The 20 Best Fitness Blogs in 2016
The 20 Best Fitness Blogs in 2016
Looking for help reaching your goals? We’ve got the 20 best fitness blogs in 2016 that will help you get there. Get free tips, tricks and inspiration from the best of the best.
So that whole health and fitness thing…It’s, like, really confusing at first. At least it was to me.
I remember feeling so overwhelmed by an abundance of conflicting information that I consistently gave up before making it through day 1. I would get to dinner time and think “OMG I can’t eat ANYTHING!” then give up and eat mac and cheese for dinner.
It’s true – there is a lot of conflicting information out there, especially with everything accessible on the web, but one thing that helped me is knowing that there is no single right way to do things. Everyone will have their own ideas, and it’s up to you to find what works for you, what you can stick with.
That being said, there’s also a ton of bad advice out there. Like, really bad. I don’t want you to follow that.
The following 20 fitness writers are all different, but they all know their stuff. It’s like a variety platter of information, and you can just go in and pick the approach(es) you like.
These writers are, in my opinion, the best of the best (and I read a ton of fitness blogs). Their words are powerful and inspirational, and their advice is practical and achievable.
So as you begin your journey, whether it’s starting a new workout routine in a home gym, taking up yoga, or even something different like MMA, you can make the most out of some free advice, and become one step closer to achieving your goals.
My personal favorite. Filled with body positive messages to women that it is okay to be strong. In fact, it’s an incredible thing! Neghar posts workouts, tips and good old honest, from-the-heart content that is always worth reading.
Catalyst Athletics has some of the best tips and video tutorials for Olympic lifting. Written by some of the best coaches in the country, their content is knowledgeable, helpful and also super impressive when they put up some ultra heavy weights. Definitely a must-read for anyone who loves to lift heavy.
Fit Bottomed Girls is another body empowering site. These women encourage other women (and men) to live a fun and healthy lifestyle. Offering great tips, inspirational content and fun workouts, Fit Bottomed Girls is great for anyone looking for some fitness motivation.
Greatist is like an all-inclusive online encyclopedia for healthy living. They bring the best writers to share on everything from fitness to mental health. Their fitness section is filled with workouts, tips on form and recovery, and some fun fitness reads.
Fitness professional Tony Gentilcore shares workouts and fitness tips, teaching readers to train like an athlete. His direct, no bs approach to fitness is motivating, and he has a ton of great knowledge.
PopSugar shares super accessible fitness articles. Easy to read, fun and super shareable, PopSugar is the perfect place to get motivated when you want a fun, social, pop-culture approach to fitness.
7. Tabata Times
For a CrossFit lover, the Tabata Times is where it’s at. Fantastic tutorials and drills for challenging movements – I just read this one for handstand walks and I can’t wait to try them!
8. Born Fitness
Born Fitness is made for those of us who have heard conflicting evidence our entire lives and are trying to figure what this whole “health and fitness” thing actually consists of. With training plans, tips, and lots of motivation, Born Fitness is always a great read.
Kind of like the anti-diet blog, Girls Gone Strong challenges everything that is wrong with the diet industry and offers accessible information to help you get fit in a healthy way with the focus on strength and not a number on the scale.
CrossFit Invictus is kind of a rarity – just a normal (well maybe not normally because they are clearly killing it) CrossFit box that has invested their resources into creating killer content. Tips, videos and more, this blog is a must-read for anyone interested in functional fitness.
11. Love Life Surf
You may remember Christine from her Ask a Trainer interview with us. Her blog is a mix of fitness and life with a lot of inspiring yoga poses you will want to join yoga just to learn, and (in my opinion), some of the most beautiful writing on the internet. I could read her blog for hours because it is from the heart and makes me want to be the best version of myself, both physically and emotionally.
12. Nerd Fitness
For anyone intimidated by the stereotypical gym musclehead (I mean, they’re really not like that…most of the time), Nerd Fitness will be your jam! Steve’s whole theory revolves around the idea that fitness should be fun, and finding the things you enjoy doing, rather than forcing yourself to do what you hate.
If you thought running blogs were boring, you’ve never been to Janae’s blog. Her kind personality and desire to help her readers is evident in every single post. She shares speed workouts, race recaps, and a lot about her daily life as she trains for upcoming races. Also her daughter is adorable so there’s precious toddler pics along with the running advice.
If you’ve existed on social media, you’ve probably seen #FitFluential. They are one of the biggest groups of health and fitness writers on the internet. There is something for everyone, and lots of different writers so you are sure to find one you connect with.
15. Lift Big Eat Big
This page may look intimidating, but Lift Big Eat Big is accessible, newbie-friendly, and honest. They write about fitness tips sure, but also about real issues in the community, and they write to all types, not just fitness junkies.
16. Dai Manuel
Dai Manuel is a brutally honest coach with a passion for healthy living. He has a pretty inspiring weightloss story that begins when he was just 14 years old. Dai’s blog is about becoming the best version of yourself, and using the knowledge you gain to help yourself. There’s also a great section specifically geared toward fitness for the elderly – how cool!
17. Pavement Runner
Pavement Runner is, like, the male voice of running blogs. With over a dozen marathons, 40 half marathons and countless other races under his belt, he knows his stuff, but his writing is still humble and readable for the average or aspiring runner. He has great info on gear, races and more.
Amanda’s blog is filled with workouts, running tips and her raw. honest journey towards healthy living. She doesn’t hold anything back, and that is what makes her blog special and not just another running blog.
19. Strong Coffey
This new-to-me blog is quickly becoming one of my favorite places on the internet. Personal trainer Kelly Coffey understands the battle so many of us are going through because she has lost over half her body weight! She writes beautifully inspiring posts on her journey from 300 lbs to personal trainer, and she touches on all of the realities of weightloss that most people don’t talk about.
20. The Fitnessista
Gina is a certified group exercise instructor, personal trainer and more – seriously, she’s got certifications out the whazoo, and seems to know a lot about nearly every type of fitness. Her approachable writing style keeps readers coming back for tips and inspiration.
What are your favorite fitness blogs?