Music is a powerful force!! The songs and bands you enjoyed while you were growing up seem to stay with you forever. Music has a powerful connection to link us to past memories and future dreams. It seems like only yesterday, I was in high school with feathered hair sitting in the front row of a Bon Jovi concert.
Today, I help oversee the band’s US radio promotion and marketing campaign. Having worked with the band for years, I have also had a front row view to their healthy habits. They recently launched another world tour in support of their just released #1 album, “What About Now.” Last week I was on the road with the band, taking radio programmers to the show and introducing them to Jon Bon Jovi. When we were in Las Vegas, I worked out at the hotel gym with JBJ, so I know how important a healthy lifestyle is to him.
His favorite exercise is running and he runs 6 days a week for about an hour. Don’t be surprised to see him throw on a hat and sunglasses and hit the streets for some cardio and fresh air when he is on tour. He also lifts weights and works on balancing/stability exercises that helps him keep the same moves on stage he had when I was in high school. The band also travels with a multi talented professional who is a trainer, chiropractor and nutritionist, all in one.
Jon’s favorite healthy foods are grilled fish and low fat Greek yogurt. He likes to snack on almonds, fruit and protein bars. Clearly, Bon Jovi is doing something right because the band has been at the top of their game for 30 years and continues to deliver #1 albums, hit singles and sell out stadiums, around the world.