8 Crazy Fit Rockstars

August 5, 2016

Every athlete participating in the Olympic games strives to push their bodies to the peak of their physical abilities. And although the classic rockstar lifestyle tends to go in the exact opposite direction, there have been many out there that have made health & fitness a major aspect of their lives next to music.

  1. Anthony Kiedis (53) - Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Kiedis refuses to become another guy with a "dad-bod" is his 50's. And considering that he and his bandmates are practically naked for a percentage of their live performances, it only makes sense that you would want to look good nude too!

    "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 go: pulling tugboats across the San Francisco Bay with his teeth."

    "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 suits. Now I sip vitamin-infused water and seek out will, as opposed to farm-raised salmon."
  2. Sting (64) - The Police

    If Sting's healthy lifestyle allows him to perform onstage with the same, if not more, amount of energy as artists old enough to be his grandchildren, it just goes to show how dedicated he is when it comes to caring for his body. Consuming all things macrobiotic, Sting's diet consists mostly of grains and vegetables, while avoiding any processed foods, and limiting his intake of meat, dairy and sugar. The fact that he is also a dedicated practitioner of yoga speaks volumes about his path his healthy living.

    "Like music, yoga is a long journey that will continue to grow and to learn, and very influential in the creative process."
  3. Bruce Springsteen (66)

    Bruce's fellow bandmates will go on record and say with the full truth that they believe that The Boss has not once, ever taken any kind of drug. Springsteen still follows the same gym routine he started back in his 30's, weighing the same as he did when he was 15, and living by a mostly vegetarian diet.
  4. Joan Jett (57) - The Runaways

    "Most days I feel like 25"

    Like Bruce, Joan has been living as a strict vegetarian for over 20 years and defies the lifestyle of your typical rockstar by refusing to smoke or drink, as well as avoid harmful sun rays. 
  5. Mick Jagger (73) - Rolling Stones

    "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."

    Many people might be baffled at just how a man Mick's age could contain so much energy to rock out for two hours onstage night after night. To maintain his level of stamina, it only makes sense that cardio is Mick's best friend. He'll engage in activities like running, swimming, kickboxing, and cycling. 

    It is estimated that during any Stones show, Jagger will travel a total of 12 miles running back and forth on the 100ft x 50ft stage.
  6. Lenny Kravitz (52)

    "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."

    If you look at any photo of Lenny Kravitz from the past 30 years, you could assume that it was taken yesterday. Aside from keeping active, Kravitz is a big juicer of kale, beets, carrots, spinach, garlic, and anything else you'll find in the produce section. He also notes that since he spends half of the year in Paris, France, he takes all of the champagne and pastries all in moderation. 
  7. Dave Navarro (49) - Jane's Addiction

    "I'm as obsessive with health as I was with destruction."

    Dave Navarro has gone on record that after surviving his destructive, drug-fueled lifestyle, he's traded it in for being a total fitness-junkie. Navarro managed to turn his addictive personality into a lifestyle that has benefited him immensely.
  8. Jon Bon Jovi (54) - Bon Jovi

    "I was doing Workout 101 for years: treadmill, elliptical, weights. Now I'm going to do yoga, and I enjoy it. I'm a 21st-century man."

    The New Jersey rocker has become a big practitioner of all things fitness while out on the road. So much that he hired a fitness trainer/chiropractor/nutritionist to travel with the band at all times!

    (source: Health Fitness Revolution)