After creating the Top 100 Fittest US Politicians, we are now bringing you the Top 100 Fittest Celebrities in the US, the first list of its kind!
Given that there are thousands of celebrities in America, this list was incredibly challenging to complete. We first researched all the available data on politicians online and narrowed it down to 1000, 500, 250, and finally 100. We used a combination of interviews, internet, library, industry literature, and Samir Becic’s (The Founder of Health Fitness Revolution) knowledge of over 33 years in athletics coupled with his experience as 4 times Number 1 Fitness Trainer in the World.
All these actors, actresses, hosts, rappers, singers, rockers and comedians represent a healthy, balanced lifestyle and are a great example to their fans and followers. Read this list and learn what your favorite celebs do to stay fit!
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Adam Levine, Singer Maroon 5, 35
Dubbed the rock-star yogi, no one can deny that Adam Levine is in shape. He graced the cover of Men’s Health and says that every gig that Maroon 5 play, he has a room backstage dedicated to yoga. Although he used to do traditional weight lifting, he disliked he broadening neck and the injuries that came with heavy weight lifting. As he grew increasingly frustrated by lower-back pain and tight hips and hamstrings, he decided to give yoga a try. That was seven years ago, and Levine hasn’t lifted a weight or entered a gym since. He feels that yoga takes what you have and molds and sculpts it, which is a much more natural way to look and feel. He also raves about how yoga aids his mental well-being
“I have a hard time sitting still,” Levine says. “I can be all over the map. Yoga has given me the ability to be more focused and make better decisions that come from a clear place.”
Yes, it keeps his stamina up, his physique toned, and his abs ripped. Adam also follows a mostly vegan diet.
ALICIA KEYS, Singer, 33
“I’ve always been conscious about how I’ve eaten.”
- Has a regular workout regimen
- Enjoys Kickboxing
- Does Yoga
ANDY GARCIA, ACTOR, 58
“Pilates seems to be essential to keeping a healthy back,” he says, “especially if you want to play golf once a week.”
- Cuban-American actor
- Parents moved him from Cuba to Miami when he was 5 years old.
- Devoted to maintaining physical health
- Enjoys Pilates
- Has always been very active
- Played basketball and baseball as a kid.
ANGELA BASSETT, ACTRESS, 56
“I do try to eat well and I do well about 75 percent of the time. I do love sweets. But I try to counter-act anything I do that’s bad with something very good. You have to keep your diet interesting. I like tasteful and passionate food. It has to be flavorful. You gotta eat. It’s one of our greatest pleasures, but you’ve got to eat yourself well, which is why I’m also organic.”
- Says that being healthy helps her in life and with aging
- Does an hour of cardio on the treadmill and an hour of weight-lifting daily
- Tries to exercise more often than not and works out with friends to keep each other accountable
- Is a fan of the raw food diet
- Has a zen view on life and puts importance on de-stressing
ANTHONY KEIDIS, SINGER RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, 51
He represents the new paradigm of the anti-geezer, middle-age-defying rock god. He’s super buff, held up as the model of healthy living by Men’s Fitness magazine, and has said he loves defying the idea of how society conventionally sees you at 40, 50, and 60. He has said
“Discovering surfing at this stage of my life is definitely going to keep me active till the day I die. So, yeah, I accept the challenge… In the same way that [the late American exercise and nutritional guru] Jack LaLanne did—doing things in his 70’s that no man on earth could do: pulling tugboats across the San Francisco Bay with his teeth.”
This type of attitude towards fitness is a far cry from when he was interviewed with is band in the 1980’s when he claimed the only exercise he got was sex! Today, he combines surfing with swimming in chlorine-free pools, long jogs with his dog in the Hollywood Hills, drinking a lot of water in the morning, accupuncture, dinner before 6, and a mostly vegan diet (although he eats sustainable fish). He has said of his previously hard-partying ways-
“I spent most of my life looking for the quick fix and the deep kick. I shot drugs under freeway off-ramps with Mexican gang-bangers and in thousand-dollar-a-day hotel suites. Now I sip vitamin-infused water and seek out wild, as opposed to farm-raised, salmon.”
BENJAMIN BRATT, ACTOR, 50
“I try to follow a healthy diet and work out as much as I can […] I love the Santa Monica Mountains. There are so many great places to hike, but if you’re looking for something that is both beautiful and kid-friendly, this is the place.”
- American Actor – Father is of Peruvian descent
- Follows a 25-minute workout routine, 5 days a week
- Starts with 5-minute cardio warm-up, then a strength training session, followed by a 5-minute cardio cool down
- Strictly adheres to the 5-factor diet by celebrity trainer Harvey Pastemak, which involves 5 meals a day made with few ingredients in little time
- Love spending time with kids
BEYONCE, SINGER, 33
“The truth is, it’s a lot of sacrifice. It’s more about your mental strength than physical strength, You have to push yourself. It doesn’t matter what trainer you have. And it doesn’t matter what program you’re on. You have to be healthy and make the right choices.”
- Did a 22 vegan challenge
- Interval Training
- Runs on treadmill
- Dances regularly
- Does exercises that work out several muscle groups at once
BIG SEAN, Rapper, 26
“I try to work out as much as possible, although sometimes it is difficult with my hectic schedule. But whenever I do, I function better, which makes life better.”
- Favorite exercise is boxing and he does it with his trainer
- Eats only organic food
- Had an early start with healthy lifestyle because mom taught him a lot about nutrition
- Knows a lot about supplements and carries a special case on the road
BRAD PITT, ACTOR, 50
“I believe you make your day. You make your life. So much of it is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself. I have to accept it and work within those compounds, and it’s up to me.”
From being featured in movies like Fight Club and Troy, Brad Pitt knows a thing or two about staying fit and obtaining lean muscle mass. Looking at Brad’s physique, it is obvious that he didn’t get that way eating burgers and fries. He stays away from dairy and fried foods, and processed foods like bleached white flour, soft drinks, pastries, and fruit juices. His training routine consists of focusing on a different muscle group each day of the week and finishing off the week with cardio on rest days.
BRADLEY COOPER, ACTOR, 39
At 39, Bradley Cooper is definitely Hollywood A-list and known for being in great shape. His top 5 fitness tips are: super-set exercises to failure, don’t cheat on your diet for at least 6 weeks while your body detox’s, drink protein shakes- but make sure they are quality, stay focused, and drink A LOT of water.
“Staying focused on your goal helps you get through workouts and keeps you from cheating on your diet. Put a picture of what you want your body to look like in your kitchen. It’s a constant reminder where you need it most.”
Here is what Cooper says about detoxing the body by eating right:
“For at least six weeks. It’s vital you allow your body to rid itself of toxins and keep your hormones at optimal levels. Sugar and processed food cause your body to respond in a way that prevents proper muscle growth.”
BRITNEY SPEARS, SINGER, 32
Britney has had some ups and downs over the years, but it seems that since announcing her Las Vegas residency, she has taken her health and fitness up a level.
“The [Vegas] performances won’t be simple … a massive party from start to finish, and to pull this off, I have to be in top condition and running at full speed.”
Her trainers have all called her an exceptional athlete and those that work with her says she is relentless and energetic during the grueling, long dance rehearsals. In addition to rehearsing 5-6 hours a day, she trains with a trainer in brief but intense 30 minute sessions that can be anything from boxing to climbing a fence so that she doesn’t get bored. Her nutrition has also improved as she’s gotten older- while she used to be a notorious cheeto fan, she now eats several well-balanced meals throughout the day to keep her energy levels up for her almost daily 2 hour show.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, SINGER, 65
Unlike many of the rockers in this list and throughout history, Bruce’s own bandmates have said that he is anomaly in the sense that he never lived hard- that he was probably the only person that they knew who had never tried drugs at all. Springsteen, who has undergone therapy to treat his crippling, suicidal depression, never did drugs because he saw how it destroyed his unstable, alcoholic father, who used to beat him as a kid. He did, however, use exercise and healthy lifestyle as a way to maintain some balance in his life- which is why now, at the age of 64, he still has the same wait as he did when he was 15! Springsteen maintains his age-defying physique by running on the treadmill and lifting weights with a trainer–a workout routine he has followed since his thirties. In addition to his regimented training for the past 3 decades, Bruce eats a mostly vegetarian diet and spends time enjoying his family, and reading, all of which are important to healthy lifestyle.
CAMERON DIAZ, ACTRESS, 42
“The more I work on my body at this age, the better it gets. I feel so much more attractive now. A thousand percent. I’m appreciating my skin and my wrinkles and all those things.”
- American actress and former model – Cuban father
- Also made out Top 10 Fittest Actresses list
- Enjoys yoga
- Bootcamp Style workouts
- Combines pilates, cardio, and weight training into her 5-day workout routine
- Enjoys paddleboarding, golfing, jet-skiing, and tossing tires
- “No white” diet plan – avoids white sugars and foods made from white flour
- Eats a protein-rich breakfast followed by 6 meals throughout the day
- Author of “The Body Book” which talks about feeling and looking your best through healthy lifestyle
CHELSEA HANDLER, COMEDIAN, 39
Chelsea Handler didn’t grow up knowing how to eat healthy- and she spent years yo-yo dieting because of her choices- because she didn’t know any better. Now the only woman late-night show host is educated and enjoys living, and eating healthy. For the most part, Chelsea eats fresh wholesome foods-avoiding anything processed-whenever possible. Her day typically begins with a bowl of oatmeal mixed with a scoop of protein powder and a spoonful of ground flax seeds. Turkey and an arugula salad with shaved Parmesan-no dressing-is always her midmorning snack, and for lunch, she usually has sushi. Although she’s always been active, Chelsea says finding a workout she loves-and can commit to-has been a huge challenge- she’s tried yoga, and gets bored on the treadmill, but pilates, however, has been just the right fit. “It’s been the most gentle on my body,” says Chelsea. “I’m longer and leaner and much more graceful. I can honestly say it’s changed my body-and my life.”
CHER, SINGER, 68
At 67, Cher has no intention of slowing down. As for how she maintains her slim physique, Cher is brutally honest, admitting it takes a strict diet and rigorous workouts.
“You have to work twice as hard,” she told E! “You have to be in the gym all the time, but I like it. When I was young I was a tomboy. I played sports. And I’m learning to surf right now. I like that kind of stuff, thank God.”
Currently, one of Cher’s favorite workouts is playing tennis on Wii. And we love that she appreciates the importance of fitness throughout a lifetime. She has said “I’ve been screaming at the top of my lungs at my family, ‘Work out! Work out! Old age is coming!’ At some point you will need the strength. Who would have ever thought you would get this old?”
CHRIS DAUGHTRY, LEAD VOCALIST AND GUITARIST OF DAUGHTRY, 34
Two years ago, this rocker lost 23 lbs by altering his lifestyle and incorporating more fitness into his routine. Chris rose to fame after coming in fourth on the fifth season of American Idol and noted how he initially gained 25 lbs from being on tour and eating a lot of junk. After losing the weight, he gave his tips in an interview where he stated that he avoids late night eating, he stays away from his favorite foods like pizza by keeping them out of his sight, he exercises daily, and when he does have a cheat meal, he works out extra hard:
“If I do eat those things, which is going to happen, I pay for my carnivorous sins right away,” he says. “I get more exercise and burn off the calories. You have to pay for them as you go, and not let them turn into 25 extra pounds. I’m not going to totally deprive myself of the things I love to eat; instead I’ll eat them in moderation and then immediately deal with the fallout.”
His exercise routine includes jumping around on-stage, circuit training, and cardio. Although nothing comes easy, he has made healthy lifestyle a priority in his life.
CHRISTINA MILIAN, ACTRESS AND SINGER, 33
“I have to work out because in my family we don’t have those great genes where you can just eat whatever you want and stay skinny.”
- American actress and singer-songwriter – Cuban parents
- Runs and dances for cardio
- Hiking with friends
- Swimming with her daughter
- Works out 6 days a week – 20 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of squats, and 20 minutes of abs
- Cuts down on carbs and red meats
- Adds more veggies in her diet
CLINT EASTWOOD, ACTOR, 84
Eastwood, a lifelong non-smoker, has been conscious of his health and fitness since he was a teenager, and practices healthful eating habits, even into his 80s. He practices daily transcendental meditation, and is renowned for being an obsessive health and fitness nut.
“I’d always done muscle-training exercise,” Clint says, “things like chins, clips and calisthenics, but it was when I was in the Army that I discovered the weights – the kind of training you’d call bodybuilding today. I never wanted to build huge muscles and bulk up like a competitive bodybuilder, but I realized very quickly that the best way to keep your muscles strong, hard, and fit was with weight training. And once I got into weight training, I never gave it up.”
Eastwood maintains a low-fat, high protein diet and gets plenty of sleep. Everything in moderation, nothing in excess. Some cardiovascular exercise, some muscle training. Eating healthy food and watching your weight. And exercise and attention to diet, Clint Eastwood believes, should be a lifetime habit, best begun when you are as young as possible.
“Stay away from carbohydrates, especially rich desserts. Keep a scale in your bathroom. Get proper rest. Try to be optimistic. Eat fruits and raw vegetables. Take vitamins. Skip beverages loaded with sugars. Avoid alcohol in excess.”
Conan O’Brien, Comedian and Late Night Talk Show Host, 51
Conan has been said to workout for hours everyday to maintain his physique. He even released his workout playlist for the app Rdio, which he says helps keep him motivated. He regularly cycles, with many paparazzi pictures of him frequently cycling. On a recent episode of Chelsea Lately (who is also on this list!) a shirtless Conan looked trim and fit- which shows that he clearly has a healthy dose of fitness in his daily routine.
Daniel Craig, Actor, 46
“I gave up smoking and exercised 5 times a week. At weekends I ate and drank what I liked.”
- Did strenuous 2 hour workouts every day to prepare for his role as 007
- Warmed up his body before his workouts with 1km of rowing
- Daniel kept all his workouts intense. He took no rests and did more reps in fewer sets. This allowed him to go from having a lean body to a muscular one.
- Eats a low-carb, high-protein diet
- Sleeps 7-8 hours a night
DANIEL DAE KIM, ACTOR, 46
“I go from pull-ups to three chest exercises; then I’ll do back, then shoulders, biceps, abs, lower back, then squats, then calves. I’ll work down the body until I feel that every part is exhausted.”
- Korean-American Actor
- Works out 4-5 times a week
- Usually 3 sets of up to 15 different exercises
- Rests very little in between reps
- Runs 3 miles at the end of workouts and on off days
DAVE NAVARRO, GUITARIST, SINGER, AND SONGWRITER, 47
Navarro has admitted that he traded in his drug addiction for gym addiction and he is often seen snapped by the paparazzi leaving the gym! He has said
“I’m as obsessive with health as I was with destruction.”
Dave has been known to workout for 2 hours at a time and does so intensely. He has said in many interviews, however, that his addictive personality is an aspect he loves as long as it’s not chemical- and in the case of his fitness addiction, it’s actually beneficial to his health and reversing the years of damage he did on himself with his drug addiction.
DEMI LOVATO, ACTRESS, SINGER, AND SONGWRITER, 22
“No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it, but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you’ll find the positive side of things.”
- American actress and singer – Father is of Mexican and Spanish descent
- Exercises 5-6 days a week for peace of mind
- Personal Trainer – Joey Rubino
- Strength training
- Core training
- Struggles with eating habits, but has learned to eat 3 healthy meals a day
- Bootcamp style workouts
- Loves kickboxing
- Juicing daily
- Healthy eating and nutrition plan
- Dealt with her own body image issues from being a child-star, but has come out stronger and is now and advocate for and example to other young girls
DENZEL WASHINGTON, ACTOR, 59
“I made a commitment to myself that I would completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together.”
- Exercises with personal trainer
- Focuses on using handheld weights
- Diet focuses on portion control with no food restrictions
DRAKE, RAPPER, SONGWRITER, AND ACTOR, 28
“I’m obsessed with perfection. I want to work. I don’t want to take this for granted.”
- Heavy curls
- Sled Push
- Concentration curl
- Rope Exercise
ELLEN DEGENERES, COMEDIAN, 56
Ellen DeGeneres turned 56 this year and the talk show queen, attributes her success and energy to her healthy lifestyle. She does daily yoga and eats vegan (since 2009) — which she says keeps her looking and feeling her best. Last year Ellen told Shape magazine that she’ll opt for a daily morning yoga practice rather than snack on unhealthy treats and she often does sugar detoxes in order to gain more energy. Ellen also loves dancing and is always laughing, which is certainly very healthy because we actually change physiologically when we laugh. Our muscles stretch and our pulse and blood pressure go up, which sends more oxygen to our tissues. Also, anyone who has watched her daily show knows how generous she is, which research has proven to be good for your health!
EMINEM, RAPPER, 42
“I’ve done a lot of cardio. I’m actually at the point where I think I’ve got a little obsessive/compulsive about it. Like running on a treadmill – I started doing two miles a day. Then I did four. Then I got up to six, then 10, 15 until at 17 I had to take a break. I couldn’t stop.”
- Eats lean meats
- Replaced refined carbs with complex carbs
- Drinks diet coke instead of alcohol
- No longer uses drugs
- Eats lots of vegetables and fresh fruit
- Ran 4 miles a day on a treadmill when he first started working out
- Slowly worked his way up to 10 miles and then 17 miles
- Hired a trainer
- Lifts weights
EVA LONGORIA, ACTRESS, 39
“A diet goes hand-in-hand with exercise. Some people think ‘I can eat whatever I want as long as I exercise,’ which is false. And vice-versa – the opposite of that. Diet and exercise have to go hand-in-hand.”
- American actress – Tejano parents
- Uses her experience of being a personal trainer and knowledge from her kinesiology major to stay fit
- Works out at least 3 days a week for an hour at a time
- Eats plenty of fruits, lean proteins, vegetables, yogurt, and nuts
- Allows herself a few cheat days including pizza once a week
EVA MENDES, ACTRESS, MODEL, AND SINGER, 40
“I focus on the inside out – so it’s all about what I’m eating, how I’m feeding my body and how much water I’m drinking.”
- Cuban American Actress
- Also on our Top 10 Fittest Actresses List
- 3-4 workouts per week
- Circuit training
- Eats a lot of fish and brown rice
- Loves running
- Light weights
- Wants to accentuate curves
EVE, RAPPER, 36
“We don’t do a lot of weights, but we do a lot of push-ups, crunches, and squats — exercises that let me use my own body weight. We work out in a private gym, but we’re about to start incorporating outdoor things into my routine. I can’t wait, because I love being outside.”
- Says being healthy helps her in life
- Prefers strength training to weight training
- Has personal trainer
- Wants to stay healthy instead of being super skinny
- Advocate of the Move Your Body campaign to get kids moving and be healthy and have self confidence and energy
GABRIELLE UNION, ACTRESS, 42
“You know every little bit helps – being sedentary is not your friend. Just work in little bits if you can’t get to the gym. When I do have a little bit more time – at least three minutes – I do interval training. It’s the best thing for your heart and it’s the best thing to either kick start your weight loss or maintain your weight loss. ”
- Newly married to NBA star Dwayne Wade, and they frequently workout together
- Eats mainly organic foods
- Is a fan of interval training
- Will workout whether she has only one minute or hours
- Has a trainer who trains her in 90 minute intervals
- Enjoys green juices
- Says she frequently snacks on unsalted almonds to relieve hunger- she always has some in her bag!
GEORGE CLOONEY, ACTOR, 53
George Clooney stays young and fit at 52 by keeping variety in his fitness routine. He runs daily, performs pull-ups, completes “butt-busting” circuits, and loves hot yoga. He also plays basketball regularly with other Hollywood actors, including Toby McGuire, Matt Damon, and Leonardo DiCaprio.
“Well I do a lot of aerobics, a lot of dance, there is a lot of jazz-ercise, the ab-master, there’s the butt-blaster or whatever it’s called. And also there is a lot of yoga. And I have also just finished doing a movie where I did football with a bunch of 21-year-olds which I highly recommend. That’s going to keep anyone in shape.” George Clooney, 2007.
George’s diet primarily focuses on healthy food. He recently decided to go on a juice cleanse and eat better as part of his New Year’s resolutions, having green juices and salads daily.
GEORGE LOPEZ, COMEDIAN, ACTOR, AND TALK SHOW HOST, 53
“I started doing Pilates a while back. I thought my childhood was rough? Pilates is harder. When I do Pilates, I think about those sad summers I was making Kool-Aid and trying to sell it on a cul de sac that no one traveled, and Pilates is much harder than that.”
- Mexican-American Comedian, Actor, and Talk show host
- Advocate of reducing childhood obesity
- Had a kidney transplant in 2005
- Advocate of kidney disease awareness and works with the National Kidney Foundation
- After the transplant, he exercises more and has cut out fast food.
- ” I weighed 235 pounds when I found out I needed a new kidney. Now I weigh 190.”
GWYNETH PALTROW, ACTRESS, 42
She is known for her strict diet and rigorous exercise regime and at the age of forty, she doesn’t have a wrinkle or spot of cellulite in sight. Gwyneth follows a super healthy macrobiotic diet – says that scheduling in a detox is very important but also stresses the importance of programmed indulging once in a while.
“I often have a glass of red wine in the evening and smoke a cigarette on a Saturday. I love those moments because they are just the right amount of naughty. That balance keeps you vibrant. You have to live your life, after all”
She gives lifestyle advice through her popular blog, Goop; and in December 2013, she announced that she would be releasing a workout series with her trainer Tracy Anderson this year.
HALLE BERRY, ACTRESS, 48
Halle Berry’s workout is known for shocking Oprah- not because of it’s intensity- but rather because of it’s simplicity! While filming, she often only has 25 minutes to workout, so we will fit a workout in that time, but do it at least 5 times a week. In the 25 min she will do five minutes of each: warm-up, upper-body strength training, lower-body moves, core-training exercises and fat-burning cardio work. When she does have more time, she loves doing kick-boxing, which is a great mix of strength training and cardio, and her lifestyle choices have made this 47 year old look half her age. Berry, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1989, follows a low-carb that features lots of vegetables, lean proteins and very little sugar.
“I do not love to work out,” Halle previously told Vogue. “But if I stick to exercising every day and put the right things in my mouth, then my diabetes just stays in check.”
IGGY AZALEA, RAPPER, 24
“I am very competitive, which is why I have had success in music; and if I play a sport, I want to kick someone’s butt. That’s why I LOVE to play tennis–which is my favorite sport–and it includes a lot of running.”
- Squats and sit ups every day
- Took the “30 day squat challenge”
- Enjoys tennis
- Drinks smoothie for breakfast made of almonds, fruits, kale, and berries
JADA SMITH, actress, 43
“Well, I use to push a lot of iron. I’ve been in the gym for like 15 years now, and I’m just not motivated by it anymore. So I do a lot of outside sports. On my christmas vacation, I did a lot of cross-country skiing, and I like to hike.”
- Favorite exercise is Yoga
- Surf and Snowboard with family for fun
- Limits gym time to less than 45 minutes
- Diet includes protein rich foods
JAKE GYLLENHAAL, actor, 33
Jake has admitted that working out has become a bit of an addiction to him and he has to remind himself to slow down. For his physical role in Prince of Persia, Jake trained in parkour, sword fighting, and bulked up in muscle. Even after filming wrapped, he continued a 45-min, 6 day a week workout routine that alternated strength conditioning and cardio.
“I really just do it for myself,” he said. “It’s just an incredible thing to exercise, but for it to become like a meditative thing rather than just working out is amazing and that’s how it is for me.”
He finds dieting extremely difficult because he enjoys eating good food so much, but when he’s training for a role that requires him to be lean and muscular, he will diet and eat lean meats and vegetables.
JAMIE FOXX, actor, singer-songwriter, and comedian, 46
“I wouldn’t have this type of energy otherwise, I feel refreshed, I feel young.”
- Works out with personal trainer
- Does 45 minutes of weight training
- Basketball drills
JANE FONDA, actress, 76
Jane Fonda, at 76, is a true life testament to the fact that healthy lifestyle keeps one young, vibrant, and balanced.
“It’s important to exercise when you’re younger,” Fonda says. “It’s the No. 1 ingredient for successful aging. It makes a difference for all aspects of your life and your body. I know what exercise has done to my life profoundly — not just my body, but my mind. I do what makes me feel good.”
As she has gotten older, Jane transitioned from the rigorous, high-impact aerobic exercise she extolled during the 1980s to gentler, lower-impact workouts. Fonda does yoga, strength-trains, walks, cycles, and uses the elliptical trainer. Since she has adopted a more laid-back approach to fitness, she makes a concerted effort to eat well. She says she eats by color, something dark green, dark purple, red, orange, yellow, white, because they all have different vitamins and minerals in them.
JASON DERULO, singer, 25
“In the afternoon, I’d go to the gym and do calisthenics with 1 minute or less rest in between. And at night I’d lift heavy”
- Used to be overweight as a child, but started eating more organic foods and lean protein such as egg white omelets, chicken sausages, and wheat toast at breakfast
- Dancing is his main cardio workout
- Monitored by his trainer Kevin Henderson during 2-hour workout sessions
- Favorite workouts include upside down push-ups, roundhouse push-ups,ab rollouts, shoulder press, and bicep curls
- Performs static exercises when on tour
JAY-Z, rapper, 44
“On December 3rd, one day before my 44th birthday I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!! This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan challenged me to embrace a plant-based breakfast every day. It was surprisingly easier on me than I thought…”
- Works out with Marco Borges
- Total body workout
- Always something different
- 3 sets of each, resting for no more than one minute between sets
- Went on a vegan diet for 22 days
- Focus on cardio, interval training, abs and healthy diet
- Power Moves
- Workouts moves include squats and press, reverse lunges, cobra planks,push-ups into side plank, and heel touch crunches
JENNIFER ANNISTON, actress, 45
Aniston’s training philosophy that blends the mind and the body is what keeps this 45 year-old looking and feeling young! Jennifer uses a combination of yoga, spinning, and toners, really focusing on developing a better connection to her mind, emotions, and body.
“It’s simple. I run, work out every day,” Aniston has said in interviews.
When training for her role as a stripper in We’re the Millers, she stuck to a strict diet of vegetables, lean proteins, and occasional kale chips! Since her role, she still sticks to a healthy, balanced diet, and has said she avoids carbohydrates to keep her body looking toned.
JENNIFER HUDSON, singer and actress, 33
“I wokrout at least 45 minutes everyday. I have 8 lbs to go. But I don’t count calories. I make sure I feed myself,”
- Did Weight Watchers
- Lost 80 pounds in four years
- Cut out fried food
- Works out at least 45 minutes a day
- Works out with personal trainer Hayley Pastemak
- Begin working out and when she’s not able to get a work out in it bothers her that she didn’t get to workout
- Does 4 A.M. Runs
JENNIFER LOPEZ, actress and singer, 45
“You got to work out, you got to watch what you eat. It’s a job – you’ve got to buckle down.”
- American actress – Puerto Rican parents
- Also made our Top 10 Fittest Singers list
- Power Yoga
- 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of muscular structure per day
- Mixes things up every 10 workouts to trick muscles and maximize results
- Believes more in toning than losing weight
- Resistance training 2-3 days a week
- Consumes lots of protein through meat and Soya foods
- Went on a 22 day vegan challenge
- Diet includes a lot of turkey, grilled chicken, salmon fillets, and nonfat cottage cheese
JENNY MCCARTHY, model, television host, and actress, 42
There’s a reason that this funny blonde bombshell has been a Playboy Cover girl 6 times, and that at 42, after having a child, she still has washboard abs. She maintains her amazingly toned figure with strength training and running three to five times per week and yoga twice a week. Jenny enjoys doing lunges, sit ups, pushups, and planks — because she’s working my whole body. She also realizes that other than even more so than working out, food is the most important thing. “Especially in today’s age how convenient fast food restaurants are, and how exhausted we are as mothers. It’s too overwhelming that we sacrifice [healthy] food,” Jenny has said. The View host relies heavily on her soup in her gluten and dairy-free diet. However, don’t think that she hasn’t struggles with her health and weight before- the former Playmate of the Year once ballooned to 211lbs during her pregnancy with 10-year-old son Evan back in 2002. She credits healthy lifestyle and discipline to becoming healthy again.
JESSICA ALBA, actress and model, 33
“I like doing dance classes. That’s fun. Like hip hop class, mixed with like core pilates-type exercises.”
- American actress and model – Father if of Mexican descent
- Also on our Top 10 Fittest Actresses List
- Barry’s bootcamp
- Trainer – Ramona Braganza
- Uses the 321 Training method – 3 cardio segments, 2 strength training circuits, and 1 core element
- Eats organic produce
- Drinks lots of water
- Stays active
- Enjoys dance classes, cycling classes, and spring workouts
- Created The Honest Company to promote natural and safe products for babies including food, diapers, and advice for a healthy family
JESSICA BIEL, actress, 32
Jessica combines walking lunges, sprinting, cardio workouts, and yoga. Her trainer has her do a lot of plyometrics in an intense workout that lasts under and hour. She also loves going for hikes and jogs with her dogs and instead of treating that activity as pure cardio, she focuses on the mental health benefits of bonding with her pups in nature “It keeps me very…clearheaded, and it helps me to refresh,” she says.
“For me, getting enough sleep, drinking lots of water, having a healthy diet, and staying away from alcohol are musts. It’s so boring, I know, but doing those things really helps.”
She eats a lot of vegetables, and grain proteins. She is a fan of fermented veggies and probiotics also, which she considers great for her skin and digestion.
This lanky actor recently trained and dieted intensely in order to have a 6-pack in his movie “Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” and says the intense regimen was extremely difficult to sustain. And while he eased off the intensity of his regimen, he does speak wonders to how working out and eating healthy makes him feel. The famous comedian recently gave up alcohol and cigarettes and started a strict new diet as part of a lifestyle makeover.
“Tomorrow, day 14, no wheat, dairy, sugar, coffee, soda, drugs, alcohol or tobac,” he tweeted. “A few more days till that sweet feeling but right now ain’t bad!” He added: “Clarity! Contentment! Youthfulness! Longevity! This diet, though tough at first, gives me that! Can u handle it? Just 3 weeks and you’ll see! I eat eggs, meat, fish (and) veggies cooked in olive oil, fruits, nuts, water, tea with honey or Stevia, gluten-free crackers and almond butter 4 snack.”
Carrey is also a keen runner, regularly doing five-mile runs. He once did an entire interview while running on a treadmill!
JIMMY FALLON, comedian, 40
The first lady, Michelle Obama, challenged him to a fitness competition on his show and though he lost (in a funny way), he stays very healthy in order to keep up with his hectic schedule. He drinks green juices that are a mixture of spinach, parsley, and to quote the comedian “God knows what else is in it.” He takes daily fish oil supplements, eats salads, and trains regularly with a trainer. Fallon is treating his new duties like a boxer training to go extra rounds. (Cue Rocky music here.) These days the comedian sleeps more, goes out less, and takes care of himself- because he realizes that without the host, the Tonight Show’s 200+ performances cannot go on!
JOAN JETT, guitarist, singer, and songwriter, 56
As she told the New York Times a few years ago,
“most days I feel like 25″
and she stays active by always being on the go. Like many musicians, a demanding tour schedule leaves little time to sit around, but she does find time to exercise when home in Long Island. She’s been known to go biking and knock out 50 push-ups during commercial breaks! She also seems like the poster style for healthy living by challenging rock star preconceptions- Joan doesn’t smoke or drink, and does her best to stay out of the sun’s harmful rays. In terms of healthy diet, Joan has been a vegetarian for over 20 years and is an advocate for vegetarianism, saying that we do not need animals to sustain ourselves. She says she works out regularly but its mostly how active she is on stage that keeps her toned.
- loves the elliptical machine
- does yoga
- enjoys juicing
- “I consider exercise more about mood moderation than vanity.”
JON BON JOVI, singer of BON JOVI, 52
His favorite type of exercise is running and he runs 6 days a week for about an hour. Don’t be surprised to see him throw on a hat and sunglasses and hit the streets for some cardio and fresh air when he is on tour, exercising outdoors is calming to him. He also lifts weights and works on balancing/stability exercises that helps him keep the same moves on stage he had 30 years ago. A few years ago, he discovered yoga and has been practicing every since
“I was doing Workout 101 for years: treadmill, elliptical, weights,” Jon Bon Jovi, said of incorporating yoga into his routine “Now I’m going to do yoga, and I enjoy it. I’m a 21st-century man.”
He also makes sure the band also travels with a multi talented professional who is a trainer, chiropractor and nutritionist, all in one. Jon’s favorite healthy foods are grilled fish and low fat Greek yogurt. He likes to snack on almonds, fruit and protein bars.
JULIE CHEN, television personality, 44
“I work out six days a week. Three days a week, I work with my trainer doing CrossFit, two days a week doing yoga, and one day a week Pilates. Sundays are my days off most of the time. Otherwise, it’s treadmill and maybe some weights. I do it first thing in the morning. I get up an hour earlier to get it done. I love it.”
- American television personality- Mother is Chinese
- Work out with a trainer
JUSTIN TIMERLAKE, singer, songwriter, and actor, 33
Justin told Playboy in 2011 that he prefers to have a toned body rather than look like a meathead. He not only workouts in gym but also does rigorous dance training when he tours and participates regularly in snowboarding, basketball, and gold. He is married to our Jessica Biel, who also made our Top 10 Fittest Celebrities List 2014 and they are often seen jogging together and hiking with their dogs. He does not believe in doing exercise every day so he workouts around 4-5 days a week and when he needs to diet, he cuts out high carb beer. Outdoor games help him to maintain his body shape and provide excellent cross training in order to maintain his all around toned, strong body. He has been quoted as saying:
“I’ve done well, but the reason is pretty simple: I’ve worked my *ss off,” he says. “Anything I’ve done well has taken many, many hours of preparation.”
This applies to his work ethic in general but also his fitness training.
KANYE WEST, rapper, 37
“I’ve never been in better shape. I follow the 5 factor diet, it made me healthy, and it’s unbelievable, but the food tastes really great.”
- Barry’s Bootcamp – alternates between weight and cardio training
- 5 factor diet
- Works out 25 minutes per day ranging from strength training, cardiovascular, and core movements
KATHY GRIFFIN, actress and comedian, 54
Kathy, who says she loves her body more now, at age 53, than she did 20 years ago, has a very balanced approach to diet and fitness. She has a strict no-extremes policy, just eating and exercising sensibly. “But if I eat something that’s not so good for me, I don’t feel bad anymore. If I don’t exercise one day, I’ll make it up some other way” she says. Her schedule makes being consistent difficult, so three times a week of workouts is what she aims for. If she’s home, she does a full hour of cardio on the bike or treadmill, and weights. When she’s out of town, she will go to the gym at the hotel, or go for a very long walk. She says she’s a big believer in making your workout wherever you are.
KEKE PALMER, actress, 21
“What I have learned is once you changed your mindset and understand that food is not for fun or a reward to yourself, it is that much easier to have a healthy body. You must change your thinking process and understand that food is fuel, not entertainment My body is a temple and I will treat it as such.”
- Removed simple carbs from diet
- Strictly sticks to wheat, veggies, and protein shakes
- Does cardio every morning and night
- Did 30 day squat and abs challenges
- Works out with Aisha Kamali
- Typical meal for a day consist of:
- Lean 1 protein shake for breakfast
- Steak salad with black beans from chipotle for lunch
- A Health bar for snack
- Some grilled chicken for dinner
Kelly Ripa, Actress and Talk Show Host, 43
Kelly is undoubtedly fit, and is frequently seen leaving various fitness studios across NYC. She is a fan of Soul Cycle, an intense spinning class, pilates, yoga, and high cardio training. She is a fan of varied workouts and cross-training, which builds up her endurance and strength more than sticking with the same old workout every day. Beyond challenging her body, varied workouts end up feeling more exciting and engaging. Her fitness trainer has beens said to say the Kelly’s favorite part of a workout is when she is done- and there’s nothing wrong with taking a moment to celebrate and relish the benefits of hard work!
- Frequently works out with Mark Consuelos, who is also on this list
- Works out 7 days a week
- While maintaining proper balance between workouts and diet, Kelly includes Greek yogurt, leafy green vegetables, and fruits in her breakfast. Insisting on eating everything in moderation, Kelly feels that it’s vital to eat healthy to stay healthy esp. when you cross a particular age.
- Having a family history of heart disease, Kelly includes fresh food in her diet, which is good for arteries.
LENNY KRAVITZ, singer, 50
“To Stay fit, I always carry a jump rope with me. And I run. I like to be outdoors doing things that you can do with your body-pull-ups,sit-ups,push-ups,squats. Gyms are cool, but I find them boring. I prefer to run outside in nature-it’s far more inspiring”
- Organic diet
- All about balance lifestyle
- Jump Ropes
- Likes to exercise outside
LUCY Liu, actress, 45
“Pilates introduced me to muscles I never even knew I had. Soon I started to feel longer and leaner. Ten years of Pilates has really changed my body for the better.”
- American actress,model, and artist- parents are from Taiwan
- Does kickboxing and other martial arts
- Has a good diet with one cheat day a week
- Starts her day with juice made of bananas and berries
- Enjoys breakfast burritos with spinach, fried egg, and tomatoes
- Enjoes fish with steamed vegetables or salad for dinner
- Her cheats may be veggie pizza or pasta for extra carbs
MADONNA, singer, 56
At 53, Madonna is a living entertainment legend, now even owns a chain of fitness gyms worldwide and is not shy about her own rigorous training and diet. Madonna possesses a level of commitment to health and fitness that most people can’t even imagine. It takes dedication to exercise, nutrition (she eats a macrobiotic diet), and sleep. Her focus in training is on strength at a cardio pace.
“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.”
Madonna specifically moves through a lot of strength movements at a steady, unforgiving pace in addition to yoga, pilates, and hours of dance rehearsals daily.
Maggie Q, actress, 35
“I exercise every day and there’s nothing I don’t do. I run, I do yoga, I swim, I bike, I box. I love to box. I’m a huge boxer.”
- American actress, animal rights activist,and former model- Mother is Vietnamese
- Follows a vegan diet
- Typical breakfast consists of a smoothie made with spirulina,barley, milk, fruit, and greens
- Lunch usually includes kale, steamed rice, and lentil stew
- Favorite dinner is a sweet potato,quinoa, and salad
- Martial arts
MARIO LOPEZ, television host and actor, 41
“I just feel I’m at my best at work and at play when I’m taking care of myself physically.”
- American television host and actor- Mexican descent
- Lifting weights
- Interval Training
- Ab work
- Healthy diet
- Wrote “Extra Lean: The Fat- Burning Plan That Changes the Way You Eat For Life”
- Has a book about ” The Mario Lopez Workout” with a day to day exercises
- Wants his kids to be active
- Wrestled in high school
- Trains 6 days a week
MARK CONSUELOS, actor, 43
“I am committed to sharing my family’s positive approach to managing their diabetes successfully and hope others will be inspired to take the Diabetes Freedom Pledge and commit to a healthier lifestyle.”
- Spanish-born American actor- Mexican Father
- Works out with his wife Kelly Ripa
- Interval Training
- Has a family history of Type 2 Diabetes, which is part of the reason he lives a healthy lifestyle
- Spokesperson for diabetes awareness
- Plays Softball,Soccer, and Golf
- Yearly Physicals
MATT DAMON, actor, 44
Matt Damon has gained and lost his fair share of weight over his career. His recent role in Elysium
“It was four hours a day in the gym — and I’m not 26 anymore, but I got in shape.”
His favorite workout, however, is sprint drills, because they are fun to him. He says:
“Try to find something you can improve at, because that will keep you doing it. And that will make it fun”
When training, Matt Damon eats 6 meals a day, divided into 3 larger meals and 3 smaller snack-like meals in between each. His total calories are broken down as such: 40% from protein, 20% from fat, and 40% from carbohydrates. He does, however, admit that extreme diets become more difficult on him as he gets older- and only adheres to strict diets when he needs to for a role.
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, actor, 45
Matthew is a busy father of 3, but he makes time to workout- even at home! A typical workout consists of pull-ups on the kids swingset, sprints in the backyard, and free weights. He is also a fan of mountain biking and surfing because he likes his workouts to be as mental or spiritual as they are physical.
“Sometimes you can get the body in shape, and the head ain’t in great shape,” he says. “But it’s real nice if you can coordinate ‘em.”
His trainer even attributes his youthful appearance with the fact that he keeps training year-round and not just for roles (as many actors in Hollywood do). McConaughey’s active lifestyle is matched by his love of healthy food. Because fitness plays such a big part in his own life, he started the non-profit organization j.k. livin foundation, which funds an after-school fitness and wellness program for some of the nation’s most vulnerable inner-city teenagers. The foundation’s name is shorthand for “just keep living,” a personal mantra inspired by the passing of his father.
MICHAEL EALY, actor, 41
“ The weight lifting was easy. The Diet- no sugar, no salt, no carbs, way too much breast of the chicken with no seasoning- that was the hardest,”
- Lost 25 pounds in 3 months of working out
- Committed to a heavy dose of olympic power lifting and strict diet
MICHELLE WILLIAMS, singer, 34
- Does circuit training
- Lots of workout videos
- Was dealing with years of depression which she overcame with “exercise, therapy, and positive thinking.”
MICK JAGGER, Singer of THE ROLLING STONES, 71
It seems as if this charismatic showman has always used every performance as a workout. Now, we know how he nails those leg kicks: ballet (for balance), Pilates and yoga! He told the Daily Mail that, with the help of personal trainer Torje Eike, he trains up to six days per week. This includes running 8 miles a day, swimming, kickboxing and cycling. Sir Mick has said:
“I train five or six days a week, but I don’t go crazy. I alternate between gym work and dancing, then I do sprints, things like that. I’m training for stamina.”
While on tour, he warms up on a treadmill, but cuts back on the intensity of his training because of the energy he expends on stage. In a typical show (the Stones’ stages are 100ft wide by 50ft deep) he covers 12 miles. For the past decade, Jagger has been a devotee of organic produce — he’s particularly fond of avocados because of their regenerative qualities.
- Recently had a baby and stayed fit throughout pregnancy, training 3 days a week
- Loves walking outside and is frequently photographed taking a walk with her fiancé Ashton Kutcher and their dog.
- Though she has to tone down her adventurous side with a baby on the way, Mila is known for being hooked on adrenaline. Jet skiing and snowboarding aren’t the only fast-moving activities she likes — to celebrate her 27th birthday, Mila went skydiving.
- After a grueling six months training for Black Swan and eating only 1,200 calories a day, Mila said she wanted nothing more than to get back to a healthy weight. But while Mila has always loved her food and wine, she makes sure to live an active lifestyle in order to balance out her indulgences.
MISSY ELLIOTT, singer-songwriter, 43
“I’m 30 pounds lighter because i’ve been exercising. My thyroid is functioning, so I haven’t had to take medication in about nine months. [But] you live with it for the rest of your life.”
- Lost 71 pounds when her doctor told her she would have a stroke if she didn’t lose weight
- Increases her metabolism by eating mini meals throughout the day
- Conscious of portion control and makes sure to swap certain foods like brown rice for white rice
- Personal trainer is Mark Jenkins
- Works out by dancing, taking spin classes, and lifting weights
- Has dealt with Graves Disease by exercising
MORRIS CHESTNUT, actor, 45
“It was really challenging for me physically to have to be in great shape”
- 44 Years old
- Lost 33 pounds
- Works out with personal trainer
- Kneeling cable crunches
- Leg Lifts
- Knee raises
NICOLE KIDMAN, actress, 47
Nicole Kidman loves all kinds of fitness including running, spinning, yoga, swimming- all of which she does to stay in shape. She has said that she comes from a marathon running family in Australia, and that she loves just putting on music and running in the woods. She does regular 55-minute Pilates sessions and a weekly spinning class, and favors cardio workouts on a cross trainer.
“Over the years I’ve realized that if you don’t have your health, you’ve got nothing. So that comes first. And how do you get that when you have two little kids, and a husband, and a lot of work? I work for balance now. I do yoga, and I run, and I meditate. I take really good care of myself and I eat well.”
She has said that when she tours with her musician husband, Keith Urban, she finds it difficult to avoid all the temptation of the junk food on the road, so her aim is to eat 80% percent healthy at all times.
NICOLE SCHERZINGER, recording artist and Television personality, 36
“Stay active, eat everything in moderation, and stop being so tough on myself,”
- American recording artist, actress, and television personality- Father is of Filipino descent
- Works out 4-6 times a week
- Mix of strength moves and cardio
- Works out with personal trainer Adam Ernster
- Eats 3-6 meals a day depending on her activity
- Weight Lifts
- Circuit Training
- 30-40 minutes a day to jogging and other cardio workouts
- 30 minutes a day for circuit training
- 2 days a week are dedicated to lunges, dead lift squats, crunches on exercise ball and yoga
- Overcame Bulimia and now lives a healthy lifestyle
QUEEN LATIFAH, rapper, Actress, and TV Personality, 44
“I kind of keep everything in moderation,exercise and eat right.”
- Workouts with a personal trainer
- Eats veggies, fruits, and eggs
- Works out 5 days a week
- Lots of elliptical and treadmill
- Has website called Queen Latifah’s Weight Loss
- Lost 20 pounds
RICK ROSS, rapper, 38
“I just, I just wanted to, you know, get in some better shape, you know what I’m saying, put myself in a better position. So I just, I still eat the way I want…I just go to the gym.. I do this thing called, uh, Crossfit. I call it Ross Fit”
- Lost 100 pounds
- CrossFit (calls it RossFit)
- Didn’t change diet much, but now eats more fruit
- Had 2 seizures in 2011 and decided to change his lifestyle which prompted him to get more fit and to become active
RICKY MARTIN, singer, 42
“I feel great. I go to the gym. I do yoga. I’m a father to two toddlers, and lifting them is a workout — this is biceps, this is triceps. I also try to make love. That helps.”
- Puerto Rican Pop Musician, actor and author
- enjoys Kriya Yoga and Hatha Yoga; practices at least 20 minutes a day
- Does a lot of zumba and strength training
- switched to a vegetarian diet in 2013 and felt much better from it
ROBIN ROBERTS, television broadcaster, 54
“Before, I would play a little hoops, a little tennis. Now it’s more yoga, Pilates, stretching, some light weight work, push-ups, sit-ups, resistance things.”
- Breast Cancer survivor
- Cut out red meat from diet
- Light weights
- Resistance Training
ROSARIO DAWSON, actress, 35
“It’s hard to [exercise] when you’re traveling all the time, and I’m not that person to go to the gym in the hotel. So I really just try to walk as much as possible and go to a yoga class or a Pilates class. Most of the time it’s when my friends kind of encourage me to do things like that. I just really try to be mindful about my diet.”
- American actress, singer, and writer – Mother is Puerto Rican
- Bike riding
- Dealt with grandmother’s death by exercising
- Does not use crash diets or obsessive calorie counting
- Favorite beverages are coconut water and peppermint tea
RYAN REYNOLDS, actor, 38
Ryan Reynolds, 37, takes his shirt off in almost every movie he’s in, whether it’s a comedy, or an action hero adventure. He admits to living like an unhealthy “frat boy” in his youth, but credits his role in Blade: Trinity for changing his life, and his training. For the role, he trained six days a week, and ate a 3,200-calorie daily diet in order to gain 25 pounds of muscle.
“That time changed my life because it taught me you can actually do things that were previously impossible,” he says. “I now train because I like being healthy and I enjoy it a lot. I’m at my happiest when I’m outdoors, walking in the woods or hiking. I like to try to incorporate those kinds of activities into my morning routine. In some ways, it’s like meditation. “
He enjoys fitness so much that he even pushed himself to train for and run the New York City marathon in a time of 3 hours, 50 minutes. Reynolds also sticks to healthy home-cooked meals such as 97% fat free bison bolognese with fresh ingredients over brown rice.
“Nutrition is everything. Everyone thinks getting in shape is 80% working out and 20% diet, but really it’s the other way around.”
SALMA HAYEK, actress, 48
“I’m not a skinny girl. I push it…I don’t like to exercise, so I have to force myself to do it, because i know it’s good for my health.”
- Mexican-American actress, director, and producer
- Enjoys Bikram Yoga
- Works out 5-7 days per week
- Extremely intense 30 minute workouts
- Dance workouts
- Does many different and varied workouts for short amounts of time
- Enjoys apples and carrots and daily drinks a fruit juice
- Founded the Cooler Cleanse which is a 3-5 day detox diet
SETH MEYERS, comedian, 40
This SNL funny-man who is poised to replace fellow Top 10 Fittest Comedians lister Jimmy Fallon on “Late Night” is an avid exerciser. He has emceed Cycle for Survival — the spin-a-thon-style event that raises money for rare cancers. He says he is an avid runner, aiming to do five miles about four days per week, and then lifting weights about three days per week. When he’s not working out, he still enjoys green juices, saying they make him feel great. He also says that the best advice he ever got from a nutritionist, that he follows, is to eat every 4 hours and not skip meals. He usually has one cheat day a week, which was Saturday, when he was hosting because it is such a high stress day.
STING, singer of THE POLICE, 63
From many superstars in the world, Sting has been a perfect example of one who has maintained a healthy lifestyle and diet. The fact that he is now 62 and performs with as much energy as musicians a third of his age is proof that his current physical condition was not obtained overnight, but rather his consistent and long term healthy lifestyle over the years. Sting eats macrobiotic which consists of eating lots of grains that are combined with vegetables, avoiding processed foods that contain preservatives, as well as reducing the consumption of meat, dairy, and sugar. Since Sting has moved his whole family onto a farm, he grows over 50 different types of organic fruits and vegetables, raises chickens and turkey, and even has a small lake where he can catch his own trout. Even when on tour, Sting brings a personal chef with him so that he maintains his healthy diet at all times. In terms of fitness, Sting enjoys running and yoga, both for the physical benefits but also for its meditative aspects. Sting once said that yoga
“is like music, yoga is a long journey that will continue to grow and to learn, and very influential in the creative process.”
TAYE DIGGS, actor, 43
“ I’m addicted to the gym, and I love to stay active.”
- At the gym a lot
- Plays basketball a lot
- Keeps moving
TAYLOR SWIFT, singer-songwriter, 24
This 5’10” young country phenomenon credits running, hiking and dance workouts for her lean, toned body. She loves partaking in workouts that don’t feel like exercise but said in 2012 that she ran for an hour every day on the treadmill no matter what, saying she relied on rigorous exercise to keep her stamina up. The blonde beauty also said exercise quelled her anxiety. Taylor has said
“I don’t care about losing weight as much as feeling good about myself. You can’t indulge without exercising, so I exercise because I love eating and I don’t want to have to live without anything.”
She eats really well during the week, including lots of salads and yogurt, and indulges a bit on the weekends.
TERRANCE JENKINS, actor and TV host, 32
“I’m super excited to get in shape for the summer,” Terrence says. “This will be the first time that I’ve worked our every day for six weeks and I can’t wait to see the results!”
- Did a Road to Shirtless-an E! segment that documented his workouts
- Key to success was eating healthy
- Ate lean meals
- Total Body circuit:
- Jog on spot with high knees for 30 seconds
- Spring on spot for 30 seconds
- Push-up with side planks between each- 20 to 30 reps
- Jump Squats-25 Reps
- Side shuffle-10 reps in each direction
- Mountain climbers- 30 reps
- Bicycle crunches- 25 to 50 reps
- Triceps Push-ups 15 to 25 reps
- Burpees-10 to 15 reps
- Stationary Lunges- 10 to 15 reps
- Pull-ups 6 to 15 reps
- Repeat sequence 3 times
TIM MCGRAW, singer, 47
At age 46, Tim McGraw has maintained a 40-lbs weight loss in his 40s. He states his motivation for getting fit is to be able to perform in front of his fans, have energy, and feel good- he even quit alcohol. He has said he works out around 4 hours a day when not preforming, using pulleys and bars and doing core training, while incorporating strength and balanced movements to build up the muscles between the ribs and connective tissues.
“The reason you want to do this is to be in front of thousands of people, playing that guitar and doing what you love. And when I’m on stage, I want to feel good.”
He does, however, admit that he enjoys occasional indulgences such as a burger or sweet tea- but does an extra hour of working out to counterbalance the extra calories.
TINA TURNER, singer, 74
Tina Turner, at 74, seems to just get better and better with age – a phenomenon the singer believes is down to a combination of great style, health and attitude.”A 50-year-old woman is equivalent to 40 when I was growing up,” she insists.
“If you take care of yourself, 60 is nothing for women these days. In today’s world you can be the kind of woman you want to be.”
The legendary singer- who has stayed a size 10 for the past 4 decades- puts her stable size down to not eating after 6pm, drinking lots of water and, of course, dancing. She says she stays away from sweet and prefers to eat healthy foods because of how they make her feel. Her daily breakfast consists of banana, kiwi and melon, and brown German bread. In addition, she believes sleep is so important that she only has two meals a day because she sleeps so long. With a home in Switzerland, she has become a devotee of saunas and steam rooms and “walking 10 miles up and down stairs at home”. It is Tina’s mental attitude that perhaps plays the biggest part in her refusal to let herself go- she believes we are what we think and that women need to embrace themselves at every point in their lives!
TOM CRUISE, actor, 52
Tom Cruise works out everyday- even when he’s off, he’s either hiking, biking, flying planes, or riding a motorcycle.
“I train pretty hard,” Cruise admits. “For ‘The Last Samurai (2003),’ I spent a year training six hours a day, seven days a week to be able to handle a sword and do it on uneven terrain, because I didn’t want to blow my knees out.”
Cruise, who is 51 years old, is known for doing a lot of his own stuntwork in his action films, which means he always has to maintain peak physical strength and endurance with functional muscle. In addition to following a strict diet and lifting weights several hours a day, Tom also does cardio daily.
TYLER PERRY, actor, Director, Producer, 45
“I walk into a room with a lot more confidence. All my life I’ve tried to hide my height, I was taller than everybody else and stood out, so I would slouch and try to hide it. But with what I’ve been able to do with my body, I’m owning it. I’m standing up with I walk into a room.”
- Lost 30 pounds
- Krav Maga
- 1 Hour long circuits including:
- Body weight movements
- Free weights
- Cable Training
TYRA BANKS, television personality and former model, 40
“My Nutritionist says,”If you bite it, write it.” Writing down everything that you put in your mouth really helps. I don’t count a damn calorie. But When I’m really trying to eat healthy, I write everything down. It really holds me accountable and puts me on a healthier path.”
- Strength Training
- Resistance Training
- Organic and Nutrient loaded food like:
- Green veggies
- Fresh fruits
- High protein, low carb and fat diet
TYRESE GIBSON, Singer-Songwriter, 35
“When you step on the treadmill,make a commitment. Do, say, 3 miles a day. And don’t get off until you finish. It doesn’t matter what speed you’re going. Just don’t get off. You don’t have to keep up with all the people around, running all fast and doing their thing. Just do your thing. You’ll work up to them, as long as you do your own thing first.”
- Walks or runs 5 miles a day
- A decline workout routine which his starts heavy and lower weights each sets
UMA THURMAN, actress, 44
Uma Thurman, 43, stated her career as a model but transitioned into a butt-kicking successful actress in movies such as Kill Bill. To train for Kill Bill, she took up the Wushu martial arts training, which made her lose 25 lbs and turn her into a real athlete.
“Training gives me a kind of pleasure from the physical activity and exerting myself and pushing myself that I’d never had before.”
And although Uma hated yoga when she first started, she is now hooked and tries to get an hour in whenever she can; she often also does Pilates. She also loves exercising outdoors, including horseback riding, skiing and snowboarding. In terms of nutrition, she follows the Paleolithic Diet, which means she avoids all dairy, and gluten.
VANESSA WILLIAMS, Actress, 51
“I’ve just got to do something. Especially the older you get, you lose muscle tone so easily, and you just can’t afford to take any time off.”
- 51 Years old
- Body Sculpting sessions with her trainer
- Eats a good/Healthy diet composed of fresh foods like kale
WAYANS BROTHERS, actors, 42 and 43
The Wayans brothers are both members of one of the funniest families of comedy- but agree that health is not a joke. They know that to stay motivated, inspired, and energetic, their bodies need to be in peak physical shape and they both workout around 5-6 days a week: Marlon Wayan has said “I work out five to six days a week in order to keep my energy up. I don’t always feel like going, but it keeps my body and mind sharp.” They partake in circuit training to keep from getting bored and in order to burn more fat. They also take yoga classes as a way to loosen up and center the mind at the start of the day. When on the road, they have been known to workout to videos- so there is truly no excuse to not stay in shape!
WILL SMITH, actor, producer, and rapper, 46
“I will not be outworked. Period,” Smith says. ” You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me, you might be all of those things. You got it on me in the nine categories. But if we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things: You’re getting off first, or I’m gonna die. It’s really that simple.”
- 5 miles runs 6 days a week
- Lift weights on two body parts 5 days a week
- Incorporate boxing training 2x a week
- Aims to eat 6 to 8 protein meals a day
- Tries to limit his carbohydrate intake
- Has a cheat day once a week
WILLIAM LEVY, actor, 34
“I eat really well and workout all the time.”
- Cuban American actor and former model
- Says his ab workout is laughing
- Did a lot of heavy dancing/salsa routines on ” Dancing with the Stars”
- Exercises at home
- Goes on active vacations- Kayaking and fishing
- enjoys hiking, cycling, running, playing soccer and basketball, rock climbing, and surfing
- to prepare for his role in Neighbors, did a lot of Crossfit type training
- eats a healthy diet, including things like oats, eggs, fruits, vegetables, fish, chicken, and other lean meats
ZOE SALDANA, actress, 36
“You can’t forget that you only live once; you have to enjoy the pleasures of life, and you also have to enjoy the work in life. That means that if you like to eat, then workout, be healthy. Keep that heart strong and healthy!”
- Works out with personal trainer- Steve Moyer
- Works out 3-4 days per week
- Healthy diet- simple and balanced
- Toning workouts
- Plays different sports like skiing
- Dances regularly
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