Top 15 Fittest African American Celebrity Women


The Top 15 Fittest African American Celebrity Women:

Alicia Keys


“I’ve always been conscious about how I’ve eaten.”

  • Has a regular workout regimen
  • Enjoys Kickboxing
  • Does Yoga




“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


Angela Bassett


“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


Halle Berry


“I work out with Nat Bardonnet, three times a week, an hour at a time. I do cardio, very light weights, and exercises that use a lot of my own body weight”

  • Did the 22 day vegan challenge
  • She is a Diabetic
  • Interval training
  • Alternating between sprinting and running while on the treadmill
  • Does exercises that work several muscles groups at once
  • Dances regularly


Jada Smith

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“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


Jennifer Hudson


“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
  • Jogs
  • 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


KeKe Palmer


“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


First Lady Michelle Obama


“In the end, as First Lady, this isn’t just a policy issue for me. This is a passion. This is my mission. I am determined to work with folks across this country to change the way a generation of kids thinks about food and nutrition.”

  • Working on the fitness of this great nation’s children
  • Program: Let’s Move is dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation
  • Trying to reform laws- she recently proposed a law on banning Junk Food Marketing in schools because “Our classrooms should be healthy places where kids are not bombarded with ads for junk food,”
  • Well-decomented fitness routine herself
  • Does an hour and half workout
  • Does at least 45 minute cardio workout


Missy Elliot


“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 consuming mini meals throughout the day
  • Is conscious of portion control and make sure to swap certain foods like brown rice for white rice
  • Works out with personal Trainer Mark Jenkins
  • Works out in the gym
  • Dances
  • Does spin classes
  • Lift weights
  • Deals with Graves Disease by working out


 Gabrielle Union

“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!


Robin Roberts


“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
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Stretching
  • Light weights
  • Push-ups
  • Sit-ups
  • Resistance Training


Tyra Banks


“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
  • Cardio
  • Organic and Nutrient loaded food like:
  • Green veggies
  • Fresh fruits
  • High protein, low carb and fat diet


Vanessa Williams


“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
  • Zumba
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Body Sculpting sessions with her trainer
  • Eats a good/Healthy diet composed of fresh foods like kale


Queen Latifah


“I kind of keep everything in moderation,exercise and eat right.”

  • Workouts with a personal trainer
  • Yoga
  • Eats veggies, fruits, and eggs
  • Works out 5 days a week
  • Lots of elliptical and treadmill
  • Boggie-boarding
  • Biking
  • Jogging
  • Cross-training
  • Pilates
  • Hiking
  • Has website called Queen Latifah’s Weight Loss
  • Lost 20 pounds


Zoe Saldana


“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!”

  • Pilates
  • 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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