“I love music that tends to take me back to a memory,” Steph Claire Smith tells Apple Music. “Every one of my playlists includes super nostalgic tunes that make me smile.” Together with her business partner, Laura Henshaw, the wellness influencer and online fitness coach champions well-being, health and mindfulness via the hugely popular lifestyle app Keep it Cleaner. Smith’s workouts vary regularly, but music is a constant behind it all—and the tracks in this playlist are her go-to favourites. “It gets me in a good mood and keeps me entertained during a workout,” she says. “There’s got to be a good beat of course. I tend to listen to R&B for KIC boxing workouts, electronic for KIC HIIT and ’80s/early 2000s for KIC Strength workouts. Music can also help me get out of my head sometimes. Feel-good tunes like ‘Bring It All Back’ by S Club 7 just get me up and about and out of a slump.” Below, Steph talks more about her top picks on the playlist.
Kanye West, “Black Skinhead” “The beat to this song is just so insanely perfect for an intense workout or a run. I always pick up the pace as soon as it comes on.”
Destiny’s Child, “Jumpin’, Jumpin’” “Beyoncé is a boss, and any Destiny's Child song has some sort of empowering feel to it. Every time this comes on I find myself singing along to it as I move.”
Drake, “Toosie Slide” “Definitely a tune for a strength workout—and if I ever catch it in one of my breaks I end up breaking out into the TikTok dance!”
Joel Corry, “Sorry” “This song just reminds me of summer, like an outdoor summer music festival. I just want to jump up and down as if i'm in a dance pit listening to them live. It has such a great beat for a workout.”
Ann Lee, “2 Times” “This song just takes me back to my childhood—it must have been on a random mix CD I had. All I remember is dancing around in my bedroom to it. It always makes me smile mid-workout.”