I spend a lot of time reading. A.LOT.OF.TIME. I love to read about health, fitness, nutrition, and I’ve found that there are some rockin’ health and wellness blogs out there that consistently put out awesome content.
I am so in love with them in fact, that I decided that I couldn’t just keep them a secret. So I’m going to share my list with you. Because I know that everyone could use a little pick me up, or some extra motivation as we go into the weekend.
In no specific order…
50 Of The Top Health Blogs Of 2015
1. Vani Hari
Known for her blog titled Food Babe, Vani Hari is a food activist with her share of supporters and detractors. Some of her campaigns have included successfully campaigning to remove a purportedly dangerous chemical from breads at Subway and having beer companies list their ingredients. While I’m not a huge fan, it’s hard to deny her reach. Her blog is here.
2. Tara Stiles
Tara Stiles, a former model, is the creator of Strala Yoga, which is a no-frills form of yoga focused on getting maximal physical benefits. Her blog has posts ranging from staying healthy and fit to professional advice. I absolutely love her. Her blog can be found here.
3. Dave Asprey
Asprey, known for creating “bulletproof” coffee, is a proponent of balancing unconventional diets with vigorous–but not too vigorous– exercise. He is easy to read and understand, making it easy for anyone to follow his advice, which you can find here.
4. Shaun Blokker
A leader in the “hardcore” fitness arena, Blokker (known as “T”), is a motivational trainer. He is constantly creating new exercises, each one seemingly more difficult than the last. If you love a challenge, you need to be doing his exercises. His blog is here.
5. David Katz
Katz has many credentials: some of his roles and talents include being a medical doctor, an editor-in-chief, inventor, and president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He is an authority on a number of blogs and journalistic sites–including the Huffington Post– about health, diet, disease, science, and other topics. You can read his articles here.
6. Cassey Ho
Ho, although not a traditional health guru, found success online via YouTube and her blog called Blogilates. She has over two million subscribers on YouTube alone, and she is the creator of Pop Pilates (an awesome workout!). At only 28 years of age, expect her to be around for awhile.
7. Tony Horton
Horton, who publishes blog posts on The Beachbody Blog, is known for his high-intensity workouts. His blog discusses when one should begin to see results from their workouts, his various workout programs, how to combine diet with exercising, and more. He is known for his Power 90, P90X, and P90X3 workouts.
8. Rich Roll
Roll is an interesting figure largely because of his background and the improbability of said background. He is both a serious athlete and a vegan, for starters, but started as an attorney in the entertainment industry. Fitness became a staple of his life after hitting 40–he lost 50 pounds in one year. His best-selling book titled Finding Ultra and his podcast propelled him to fame. Read his blog here.
9. Brianne Grogan
Grogan’s blog is titled FemFusion Fitness. Known for providing fitness ideas for women, Femfusion also provides beauty and lifestyle tips for the us girls. Check out her blog here.
10. Gabrielle Bernstein
Bernstein is a self-professed “motivational speaker and spiritual guide” with a propensity for writing (she has written five books), vlogging, and radio hosting. She appeals to a newer generation for health and fitness with her holistic approach. I love her meditations. Check out her vlog posts here.
11. John Berardi
Berardi, founder of Precision Nutrition, has over 200,000 clients. He doesn’t sugarcoat the difficulty of achieving the fitness goals you may have–if you want a six-pack, you have to work for it– and is known for giving science-based approaches to his advice. His blog debunks myths and tackles common questions.
12. Joel Fuhrman
Fuhrman is a holistic medical doctor with a focus upon decreasing obesity and bettering the diet of the average American. Recommending a nutritarian diet, he believes that the key to better health is improving eating habits and diet, as opposed to medications. His book, Eat To Live was a huge motivator when I went vegan. His work can be viewed on his website.
13. Adam Bornstein
Bernstein’s blog, called Born Fitness, inspires individuals to take control of their health. He is out to dispel myths and to remind people that health is a relative, not absolute concept. Adam frequently writes posts about atypical and unexpected topics, such as the virtues of eating dessert.
14. Alex Aragon
Aragon has distinguished himself in the fitness community by analyzing the combined effects of exercise and diet. The official weight-loss coach for Men’s Health, he also trains with a number of sports teams, and he actively answers common questions both on his blog and in his book The Lean Muscle Diet.
15. Kathryn Budig
Budig is a renowned yoga teacher, speaker, author, and activist–she helped co-found the organization Poses for Paws, which raises money, via yoga, for animals in shelters. Her blog is her primary outlet for recipes and reflections upon her hobbies and practice.
16. Chalene Johnson
Johnson is one of those super effervescent individuals who just happens to be a physical trainer. She is very knowledgeable in the fields of fitness, motivation, and psychology, which is evidenced in her selling of over 10 million fitness DVDs. Her blog discusses topics such as how to perform at peak levels.
17. Robb Wolf
Mr. Wolf has quite the background: research biochemist, former California State Powerlifting Champion, founder of both the journal The Performance Menu and the eminent gym NorCal Strength and Conditioning. He has a podcast and books on top of his blog. Robb tackles topics that mainstream medicine may ignore such as the effects of stress on the digestive tract.
18. Brogan Graham and Bojan Mandaric
Founders of the November Project, a campaign to keep people fit in even the coldest months of the year, Mandaric and Graham are celebrity enough to have a Wikipedia page. Both are graduates of Northeastern; the project’s name is a bit of a misnomer considering that it goes year-round. Their blog discusses fitness topics and their movement’s successes.
19. Tosca Reno
Reno went through quite the physical transformation– going from overweight and non-energetic to losing 70 pounds at age 40 and becoming even more in-shape in the coming years– and she likes to share her successes with others. She discusses her campaign to rid herself of sugar and balance diet with exercise in her blog.
20. Martin Rooney
Founder of the Training for Warriors (TFW) program, Rooney has offered weekend warriors the opportunity to train like pro fighters. He has a diverse number of experiences and education, including a master’s in health science, participation on the U.S. men’s bobsledding team, and training MMA fighters. His TFW blog is an interesting read.
21. Brad Schoenfeld
Schoenfeld is known for his blog titled Look Great Naked, and is not only a Ph.D. in exercise science, but a lifetime drug-free bodybuilder. With Schoenfeld’s background in science, be warned that many of his posts are not light reading. They are definitely informative, however.
22. Eric Cressey
Cressey, known for his gym Cressey Performance, and his roles at various publications including Men’s Health and ESPN The Magazine, is one of the more accomplished and recognized health experts. His blog, while not as eminent as his other accomplishments, contains his musings and experiences.
23. John Romaniello
Romaniello, who goes by “Roman,” is not only one of the more daring, but one of the least likely fitness experts that you’ll find. Having been a self-described “nerd,” Roman transformed himself into a fitness expert. His blog is not afraid to call people and stereotypes out, such as the idea that “no one gives a s*** what you max.” I love reading his posts.
24. Layne Norton
Norton, like Schoenfeld, is an intellectual bodybuilder, so to speak–he has a Ph.D. in nutritional science and has been published in a number of academic journals. His blog mostly takes the form of video interviews, in which he speaks with many experts across the spectrum of the fitness and health industry.
25. Todd Durkin
Durkin is a leading figure in physical fitness, having worked with both NFL and MLB players, along with Olympians. His fitness program, Fitness Quest 10, aims to get people to near optimal condition in ten weeks. His blog has a frank style that makes it fun and easy to read.
26. Elena Brower
Brower, known for her book The Art of Attention and the film On Meditation, is a famous yoga instructor. Her blog mainly touts the various benefits of doing yoga.
27. Steve Kamb
While John Romaniello may be nerdy, Kamb takes it to a whole new level. His blog, appropriately called Nerd Fitness, highlights his Legend of Zelda inspired workout, for example. (He has also been known to use Transformers toys for motivation-my kids love when I’ve spent a little too much time reading his blog!).
28. Mike Boyle
Boyle is a leading strength and conditioning trainer who has worked with the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins. On his blog, he isn’t afraid to deride other methods and bust myths, and he is quick to point out dangerous trends.
29. Mike Reinold
One of the most modest trainers you will find, Reinold has worked with a number of athletes and teams. His blog, which has won awards, is good for average exercisers and trainers alike.
30. Brett Hoebel
Hoebel is known for starring on The Biggest Loser, but he also a number of credentials, including an educational background in medicine, psychology, and biology. His blog reflects his own philosophy on exercise, which is essentially that emotions should be considered as part of a holistic approach in any program.
31. Katie (Wellness Mama)
Katie, founder of the multimedia brand Wellness Mama, is a very busy woman. She is a mother of five, has a podcast, exercises, cooks, and writes a blog about all of her duties. She primarily teaches people how to make various homemade concoctions.
32. Harley Pasternak
Pasternak is a trainer who has worked with celebrities such as Robert Downey Jr. and Lady Gaga; it is his unique philosophy that makes him so popular. He believes in the virtue of walking 10,000 steps a day and eating a balanced diet, which compliments his ability to explain complicated subjects in layman’s terms, such as on his blog.
33. Lauren Fleshman
Fleshman is a well-known runner and entrepreneur who likes to share musings on her blog. The blog is very insightful and well-designed, so check it out!
34. Matt Frazier
Frazier is both a marathon runner and vegan, which inspired his blog titled No Meat Athlete. On his blog, he has everything from the A-Z ingredients in a vegan diet to how to lose weight in a healthy manner.
35. Gunnar Peterson
With a client base including the Kardashians, Peterson has clients come to him, rather than him seeking for clients. His style is to hold individuals accountable, which can be done by the average person through his DVDs. His blog is not text-heavy, making it appealing to many.
36. Jeanette Jenkins
Some of Jenkins’ clients include Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Serena Williams, and Kelly Rowland, and she has a number of DVDs to her name. Her advice and expertise is featured in a number of publications, including Oprah’s O Magazine. While her Instagram has over 250,000 followers and is what most internet users would be familiar with, her blog isn’t too shabby either.
37. Neghar Fonooni
Having been a trainer, leaving the industry, and then coming back, Fonooni is a natural fit as a fitness coach. Her blog, Eat, Lift, and Be Happy, is mainly directed towards women and fitness goals or questions they may have.
38. Tom Venuto
Venuto, founder of the blog Burn the Fat, found his way to becoming physically fit in college, leading to him majoring in exercise science. On his blog, he examines the veracity of many common beliefs about fat and weight, such as whether it is possible to lose a pound of fat a day. He is also incredibly motivating.
39. Rob Sulaver
Sulaver’s brand Bandana Bandit is funny, while serious. Its accompanying blog looks at the whole picture– food and exercise– helping ensure that one reaches their goals. With satirical “findings” like 107% of Americans wanting to lose weight this year, Sulaver’s blog is worth checking out.
40. Abel James
While more a dietician than fitness expert, James helps individuals make sense of all of the diets out there. His blog features experts from many backgrounds and disciplines.
41. Mike Roussell
A Ph.D., Roussell is the author of Your Naked Nutrition Guide, and has columns on Shape.com and Bodybuilder.com. He breaks down fitness and exercise, and shows how the two connect with ease. His blog addresses common questions with simple analogies.
42. Gray Cook
Cook is the founder of the FMS (Functional Movement System) program. Used by athletes and couch potatoes alike, it teaches individuals to look at the body as being interconnected. While Cook doesn’t have a blog per se, his site contains many of his articles.
43. Brad Pilon
Pilon is a living example that fasting can work. He shows that through his method, called intermittent fasting, it’s not as hard as one thinks it is, and it allows leniency. His blog titled Eat Blog Eat is a tongue-in-cheek reference to his book Eat Fast Eat.
44. Jenny Hadfield
Not always an avid fitness enthusiast, but now having run a number of marathons, Hadfield provides motivation to average individuals. Her blog has topics ranging from gifts for runners to a woman’s guide to the correlation between running and menstrual cycles. I really love her zero to running training plan.
45. Mark Fisher
Fisher is a bit eccentric, but don’t take that to mean he’s not serious. His blog discusses both common questions and things you would never think to ask.
46. Mark Verstegen
Known for running a fitness company called EXOS, Verstegen teaches that small changes can make all the difference in a person. His EXOS blog shares advice and findings for free.
47. Nia Shanks
Shanks, whose blog is named Lift Like A Girl, is an interesting individual in the sense that she embraces what it means to be a female bodybuilder. She encourages people to work smart, not hard, and her blog makes you think.
48. Martin Berkhan
Berkhan is a proponent of intermittent fasting, which is largely what his blog Lean Gains focuses upon. He aims to dispel myths that fasting results in a loss of metabolism and muscle mass.
49. Bart Yasso
Yasso is known for having created a regimented training schedule for marathoners, having biked across America twice, and having raced on all seven continents. His blog is not the most exciting, largely consisting of Twitter updates, but it is still interesting to check out.
50. Jessi Kneeland
Kneeland’s blog titled Remodel Fitness is one of the more down-to-earth blogs that you will find. She reveals her fears and insecurities on the blog, and shows that even the strongest people have some weaknesses.
What are YOUR favorite fitness blogs?
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