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Whether fitness is already your favorite hobby, or you’re working hard to make it one — there are benefits to having a great online support and motivational system.
More than one-third of adults in the United States are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And even more are classified as overweight. In some cases, this is due to diet, while in others it’s a result of lack of activity. In most cases, it’s a combination of both.
The CDC recommends that adults get 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise every week, and do strength training at least twice per week. Most of us fall far short.
Getting advice from the right experts can help people of any age work toward their health and fitness goals, and make being active not a chore, but an essential part of life. We came across many a fitness blog, but these are the ones that we feel are making an incredible difference in the lives of their readers in 2016.
Cassey Ho is a fitness instructor and creator of POP Pilates. Her blog is a celebration of her love of Pilates and all things fitness. There, you’ll find posts about fashion, fitness, food, and fads that should be left alone. We really like her take on waist trainers, an aesthetics fad that’s taken over social media. Ho’s opinion: They won’t only not give you a smaller waist, but they may hurt you in the process. Instead, she offers effective exercises that can produce similar, lasting, and healthy results.
Tweet Cassey: @blogilates
Carrots ‘N’ Cake
It’s hard to stay in shape when you view your health as a battle of extremes. When you are in constant deprivation mode, it’s quite easy to go off the rails, splurge on an entire pizza, and abandon your workout goals. Tina of Carrots ‘N’ Cake advocates balance, enjoying the foods you love in moderation, and sticking with a healthy and happy lifestyle for the long run. For that reason, you’ll see all kinds of recipes on her blog, along with workout tips and suggestions based on her expertise as a certified personal trainer and CrossFit trainer.
Tweet Tina: @CarrotsNCake
Some of the best teachers in life are people who have been through the same struggles as you, and emerged triumphant. Jenn Mitchell, the creator of Comeback Momma, successfully lost 50 pounds of baby weight and came back from two bouts of postpartum depression. She’s made a lifestyle out of staying healthy, and her blog covers a mixture of topics — from family and food to inspiration and giveaways. Her posts about fitness cover how to go about finding the right gym for you, advice on how to stick with a new workout routine, and workout routines for beginners.
Tweet Jenn: @comebackmomma
Expert Articles by ACE Blogs
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is one of the premier certification organizations for personal trainers in the United States. As you might expect, their blog is a treasure trove of information. Because it’s coming from the professionals, you can be sure you’re getting workout recommendations and tips that are both safe and certain to further you along your path toward better fitness. You’ll learn about how protein affects your workouts, how to begin a weight training program, and so much more.
Tweet them: @acefitness
Fit Bottomed Girls
Jennipher Walters and Erin Whitehead founded Fit Bottomed Girls to give women (and men, too!) the confidence and information they need to get fit and stay healthy. They recognize that being fit doesn’t look the same for everyone, and that’s reflected in their diverse team of writers, who each offer advice, tips, and suggestions with their own unique voice. You’ll find workout reviews, nutrition insights, and product reviews. These posts are just as much for beginners as they are for people who have built an active lifestyle they love.
Tweet them: @FitBottomedGirl
The Lean Green Bean
Lindsay is a registered dietitian and mother from Columbus, Ohio. Her goal is to share her knowledge and passion for health with her readers, and given them realistic and actionable advice. Her blog is an eclectic one, featuring recipes, tips for new moms, and an assortment of workout regimens, including cardio, dumbbell, CrossFit, and treadmill. She posts all of her workout regimens in poster form, so you can pin them to your Pinterest board and save them for later.
Tweet Lindsay: @LeanGrnBeanBlog
Life by Daily Burn: Fitness
Daily Burn produces subscription-based live and on-demand workouts. While this is their flagship product, their blog and articles are definitely worthwhile. (They are also free!) Can I do cardio without having to run? Will a post-workout beer undo the good I did? How can I exercise with my cat? Find out! The bloggers take apart the basics of diet and fitness, and delve deep into trends and science.
Tweet them: @dailyburn
Life Fitness’s Blog
Life Fitness produces exercise equipment for homes and gyms alike. But you don’t have to be a customer to find value in their blog. On their blog, a wide array of writers and guest writers post frequently about gym equipment, the pros of working out with your significant other, how to stay on top of your fitness resolutions, weather-appropriate exercise tips, and more.
Tweet them: @LifeFitness
With a focus on wellness, mindbodygreen’s fitness-related content offers solutions that are not only good for your body, but your whole being. You’ll find yoga and meditation tips, as well as advice for running, strength training, stretching, and making it all fit into to your busy life. They also frequently spotlight people who are successfully balancing their mental, physical, and emotional well-being, which always makes for inspiring reading.
Tweet them: @mindbodygreen
Steve, the founder of Nerd Fitness, admits to having made many mistakes on his fitness journey. He wants to share his experiences to give readers the motivation and knowledge they need to make the best decisions about their fitness goals. Though he has a personal training certificate, Steve says he’s most interested in running his blog as a normal guy “down in the trenches.” As such, he provides everything from cooking tips and exercise programs, to pop culture references and humor.
Tweet them: @NerdFitness
Kasey Arena is a certified personal trainer with a degree in health and physical education. An avid weightlifter, her blog Powercakes is a place to go if you want to learn about lifting as well as cardio. She reviews all kinds of products, from protein bars, to supplements, to the latest hand care products to prevent your hands from being damaged by all that weightlifting. She also posts recipes as well as the occasional giveaway.
Tweet Kasey: @Powercakes
Ross Enamait is the boxing coach and trainer with 15 years of experience in helping readers identify the training methods most appropriate for them. Recognizing that everyone is different, his advice is actionable and motivational. Learn how to fight fatigue while you’re working out, and watch videos that will help train you to add variety to your workouts, do rope pullups, and even improve your hand-eye coordination.
Tweet Ross: @rosstraining
“Life should be awesome,” according to Darya Rose, Ph.D., a neuroscientist and founder of Summer Tomato. Rose says she is a former chronic dieter who believes you can live healthy and lose weight without the stress of a typical diet. She calls her approach to helping you develop healthy habits a “healthstyle,” and includes exercise tips and nutrition advice in her posts. She also posts vlogs, answering your questions on camera — which is super useful for people who’d rather tune in than read.
Tweet Darya: @summertomato
Tone It Up
Set up by trainers Karena and Katrina, Tone It Up is an excellent place to find workout routines, nutrition plans, and the support of a community. The duo provides a great selection of challenges — from boxing to yoga balls — along with workout schedules, recipes, and weekly events to keep readers motivated. They also frequently spotlight success stories with before and after collages.
Tweet them: @ToneItUp
Tony Gentilcore’s blog is the place to be for people who want to learn more about general fitness training and advice on how to keep their body a well-oiled machine. Learn why warming up more than usual can help boost your weightlifting prowess, and how skipping certain routines can ultimately stop you from getting the results you desire. One feature we particularly like: his weekly column, “Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work,” a roundup of fitness posts from around the web.
Tweet Tony: @tonygentilcore1
As a “bad ass single mom,” Lisa Gulley knows that making time for fitness can be a struggle. But she makes it happen, even with four children in tow. A marathon runner who has worked as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, she is an excellent source for nutrition tips, training programs, and inspirational stories about other moms who are making time for fitness.
Tweet Lisa: @workoutmommy
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