experts say this is a great way to motivate yourself to try a new type of exercise that can be intimidating.
“Exercise doesn’t have to feel like a punishment,” says Koomar. “When exercise becomes challenging, his music acts as a soothing and familiar companion to help keep you going.”
Working with fellow Swifties also provides the added bonus of building community, which can help combat the recently declared “epidemic of loneliness.” Julie Rice, the co-founder of SoulCycle, previously appeared on The Messenger about how she sees Swift fans in particular building friendships.
“As someone who loves the community, I’ve never seen anything like attending a Taylor Swift concert,” Rice said. “It’s amazing. The way people treat each other is like nothing I’ve ever seen.
Cost: The first class starts at $20, SoulCycle
Peloton also offers several classes filled with Swift tunes, including indoor cycling, treadmill running, core strengthening and yoga.
While some of the workouts require purchasing more expensive Peloton equipment, others only require a subscription to Peloton’s app, which offers virtual classes.
Cost: Membership starts at $12.99/month, Peloton
Swift has been spotted wearing Beyonce’s brand Ivy Park several times, including their Adidas sneaker collab while rehearsing for the Eras tour. Unfortunately these are sold out, but Swiftie trainers have some other Adidas picks for workouts.
Thorne likes Adidas Cloudfoam sneakers, or the Adidas Ultraboost for extra support.
“The cloud foam trainers are very light but still soft on your feet and I wear them all the time especially when I have to work out from home,” she said.
Cost: Adidas Cloudfoam, starting at $51, Amazon; Adidas Ultraboost starting at $103, Amazon
Outerwear of eagles or Chiefs
Taking another page from Swift’s style book, why not roll up to the gym in an NFL sweatshirt that the star herself stepped out wearing?
Over the past six months, the superstar has been photographed wearing a Philadelphia Eagles sweatshirt — as a tribute to his home state football team — and several different versions of Kansas City Chiefs merch — while attending the games to cheer on new beau Travis Kelce.
No matter who you’re looking for, trainers say that wearing an exercise outfit that makes you feel cute can also serve as motivation to go to the gym, to run or even in the living room for a home workout.
“Wearing clothes that fit well and are comfortable is a huge confidence booster when working out,” says Koomar.
Cost: Eagles crewneck, $43, NFL Shop; Chiefs windbreaker, $99, NFL Shop
Moleskine Classic Notebook
Don’t forget to work on the mind, too.
Swift opens up about how journaling helps her mental health.
“As a child, I learned to process my emotions through writing,” she told WebMD in 2010.
Cost: $19.17, Amazon