Fittest Asian Royalty


The team at Health Fitness Revolution, along with its founder Samir Becic, four-time No. 1 Fitness Trainer in the world, investigated the fitness habits of the Asian nobility. What we found was a group of people who really, really like to stay active. But it’s no surprise when you consider they attend so many state dinners, where they have to wear tailored suits and elegant dresses, so they have a huge incentive to stay in tip-top shape!

Sadly, we can’t have the nobility duke it out in some grand tournament to crown who is the healthiest and most physically fit. Until that’s a thing, we’ve come up with our own methodology to determine the fittest Asian royalty. Those fitness level, nutritional habits, age, their own medical issues and how they coped with them, and especially involvement and promotion of healthy lifestyle within their country.

“These fit royals are great trend setters for the new generation in terms of healthy lifestyle.” – Samir Becic

This list contains only Asian royalty that have power in their countries. Here are Health Fitness Revolution Top Fittest Asian Royals in alphabetical order:

Prince Akishino, 49 – Japan


  • He is an avid tennis player, ranked top ten in tennis doubles players in the Kanto Region

Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah, 40- Brunei

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  • He is a pool and snooker enthusiast
  • Participated in the 2006 WPA Men’s World Nine-ball Championship
  • Owns a football club, the Brunei DPMM FC where he used to play as a goalkeeper

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, 68 – Brunei


  • Honorary commission in the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom as an Air Marshal
  • Honorary Admiral of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom
  • Went to Royal Navy’s officer-training school in the United Kingdom
  • Plays polo, golf and badminton

Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, 72- Cambodia


  • Became a dancer early in her life
  • Age 15, she became the premier dancer of the Royal Ballet
  • Age 18, she was granted the title of prima ballerina
  • Toured the world as the principal dancer of the Royal Ballet of Cambodia

King Abdul Halim, 87- Malaysia


  • Likes all types of sports, especially golf
  • Also enjoys polo and football

Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana, 28 – Thailand


  • Loves sports
  • Has participated in badminton and sailing competitions, both nationally and internationally
  • Works out regularly
  • Practices yoga and meditation
  • Enjoys Thai cuisine that is full of herbs, vegetables, and fruits with minimal meat

Prince Naruhito, 54 – Japan


  • During his childhood he enjoyed diverse hobbies as music, mountain climbing, and riding
  • While in Australia, he would go riding around Point Lonsdale, play violin and tennis, and climb Uluru
  • He enjoys jogging, hiking, and mountaineering in his spare time

King Norodom Sihamoni, 61 – Cambodia


  • Best known for his work as a cultural ambassador in Europe and as a classical dance instructor
  • Studied classical dance and music until 1975
  • In 1981 he moved to France to teach ballet and was later president of the Khmer Dance Association
  • Does exercise regularly, such as bike riding and walking around the palace
  • Spent a year as a monk

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, 59- Thailand


  • She enjoys playing classical Thai instruments and practicing Thai classical dancing
  • She is also keen on sports such as jogging, swimming, biking and trekking

Jigme Wangchuck, 34 – Bhutan


Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, 30- Bhutan

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  • He and his brother, King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, share interests in various sporting activities, such as archery, basketball, and cycling
  • As the King’s representative to the Bhutan Olympic Committee

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