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Who Are The World’s Biggest Celebrity Fitness Inspirations

Evan Mathis and Dwayne Johnson

When it comes to working out, we often turn to those in the spotlight for inspiration, so PureGym has released research revealing the celebrities that inspire our fitness regimes the most.  

Analysing search data for more than 500 celebrities, from a-list actors to sporting legends, the results reveal an eclectic mix of the celebs we’re looking to emulate when working out. The rise of social media and sharing workouts meaning that these routines are no longer a Hollywood secret! 

The world’s biggest celebrity fitness inspiration 

The biggest celebrity fitness inspiration was revealed to be Australian Hollywood actor, Chris Hemsworth with a massive 264,000 average yearly searches for his workout routines. Noted for his rippling muscles starring as the Marvel superhero Thor, Hemsworth sees more than double the number of searches as movie megastar The Rock. 

In second place, is fellow actor and Marvel co-star Chris Evans, who transformed his physique for his leading role as Captain America following an intensive strength-based workout routine and high-protein diet.  

The number one female celebrity fitness inspiration was found to be Hollywood actress Gal Gadot. Yet another superhero star to be featured on the list, Gadot went through six months of high-intensive training to prepare for her role as Wonder Woman, so it’s no surprise that she is such an inspiration to others looking to get fit. 

Elsewhere, Lebron James was the number one sport star where global fitness inspo is concerned, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Conor McGregor not even making the top 20. Meanwhile, Khloe Kardashian came in as the top-ranking Kardashian at 13th, thousands of searches ahead of her sisters Kendall (18th) and Kim (19th).  

The top 20 celebrity fitness inspirations 

Ranking CelebrityYearly searches
1Chris Hemsworth 264,000
2Chris Evans 86,400 
3Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson 76,800 
4Zac Efron 68,400 
5Chris Pratt 52,800
6Tom Holland 45,600
7Hugh Jackman 42,000 
8Gal Gadot 31,200 
9Ryan Reynolds 28,800 
10Joe Rogan 25,200 
11Jennifer Lopez 22,800 
12Beyonce 19,200 
13Khloe Kardashian 18,000 
14Lebron James 18,000 
15Scarlett Johansson 16,800 
16Britney Spears 15,600 
17Emily Ratajkowski  14,400 
18Kendall Jenner 14,400 
19Kim Kardashian 14,400
20Tom Brady 13,200
Top 10 Female Fitness Figureheads Top 10 Male fitness figureheads 
RankingCelebrityYearly searches RankingCelebrityYearly searches 
1Gal Gadot31,2001Chris Hemsworth 264,000
2Jennifer Lopez 22,800 2Chris Evans 86,400 
3Beyonce19,200 3Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson 76,800 
4Khloe Kardashian 18,000 4Zac Effron 68,400 
5Scarlett Johansson  16,800 5Chris Pratt 52,800 
6Britney Spears 15,600 6Tom Holland 45,600 
7Emily Ratajkowski 14,400 7Hugh Jackman 42,000 
8Kendall Jenner 14,400 8Ryan Reynolds 28,800 
9Kim Kardashian 14,400 9Joe Rogan 25,200 
10Jen Selter 13,200 10Lebron James 18,000 

PureGym has also created a series of workouts inspired by the top-ranking celebrities. To view these workouts and the full data, including the extensive top 50 celebrity fitness inspirations, visit: