DJ-Producer Steve Aoki Launches His On-the-Go Workout as Fitness App

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“I’m the kind of guy who will work out wherever I am, whether I’m in the green room or backstage at a festival or in my hotel room,” he says.

Between playing at music festivals and shows, promoting “drops” like his recent collabs “Play It Cool” with K-pop Monsta X (“They killed it!”) and “Do It Again,” a single with Brazilian superstar Alok (“A banger for my EM community”), DJ-producer Steve Aoki is also prepping for the second Bruce Lee-themed collection from his Dim Mak fashion line (including graphics designed by Spanish artist Pablo Thecuadro) this summer as well as upcoming collabs with Godzilla and Playboy magazine. And he’s promoting his recently published Neon Future-themed comic book.

With a schedule like that, it’s no wonder the multihyphenate musician, designer, author and all-around “busybody,” as he puts it, takes his workout with him on the road. And now fellow “busybodies” can join him — anywhere — with the launch of Aoki Bootcamp through an app from digital fitness platform NEOU. It’s a high-intensity, on-the-go body weight workout that can be done anywhere with no weights or other special equipment needed.

“I’m the kind of guy who will work out wherever I am, whether I’m in the green room or backstage at a festival or in my hotel room,” Aoki tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I’d been putting my workout on social media and people would come up to me and I thought that I really wanted to bring this out so people can join in.”

Aoki, who is based in Las Vegas, is a fitness beast when at home, switching between boxing, CrossFit, HIIT training, cardio and weights. But on the road (which is most of the time, with upward of 250 shows a year) the boot camp is his routine.

“If you’re in a hotel room, you can log on, boom and do a quick workout for 10 minutes or 30 minutes,” he says. “The last 10 years, I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t work for me and so I’m honing in and having the discipline to build positive habits and just kind of avoid any kind of toxicity. You have to live through your 20s learning what works and what doesn’t work, right?”

Aoki worked closely with NEOU’s in-house media production team to create the Aoki workout on the multichannel fitness app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App store and on Google Play ($12.99/month or $99.99 a year.) “One of the great consistent things in my life is working out,” Aoki says. “It’s good for your brain, it’s good for your body, it gives you energy throughout the day.”