Harry Styles Can Run a Five-Minute Mile

Harry’s personal trainer revealed that the singer is in better shape than some professional athletes.

Jackie Kolgraf
January 23, 2024

Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

If you’ve ever seen Harry Styles perform live, it may come as no surprise to you that he’s in good physical shape. But today, the pop superstar’s personal trainer revealed that the singer is actually in better shape than some pro athletes.

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In an interview for Coach magazine, trainer Thibo David revealed the exact workout regime he puts Harry through to keep him stadium-tour ready.

He first warms up with a slower-paced 30-minute run, followed by a fast-as-possible one-mile run.

For Harry, that’s five minutes and 13 seconds.

“Don’t go in thinking, ‘He did it in five minutes, I’m going to do the same,’ just keep on pushing,” Thibo told Coach. “Don’t think about anything else, your time is yours.”

For context, the Guinness World Record for fastest one-mile run is three minutes 43 seconds.

After two runs, Harry then completes an eight-minute bodyweight challenge, doing 100 pushups, 100 sit-ups, and 100 squats. The challenge is followed by a free-weight circuit — one minute of kettlebell swings, one minute of box jumps, two minutes of sandbag over-the-shoulder, two minutes of alternating dumbbell clean and press, and a minute of rest — four times through.

But Harry’s not done yet. It’s back to running! He then tackles eight rounds of hill sprints, doing 30-45-second sprints at 10-13mph at a 0.5-2.5% gradient with just a 90-second rest in between.

Then he does a little core work for 15 minutes (think planks, one-sided farmer’s walks, and sit-ups) followed by 10-15 minutes of stretching.

If you feel inspired to immediately crank up the treadmill to 13mph, Thibo made sure to note that “this level of training isn’t suitable for everyone.”

He continued, “Harry was inherently fit, but achieving the level of fitness needed for this session still required time, work, and effort. Rushing into such high-volume workouts can pose risks.”