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Hailee Steinfeld Talks ‘Looking Cute’ & ‘Feeling Good’ at the Gym: Check Out Her Dance Workout Playlist

The “Pitch Perfect 3” star is the face of Mission’s first line of women’s athletic apparel.

Being a triple threat is grueling work, so singer/actress/model Hailee Steinfeld has to train hard to stay at the top of her many fields — and it doesn’t hurt to look good while you’re putting in work.

“There’s something about looking cute, obviously, and feeling good,” Steinfeld tells Billboard of why she teamed up with Mission for the brand’s first line of women’s athletic apparel. “You know, when you’re working out and going hard, you don’t necessarily feel cute, so it’s nice to know you look great.”

Last week, Mission invited a group of reporters to experience a full dance workout alongside Steinfeld and her longtime choreographer Amy Allen in Hollywood, where the star wore head-to-toe Mission gear to put the brand’s cooling technology to the test. “With this Mission line — I don’t know if it’s just me, but I wear this every day,” she says. “It’s not just gym clothes. They have the cooling mechanism built in, which is crazy. You don’t necessarily know what that is or what it feels like until you wear it.”

Steinfeld has plenty to train for these days, between wrapping up Pitch Perfect 3 (which hits theaters in December), prepping for a Britney Spears medley performance alongside Kelsea Ballerini and Sofia Carson at this weekend’s Radio Disney Music Awards and dropping brand-new song “Most Girls” on Friday (April 28). When it comes to her perfect playlist for hitting the gym, Steinfeld typically likes to keep things on “shuffle” and be surprised by each song.

“I was in Atlanta making Pitch Perfect 3, and I was on the treadmill and I was listening to songs from other artists, and I was thinking about being onstage to this sort of song,” she recalled of filming the threequel last month. “Then the song would change, and I would think about performing to that type of song. As you’re running and it’s uptempo and you’re thinking about all these things … being in the mind-set of going to work and being the best you can be, there’s something about listening to music and creating music that makes people feel that way too.”

Below, find a selection of songs from Allen’s playlist for the day’s booty-shaking dance workout:

– Migos, “T-Shirt”
– Jason Derulo feat. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign, “Swalla”
– Leikeli47, “Money”
– Kid Cudi feat. Pharrell Williams, “Surfin’”
– Korede Bello, “Do Like That”
– Fuse ODG, “Million Pound Girl (Badder Than Bad)”
– Kanye West, “Fade”
– Migos, “Fight Night”
– French Montana feat. Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne, “Pop That”
– Fat Joe and Remy Ma feat. French Montana, “All the Way Up”
– Mr_Hotspot feat. TeamTwin, “My Friends”
– Ayo & Teo, “Rolex”
– Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall, “Juju on That Beat (TZ Anthem)”
– Young MC, “Bust a Move”
– Salt-N-Pepa, “Shoop”
– Mary J. Blige, “Real Love”
– The Notorious B.I.G., “Hypnotize”
– Chris Brown, “Back to Sleep”
– Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”

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Full Audio of Hailee Steinfeld’s “Most Girls”: Song Premiere!

You can now add Hailee Steinfeld’s feisty “Most Girls” to your girl-power playlist. Co-produced by Ryan Tedder, Zach Skelton and One Love, the 20-year-old’s new single is a celebration of the divine feminine over club-friendly beats. “You know some days you feel so good in your own skin, but it’s okay if you want to change the body that you came in,” she ruminates in a verse.

The song really takes flight in the chorus, however. “Most girls are smart and strong and beautiful, most girls work hard, go far, we are unstoppable,” the singer/actress coos. “Most girls, our fight to make every day, no two are the same. I wanna be like, I wanna be like most girls.” This is as catchy as it is relatable and inspiring. “Most Girls” is expected to be the lead single from Hailee’s debut LP (due later this year). You can stream it below:

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How to work out on the road like a celeb, according to Hailee Steinfeld

For the fitness class junkie, traveling means a forced break from all of the (sweaty) things your go-to studio has to offer. That is, unless you bring it with you.

Hailee Steinfeld knows the obstacles when it comes to staying in your fitness groove on a work trip or a vacation—which is why the in-demand actress and singer packs the perfect portable workout bag while jet-setting. (I’m guessing she got some pointers from her dad, who’s a personal trainer.)

“I try to devote at least 15 minutes a day to getting some sort of physical activity in.”

“My number-one thing, considering my crazy, crazy schedule, is that I try to devote at least 15 minutes a day to getting some sort of physical activity in,” the 20-year-old star says.

According to a recent interview with Byrdie, the Steinfeld revealed just what she packs in her carry-on so that she can do an effective workout even when there’s no gym within a 10-mile radius.

When she’s on the road, these are her absolute essentials: “I have a lot of resistance bands. I have a jump rope. I have some boxing pads and gloves and a foam roller,” she says. “That is so key. I just got a travel-size one, which comes in handy more than I ever thought it would.”

Of course, any boxing aficionado knows that gloves can knock out (sorry, had to) a ton of your bag space—so to save even more room, maybe have a friend hold up those hotel pillows as you punch them with your fist to get your heart rate up and arm muscles working. Efficiency at its best! (And BFF time makes you a whole lot healthier on its own—as long as nobody gets a black eye.)

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Hailee Steinfeld’s 15-Minute Fitness Routine Is Refreshingly Simple

Hailee Steinfeld has all the makings of a total diva: She’s 20 years old, a movie star, and a recording artist with some of the catchiest songs top-40 radio has seen this century. In reality, however, Steinfeld is quite the opposite. I know this because last week I got the chance to chat with her about of her new collaboration with affordable activewear brand Mission, a partnership that in and of itself speaks to Steinfeld’s down-to-earth nature.

I call Steinfeld on the phone, and even though we’ve never met before, we jump right into our conversation like old friends, swapping workout tips and cheat-day confessions. As we discuss her personal fitness and nutrition philosophy, her demeanour is relaxed and personable. I quickly learn that she’s not the type of celebrity to deliver a practiced account of her fancy one-on-one Pilates sessions. Instead, she tells me about working out with her dad, who’s a personal trainer, and how when she’s on the road and only has 15 minutes to work out, she’ll squeeze in a quick boxing session in her hotel room. “For me, it’s really always been a matter of being physically active, not so much working out,” she says. At 20, Steinfeld already has a remarkably balanced attitude toward fitness.

We can all learn a thing or two from Steinfeld’s admirably chill workout philosophy. Keep scrolling to learn her number one fitness tip, favourite cheat-day food, best body-positive advice, and more.

We love hearing about what other people are doing to stay fit and healthy. What does your current workout routine look like?
My number one thing, considering my crazy, crazy schedule, is that I try to devote at least 15 minutes a day to getting some sort of physical activity in, whether it’s riding a bike, taking a walk, even just walking around in my backyard for 15 minutes—just something to get some fresh air and the blood pumping.

I also spend a lot of time dancing when I’m on the road touring or if I have a performance coming up and I’m in rehearsals. I have six eight-hour dance rehearsals and that’s where I get my workout in. Dance is definitely my workout of choice because I love the fact that it never really feels like I’m working out. Before I know it, hours have gone by, and I’m sweating and feel great.

Totally. I wish I were a better dancer. Did you always enjoy being so active? Are there any workouts you kind of hate?
It’s funny—my dad is actually a personal fitness trainer, and I’ve definitely tried things with him where I’m like, “Okay, never again.”

Oh, like what?
There’s one thing we recently tried, where he brought some battle ropes—you know the battle ropes?

I might have to look those up.
You’ve definitely seen them before. I was like, “Dad, let’s get some of those; they seem awesome. I’m down.” And then I literally did it for maybe three minutes, and I was like, “I never want to see those things again in my life.” Then again, part of me kind of does because I want to totally nail it. We’ll try stuff all the time where I’m like, “I love that,” or, “I don’t love that.” The things I don’t necessarily love, it’s because they’re not easy, but that also makes me want to work harder so that I learn to like it, if that makes sense. Continue reading “Hailee Steinfeld’s 15-Minute Fitness Routine Is Refreshingly Simple”