Thomas Rhett stops by to eat, sing and exercise

Platinum-selling recording artist Thomas Rhett hosts a boot camp at one of Charlottesville's Snap Fitness locations. Platinum-selling recording artist Thomas Rhett hosts a boot camp at one of Charlottesville’s Snap Fitness locations.

Platinum-selling country music singer Thomas Rhett, in collaboration with Snap Fitness, hosted a Charlottesville “boot camp” February 19, just hours before playing the John Paul Jones Arena.

His biggest thrill for being in town, though? “A burger from Riverside.”

Talking fitness, Rhett says exercising became a priority in his life after he graduated from college and hit the road to tour. He has to stay in shape so his vocals don’t sound terrible when he’s jumping and jiving on stage, he says.

When he’s working out, Rhett likes to listen to hip-hop artists like Drake and when asked his favorite exercise, he says, “None of them, actually.” Burpees, a full-body exercise, get him through the days he can’t make it to the gym because he can do them anywhere—even a hotel room on tour, he says.

Rhett kicked off a six-month tour with Snap Fitness in January that will take him to five different cities. He and his trainer host hour-long workout sessions to promote his I Feel Good health initiative with the fitness franchise, which he named after one of his top hits.

Hear Rhett perform as a special guest on Jason Aldean’s We Were Here tour at the John Paul Jones Arena February 19 at 7pm.