Lucy Hale shares the one thing that will motivate her to get to the gym

Lucy Hale, best known for her role as Aria on Freeform's "Pretty Little Liars," is on to the next sure-to-be hit "Katy Keene." But before this "Riverdale" spin-off blows up, she's spending a few of her summer days teaming up with Propel for the brand’s annual Co:Labs Fitness Festival. AOL's Julia Webb caught up with her a few days before the mid-July event to talk everything fitness. Read their full conversation below.

AOL: So tell me a little bit about the event that you'll be at participating in with Propel.

Lucy Hale: It’s called the Propel Co:Lab Fitness Festival and they’ve been doing it for a couple years now. It's a bunch of exercise classes and fitness lovers and fitness teachers and all these lovers of wellness that are going to be out there. I’m excited to discover new things and new classes, and I'll be co-teaching a class with Luke Milton from Training Mate, which is a high intensity circuit class based out of LA. It's a class that I take with my friends all the time, so it’ll be fun to reverse the roles a little bit and get to co-teach because usually I'm just a student, so it should fun and exciting.

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DAILY POP -- Episode 190619 -- Pictured: (l-r) Lucy Hale poses for a photo on set -- (Photo by: Aaron Poole/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 11: Lucy Hale attends the InStyle Max Mara Women in Film Celebration at Chateau Marmont on June 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 16: (L-R) Daniel Ezra, Sarah Jeffery, Kennedy McMann, President of The CW Television Network Mark Pedowitz, Lucy Hale, Ruby Rose attend the The CW Network 2019 Upfronts Party at The Pool on May 16, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The CW Network)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 16: (L-R) Actors Ashleigh Murray, Lucy Hale, Julia Chan and Jonny Beauchamp attend the 2019 CW Network Upfront at New York City Center on May 16, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 26: Lucy Hale attends Pronovias show during Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week at Fira Barcelona Montjuic on April 26, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Jordi Vidal/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 10: Lucy Hale attends the premiere of The Orchard's 'The Unicorn' at ArcLight Hollywood on January 10, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Lucy Hale, rocking Ellie Vail's Gage Oversized Link Necklace, is seen outside a talk show on January 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Lucy Hale is seen on December 08, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG015/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Lucy Hale attends St.Jude Walk/Run Hosted By Lucy Hale at Paramount Studios on September 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for St.Jude)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Lucy Hale attends the Showtime Emmy Eve Nominees Celebration at Chateau Marmont on September 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
US actress Lucy Hale attends the Showtime Emmy Eve Nominees Celebration in Los Angeles on September 16, 2018. (Photo by LISA O'CONNOR / AFP) (Photo credit should read LISA O'CONNOR/AFP/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Lucy Hale attends Variety and Women In Film's 2018 Pre-Emmy Celebration at Cecconi's on September 15, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Lucy Hale attends POPSUGAR At Kohl's Collection launch event on September 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jennifer Graylock/Getty Images for Kohl's)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Actress Lucy Hale poses backstage for Naeem Khan during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery I at Spring Studios on September 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Lucy Hale attends the Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC and GFI at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Lucy Hale is seen on September 05, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by MediaPunch/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Actress Lucy Hale attends the Build Series to discuss St. Jude at Build Studio on September 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 01: Lucy Hale is seen on September 01, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG015/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 12: Lucy Hale arrives at the FOX's Teen Choice Awards 2018 at The Forum on August 12, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: Lucy Hale attends Bumble Presents: Empowering Connections at Fair Market on March 10, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Bumble)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: Actor Lucy Hale attends the premiere of 'The Unicorn' during SXSW at Stateside Theater on March 10, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Diego Donamaria/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: Lucy Hale from the film 'The Unicorn' at the Pizza Hut Lounge at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival on March 10, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Sasha Haagensen/Getty Images for Pizza Hut)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0827 -- Pictured: Actress Lucy Hale on March 6, 2018 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: Lucy Hale seen on the streets of Manhattan on March 06, 2018 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: Lucy Hale seen on the streets of Manhattan on March 06, 2018 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: Actress Lucy Hale visits Build Series to discuss 'Life Sentence' at Build Studio on March 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Lucy Hale is seen on the street attending Self-Portrait during New York Fashion Week wearing a black/white stripe dress with black long coat on February 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Actor Lucy Hale attends the Kate Spade presentation during New York Fashion Week: The Shows on February 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07: Lucy Hale attends the 2018 amfAR Gala New York at Cipriani Wall Street on February 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: Lucy Hale attends Lunch Celebrating Minnie's Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and launch of Disney X Coach Collection at Chateau Marmont on January 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Disney)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 07: Actress Lucy Hale of the television show 'Life Sentence' speaks on stage during the CW portion of the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 7, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: Lucy Hale attends the Lucy Hale & Avon Host #BeautyBoss Luncheon With Marie Claire Magazine at The Hearst Tower on November 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/WireImage for Marie Claire)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13: Lucy Hale attends the Jen Klein Day of Indulgence at a Private Residence on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/Wireimage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13: Actress Lucy Hale arrives at the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13: Janel Parrish (L) and Lucy Hale speak onstage during the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 25: Lucy Hale is seen on July 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG015/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - JUNE 03: Actress Lucy Hale attends The Tenth Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park on June 3, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Veuve Clicquot)
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Besides taking circuit classes, what else is a part of your fitness routine?

I typically try to do something every single day, whether it be working out with my trainer or Training Mate or Soulcycle or hiking outside, yoga -- I’m constantly trying to switch it up. Anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half everyday I try to do something, and obviously that’s not always possible with travel and working, but it's my form of self-care and I really try to make it a priority to get something done every single day.

When you're just really not in the mood to workout, how do you motivate yourself to get to the gym?

Honestly, coffee keeps me going and excited. So if I can be like “okay, we can go and stop to get a coffee before,” usually having a coffee will give me enough motivation to go workout.

The hardest part is getting out of bed sometimes, but if you put on the clothes, you feel a little bit better, you get your coffee, you feel a lot better, and usually by the time I get to the gym, I'm like totally motivated. But sometimes it's hard and you just need to sleep in. Sometimes I'm like, "you know what, today I'm not going to. I'm not going to workout today." And that’s fine too, you have to listen to your body.

That's a great attitude -- it's all about finding a balance. What do you always have ready to go in your gym bag?

Definitely makeup wipes. I always have to keep my skin clean before and after and during a workout. I always bring a change of clothes and I have miniatures of my face wash and hair products in my gym bag that I keep in my car so I'm always totally stocked. I'm big on snacks -- I always have to snack after a workout, whether it be like a bar or a banana or something. It's mainly just keeping my skin clean because obviously if I have time to shower I will, but you don’t always have time to shower, so it's just bringing those things with you that you’ll need to freshen up.

What can you tell us about your upcoming show "Katy Keene?"

There are some big shoes, but I'm excited! So it's from the creators of "Riverdale" and they’ve taken this character Katy Keene from the comics and they’ve created this world in New York City based around her. It's about her and her friends, including Josie from "Riverdale," and it's just all within New York City. And [the characters are] all trying to make their different goals and dreams happen. It's about falling down and leaning on your friends during all these hard times, but it's just sort of about growing up in New York City for a 20-something year old.

But it's a great cast, it's really fun! There will be musical numbers, and it's a lot different than "Riverdale," but still the same really strong, big characters, so I'm excited for everyone to see it. We start in September, we'll actually be filming in New York, which is great because that doesn’t always happen, but it’ll be a fun new chapter!

Related: Lucy Hale through the years

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 15: Actress Lucy Hale hosts the Blowpro launch at Lord & Taylor on January 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Lord & Taylor)
TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 18: Actress Lucy Hale attends her launch of BlowPro at Hudson's Bay on January 18, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0401 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Lucy Hale during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on January 15, 2016 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12: Lucy Hale seen at the ABC Studio on January 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12: Actress Lucy Hale arrived at the 'View' on January 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 11: Actress Lucy Hale is seen walking in Soho on January 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Lucy Hale arrives at the 2016 Winter TCA Tour - Disney/ABC at Langham Hotel on January 9, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 11: Lucy Hale visits the SiriusXM Studios on January 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Actress Lucy Hale arrives at People's Choice Awards 2016 at Microsoft Theater on January 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Lucy Hale arrives at the 2016 Winter TCA Tour - Disney/ABC at Langham Hotel on January 9, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Actress Lucy Hale arrives at People's Choice Awards 2016 at Microsoft Theater on January 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 11: Actress Lucy Hale attends PaleyFest New York 2015 for 'Pretty Little Liars' at The Paley Center for Media on October 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Lucy Hale attends New York Comic-Con 2015 - Day 2 at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on October 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Lucy Hale -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: Actress Lucy Hale attends ABC's '25 Days Of Christmas' Celebration at Cucina at Rockerfellar Center on December 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/FilmMagic)
STUDIO CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Lucy Hale attends the T.J. Martell Foundation family day at CBS Studios on November 16, 2014 in Studio City, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Actress Lucy Hale arrives at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
CENTURY CITY, CA - AUGUST 9: Lucy Hale appears at The Hollister store at the Westfield mall to launch her first collection on August 9, 2014 in Century City, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
SHERMAN OAKS, CA - JUNE 14: Lucy Hale joins American Rag for All Access Performance at Macy's on June 14, 2014 in Sherman Oaks, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Actress Lucy Hale arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 16: Lucy Hale attends the 2014 PaleyFest 'Pretty Little Liars' held at Dolby Theatre on March 16, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 08: Lucy Hale arrives at the The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre LA Live on January 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 06: Actress Lucy Hale attends the 47th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 6, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 11: Actress Lucy Hale arrives at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 11, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: Actress Lucy Hale attends ABC Family's '25 Days Of Christmas' Winter Wonderland Event at Rockefeller Center on December 2, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by J. Countess/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Actress Lucy Hale attends the 40th American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/AMA2012/Getty Images for AMA)
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - Lucy Hale stars as Aria Montgomery on ABC Family's 'Pretty Little Liars.' (Photo by Andrew Eccles/ABC Family via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Actress Lucy Hale attends the NYLON And Sony X Headphones September TV Issue Party at Mr. C Beverly Hills on September 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 29: Actress Lucy Hale arrives for the grand opening of Henri Bendel at the Fashion Show mall on August 29, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 19: Actress Lucy Hale attends the 2012 ABC Family Upfront at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on March 19, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Lucy Hale arrives at the People's Choice Awards 2012 at Nokia Theatre LA Live on January 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Actress Lucy Hale attends the 3rd Annual Kisses for the Troops at Military Island, Times Square on November 11, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - 'Blond Leading the Blind' - Love is a powerful motivator for Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer, especially if it means keeping their loved ones safe in 'Blond Leading the Blind,' an all new episode of ABC Family's hit original series 'Pretty Little Liars,' airing Monday, January 23rd (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT). (Photo by Eric McCandless/ABC Family via Getty Images) LUCY HALE
Actress Lucy Hale arrives at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 7, 2011 in Universal City, California.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 24: Actress Lucy Hale arrives at the 36th Annual Gracie Awards Gala at The Beverly Hilton hotel on May 24, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (EXCLUSIVE) Actress Lucy Hale poses at P3R Publicity Offices on April 28, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 28: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (EXCLUSIVE) Actress Lucy Hale poses at P3R Publicity Offices on April 28, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
Actress Lucy Hale attends Disney ABC Television Group's 'Winter Press Tour' at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 10, 2011 in Pasadena, California.
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Actress Lucy Hale attends ABC Family's Winter Wonderland at The Rock Center Cafe at Rockefeller Center on December 5, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - 'Pretty Little Liars' author Sara Shepard and the cast of the upcoming series were at Barnes & Noble to celebrate the 8th and final PLL book, Wanted. Sara read a short passage from the book and signed books with the cast for fans. (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC Family via Getty Images) LUCY HALE
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Actress Lucy Kate Hale attends the Dior Beauty Starlet Brunch at Tavern LA on November 3, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - JULY 18: Actress Lucy Hale attends the CW/CBS/Showtime/CBS Television TCA party at Boulevard3 on July 18, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 25, 2007: Actress Lucy Hale attends the Los Angeles premiere of Rogue Pictures' 'Balls Of Fury' at The Egyptian Theater on August 25, 2007 in Hollywood, California . (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage) *** Local Caption ***
BIONIC WOMAN -- Season 1 -- Pictured: Lucy Kate Hale as Becca Sommers (Photo by Mitchell Haaseth/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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