Have you heard of the TikTok treadmill struts trend? If you liked the hot girl walk, then you’re likely going to enjoy this one too. They are both focused on activity through body positivity, self-love, and positive self-image. That said, while one takes you outside (which is great), this new trend lets you get your exercise no matter the weather outside. So, if your area is under a heat warning or buried in snow, you’ll still have this option to enjoy.
What Are Treadmill Struts?
The concept of treadmill struts first came from Allie Bennet (@benntheredonethat on TikTok) who said the idea came to her as a thought in the shower. She imagined strutting away on her own personal runway – her treadmill – with club-like lighting and “Style” by Taylor Swift filling the room. She made a video about it, it went viral, and the trend was created.
Since first creating treadmill struts, Bennet has created a number of similarly themed routines that involve selecting from her playlist of about 30 minutes in length and that is organized in ascending beat per minute (BPM) so she can walk to the rhythm. The first one was entirely Taylor Swift songs and has already accumulated over 3.6 million views.
So. Much. Fun.
The whole idea sounds pretty hokey, but I have to admit that it is a lot of fun. I’ve given a couple of them a try and the time really flies. It is also much more accessible than a lot of the workouts you see on TikTok that tend to be on an extreme side. I am getting better at running and I’m the fittest I’ve been in a long time, but I still can’t keep up with a lot of the extreme workouts a lot of people are doing in the name of getting views.
@benntheredonethat Reply to @dihpeixoto i think my taste in music plateaued in like 2011 bc this is basically just a playlist of my favorite songs – this one’s 39 minutes of HIGH INTENSITY cardio – feel free to modify if you need!! #treadmillstrut #throwbacksongs @benntheredonethat ♬ original sound – allie bennett
All you do is hop on, listen to the music, strut your stuff on the treadmill and bump up the speed by 0.1 miles per hour at each song change. By the end, you’re going pretty quickly – around a power walk or jog – but the increase in speed is so gradual that you really don’t feel it happening. Suddenly, you’re just getting a great workout and feeling fabulous.
Would I recommend giving a treadmill strut workout a try? Absolutely! It’s a lot of fun, it makes the time fly, and it gets you moving. I love anything that builds a positive relationship between me and fitness. The more I like it, the more likely I am to do it again!