Working out is rough, believe me, I know. But what if it could be maybe, let’s say, at least 15% less terrible? That’s what TikTok’s iconic treadmill strut is bringing to the table. Forget hardcore sprinting and 20 minutes on a 7.6 incline. This time around, all you need is your wonderful self and your favorite boss babe album to make gym time feel more like a party and less of a chore.
If you’re someone who prioritizes having fun while exercising, this one’s for you! Whether you choose to power walk the day away to Rihanna, have a midday dance-in-place break to Taylor Swift, or late-night groove sesh to Doja Cat, one thing’s for sure: You won’t regret it.
Before you hit the treadmill, here’s a pro tip: Imagine yourself as your best self and show up as her. Imagine you’re in the center of a club having your moment and your favorite song of all time comes on. Embrace that energy and take it with you to the treadmill. You deserve to have that dance floor feeling every time you do something special for your body –– like working out! Especially when it comes to owning your treadmill strut, it’s all about taking the world by storm, like I know you can.
So the next time you get workout-ready, also get your “treadmill domination” playlist ready to go as well. It’s time to revamp treadmill walking and make it into the dance party that we know it can be, and it starts with you! Below are some workout and playlist ideas to get you started. I’m going to be trying out the Ariana Grande one right now, and JSYK, I will be unavailable for the next few hours as I soak up all the energy it gives me.