The former Saturday’s star, a mother of two, embraced a healthier lifestyle after registering for Lucy Mecklenburgh’s RWL (Results Wellness Lifestyle) app.
She has previously been credited for her accessible approach to exercise and staying motivated while raising two young children with husband Wayne and juggling busy work commitments.
Well done: Frankie Bridge has beaten the likes of Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Rebel Wilson to the top of Heat magazine’s annual Fit List honouring inspirational and body-positive women
Other stars to make the top ten include R&B legend Beyoncé, who features in second place, Jennifer Lopez in seventh and Australian actress Rebel Wilson, who makes it to fourth after losing more than 40 pounds in weight.
Strictly Come Dancing winner Oti Mabuse enters in third, while fellow Strictly stars Maisie Williams, Clara Amfo and Gemma Atkinson feature in ninth, sixth and fifth places respectively.
Fitness obsessive Davina McCall and presenter AJ Odudu also make the list in eighth and tenth place.
Looking good: The former Saturday’s star, a mother of two, embraced a healthier lifestyle after registering for Lucy Mecklenburgh’s RWL (Results Wellness Lifestyle) app (pictured in 2019)
Read all about it: Frankie tells the latest edition of heat about her battle to get fit during lockdown
Frankie has spoken candidly about battling mental health issues including anxiety and depression and has been honest about struggling to get motivated during lockdown.
She said: ‘I was actually during the first lockdown that I really got into fitness. I knew that mentally I needed to keep myself busy and stick to some kind of routine.
‘My workouts helped me to feel like I’d achieved something. It was less about my body, although obviously, I’m not going to lie and say it wasn’t nice to see it changing – but it was mainly for my brain.’
She added: ‘Exercise makes me feel ready to start the day. There are times when I really don’t want to work out, but I have to remember that feeling afterwards. I’m really not someone who enjoys exercise, but I know the benefits are good.’
Legendary: R&B legend Beyoncé misses out on first place after Frankie motivated fans with her desire to stay fit during lockdown
Quite a difference: Australian actress Rebel Wilson, who makes it to fourth on the list after losing more than 40 pounds in weight
I say: The ever youthful Jennifer Lopez features in seventh place thanks to her age defying physique
Commenting on Frankie’s appearance at the top of the list, heat editor Julie Davis said: ‘In a year when so many of us have turned to exercise to keep our mental health in check, there is no more deserving winner than Frankie.’
Outside the top ten other notable additions to the list include Love Island star Amber Gill in twenty-ninth place, Lizzo at number twenty-two and Michelle Keegan, who rounds things off at number thirty.
Previous Fit List winners include Jesy Nelson, Khloe Kardashian, Davina McCall and Ferne McCann.
Here she is: Fitness obsessive Davina McCall, herself a former Fit List winner, makes it to eighth place
Heat Fit List 2020: The Top Thirty
1. Frankie Bridge
3. Oti Mabuse
4. Rebel Wilson
5. Gemma Atkinson
6. Clara Amfo
7. Jennifer Lopez
8. Davina McCall
9. Maisie Smith
10. AJ Odudu
11. Lucy Mecklenburgh
12. Jada Sezer
13. Gabby Allen
14. Ferne McCann
15. Vicky Pattison
16. Adrienne Herbert
17. Serena Williams
18. Leigh-Anne Pinnock
19. Bryony Gordon
20. Holly Willoughby
21. Emma Willis
23. Fleur East
24. Demi Lovato
25. Maya Jama
26. Nicole Scherzinger
27. Louise Thompson
28. Poorna Bell
29. Amber Gill
30. Michelle Keegan