The courage, confidence, and endurance it takes to be a live performer is unmatched for female singers. The spirit and tenacity these women possess is a sure fire sign of a healthy mind and lifestyle. These strikingly fit and talented women encompass lifestyles their fans can and should look up to. This makes them great role models who deserve recognition from us here at Health Fitness Revolution.
Samir Becic says of these hosts: “Congratulations to all the fit women on this list who are leading by example in terms of healthy lifestyle and are great role models for the future generations of our children. Our younger generations are plagued with many ailments due to obesity and having healthy role models to look up to is necessary. I’m asking every single woman on this list- please let’s motivate Americans to live a healthy lifestyle! Considering you have millions of fans and 70% of Americans are overweight, your impact will be a game changer.”
Now Samir Becic and the HFR institute have poured over all the data on female singers to rank the top fittest of 2017, and you can also look over our previous list. We used a combination of interviews, internet, library, industry literature, and Samir’s knowledge of over 20 years as a fitness industry expert coupled with his experience as a four-time No. 1 Fitness Trainer in the world. We started with the top 100, narrowed it down to 50, 25, and then these final 10.
Here’s our list of the fittest female singers of 2017:
Tina Turner – 77
Seventy-seven never looked so good. Tina Turner’s half-century music career has made her an unforgettable legacy. Her wrinkle-free face, fit legs and slim figure further distinguish this singer on the stage.
“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.”
Tina’s devotion to exercise has revealed itself through her trimmed waist. She enjoys exercising in the comfort of her own home. Tina typically uses the stairs for exercise, walking up and down them for a total of 10 miles. This sensational singer is also a fan of steam rooms and saunas, which is a great way to release built up bodily toxins.
As far as her diet is concerned, Tina only consumes only two meals a day, primarily because she spends a lot of her day sleeping. Tina has always been a lover of healthy foods. For breakfast, she stays energized with healthy fruit like kiwi and melon.
Nicole Scherzinger – 38
Former Pussycat Dolls star, Nicole Scherzinger, effortlessly emits sex appeal with her exotic features and banging body. Her toned and trimmed body is a direct result of her love of dancing. Her favorite activity is getting hype and busting some killer moves to some music. This high energy singer also stays in shape by regularly working out. She does plenty of circuit training at the gym and goes jogging 2-3 times a week.
“I USED TO DIET A LOT AND NOW I DON’T BELIEVE IN THEM BECAUSE YOU’RE GOING TO BINGE, YOUR METABOLISM GETS MESSED UP AND THEN YOUR WEIGHT IS GOING TO YO-YO. I DID THAT FOR A LONG TIME, BUT NOW I EAT 6 SMALL HEALTHY MEALS A DAY.”
Nicole’s diet today is comprised of nutrient dense foods. She consumes 6 small meals a day and makes a conscious effort to avoid refined carbs such as chocolate and pasta.
Madonna – 58
Madonna is a legendary singer and entertainer. Even at 58, she maintains a sensational physique that women of all age groups aspire to have. This worldwide famous singer makes fitness a priority in her life. She also advocates fitness to her fans with her very own a chain of worldwide fitness centers. Madonna’s level of dedication to staying in shape requires an unlimited source of self-motivation. It takes dedication to exercise, eat right (macrobiotic diet), and sleep responsibly.
“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 workouts last for 3-4 hours each day and includes stair climbing, swimming, running, cycling, pilates, strength training, and yoga. Ashtanga yoga is her all-time favorite yoga. This intensely physical and athletic style of yoga is Madonna’s favorite way to get a sweat in.
Jennifer Lopez – 47
This stunning 47-year-old singer and actress has the world in awe at her timeless physique. Lopez started off in the industry as a professional dancer, which gave her the enticingly curvy features that she’s managed to uphold to this very day. After giving birth to her twins back in 2008, Jennifer became more consciously active and fit in order to get her body back. Since then, Jennifer remains highly active and isn’t afraid to break a sweat.
“HAVING TWINS CHANGED MY BODY. IT FEELS DIFFERENT ON THE INSIDE AS WELL AS THE OUTSIDE. THE TEXTURE OF MY MUSCLES HAS EVEN CHANGED. I FEEL LIKE I’VE HIT MY STRIDE IN MY 40S. IN MY 20S I KNEW NOTHING ABOUT TAKING CARE OF MY BODY BUT NOW I’M 41, I FEEL LIKE THIS IS THE AGE. I THINK WOMEN ARE LOOKING AFTER THEMSELVES MORE THAN EVER.”
Jennifer believes working out and eating healthy is a full-time job. She follows a sugar-free and salt-free diet. She’s also big on portion control and stays away from all things toxic (i.e. alcohol, cigarettes).
Kelly Rowland – 35
Former Destiny’s Child singer, Kelly Rowland, is empowered by her sexy feminine curves. According to Kelly, men admire a woman’s curves, and so should women. She stays healthy and active, but takes pride in her physique and intends on holding onto every bit of her bum.
After welcoming her son in 2015, Kelly became more health and fitness conscious. She began hitting the gym regularly for yoga, cross-training, boxing, and biking. Kelly is very committed to her upbeat and fun workouts, even going late nights to enhance her mood.
“WHEN IT COMES TO MY EATING I JUST KNOW WHAT FEELS GOOD. I THINK THAT WE PRETTY MUCH KNOW WHAT MAKES US FEEL GOOD AND WHAT MAKES US FEEL LETHARGIC. I DON’T LIKE TO FEEL LETHARGIC… MY TRAINER JEANETTE JENKINS HAS TAUGHT ME ABOUT HOW FOOD SHOULD WORK FOR YOU.”
Taylor Swift – 27
This strikingly slim country singer isn’t afraid of a little sweat. At 5 ft 11 in, there’s no surprise Taylor is a huge fan of running. And her slender legs show for it. Taylor does an hour of cardio every day, no matter where she is. But her love of exercise isn’t rooted in weight loss. It’s rooted in her love of optimal wellness.
“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.”
Taylor Swift is a foodie who loves to cook. She doesn’t believe in depriving herself but manages to keep her diet light during weekdays, in order to go a little crazy on weekends.
Beyonce – 35
Beyonce’s body is admired and envied because it’s 100% real. This grammy award winning singer keeps up with her toned and sexy curves by regularly working out and maintaining a primarily plant based diet.
“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.”
Beyonce caught the attention of millions after going vegan for 22 days with rapper husband Jay-Z. Beyonce has also advocated the benefits of breastfeeding. She breastfed daughter Blue Ivy and encourages mothers to breastfeed in order to shed some excess lbs. In terms of her exercise regimen, she makes time in her busy schedule to meet workout regularly. She does plenty of interval training, such as alternating between a sprint and a jog, which has proven to burn more calories in a shorter period of time. Beyonce also enjoys dancing regularly and gets plenty of exercise on stage at her upbeat concerts.
Britney Spears – 35
This pop artist has definitely had her share of ups and downs throughout her music career, but Britney has recently found stability and a peace of mind in her health and fitness regimen.
“I start with 20 minutes of intense cardio- usually running- move on to free weights, body-weight exercises such as pushups, squats, and situps, then finish it off with a stretch.”
Britney’s trainers have raved about her exceptional work both during workouts and during rehearsals. Daily workouts are an important part of Britney’s newly stable lifestyle. She exercises with a trainer by performing high-impact 20-minute cardio sessions. Her workouts include various and fun activities such as boxing or climbing a fence. Her eating habits have also improved over the years. She now eats several well-balanced meals throughout the day to keep her energy levels up for her concert appearances.
Rihanna – 28
This Barbados-born singer made the no. 3 spot in FHM magazine World’s Most Sexiest Women in the World, and with a body like that, we definitely weren’t surprised. While her island genetics may play a small role in her toned body, she maintains this figure by eating right and exercising regularly.
“If I exercise every day for a week, I can drop several pounds. If I diet, I see even faster results.”
Rihanna shifts her workouts between cardio, core, upper body and lower body, which is an effective way to keep your muscles toned and prevent plateauing. He favorite cardio workouts include biking, jogging in place, jumping jacks, and jumping rope. In terms of her diet, Rihanna’s personal chef has called her a ‘creature of habit.’ She enjoys the cuisine she grew up eating in Barbados but manages to stay away from fast food and junk food.
Cher – 70
Cher, also known as the ‘goddess of pop’ is renown for taking over the pop industry during its male-dominated era. This 70-year old beauty is still active with intention of slowing down. She maintains her trimmed and toned physique by strict dieting and high-impact workouts.
“YOU HAVE TO WORK TWICE AS HARD…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.”
Cher’s favorite way to burn calories is playing tennis on Wii. She’s also currently learning how to surf and regularly enjoys playing sports. Take it from this ageless singer to demonstrate the benefits of staying active. She’s healthy and vibrant as ever, thanks to her healthy and active lifestyle.