Taylor Swift talked about the exercise routine that worked really well before her Eras Tour.
With a set list that spanned her career from the release of her first album to her most recent, the “Anti-Hero” singer was forced to prepare for back-to-back three-hour sets before embarking on the North American leg of her world tour. .
Swift, who was just nominated Time magazine's 2023 personality of the year, openly discussed the mental and physical fitness habits she's employed over the past year in her profile. The Grammy winner explained how her training began six months before the stadium tour kicked off in Glendale, Arizona on March 17.
“Every day I ran on the treadmill, singing the entire set list out loud. Fast for fast songs and a quick run or walk for slow songs,” she admitted before adding how she spent time working one-on-one with a strength training professional at New York City gym, Dogpound.
But, of course, cardio and weight lifting would only get Swift so far, as she must prepare for a 44-song setlist with expert choreography.
“I took three months of dance training because I wanted to get it into my bones,” the “Fifteen” artist added. “I wanted to rehearse so much that I could be silly with the fans and not lose my train of thought.”
Speaking with People, Folklore It is Ever co-writer Aaron Dessner reflected on how difficult Swift's performance on the tour is, even though she makes it look easy.
He said: “She makes it look easy, but it really is an incredible feat of endurance. It's hard to think of an example of someone who matches that kind of production, except maybe Bruce Springsteen, but he doesn't need to cover as much ground as Taylor does up there.”
In order for Swift to perform flawlessly several nights in a row, she decided to sacrifice alcohol during the tour, which is set to continue until November 2024. The powerful artist gave up drinking because she didn't want to know what it would feel like. I like going on stage hungover.
“Doing that show hungover, I don’t want to know this world,” she said Time.
In addition to her no-drinking policy, she maintains a strict routine between tour stops to preserve her body and voice. “I don't get out of my bed except to get food and take it back to my bed and eat it there,” Swift noted.
“I can barely talk because I’ve been singing for three hours straight,” she continued. “I know I'm going to get on that stage whether I'm sick, hurt, heartbroken, uncomfortable or stressed.
“This is part of my identity as a human being now. If someone buys a ticket to my show, I will play it unless we have some kind of force majeure.”
During her interview, Swift also opened up about her romance with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. Contrary to the speculation that has followed the two stars since they were rumored to be dating, the “Blank Space” creator revealed her real timeline, which began long before her first appearance at Arrowhead Stadium on September 24.
“When I went to the first game, we were a couple. I guess some people think they saw our first date in that game? We would never be psychotic enough to go on a first date,” she confessed.