Most of us are well aware of the many health benefits of exercise, but finding the discipline to not only start training but to stick with it is often the hard part. Whether you’re at the beginning of your fitness journey or in desperate need of some motivation to keep going, you’ll find it on these blogs — and in their educational, inspirational, and empowering content. Get ready to sweat!
A self-described community of “underdogs, misfits, and mutants” ready and willing to help people with every step of their fitness journey, Nerd Fitness is a comprehensive resource that’s motivating and inspiring. Sure, they’ll teach you how to work out without a gym and how to prepare a basic meal, but they also focus on helping you fix your own mindset, develop positive habits, and really change your life one step at a time.
Blogilates creator Cassey Ho is a certified fitness instructor with more than 10 years of experience in motivating people to move. Her infectiously inspiring approach to fitness makes this blog a place of encouragement and motivation.
You’ll find workout videos, fitness challenges, nutrition guides, a calendar for consistency, and interesting posts designed to bust fitness myths and help you change bad habits, plus much more.
Women in search of a community of other strong women who offer support and motivation will find it here. High-energy co-founders Karena and Katrina have created a place of positivity with daily workouts on the Tone It Up app, a nutrition plan and recipes, weekly schedule, general fitness information, and tips for getting started in this sisterhood.
Ross Enamait’s website is dedicated to high performance conditioning, strength, and athletic development. The longtime trainer and boxing coach understands that a successful fitness regimen boils down to finding what works for you.
His blog is a great resource for information about different kinds of training — from fitness fundamentals to old school workouts like jumping rope to philosophical riffs on mental endurance.
Katie Dunlop’s Love Sweat Fitness community inspires women everywhere to find their own healthy, happy bodies. While the website features daily workouts, recipes, community forums, and much more, the blog is where Katie shares content like her own healthy spring morning routine, the biggest weight loss mistake you may be making, weekly workout schedules, and her latest sweat babe crush.
This nationwide network of exercise and health enthusiasts provides a varied and virtually endless source of wellness content. If you’re trying to find the right fitness path, this is a great place to start. From workouts to recipes to first-person stories of finding success, there’s something for everyone.
Designed for fitness consumers and professionals, Breaking Muscle is a leading publisher of timely, quality information about all things fitness and nutrition. In addition to countless workouts and recipes, there’s content geared specifically to coaches and trainers. Check out podcasts and thought-provoking posts written by the blog’s coaches in residence.
Anyone feeling frustrated by a fitness plateau will find help from Advanced Human Performance creator Joel Seedman, PhD. He started this site to help people break through their nutritional and training barriers by providing the most advanced, scientifically proven methods.
The blog features comprehensive information relating to specialized exercises and tips for improving technique and function.
Ton Gentilcore is a trainer and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance, a fitness training facility “by athletes for athletes.” His focus is largely on weightlifting — he jokes that he’s a pro at “picking things up and putting them down again.”
On his blog, Tony shares insightful and often humorous posts about everything from deadlift warmups and workouts to make you leaner to fitness marketing 101 and important things every coach should know.
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Jessica Timmons has been a writer and editor for more than 10 years. She writes, edits, and consults for a great group of steady and growing clients as a work-at-home mom of four, squeezing in a side gig as a fitness co-director for a martial arts academy.