Keanu Reeves keeps things real with a healthy, passionate lifestyle and seems to live out his dreams. “I’m not looking for a red carpet to walk, and I’m not trying to have a celebrity footprint,” Reeves tells Men’s Journal, adding, “I can see the appeal—it’s just not to my taste.” We’re impressed with his confidence, unpretentiousness, and the fact that he seems to be a genuine guy. Reeves does what he needs to do to get things done. It appears that he loves the life he lives, and lives the life he loves—and that’s inspiring to us all! Read on to learn what we’ve found out about Keanu Reeves’ healthy habits, and next up, don’t miss The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.
Of the many roles thus far in Reeves’ career, Johnny Utah (his character in “Point Break”) was especially inspiring to him. “It was life-changing for me,” Reeves tells Men’s Journal, adding, “It introduced me to fitness and training.” The role prompted him to start working out with trainer Denise Snyder, who continued to be his primary fitness expert for 25+ years. Together with a pretty basic low-fat and low-sodium diet, Reeves takes care of himself, and not just his physical fitness. He follows his passions without losing sight of who he is as a person.
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Another fun fact? Reeves apparently recruited an ex-MMA fighter, Eric Brown, to be his sensei to help him prepare for a role. “I had a little experience in movie fighting, but I’d never done judo,” he explains. “At the beginning, I didn’t even know where to put my feet. So it was a lot of me learning the basics.” He became an actual expert in judo (via Men’s Journal).
Reeves worked with personal trainer Patrick Murphy to prepare for his role in “John Wick,” which required a lot of stunts, tumbling, fight scenes, stunt car driving, and more, according to Esquire. When discussing their training together, Murphy reveals, “It’s about being able to maintain a positive rhythm with his joints, and to reduce any pain as much as possible.” The weekly routine Reeves performed helped him do all of these stunts to the best of his ability. He worked on muscular endurance training, corrective exercise, power training, balance training, and recovery techniques.
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Why do we think Keanu Reeves is a really nice guy? Well, plain and simple, he was recently dubbed a “class act” by Andrew Kimmel, a TV producer. The title was based on welcoming responses Reeves gave to a young fan after a long flight. A recap of the conversation was tweeted, and it was re-tweeted more than 22.5K times since. Apparently, the young boy curiously fired “rapid-fire questions” to Reeves, who “happily” answered them all. To be precise, Kimmel’s tweet reads, “Keanu Reeves was on my flight from London to NYC today. A young boy asked for an autograph at baggage & then began to fire off a series of rapid-fire questions. Keanu happily responded to every single one…”
If you’re already in agreement that Reeves is pretty cool for doing this, read on, because there’s more to love about the celeb.
Reeves has some pretty impressive interests, which could be why the star looks so much younger than his 57 years of age. Cool fact number three? In this his spare time, Reeves apparently collects and designs motorcycles. A very treasured bike in the actor’s collection is a gorgeous Arch KRGT-1 “performance cruiser,” and it’s reportedly the special design chosen to launch ARCH Motorcycle, a motorcycle shop Reeves co-founded with Gard Hollinger.
Still going strong, Reeves will be the host of Disney+’s totally new, four-part series spotlighting Formula 1. The series will encompass Ross Brawn’s time as the Honda team principal. (Brawn is currently the F1 managing director.)
Reeves is pumped about this venture, revealing during the British Grand Prix, “A friend of mine was telling me the story and I was so struck by it and he was actually working for Brawn back in the day in publicity and he’s a producer/director and so we were like, ‘Well, let’s tell that story, let’s try and tell that story.’ It’s been really great to be able to learn more about what was going on in Formula One that year. It wasn’t just the cars, new regulations, FOTA [the Formula One Teams Association] breakaway series. I mean there was just so much happening in Formula One at that time” (via Men’s Health).
Another project Reeves has in the works is the role of Daniel H. Burnham, an architect for the 1893 World’s Fair, in a brand new limited series on Hulu. “The Devil in the White City” is a nonfiction thriller being produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese.
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