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Is Madonna Obsessed With Being Fit?

Do You Think Madonna Is Obsessed With Being Fit?

When you look at Madonna, her devotion to exercise jumps out at you: the woman is buff. But is her love for fitness bordering on fanatical?

The  pop star has reportedly injected vitamins, she's purchased a £6 million house near her London home and turned it into a gym, and fired trainer Tracy Anderson because she wouldn't accompany her on the last leg of her tour. She also follows a strict macrobiotic diet and bikes, runs, and practices Ashtanga yoga almost daily — or so it seems.

The 51-year-old mother of three is seriously fit and rocking a lean and toned physique.

In an interview with the British television show GMTV, Madonna defended her physique and fitness choices:

"[I do it] for health reasons and for aesthetic reasons. If I have to go out on stage and, you know, jump around in a pair of hot pants I better look good. And also when I perform I'm like an athlete and I have to be in good shape. I'm not panicked, I just know what my job is and I know that if I want to be able to wear whatever I want to wear on stage, then my body better look good."


Tell me. . .

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Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 7 years
She looks yucky!
zeze zeze 7 years
How can you guys say she doesn't look her age? She looks older in fact - her face is full of botox and it still looks old, as do her hands and especially her neck. (I will admit she has the strength of someone younger than 50). When I think of 50/nearly 50 women who don't look their age, I think Diane Lane, Julianne Moore, Marisa Tomei, Michelle Pfeiffer... I mean Selma Hayek looks half her age and she's 43!
Monique-Marie427757 Monique-Marie427757 7 years
I am inspired by her because she is right, when she performs she has to look good. I do not understand why people are putting her down. She looks great and she does not even look her age! She could totally kick my butt.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
Sure she's obsessed. But if I had the time and the money I probably would be too.
BeamerCG BeamerCG 7 years
A little fat is a good thing. Women are supposed to have curves. I give her props for her dedication but I think she's taking it a bit far.
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 7 years
I would actually start to be a little concerned what I was doing to my joints if I was her. Yes, it's impressive on one level that she's in her fifties and is much fitter than most women who are in their twenties. But the fact is, she *is* in her fifties and her exercise regime would be punishing for people half her age. In another twenty years, she could have significantly damaged her knees and hips in particular if she doesn't slow it down a little. We all age; it's a fact of life and there's no shame in listening to what your body actually needs instead of what you believe a fame fickle public want to see.
bisou002 bisou002 7 years
Veins give me the heebie-jeebies, so ummm...I find her repulsive.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Probably, but I think it's cool. As mentioned, this woman is over 50 years old. She looks fabulous.
natasha1970 natasha1970 7 years
She sure has gone too far and she has aged in the process...and to think i idolised her as a teen and wished i had everything she had....but now that she's in her 50s she looks terrible!!
clearskies clearskies 7 years
I agree, fame is one crazy drug to make someone do that! I'm on day three of my healthy diet and I already thought I deserved a piece of dark chocolate with caramel! jeeez toast as a treat!? I'm sure that can't be true.
shalee55 shalee55 7 years
Dbaby Dbaby 7 years
@runningesq: haha. So true!
Dbaby Dbaby 7 years
according to what she's released to the press, Madonna works out at least 3 hours a day and doesn't eat more than 1,000 calories per day. That is unhealthy, uninspiring and just plain not fun. Fame must be an awfully powerful drug to inspire such insanity. Thanks, but no thanks.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Uh, have you looked at her lately? She's exercised herself into one of those scary women you see on the cover of bodybuilding magazines. All she needs is some self-tanner and a bottle of body oil.
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 7 years
yes i think she is obsessed with fitness, i seen a trainer she used to have on tv and he said she works out four hours a day and i also remember one year when she was on oprah and she said she did yoga for four hours a day and she said herself that she was obsessed with it so..... there. proof.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Madonna is obsessed with Madonna.
sillyone06 sillyone06 7 years
She's beyond obsessed. She's... insane. She only eats microbiotic foods, gets vitamin d injections. Allow for NO salt, sugar, artificial or prepackaged foods and drinks Kabbalah water. She's crazy. Guy was not even allowed a beer, and I feel bad for her kids who will never know real foods. She's nuts, scary, wan, and way too low on fat percentage.
doogirl doogirl 7 years
She's over 50, and she's got the energy of a woman half her age. That is an inspiration!!!
ClassicalTorture ClassicalTorture 7 years
I was once read that she occasionally "indulges" in a piece of wheat-free toast with sugar-free strawberry jam. While that sounds like a fine thing to eat, I fail to see how it qualifies as a special treat. It's certainly commendable that she puts forth so much effort, but I do think she is obsessed to an unheathful extreme.
DivaDivine DivaDivine 7 years
Her body is not one I'd like to emulate and I think she looks a little mannish. That being said, if i was a multimillionaire who's job requirement was a fit, healthy body I'd probably do the same thing.
I'm really torn on this one. Maybe because personally I don't know what her real daily routine is. But i do think her body has crossed the point from healthily fit to unappealing to me personally. I don't know what it is, but her body is no longer attractive to me. Now I don't know if that means she's unhealthy or not.
soapbox soapbox 7 years
I think she's more obsessed with youth.
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