No doubt about it……time flies! It seems like only yesterday that I was in high school with feathered hair watching Bon Jovi from the front row.
Now instead of simply sitting in the audience singing along, I’ve helped spearhead the band’s US radio promotion and marketing campaign for the last few years. During this time, I’ve also had a front row view of the band’s health and fitness routine.
Jon Bon Jovi & Band Health & Fitness
Staying healthy while meeting the demands of the road is not an easy thing to do! While on tour, the band travels with a multi-talented healthcare professional who is an expert nutritionist, trainer, and chiropractor. Some of the band’s other must-haves include: acupuncture for overall wellness, cold laser therapy to ease inflammation, water, and vitamins. Nutrition is also important to the guys. Some of Jon’s favorite healthy foods are grilled fish, low-fat Greek yogurt, almonds, fresh fruit, and protein bars.
Jon Bon Jovi is an avid runner and will usually run six days a week. Don’t be surprised to see the rock star throw on his hat and sunglasses for some fresh air and cardio when he’s on tour. In addition, he lifts weights, and does core strengthening and balance/stability exercises. This routine helps him keep up the same stage moves he had when I was in high school.
My favorite fitness comment was from Jon’s longtime band mate Richie Sambora. We were talking about exercise and I asked him if he did yoga. He replied: “$#*@ no – I’m from Jersey!!” We had a good laugh at the classic rock star moment. Clearly, these New Jersey boys are doing something right because they have been at the top of their game for over 30 years. Bon Jovi continues to deliver #1 albums and hit singles, and they sell out stadiums around the world.
Lori Rischer is a music business promotion and marketing executive. In addition, she is the health & fitness spokesperson for KIIS-FM, a yoga teacher and certified yoga therapist. Rockstar Health & Fitness shares the healthy secrets of celebrities. Check out her blog at KIISFM.com keyword Rockstar or LoriRischer.com and listen to her workout playlist on icHeartRadio iheart.com/original/Rockstar-Health-Fitness.