Hailee Steinfeld Shares Her Tricks for Staying Fit and Healthy While On Tour
The singer/actress is no stranger to a demanding schedule, but she always makes time for a good sweat sesh—and self-care.
Like so many celebs, Hailee Steinfeld appears to be constantly chipper and glowing, despite a pretty grueling lifestyle. But as it turns out, traveling the world (hello Pitch Perfect franchise and world tour!), hitting up press events, and hanging with her (maybe) boyfriend *do* take a toll on the 21-year-old. "There are days when I'm low on energy because of my night's sleep or just everything catching up to me," Steinfeld said to Shape. When that happens, she says she tries to focus on everyone else who's part of her shows (including the audience) to muster motivation, she says. And when she's off stage, the singer-actress makes a point to take care of her mind and body to avoid feeling "meh" as much as possible (starting with intense pre-tour workouts with her dad/trainer).
We checked in with Steinfeld between stops on her tour to find out exactly how she stays on her A-game.
How She Stays Cool In the Summer Heat
"Mission's cooling towels are amazing," she says of the apparel and accessories brand that she recently partnered up with. "It's one of those things that you don't know how great they are until you try them. I came across them through dancing in rehearsals and now take them on the road with me-they're the first thing that me and my dancers go to when we get off stage. I also love swimming and staying in the water when it's hot out."
Her Workout Routine
"Touring is great because when I'm performing and sound-checking, I'm putting in more work than I realize. I'll still set aside extra time to work out, even if it's just 15 minutes of taking a walk or getting in a little bit of cardio after a day's work. If I'm in the gym I'll switch it up between the elliptical, bike, treadmill, or swimming. Even when I'm not busy, I always stick to my favorites: circuit training and kickboxing. Running isn't my favorite but I'll still do it."
"I always feel like spending time in the gym is a relief. I go in and put my headphones in and kind of just separate myself from everything for a while. It's kind of like a safe zone in a way. I definitely walk away feeling more relaxed." (Find out what workout class Steinfeld is dying to try.)
Her On-the-Go Self-Care Practices
"I always feel like a candle does wonders. If you can take the scent of home on the road with you it's very comforting. That and a couple of pictures of family and friends. I also try to take time for myself, even if it's just a couple of hours. I will try my best to get a massage if I can. Or I'll take a walk in a park and relax and just shut down for a little bit. There's a part of me that enjoys the traveling aspect of touring and I always think 'I might never be in this city again, so I need to get out and explore,' but I make sure to use my free time to unwind too." (Related: Recreate This Glam-Yet-Sporty Hairstyle Seen On Hailee Steinfeld)
What She Eats On Tour
"I don't really stick to anything too specific. There are different options wherever I go depending on which U.S. city or part of the world I'm in. But I eat pretty simple and clean for the most part, and when I'm on tour it's really a matter of making sure to have small meals throughout the day to keep my energy up." (These deliciously satisfying energy balls can keep you full for hours.)
How She Deals with Haters
"It's easy to get knocked down by comments. People share all kinds of opinions on you or who you are or what you wear or what kind of music you make-whatever. It's not easy to take that. I try to focus on the fact that I work hard to feel good and look good for me. It's about living for yourself and doing things that make you feel happy." (P.S. Maybe everyone should just mind their own shape.)