The Best Fitness Blogs of the Year

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  • The Best Fitness Blogs of 2015

    The Best Fitness Blogs of 2015

    Getting fit and staying fit is a fantastic achievement. Fitness is key to staying healthy and happy. Exercising also helps keep the immune system running in peak condition and keeps your metabolism raring to go.

    But let’s face it: we all could use a little help now and then. You might just be taking those first steps away from the couch, or you could be looking for new tips and tricks after years of experience. Whether you need a firm kick in the pants or an encouraging shot of inspiration, the following blogs are a great resource. Some are full of practical information, while others are a place to find a cheering section, and some sites are just plain fun.

  • Nerd Fitness

    Nerd Fitness

    Wish your workout was a little bit more like Jedi Training? Would you want to have Wolverine spot you as you lift weights? If you get every reference in “The Big Bang Theory,” or simply wish you did, Nerd Fitness might be the home of your people. 

    The goal of Nerd Fitness is to, “level up your life, every single day.” Don’t just be a couch potato gamer, but get stronger, faster, and fitter every day with help from the “rebel forces.” Geek out and get fit with tips on which exercises work and what foods to eat from founder Steve Kamb and others on the Nerd Fitness team.

  • Workout Mommy

    Workout Mommy

    Being a parent means your time is almost never your own. Finding the energy and motivation to work out and stay fit can be a challenge. But a fit parent is a happy parent. Workout Mommy blogger Lisa wants you make time to work out whenever and however you can.

    Tips, tricks, and motivations abound with stories of fit moms and their journeys. Kids trapped inside on a snow day and you can’t get out to run? An impromptu kitchen workout can help you keep your sanity and provides a great model of healthy living to your children. 

  • ACE Blogs

    ACE Blogs

    The American Council on Exercise (ACE)’s blog is a go-to site for the latest, greatest information on fitness. ACE has everything: the lowdown on the best equipment, innovative recipes, tips on balance, and breadth in your workout. Some posts are targeted toward fitness instructors and those getting certifications, but there’s quality information that you can trust for anyone interested in fitness. 

    ACE is a great place if you’re looking for something new to add to your workout, or want trusted information on how to begin.

  • DailyBurn: Fitness

    DailyBurn: Fitness

    The DailyBurn: Fitness entries are a place to go to never get bored with your workout. Whether you want to run your way to fit or dance your assets off, DailyBurn’s entries promote a healthier, active lifestyle. Check out inspiring interviews with sports figures or even tips on places to stay active on vacation. The DailyBurn team comes from a wide variety of backgrounds, and everyone works together to help create a site that can make your goals easier to reach.

  • Powercakes

    Powercakes

    A great resource for healthy, clean eating, Powercakes is the place to go for tasty, gluten-free recipes that give you the power to perform. Blogger Kasey Arena’s parents used to make “powercakes” for her family before a big soccer match, hiding healthy ingredients in pancakes to power the kids through their sporting events. Arena has taken that as a jumping off point to create dozens of wholesome recipes with super ingredients.

    This blogger is also a certified personal trainer with a degree in health and physical education, and her blog is full of great tips for finding the right balance for your body. From pumpkin powercakes to parsnip chips and everything in between, Powercakes helps you find your personal fitness power.

  • Loving Fit

    Loving Fit

    As a former Russian figure skater-turned personal trainer married to a trapeze artist, Tatianna is well-versed in how to obtain and maintain a body she loves. She sees the body as a whole unit, and her techniques put an emphasis on proper form for making exercises more efficient, effective and safe. She shares her life and philosophy at Loving Fit. This blogger’s contagious and fun attitude, workout tips, diet challenges, and video food diary entries (in Russian with subtitles) make Loving Fit an interesting place to visit for online fitness inspiration.

  • The Truth About Exercise

    The Truth About Exercise

    Eat well. Move more. Fads don’t work. The Truth About Exercise is full of simple, no-nonsense fitness myth busting written by a personal trainer who won’t swallow the lies and fads people serve up about health and fitness. With solid fitness advice, this blog cuts through the fads, and provides easy-to-understand explanations that show you just how basic fitness really can be.

    There are good healthy eating and exercise tips scattered throughout. Check out tried-and-tested foods that taste good and are good for you. Learn how simple exercises like the squat work your body in exactly the right way.

  • Summer Tomato

    Summer Tomato

    Let science work for your fitness goals. Darya Rose, who holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience, has turned her science know-how into a fantastic food blog, Summer Tomato. It contains lots of fun recipes and some good fitness tools too. Rose doesn’t like the word diet — she uses the word “healthstyle.” Instead, she has a philosophy of eating for health and happiness. Local, fresh, seasonal food in healthy portions is a repeated theme of her posts. “Recalibration” — removing certain inflammatory foods from the diet for two or three weeks to reset the body — and healthy habits are other themes. 

  • Greatist: Fitness

    Greatist: Fitness

    The Greatist team has a mission to bring you fun, high-quality health content from trusted sources. No matter what health means to you, Greatist’s fitness site has information of interest. Contributors are people who love fitness, and their excitement and interest comes out in each entry. Articles range from tips on how to prevent blisters from your running shoes to the best pre- and post-workout snacks. 

  • Mind Body Green: Fitness

    Mind Body Green: Fitness

    The founders of Mind Body Green believe that their blog is an ongoing conversation about health and how to make life better through movement, food, and personal growth. The fitness section includes articles to motivate you and get more from your workout. There is also some great guidance on how mind and body work together to allow you to succeed in your fitness goals. The range of topics extends from how to cope with back pain and how to get more from your core workouts, to how exercise improves brain function in later life. There’s something for everyone.

  • LifeFitness

    LifeFitness

    LifeFitness manufacturers a wide array of equipment used in gyms and hotels all over the world. The LifeFitness team knows a lot about staying healthy. A wide array of bloggers and guest bloggers contribute to the LifeFitness blog and talk about great fitness topics, including breathing correctly and targeting bad eating habits. Check out quality posts about how to use fitness equipment to its maximum potential to help you get the most from your workout.

  • Blogilates

    Blogilates

    Sometimes in life you have to pave your own road. That’s what Cassey Ho did when she decided not to pursue biology. Instead, she took her passion for fitness and became a certified fitness instructor, pilates guru, and blogger at Blogilates. This fitness maven is best known for her 30-day challenges, aimed at slimming down or shaping up problem areas. With lots of fun videos to motivate you, Blogilates earns a bookmark on your browser.

  • Carrots ‘n’ Cake

    Carrots ‘n’ Cake

    Eating healthy isn’t always the easiest thing to do, so that’s why we’re thankful Carrots ‘n’ Cake makes healthy cuisine that we love to follow. The blog’s star, Tina, is a runner, recipe maker, and avid pug lover. She knows that eating all carrots doesn’t lead to happiness, and eating only cupcakes absolutely doesn’t lead to fitness, so she helps find the middle ground. Check out her book, “Carrots and Cake: Healthy Living One Carrot and One Cupcake and a Time.”

  • The Lean Green Bean

    The Lean Green Bean

    There are plenty of places that are willing to give dietary advice, but The Lean Green Bean is the real deal. Lindsay, the host of the blog, is a registered dietitian, stay-at-home mom, and Crossfit buff. This Midwestern maven whips up some of the best recipes for people who want to eat healthy and still be excited when it’s time to chow down. With more than four years of content on her blog, she’s only getting better, especially with recipes like grapefruit yogurt cake and beer braised pulled pork.

  • You Are Not Alone!

    You Are Not Alone!

    One of the greatest things about reading fitness blogs is learning that you’re not alone. There are so many wonderful communities to find the information and support you need to keep you going on your personal road to fitness. These blogs are a great place to start your fitness journey, or to find friends and facts to improve your workout experience.

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