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15 Amazing Bodies of Riverdale Stars 

Here are their fitness tips.

The cast of Riverdale not only brought to life the intriguing tales of the Archie Comics universe but also showcased enviable fitness, beauty, and wellness routines. They're more than just their on-screen personas; each actor has a unique approach to self-care and maintaining their picture-perfect appearance. This list unveils the secrets, tips, and tricks behind 20 amazing bodies of Riverdale's stars. From vigorous workout routines to embracing imperfections and from vegan diets to skincare essentials, these actors provide a glimpse into the discipline and care that goes into their off-screen lives. Dive in and discover what keeps Riverdale's finest looking so fabulous.


KJ Apa


KJ Apa turned to trainer Alex Fine to get in shape for playing Archie Andrews Riverdale. Fine shared Apa's workout routine to The New York Post, and he specifically did prison-style workouts with the actor. "With KJ, we did a lot of that, and weights with really high repetitions. We did a lot of chest and shoulders — with actors, you want to stick with chest and shoulders — since on-camera, it looks better."


Lili Reinhart



Lili Reinhart, who played Betty Cooper, talked about how she embraces acne in an interview with Byrdie. "It's just a matter of telling myself that the only person who's bothered by this is me. Once you can embrace that and accept that, it's easier to just let go of it. I also obsess and can't stop looking in the mirror at my breakout, so when I convince myself to put my phone away, stop looking at my reflection, stop looking at a mirror, you forget about it." 


Camila Mendes


Camila Mendes played Veronica Lodge on Riverdale. She shared some of her skincare tips in an interview with Glamour. Mendes says that she makes sure to remove all the makeup she wears on set. "I swear by Dr. Kay's Wipe Away the Day Treatment Pads. They provide my skin with much needed exfoliation after a long day of wearing heavy makeup on set, and I'll often follow that up with a soothing Loops mask like Night Shift. The Eminence Organics Stone Crop Hydrating Mist is also one of my recent favorites. I like to spray a few spritzes of that on a cotton pad and wipe my face with it after cleansing. Not only does it remove all the extra product residue on my skin, but it also smells incredible."


Cole Sprouse


Cole Sprouse, who played Jughead Jones, took fitness advice from his co-star, KJ Apa. "It's good being on a show with people like KJ who are monsters," he said to People. "He's ripped, he's been ripped since he was like 10, so it's nice going to the gym with dudes like that because I just mimic what they are doing and by proxy I get an exercise I never thought I would be able to get, which is one of the perks of being on a teen drama!"


Madelaine Petsch


Madelaine Petsch played fan-favorite character, Cheryl Blossom, on Riverdale. She broke down her diet and exercise routine to People. Petsch says that she has a vegan diet. "I've been plant-based my whole life. Being vegan keeps my body fueled and running smoothly."


Ashleigh Murray


Ashleigh Murray, who plays Josie McCoy, shared her skincare routine with POPSugar. "I'm not married to any serum. Whatever works. For my moisturizer, I sometimes use a combination of essential oils, like jojoba and coconut and a little bit of juniper sometimes, a little bit of lavender; definitely tea tree for that acne. And if not that, than just any yummy thing from Lush. I love Lush. And sunscreen from Murad. This is good for all the brown girls that don't want to get that horrible ghost face or anyone that doesn't want ghost face — it's called Murad Invisablur Perfecting Shield. It's a clear chemical sunscreen and it has mattifying properties too. It doubles as a primer. It's bomb."


Charles Melton


Charles Melton, who played Reggie Mantle, opened up about his wellness to GQ. "I've just finished three months of not eating any red meat, after I spoke to a nutritionist. The plan he put me on has been life-changing and improved my relationship with food. It sounds like it could be tedious but I take pictures of everything I eat, creating a food diary on my phone. I have yet to have any KBBQ, but when I do it has to be the best red meat."


Vanessa Morgan


Vanessa Morgan played Toni Topaz on Riverdale, and eventually became a larger character. She talked about her approach to skincare to WhoWhatWear. "It's key not to neglect your body. I always keep my face moist. The body moisturizer from Gold Bond is great for that because they have a lot of products that are good for dehydrated skin. So that's key when you're in the sun so even if I'm not the best with my sunscreen as long as my skin is moisturized, it doesn't flake or peel and I find I look young."


Drew Ray Tanner


In addition to playing Fangs Fogarty on Riverdale, Drew Ray Tanner starred in the film Work It. He shared his training process in an interview with Men's Health. "We called it a 21-Day No Days Off program," says Tanner. "Essentially it was cardio in the morning, then in the afternoon it would be strength and conditioning training. If there was a day off, it would be like a 15 mile run. Then I got to have a no run day the next day–but still did strength and conditioning."


Madchen Amick


In addition to playing Alice Cooper, Madchen Amick also has her own website. She opened up about her diet in this post. "I spend so much time and energy on eating clean. Organic, pesticide-free, non-GMO, non-hormone, etc. We have medial grade air-filters in our house to keep the air we breath as clean as possible. We not only filter our drinking water but also our bathing water. Carefully choose non-toxic and environmentally friendly cleaning products. Use alternative building products for our home, like toxic-free milk paint, wood stains and insulation. And the list goes on."


Marisol Nichols


Marisol Nichols played Hermione Lodge, Veronica's mother, on Riverdale. She tells Women's Health that when it comes to her diet, she has to enjoy the food she eats. "My food philosophy is this: You're not going to stick with any lifestyle change unless it tastes good. Otherwise it's torture. And why would you do that to yourself?"


Mark Consuelos


Mark Consuelos played Hiram Lodge, Veronica's criminal mastermind father on Riverdale. One thing he likes to do to keep himself in shape is swim. He shares a bunch of posts on Instagram of himself in the water. In this photo, Consuelos is seen diving into the ocean. He captioned the post, "Headfirst.. Back to work. See you all tomorrow."


Skeet Ulrich


Skeet Ulrich played FP Jones on Riverdale. He did a "25 Things You Don't Know About Me" interview with Us Weekly. In it, Ulrich shared some of his diet secrets. "I'm almost a vegan. My daughter is wisely vegan, and I'm trying hard to join her… I love to cook. My favorite meal to cook is vegan lasagna with sweet potatoes and mushrooms."


Molly Ringwald


Molly Ringwald, who played Mary Andrews, wrote an essay in Marie Claire about her beauty mark and what it taught her. "I like to imagine you were teaching me a lesson: Here is beauty, but don't get too attached. And that goes for all of it. One day, the same breasts whose arrival is first heralded with bewilderment, shyness, and excitement will grow and then shrink after babies. They'll become something else. Not bad, just different. Everything that's big will become smaller, and what we want to remain small will grow bigger. Even our ears will grow. Fingers will begin to become crooked from multiple injuries, and the arches in our feet will fall. Everything that we ever found beautiful about ourselves in the mirror, no matter how long we manage to delay it, will eventually go under the category of a 'different kind of beauty.' Every day I practice being OK with that."


Robin Givens


Robin Givens talked about playing Sierra McCoy in an interview with TooFab. "I think it is unbelievably important that people who look like me are represented on television," Givens said. "I used to be competitive in academics and there wasn't really division, but [racial division] is considered to be okay in this industry and I think it's important that everyone feels they are included and represented. I'm very proud to be a part of a show that represents diversity and America in every way."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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