Lenny Kravitz, Chris Hemsworth and Jason Momoa on a split screen

Fitness Is About Dedication. Here’s Proof

Chris Hemsworth and these 6 celebrities incorporate whatever’s around them for training. Even palm trees.

People mistakenly assume that the more famous you are, the easier it must be to achieve ideal fitness.

It’s a notion we frequently apply to all our superhero actors—and one that said actors’ trainers spend a ton of time publicly discounting. (Including Gunnar Petersen.) 

The truth is simple: having money and access cannot replace the dedication and drive required to achieve results.

Want proof? Look no further than Chris Hemsworth who will literally work out anywhere. Even sand dunes. 

The Thor star recently posted a video on Instagram of him and his posse getting in a solid all-around workout while on vacation in Kenya. Seemingly in the middle of nowhere, he and others used little more than resistance bands they brought with them to train. Hemsworth is seen lifting his body off logs and even a Land Rover Defender.

Using your own mass, you can push your body to limits no matter where you happen to be. And like Hemsworth, these other male celebrities bring their fitness A-game along on their grueling travel schedules. 

They show us that deep wallets are not how they stay in shape. From Kevin Hart to Matthew McConaughey, take inspiration from their habits, whether it’s lifting rocks or running barefoot.

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart sitting on stage for FX

The comedian hopes his zeal for running becomes “contagious,” according to People. He’s set up spontaneous 5K races around the country and has finished two marathon runs alongside the masses in Chicago.


Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal standing in front of backdrop

The Brokeback Mountain and Nightcrawler actor might not be everyone’s idea of jacked, but he’s a cardio beast. He’s frequently seen going on bracing outdoor runs and bikes hills in Los Angeles’s Griffith Park. And dude even runs barefoot.

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey walking down the street

Matthew McConaughey starred in an enjoyably breezy stoner comedy called The Beach Bum in 2019, but evidence of his epic shirtless beach runs circulated on the Internet shows he’s anything but.

Let him be your cardio guide: Running in the sand can increase your endurance while lowering the risk of overuse injuries. He’s also not picky about fancy weights; he told Men’s Fitness that he likes lifting heavy rocks as part of his fitness regimen.

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa standing in front of backdrop

Photos of the Aquaman star surfing in his native Hawaii are already legendary among his fans. And on his new HBO docuseries The Climb, the actor flexes his rock climbing knowhow.

Climbing is all about utilizing your own body mass, and activating a diverse range of muscles, as you navigate your way up slabs of limestone, sandstone, granite—whatever inclines the earth shaped for you.

Simu Liu

Simu Liu with shirt off

Simu Liu’s abs do not lie: The Shang-Chi Marvel star is passionate about getting his fitness fix, wherever he happens to be. He enjoys beach volleyball, and may be seen starting a game at Santa Monica Beach in Los Angeles with mere mortals. And he’s showcased his love of basketball on Instagram.

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz standing in front of black wall

There may be little that’s seemingly relatable about Lenny Kravtiz. But his workouts, at least, are surprisingly down-to-earth. And intense. The 58-year-old is dedicated to training using simple movements, and he embraces nature as his gym backdrop.

During the lockdown, Kravtiz worked out at his home on Eleuthera, an island in the Bahamas, according to Men’s Health. A coconut tree became his weight bench. “I’m doing a complete jungle workout,” Kravitz said.