Taylor Hill swears her workout routine transformed her mental health

But the journey wasn't easy...

Content Producer / July 08 2024

Full disclosure: we've been obsessed with all things to do with the Victoria's Secret Runway show for decades now. When angels earnt their wings, we felt like proud little sisters sitting in our living rooms, literally worlds away from the glitz and the glam. 

So, we'd do just about anything to bring ourselves closer to the models we've placed on a pedestal since childhood. Enter: waaay too much Victoria's Secret body spray and learning all their workout routines. Yep, we said we'd do whatever it took! And the latest model to spilt her secrets is none other than one of our absolute faves, Taylor Hill. But we can assure you her fitness journey was no easy feat...

Taylor Hill's Fitness Journey

Okay obviously during her time as an angel, we're guessing that Hill's workout routines would have been strict and steady, but since her move away from the runway her workouts have wavered. After tragically losing her pup Tate (and subsequently starting a pet-centric business from her grief), Hill decided running was going to be her way through the pain and an opportunity to test herself mentally. If you're wondering how picking up running went for the model, Hill claims "running is one of the hardest things [she's] done mentally". We feel you girl. But for her it was a matter of "strengthening [her] mind" to overcome it all. 

And while running is something Hill has grown to love over the years, she's also a die-hard Reformer Pilates girl (just like Lori Harvey), explaining that "any sort of physical movement [helps to] release endorphins and is a positive brain boost that automatically makes you feel better". We're going to have to keep Hill's words ringing in our ears as we try not snooze our 'run time' alarms on a Monday morning.

Taylor Hill Wellness

As for her self-care rituals, Hill has two go-tos, and in our opinion they couldn't be more different. The first is going for a run with her new pup Salem (a bundle of German Shepard energy). And the second is taking time out go have a relaxing spa day, although with all her travel she doesn't always get time. But when she does she finds it a "fun way to unwind and slow down to be with [her]self for a minute". 

Taylor Hill Victoria's Secret Lessons

You know what our fave thing to learn about is? Behind the scenes beauty secrets that come out of elite runways (basically, the Victoria's Secret show). Luckily, Hill learnt a lot through her time as an 'angel', but the main secret she was willing to share was the skin-bettering use of body makeup. 

With beauty queen Charlotte Tilbury behind the scenes doing the models' makeup, it was bound to be a beautiful time. Hill shared that the models were 'testers' for a lot of the now-loved Charlotte Tilbury products. The standout (and one she still uses)? The fittingly titled Supermodel Body Highlighter ($65 at Charlotte Tilbury). Um, we'll be picking up several bottles.

Main Image Credit: @taylor_hill

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Emma Allcock began her career in the world of fashion and beauty in 2015, interning for various PR fashion houses. Naturally her love for style soon extended to beauty, and Emma landed firmly in the beauty and wellness world thanks to an internship-turned-role at local Australian fragrance brand Maison Blanche. One thing that remained consistent whether unpacking accessories or creating social content? Her commitment to an always-perfect manicure. Luckily, she’s since turned her talents to helping her readers achieve the same, writing about all things beauty and wellness. Emma is now a Content Producer for BEAUTYcrew, with her words and recommendations also appearing across beautyheaven. Emma loves the process of diving deep into the world of testing (and writing) about everything from haircare to fragrance. When she’s not slathering her skin in something new, she’s going for an early morning stroll to catch a stunning sunrise (coffee in hand, of course), because life’s all about that wellness balance after all.