40 of the Most Popular Celebrity Fitness Gurus of All Time

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Celebrity fitness experts first came to prominence in the 1980 s thanks to the popularity of straight-to-video home exercise programs.

Given that then, workout DVDs and truth TELEVISION programs have actually continued to keep physical fitness at the forefront of home entertainment.

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1980: Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The multi-hyphenate fitness legend came out of retirement in order to compete for the Mr. Olympia title in1980 At the time, he was also training for a motion picture function. Despite the chaotic schedule, he ended up winning the title and what would be his last championship in case.

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1981: Olivia Newton-John.

Although not originally fitness expert by profession, her smash single “Physical” was an international experience. The top-charting tune made everyone want to get on their feet, dance, sweat, and get. well, physical.

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1982: Suzanne Somers.

The Three’s Business actress became a full-fledged fitness personality thanks to her workout paid announcements and ‘ Thighmaster’ endorsements. She’s given that gone on to author numerous weight loss, nutrition, and health books, much of which have become bestsellers.

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1983: Gilad Janklowicz.

Bodies In Movement, the longest-running fitness display in the United States, first aired in1983 The Israeli fitness instructor hosted the long-running program, however also created over 30 workout videos and hosted another show called Overall Body Shape with Gilad

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1984: Raquel Welch.

1984 marked the release of the legendary starlet’ Total Appeal and Fitness Program, which quickly became popular. It was especially groundbreaking due to its focus on yoga postures.

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1985: Jake Steinfeld.

Steinfeld’s career first removed when stars like Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford used him as a personal trainer. He then introduced the Body By Jake fitness program series that catapulted him into fame.

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1986: Jane Fonda.

The physical fitness queen’s Jane Fonda Workout videos have actually offered over 17 million copies worldwide, the most among any exercise series. She motivated numerous Americans to buy their very first VCRs in the ’80 s so they could follow her aerobics-based workout regimens in your home.

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1987: Heather Locklear.

The starlet and design became a fitness guru with her own line of workout videos, titled Personal Training Sessions, where she rocked intense leotards in typical ’80 s style.

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1988: Alyssa Milano.

Straight off of her Who’s The Boss fame, a teenager Alyssa Milano proceeded to the fitness world. In 1988, she debuted a series of workout videos marketed towards the spandex-loving teenagers of the ’80 s with Alyssa Milano Teenager Steam Workouts

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1988: Kathy Smith.

The physical fitness character has offered over 16 million workout videos, which reached peak popularity levels in the late ’80 s and early ’90 s.

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1989: Chuck Norris.

The martial arts legend and action star got his star on the Hollywood Stroll of Popularity in 1989, sealing his tradition as a fitness icon, star, and producer. He likewise has a black belt in judo and Brazilian jiu jitsu.

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1990: Derrick Evans.

The early ’90 s physical fitness icon, better referred to as Mr. Incentive, was a British experience thanks to his looks on the breakfast TELEVISION show GMTV, where he carried out live, high-energy exercise sessions in bright, vibrant spandex.

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1991: Cher.

The famous vocalist and actress went into the physical fitness realm with the release of her 1991 book Cher Forever Fit, which included exercise suggestions, nutrition recommendations, and her favorite skincare-products.

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1992: Denise Austin.

With over 20 million workout videos offered, “ America’s Fitness Sweetie” is considered one of the top physical fitness celebs of the ’90 s. She’s likewise authored 10 physical fitness books and centers her exercise regimen around yoga, pilates, and aerobic workouts.

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1993: Mark Wahlberg a.k.a. Marky Mark.

It looks like Mark Wahlberg has always enjoyed fitness– even back in his Funky Lot days. In 1993, the rapper and Calvin Klein heartthrob launched a hit workout video called The Marky Mark Workout

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1993: Fabio.

The Italian/American design, whose face was plastered throughout love novel covers all over the world, looked into the fitness realm in 1993 with his self-titled Fabio Fitness workout video.

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1994: Ali MacGraw.

Ali MacGraw was one of the most significant starlets in the ’70 s, however by the early ’90 s she had actually found a various purpose: yoga. MacGraw trained as a yoga trainer and launched a series of videos called Ali MacGraw: Yoga Mind & Body

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1994: Susan Powter.

The motivational speaker, nutritional expert, and personal trainer reached the height of fame in 1994 when she first hosted her own talk show, The Susan Powter Program, in which she discussed subjects like nutrition and fitness with her visitors.

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1995: Tony Little.

With various ’90 s physical fitness infomercials, the self-proclaimed “ America’s Physical fitness Master” became understood for his ponytail, flourishing voice, and recommendation of several fitness products, most significantly the Gazelle Elliptical Glider.

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1996: Richard Simmons.

The beloved ’90 s fitness expert was understood for his contagious energy and flamboyant character that both assisted America actually enjoy exercising. His Sweatin’ To The Oldies videos brought an aerobics trend to the masses thanks to his energy and the positive soundtracks.

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1997: Don Saladino.

For over 20 years, Saladino has actually coached stars, athletes, artists, and other celeb clients like Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, and Ryan Reynolds. This physical fitness master is one of the most sought-after individual trainers for the famous and wealthy.

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1998: Beto Perez.

Perez was teaching dance in his house country of Colombia when he forgot his cassette of pop tunes prior to a class– so he improvised and played a mixtape of Latin songs he had on him. Years later, he ‘d birth Zumba. By 2012, Zumba Fitness would be valued at $500 million.

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1998: Billy Blanks.

The Tae Bo exercise creator (a combination of Tae Kwon Do and Boxing) reportedly sold more than 1.5 million videos of his exercise classes in between 1998-1999 prior to releasing Billy’s Bootcamp.

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2000: Bob Harper.

The TV character and individual fitness instructor, known for his role in The Greatest Loser, has actually been open about his sexuality, dieting practices, and cardiovascular disease health scare

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2001: Shaun T.

Understood for his high-intensity and energetic house exercise videos like Hip-Hop Abs and Insanity, Shaun T made many TELEVISION looks on programs like the Oprah Winfrey Show, The Dr. Oz Program and the Tyra Banks Program

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2002: Jillian Michaels.

In 2002, Michaels opened the sports medication center Sky Sport & Health Club in Beverly Hills prior to making her TV launching on the hit NBC show T he Greatest Loser. She became understood for her difficult training design that assisted entrants get whipped into shape. Since then, she’s launched numerous exercise DVDs and authored a number of fitness books.

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2003: Tony Horton.

The fitness coach and trainer went into the congested house exercise area with P90 x in 2003, through a series of infomercials that assured remarkable before and after results after 90 days of completing the program.

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2004: Harley Pasternak.

This bonafide celeb fitness instructor, author, inspirational speaker, and TELEVISION character made headlines in 2004 when Halle Berry revealed he trained her for the motion picture Catwoman. That admission landed him a visitor appearance on Oprah and ultimately a book offer.

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2005: Gunnar Peterson.

One of the most in-demand individual fitness instructors, the man who counts the Kardashians as clients released his first book in 2005, which delves into the tricks of Hollywood personal training.

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2006: Tracy Anderson.

The physical fitness mogul, known for monthly services and the Tracy Anderson Method, had her big break in 2006 when Gwyneth Paltrow visited her LA studio and dropped a significant amount weight. Paltrow then informed Madonna about Anderson and from there, she got a lot more popularity.

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