Top 100 Fittest Rising Stars in Hollywood


The celebrities on this list not only lead healthy lifestyles, but also promote healthy living to their fans. The celebrity’s fitness level, nutritional habits, and medical issues and how they coped with them were all taken into consideration. We also aim to promote stars that use natural means to achieve their health and fitness levels.

We came across many other fit actors in our research, but could not find anything about their healthy lifestyle, making them ineligible for this list. If they tweet us their routine and start promoting health more, they can become considered for the 2015 list. We love that the stars on this list promote health to their fans!

Our Founder Samir Becic believes that 60-70% of chronic conditions can be managed with healthy lifestyle- a combination of physical fitness, healthy nutrition, and mental balance. We feel like these rising stars are all phenomenal examples to fans and society in general.

Given that there are thousands of rising stars in America, this list was incredibly challenging to complete. We first researched all the available data on stars 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 knowledge of over 33 years in athletics coupled with his experience as 4 times Number 1 Fitness Trainer in the World.

Here is Health Fitness Revolution‘s List of the Top 100 Fittest Rising Stars in Hollywood in no particular order:

Nina Dobrev

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  • former competitive gymnast
  • “when I work out, I feel happy, confident, and accomplished”
  • loves yoga
  • surfs, rock climbs, and runs
  • follows a balanced diet consisting of vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, and healthy fats


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  • regularly works out at the gym
  • does a boxing session postworkout
  • “It takes commitment and time, but when you start to see results-when you feel a bit leaner or you’re doing more reps-you start to think, Wow, I can see a difference! And it’s palpable. I recommend it.”
  • follows a healthy diet
  • eats 7 times a day
  • likes having a snack of apple, cheese, and almonds
  • follows a 17-set ab routine

Ariana Grande


  • tries to workout daily
  • enjoys dancing and hiking
  • meditates

Selena Gomez

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  • loves to dance
  • attends Pop Physique classes, a ballet barre-inspired workout
  • eats lots of veggies, fruit, and protein

Taylor Schilling

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  • enjoys yoga and running outside
  • also dances and does Pilates
  • go-to snacks include Greek yogurt, fruit, and almonds

Drew Van Acker

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  • likes to keep physically active
  • played soccer and lacrosse in high school and received a soccer scholarship to Towson University

Ashley Benson

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  • started dancing at the age of 4
  • loves going to the gym
  • also does Pilates, kickboxing, and bar method

Katie Leclerc

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  • regularly stays active
  • eats a ton of fruits and vegetables

Ian Somerhalder


  • frequent gym goer
  • does a type of workout called prison workouts
  • does:
    • burpees
    • push-ups
    • pull ups
    • body planks
    • squats
    • death jumps
  • drinks green tea to enhance exercise sessions
  • loves playing sports on vacation
  • avoids junk food and alcohol

Paul Wesley

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  • does strength training and cardio
  • prefers to run or swim spends 20 minutes of cardio three times a week
  • loves outdoor and adventurous activities like snowboarding and conventional indoor exercises
  • practices meditation for five minutes a day
  • diet is several small meals a day
  • after every 3 hours he eats a protein or low carb snack

Michael Trevino

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  • Goes to the gym regularly
  • watches what he eat
  • during shooting make sure to eat apples,bananas, and a protein shake
  • small snacks
  • does crunches
  • has a healthy diet

Steven McQueen

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  • used to do 5 hour workouts daily
  • kickboxing and weight training are the two main training methods
  • jokes about diet saying that he only eats chicken and broccoli all  the time

Rachel Bilson


  • enjoys going on morning walks outside
  • does cardio exercises, lunges, squats, and resistance exercises up to five times a week
  • favorite form of exercise is dancing “or some sort of sport”
  • makes an effort to eat well
  • loves to cook

Jaime King

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  • goes hiking with husband and son
  • enjoys working out with friends
  • huge fan of Paleta, a food delivery service that offers healthy and organic well-balanced meals
  • keeps an eye on the number of calories she consumes

Peter Dinklage

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  • goes to the gym
  • just hours before hosting the 2012 Emmy Awards, Dinklage hit the fitness center for a free-weights and treadmill workout
  • walks his dog
  • vegetarian

Emilia Clarke

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  • performed workouts such as kickboxing, gun shooting, and weight training to prepare for upcoming film Terminator: Genesis
  • also followed a strict diet, avoiding wheat, sugar, caffeine, and dairy

Lena Headey

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  • regularly practices boxing and yoga
  • vegetarian

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau


  • enjoys running outside, mountain biking, and crosscountry skiing
  • lifts weights and trains his core 3 days a week in the gym
  • eats a lot of chicken and tuna
  • avoids sugar

Lucy Hale

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  • likes to keep it healthy while filming
  • exercise a few times a week
  • core power’s hot yoga
  • go for hikes or runs
  • see trainer two or three times a week

Kit Harington


  • to get in shape for Pompeii, ate 4 meals a day
  • diet consisted of 45% carbohydrates, 35% protein, and 20% fat
  • went to the gym 3 times a day, 6 days a week
  • 4-hour workout included two hours of fight training with weapons, an hour of weight lifting, and an hour of cardio

Jean-Luc Bilodeau


  • fitness nut
  • spends a lot of time working out

Derek Theler

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  • Has diabetes
  • uses insulin pump
  • goes to the gym 3-4 times a week
  • get plenty of cardio exercise
  • played a lot of sports growing up
  • loves playing basketball
  • like to go hiking
  • go to the beach
  • does weight training

Tracy Spiridakos


  • goes to the gym regularly and lifts weights
  • runs a lot to increase endurance
  • does Krav Maga

NeNe Leakes

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  • lost 20 pounds due to portion-controlled diet and regular workouts
  • eliminated soda and late night snacking from diet
  • yoga
  • interval-training workouts
  • she is a good example to all those trying to become healthier- which is why we think she can be a great ambassador to anyone new to fitness

Tahj Mowry


  • played football in high school and college
  • runs the sand dunes
  • pull tires
  • run in the water
  • did a six day week workout

Shay Mitchell

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  • used to have an eating disorder in college but overcame it and made exercise a part of life
  • hits the gym five times a week
  • does diverse workouts like pilates, jump roping, spinning, shadow boxing, weight training, and running
  • loves doing outdoor activities such as hiking, rope climbing, and other competitive activities.
  • uses personal trainer Andrew Schuth
  • prefers to eat egg whites, granola bars, walnuts, fruits, and veggies.
  • loves to cook
  • drinks gallons of water a day
  • does give herself one day on the weekend to indulge in food

Troian Bellisario


  • like to hike to stay fit
  • loves to workout in an open environment
  • stays away from junk food
  • goes on bike rides

 Andrew Rannells


  • gets a lot of physical activity performing in musicals
  • also works out

Dakota Johnson

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  • avoids junk and processed foods
  • prefers drinking nutrient dense juices
  • started exercising for her role in Fifty Shades of Grey and said it “feels awesome”

Taylor Kinney

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  • plays a firefighter on Chicago Fire
  • says the role forces him to stay in shape (the gear is about 65 pounds)
  • outside of going to the gym, he likes to ride bikes and go surfing

Stephen Amell

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  • does 3 days of strength training each week
  • other days are dedicated to training in mixed martial arts disciplines such as kickboxing or jiu-jitsu, as well as archery and parkour
  • for his role on “Arrow”, he increased amount of calories consumed to promote muscle growth
  • ate plenty of protein and fat and reduced carb intake

Michael Hall

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  • workout routine includes running, weightlifting, yoga, stretching, and martial arts
  • eats a healthy diet, including things like eggs, protein shakes, nuts and seeds, bananas, vegetables, grilled chicken, fish, and rice

Justin Bartha

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  • met his wife (a fitness trainer) during a Pilates class
  • has been spotted running on the beach

AnnaSophia Robb


  • has practiced dance and gymnastics
  • to prepare for her role in Soul Surfer, her workout routine included a variety of aquatic training, core work exercises, and surfing drills
  • also consumed lots of lean protein, green vegetables, and high fiber fruits to build muscle and reduce body fat
  • does yoga

Sophia Bush

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  • follows a healthy and balanced diet
  • ran a half marathon in 2011
  • prefers outdoor workouts
  • loves kickboxing
  • practices yoga and Pilates

Chad Michael Murray



  • played football in high school
  • hobbies include going to the gym, pickup basketball, and football



  • loves to dance and swim
  • does cardio workouts for half an hour 5 days a week
  • has a healthy diet
  • avoids junk and processed food

Victoria Justice

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  • main source of exercise is dancing
  • also does cardio, weights, and Zumba before going on tour
  • loves peanut butter and banana power shakes
  • tries to eat healthy

Corbin Bleu

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  • exercises every day
  • has been working with personal trainer, Chad Landers, since he was 18
  • participated in Dancing with the Stars in 2013 and finished second
  • has studied ballet and tap since middle school

Miranda Cosgrove


  • enjoys using a tandem bike with friends
  • maintains a healthy, balanced diet
  • loves sushi and fruit
  • tries to drink a lot of water

Doug Brochu

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  • has taken a break from acting and started focusing on working out and eating healthy
  • tweeted, “If you have a poor diet, change that up NOW.”

Vanessa Hudgens

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  • works out 4 or 5 days a week with Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, and cardio exercises
  • also likes cycling and dancing
  • eats 5 small meals a day that are high in protein

Nick Jonas

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  • has to be conscientious about his diet because he has type 1 diabetes
  • does circuit training, consisting of 6 exercises that target different body parts followed by 2 minutes of cardio
  • gained about 15 pounds of muscle for his role as a mixed martial arts fighter on “Kingdom”
  • followed a low-carb, high-protein diet

Brenda Song

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  • hosts a segment on Disney Channel called Pass the Plate, which aims to educate viewers about healthy eating
  • regularly goes to the gym
  • does yoga
  • eats healthy

Andrew Lincoln


  • when asked about his exercise regimen, he responded with “Eat less. Exercise more.”
  • does a lot of physical activity while filming The Walking Dead
  • also runs
  • finished a marathon in under 4 hours

Lauren Cohan


  • She loves boxing and dancing. She tries to find a routine that involves music so she forgets that it’s actually exercise.
  • Fitness unites Cohan and her cast mates. The cast of Walking Dead has to stay fit to stay realistic with the zombie apocalypse.
  • She tries to be gluten-free and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables for energy. Eating junk makes her tired which she has no time for! She says she listens to her body and it tells her what it needs.

Danai Gurira


  • She loves being physically alive, so she loved being able to engage in a lot of physical work, which her role requires of her. It’s challenging, rewarding, and there are a lot of ice packs.
  • Had to learn swordsmanship.
  • Has an athletic background
  • Has done kickboxing for years

Jason Momoa


  • Played Conan the Barbarian in the 2011 remake.
  • Learned sword fighting and did samurai training
  • Ate a diet of chicken breast and peanut butter, because although he loves carbs, he said denying himself of them was good training
  • Does not enjoy lifting weights but says he does it for roles as needed

Blake Lively


  • Has said that she hates the gym but she enjoys being active outdoors, dancing, I riding bicycles, and hiking. She finds ways to be physical where she’s also having an experience because she’s very experience-oriented.
  • Research shows that spending time in the great outdoors is a guaranteed health-booster—and that exercising outside burns more calories and is more satisfying than working out behind closed doors.
  • She cooks at home: There can be a lot of hidden calories in those restaurant meals, so Blake likes to whip up healthier dishes at home. “I use a lot of fresh ingredients, which really does make a huge difference. It’s easier to be healthy when eating things that are fresh, because they are often fruits and vegetables,”she says.
  • Blake admits to loving things like hot fudge sundaes, so she also adds a juice to her day for a boost of nutrients and to balance out those indulgences.

Leighton Meester


  • The actress doesn’t abide by a particular diet but does try to keep healthy by choosing foods that are less processed and more natural. She recommends including whole grain products such as brown rice and grain produce like pasts, cooked and raw veg, beans and bean products.
  • Leighton follows a 5-factor workout. This involves working out for 25 minutes a day for 5 days a week and combines cardio work, strength training and core exercise.

Chace Crawford


  • Tries to do something active, whether running or going to the gym three to four times a week
  • Eats a balanced diet, including a lot of whole wheat fiber and calcium
  • Enjoys taking care of himself

Steven Yeun

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  • Really into boxing
  • Does a lot of running while on set
  • Played hockey, football, and basketball growing up
  • Still plays basketball regularly
  • Trains to be agile on his show, The Walking Dead

Kaley Cuoco



  • does intense circuit workouts at least 3 times a week
  • consumes less carbs as the day progresses and avoids white rice, white bread, and white potatoes
  • has been riding horses since she was young
  • also enjoys spinning and yoga
  • prefers home cooked food

Melissa Rauch


  • likes to do yoga, bike, play baseball, and kickbox
  • loves to eat amaranth (a grain that is high in fiber and protein) as a pre-workout breakfast
  • doesn’t smoke

Cobie Smulders


  • maintains a healthy, balanced diet
  • works out twice a week
  • does yoga
  • likes bar method classes
  • indulges in her favorite foods, but in moderation
  • keeps almonds, fruit, and veggies on set
  • regarding exercise, said, “for me, it’s more about being healthy than about how I look”

Nicola Peltz


  • does martial arts to stay active
  • did a lot of running while filming Transformers: Age of Extinction

Olivia Holt


  • for the TV show Kickin’ It, took Parkour classes and learned martial arts
  • practiced gymnastics growing up
  • likes strawberry banana smoothies

Peyton List


  • regularly goes to the gym
  • enjoys exercise classes, such as Pilates and kickboxing
  • likes dancing and bike riding

Dylan O’Brien


  • did a lot of running for his role on The Maze Runner
  • favorite meal is chicken cutlets, rice pilaf, and broccoli

Liam Hemsworth


  • works out 3 or 4 times a week
  • enjoys boxing, surfing, and running
  • trained under a former Navy SEAL for his role in The Hunger Games
  • eats lots of fruits, vegetables, and lean protein

Shailene Woodley


  • practices yoga daily
  • loves to hike, bike, run, jog, walk, and swim
  • avoids processed and junk foods
  • eats lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • brings her own food on set
  • Tries to solely use natural products and avoid anything with chemicals

Chris Pratt


  • dropped more than 60 pounds in six months for his role in Guardians of the Galaxy
  • workouts included sessions of P90X, running, swimming, boxing, and kickboxing
  • completed a triathlon
  • now does one hour in the gym about 4 days a week
  • worked with a nutritionist to develop a healthy diet

Jennifer Morrison

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  • drinks a lot of water
  • hot yoga
  • runs
  • motivate herself to workout and run by not allowing her to watch tv until she does
  • loves italian food
  • Likes green juices

Max Greenfield


  • usually hits the gym for CrossFit 4-5 times a week
  • instructed a spin class for charity
  • has to watch what he eats before filming shirtless scenes for “New Girl”

America Ferrera

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  • “You have to build a normal relationship with exercise and food, for me its’ not about looking like a supermodel – it’s about feeling good about who I am naturally.”
  • Hiking
  • Running
  • Yoga

Jake M. Johnson


  • likes to lift weights
  • tries to run a couple of miles every day
  • plays a lot of basketball
  • eats healthier since starting his role on New Girl

Brenton Thwaites


  • enjoys surfing
  • did lots of running, riding, and climbing while filming The Giver

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  • gave tips for fitting exercise into a busy schedule in a video for Seventeen magazine
  • Is a trained dancer

Laura Marano


  • works out
  • likes to play soccer and do yoga
  • also enjoys hip-hop and tap dancing

Matt Lanter


  • Says a healthy diet is key to having a good body
  • He avoids junk food, processed foods, and excessive sugar
  • He does a combination of cardio, calisthenics and some weight training

Vanessa Marano



  • likes walking
  • opts for the stairs instead of using the elevator when she can
  • mixes up her workouts with hiking, yoga, and kickboxing
  • satisfies her sweet tooth with fruit
  • tries to eat lots of protein

William Levy

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  • Says he eats really well and works out all the time
  • 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

Annalynne McCord


  • Always eats breakfast
  • Cooks healthy meals
  • Has a hectic schedule so she plans to be active with friends outdoors, so she can workout and socialize at the same time
  • Doesn’t have a gym membership but does workout DVDs
  • Says giving back to the community is part of healthy lifestyle

Teresa Palmer


  • loves eating healthy food
  • eliminated processed foods from diet
  • eats mostly vegan, besides fish
  • works out regularly
  • worked out intensely for 60-90 minutes 7 days a week and learned martial arts to prepare for her role in I Am Number Four
  • has a website called “Your Zen Life” where people share their passion about wellness and health with Phoebe Tonkin, who is also on this list

Josh Hutcherson

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  • goes to the gym 5-6 days a week
  • plays basketball
  • eats about 5-6 meals every day with lots of protein
  • avoids junk food
  • trained with an ex-Navy SEAL for his role in The Hunger Games

Alison Williams


  • fitness routine consists of SoulCycle (an indoor cycling class) and Core Fusion (which combines Pilates, ballet, yoga, and strength training)
  • carries healthy snacks with her on set, such as peanut butter and apples
  • avoids processed and oily foods

Adam Driver


  • Before starting his acting career, was a US Marine. He says of the experience: “You see what your body can do and how discipline is effective … It’s hard to describe. You’re put in these very heightened circumstances”
  • Worked as a security guard
  • To make his Juilliard University experience even more difficult, Driver created a workout and study plan to accompany his schooling. To stay fit, he’d run from his apartment in Queens to the school’s Manhattan campus.
  • He would eat 6 eggs a day and a whole chicken

Phoebe Tonkin 


  • Loves to incorporate dancing into her workout routine
  • Enjoys cooking and makes vegan banana icecream and a nourishing green juice.
  • Runs her own wellness website with Teresa Palmer who is also on this list, Your Zen Life
  • Does boxing, interval training, and Tracy Anderson
  • Snacks on nuts and dark chocolate
  • Eats clean: lean, organic meats, fresh fruits, lots of veggies, and quinoa

Jessica Lowndes


  • Frequently shares workout videos of her workouts for her fans to see
  • Drinks a lot of water
  • Loves yoga, circuit training
  • If she doesn’t have time to go the gym on the road, does sit-ups, pushups, jumping jacks and planks in her hotel room
  • Says she craves healthy food and loves oatmeal
  • Beleives moderation is the key to health

Trevor Donovan


  • Does Crossfit
  • Hikes and runs almost every morning
  • Surfs regularly
  • Cooks for himself (or attempts to without burning down his house!)

Tom Weston-Jones


  • Said he ate a lot and exercised to gain mass for his role in Copper
  • Now he is aiming to slim down again by eating smaller portions

Natalie Dormer


  • Loves yoga, does all types but says she adores Bikram Yoga, which is 90 minutes in a room that is 115 degrees.
  • Says she also does lots of running

Jordin Sparks 


  • After Winning American Idol Season 6, she lost 50 pounds
  • When she started working out she couldn’t do a sit up and now she runs, boxes, and lunges
  • She enjoys number, hiking, and walking with her dog
  • She doesn’t eat anything 2 hours before going to sleep
  • Cut out most sugars and began eating a wholesome, balanced diet

Gwendoline Christie


  • Had to train for her role in Game of Thrones
  • Endorses the training company that got her in shape
  • Says fitness training changed her outlook on life and herself

 Taylor Lautner 


  • Had to gain 30 pounds between the first Twilight installment and the second
  • Had experience in martial arts since a young age
  • Got a trainer to help him gain the weight by training in a healthy way
  • Ate a lot of lean protein to gain muscle mass

Ashley Greene


  • Has competed in martial arts, dance, cheer, swimming, diving, and volleyball
  • Ran in a 10K
  • Does circuit training and anything that keeps her from getting bored
  • Eats a lot of chicken and fish and snacks on vegetables and nuts

Michelle Rodriguez


  • Eats organic meats, spinach, broccoli, and beets are her favorite
  • Whenever she travels, she gets creative with her workouts and takes advantage of being active in new countries with what is offered locally
  • Does not enjoy cleanses, but has done them

Josh Duhamel

  • Says him and his wife, Fergie, compete in the gym to motivate each other
  • His mom was a P.E. teacher, so being healthy and fit was ingrained in him from a young age
  • As he gets older, he says that fitness is less about vanity and more about staying agile and flexible
  • Says he enjoys fast food occasionally, in moderation

Nikki Reed

  • Hikes with her two German Shepherds frequently and runs 2 to 6 miles with them daily
  • She loves fitness because she says it shows her body that she cares about it
  • Also does boxing, yoga, and pilates

Alexander Skarsgard


  • spent 15 months as an anti-terrorist soldier in the Swedish army, says his grueling military training helped him in his acting career.
  • spent almost two years in his early twenties running, climbing and learning battle tactics because he wanted take some time to figure out what he wanted to do career-wise.
  • Says he works out intensely before filming True Blood
  • Says he gets too thin when he doesn’t workout

Julianne Hough


  • Was a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars
  • Her instagram account is filled with pictures of ways she stays active, healthy things she eats, and lifestyle tips for her fans
  • Recently got into running and enjoys pushing herself
  • Eats healthy and balanced but does indulge once in a while

Anna Paquin


  •  regularly mixes it up between Pilates, boogie boarding, boxing, Bar Method, and running
  • Has juiced to detox
  • Anna and husband Stephen Moyer are often seen together working out. From heading to the gym, biking, or boogie boarding, the pair always incorporates a healthy dose of fitness into their relationship.

Cam Gigandet


  • Does a mixture of weights, kettlebells, and cardio machines, but also krav maga (an Israeli martial art), water-skiing, hiking — anything, really.
  • Says he mixes it up every two weeks

Kat Graham

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  • Is a classically trained dancer and tries to join classes when she can
  • Runs on the treadmill, bikes, and hikes
  • Says nutrition is just as important and aims to eat light and healthy
  • Says moderation is key when it comes to sweets

Jesse Williams


  • Drinks his weight is ounces (185)
  • Drinks fresh juices daily
  • Tries to get a run or workout in daily
  • Says sleep is very important to his sanity and health

Dianna Agron


  • Dianna has been dancing since an early age — 3 years old, to be exact. Focusing on ballet and jazz, Dianna even taught dance classes as a teen while also appearing in local musical theater productions.
  • A vegetarian, she keeps things healthy by cooking most of her own meals.
  • She has said that her healthy diet gives her much-needed stamina to handle the demands of her career.
  • Takes her dogs on daily hikes

Jamie Dornan


  • Has been training for his upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Was fit throughout his youth, playing rugby
  • Has had a knee injury so he swims instead of runs for cardio
  • When he has downtime he does variations of pushups and crunches

Lily Collins


  • Says working out gives her energy for her day
  • She enjoys running and cycling

Jessica Szohr

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  • Does yoga a few times a week and runs
  • Says she’s all about balance and if she overindulges, she works out more. She eats healthy during the week and enjoys herself on the weekends
  • A typical day for Jessica might include an egg white breakfast, a salad for lunch, and pasta dinner



  • performed the majority of her own stunts as a superhero in Kick-Ass
  • required months of training
  • did 1,000 crunches and 50 pull ups every day
  • enjoys skiing

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