Whether you call it fitspo, fitspiration, or fitness inspiration the image of the perfect body is taking over our society and there's no denying the collective obsession with a 'healthy' body image and physical fitness. Depending on where your environment and the media you're exposed to, the emphasis on good health and a small waist is at least an ideal and at worst an obsession. There's no doubt that our society has gotten a tad bit lazier over the course of the last century, with every modern convenience working towards allowing us to do more in less time with minimal effort. But alongside this, the world of fitness and health has begun to thrive. The less we do on a day-to-day basis - sitting at a desk, taking the elevator, ordering deliveries - the more we need to schedule fitness into our lifestyle. No longer a natural part of our lifestyle, fitness has become a commodity for which we'll pay good money. And as long as there are masses of average people lusting after a svelte body like the A-listers, there'll be trainers on hand to help those people achieve their dream body; for a price, of course.
With so many options to get healthy, it’s hard to choose the perfect regime to get you going. You might buy a gym membership, but those are notorious for collecting dust. Hiring a personal trainer is an option, but it's an enormous expense. In the last 50 years, the newest trend has been home workouts - first on TV and video, and now available online or even on a handy app. Why go to a gym or pay for a class when you can get a great workout from the comfort of your own home? Home workout systems have become increasingly popular, especially for those starting out who may be intimidated by a gym full of fitness freaks. Take Turbo Jam creator and fitness expert Chalene Johnson, for example: Her home fitness regime created a fitness and self-help empire and Johnson now makes a living improving people’s health and well-being.
If you're looking for a surrogate personal trainer these days, the options are endless: On video sharing websites, fitness forums and blogs fitness fanatics are turning their passion into a career - everyone with a six-pack is an expert. But who are the fitness gurus who most successfully turned their passion for exercise into a career making people healthier? Read on to find out which 10 fitness gurus have earned the most millions pedalling their personalised versions of health, fitness, and body improvement. If you've ever watched a late night fitness infomercial, or even “The Biggest Loser”, some of these names will be familiar to you...
10 Bob Harper - $2 Million
9 Jillian Michaels - $4 Million
8 Shaun Thompson - $10 Million
7 Tony Horton - $10 Million
6 Richard Simmons - $15 Million
5 Chuck Norris - $26 Million
4 Billy Blanks - $30 Million
3 Tracy Anderson - $110 Million
2 Jane Fonda - $120 Million
Almost all of us surely know someone who owned a Jane Fonda exercise video. Fonda used to be an avid ballet dancer, but after injuring her foot, she was unable to dance. To compensate for the lack of physical activity, she began to do aerobics under the direction of Leni Cazden. Well, one thing led to another, and Fonda began to film exercise videos that were a huge success. So much so that making new workout videos became a second career for Fonda, and millions around the world took notice and bought the video in hopes of getting a figure like Jane Fonda. She's now a fixture in the celebrity world and a Hollywood actress - contributing to her huge wealth.
1 Tony Little - $200 Million
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