Do you stumble around fitness websites and just can’t find the right one for you? The internet is a remarkable thing. The number of fitness & health blogs out there can be distressing: how’s the mediocre Jane or Joe suppose to separate the good ones from the awful?
Fortunately, we’ve done the legwork for you. I’ve befriended many of the people on this list this year. Besides producing informative, genuine, helpful and inspiring blogs, each of these 17 bloggers are making waves in the health and fitness industry. With each having their unique angles and distinct style topics; they are becoming a health and fitness inspiration for everyone pursuing to change the lifestyle they live.
Check these bloggers out and tell me who your favorites are in the comments!
Side note: we focused for blogs with one or two writers who express themselves well, engage with their audience, and find ways to initiate and encourage growth in the health and fitness space, even outside of their blogs. Since the criteria were largely subjective, these are by no means the only 17 blogs on the internet worth reading—rather, it’s a list of favorite bloggers on the internet. The entries have no rank (meaning #1 is not better than #10).
Here they are, 17 informative and genuine fitness bloggers you should know:
1. Steve Kamb– Nerd Fitness
Site tagline: “Level up your life, every single day”
Steve says: Your exercise and diet can become part of what you are, but not at the expense of who you are.
Why you should check this blog out: Combining the nerdiness and fitness mentality, Steve wants readers to make daily progress toward getting into shape. From helping normal folks work out to educating on cooking a decent meal, Steve gives advice to improve your health and well being and instill self-confidence.
Most recent post: How to Actually Become Jason Bourne. Seriously.
2. John Romaniello– Roman Fitness Systems
Site tagline: Strength training, author, coach
John says: I’m a fitness dude who makes people laugh. Or maybe I’m a comedy dude who makes people fit.
Why you should check this blog out: Roman writes with passion and humor, show-casing his belief that training doesn’t need to be serious, stern, science-laden monotony that is pervasive in the industry. Hang out there and you’re sure to pick up some stuff that you can use to achieve your goals, whether they be for getting bigger, faster, and stronger; or to get smaller, leaner and sexier.
Most recent post: The Weight Loss Mistake You’re Making Over and Over Again
3. Adam Bornstein– Born Fitness
Site tagline: The Rules of Fitness Reborn
Adam says: Simplifying the process and telling you what you really need to know will filter out the crap and help you make sense of your body.
Why you should check this blog out: Having written for major health industries, along with being a New York best-selling author, this blog has the straight facts on whether carbs really make you fat and provides inspiration on all topics related to fitness, health, and nutrition.
Most recent post: The Fitness Divide
4. Chris Ryan– Chris Ryan Fitness
Site tagline: Train harder
Chris says: You need to think and train like an athlete to reach your maximum fitness potential.
Why you should check this blog out: Chris is truly a fitness expert. He has competed as a Division I athlete, is a CSCS with the NSCA and is one of the top fitness models in the world making regularly appearances in Men’s Fitness and Men’s Health while Rollin alongside such companies like Under Armour, Nike, and Reebok.
Most recent post: Match your Rep Schemes to Your Training Goals
5. Nate Green & Dr. John Berardi– Scrawny to Brawny
Site tagline: How to build muscle and live a longer life
Nate says: Improving our bodies bled into every other aspect of our lives and made them better than we ever imagined.
Why you should check this blog out: It’s their mission to get that same “holy-sh*t-my-life-is-awesome” experience, build a body you can be proud of, and lead bigger lives.
Most recent post: Stop Glossing Over the Good Stuff (How to Be Positive and Happy)
6. Clint Nielsen– Reveal The Steel
Site tagline: Training Without Gimmicks
Clint says: What you learn as you get more and more experienced is that you can do things in a more efficient manner as time goes on.
Why you should check this blog out: From an over-weight, self-conscious twenty something, into a living and breathing fitness and training expert for over 13 years, Clint’s on-going informational resource and experience based site aims to debunk some of the myths that are always floating around.
Most recent post: Starvation Mode- Your Body Will Starve and You’ll Lose All Your Muscle
7. Chad Howse– Chad Howse Fitness
Site tagline: Be legendary. Bringing Back Maniness
Chad says: We have the fundamental understanding that life is a gift, one that shan’t be wasted, but also one that can end at any minute. At all times we have this in the back of our minds. It pushes us to work harder, to break through our fears, and to conquer that which holds us back from greatness.
Why you should check this blog out: This site is here to draw out the warrior and to quell the worrier. It’s here to forge the hero while destroying the coward. To ignite the fire within you. It- and I-exist to turn that boy into a man, that lapdog into a leader. That average into a Legend.
Most recent post: Why You Need to Be An Essentialist
8. Josh Hamilton– Josh Hamilton Fitness
Site tagline: Merging Physique Enhancement with Health Optimization
Josh says: Embracing different ideas, keeping what is useful and discarding the rest. This has built a diverse-unconventional at times-outlook on both the art and science of physique development.
Why you should check this blog out: Josh is here to provide you with the greatest amount of value possible in your journey, wherever that may begin starting from training advances, stories, interrogations, current events, open Q&A’s and even business development strategies. It’s all on this site!
9. Jeremy Scott– Jeremy Scott Fitness
Site tagline: Get Sexy and Healthy!
Jeremy says: Helping you make success mandatory in your life is the passion that’s driven him to that purpose
Why you should check this blog out: Visiting this blog you risk getting smarter, faster, stronger, leaner, sexier, and having a body that is permanently irresistible to men and women alike, please proceed at the risk of reaching your goals and living a healthy, happy, kick ass life!
Most recent post: 50 Days of Fat Loss Fitness Challenge
10. Brad Gouthro– Brad Gouthro Fitness
Site tagline: A journey to live life to the highest potential: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually
Brad says: Everything I talk about, is maintainable over the long-term, and I personally incorporate it all into my own lifestyle plan
Why you should check this blog out: From a shy kid with low self-confidence, Brad realized he couldn’t live life this way. So after many failures by himself, he became enlightened and decided to seek out help. Consuming with teachings, taking action, and implementing everything into his everyday lifestyle led to his transformation. Converting his body gave him the personal power to transform all areas of his life. Brad writes, “If I can do it to my body…I can help you do it to yours.”
Most recent post: The 8 Best Weight Loss Tips Ever #LLTV
11. Justin Woltering– Justin Woltering
Site tagline: Building Successful Millennials
Justin says: “Justin has helped thousands of guys build better bodies and lives with his exclusive articles, books, and videos.”
Why you should check this blog out: Justin’s no BS writing style gets right down to the facts you need to see results!”
Most recent post: Testosterone: The Science of Building Lean Muscle
12. Eric Cressey– Eric Cressey
Site tagline: Performance and Health on a Whole New Level
Eric says: After working with such a wide variety of people, I’ve come away with one big lesson: No two people move the same…including you
Why you should check this blog out: A highly-sought after coach for healthy and injured athletes alike, Eric helps achieve high levels of performance in a variety of sports. If you’re after information on strength, conditioning, training, biomechanics, kinesiology and more, than this blog is for you.
Most recent post: Can You Trust the Research You’re Reading?
13. Jerred Moon– End Of Three Fitness
Site tagline: Becoming Better Humans
Jerred says: Like you, I am trying to be better than I was yesterday. I write about the quest to becoming a better human and how I am fighting to never be average.
Why you should check this blog out: Bringing you all this information through personal experience, backed scientific research and, of course, with a dash of humor, Jerred blogs about fitness in a straightforward, down to earth vibe. When it comes to this website, the most unconventional or unusual part about it is the fact that it is backed by a promise; to be a website with integrity.
Most recent post: The 3-Year Journey of Remarkable Human Beings
14. Jennipher Walters & Erin Whitehead– Fit-Bottomed Girls
Site tagline: Keeping a lid on the junk in the trunk
They say: We Fit Bottomed Girls are on a mission to show the people of this world that being healthy doesn’t have to be boring.
Why you should check this blog out: Committed to creating content, products and events that inspire and empower women (and men!) to find the fun in fitness, ditch the diet drama and embrace their inner confidence to help them realize that, yes, they are worth taking care of. It’s not about having the perfect body, seeing a certain number on the scale or changing yourself into something you’re not. This blog is about helping you find your healthy living jam and to love and appreciate your fit bottom.
Most recent post: Full-Body Workout for the Gym
15. Gina Harney– Fitnessista
Site tagline: Being fit is always in style
Gina says: I love food-eating it, writing about it, sharing and experimenting with it. The only thing I love more than food? Fitness!
Why you should check this blog out: Making fitness approachable with tips on quick, effective workouts and healthy recipes, this blog shares some daily happenings along with her book “HIIT IT”.
Most recent post: Fitness Categories
16. Jason Ferruggia– Jason Ferruggia
Site tagline: Helping you get better every day
Jason says: I can help you also rise above the status quo and completely transform your body, mind and life.
Why you should check this blog out: One of the most influential people in health and fitness, Jason focuses on inspiring people- with empowering stories and strength training tips. And it won’t take you anywhere near as long as it took him. Because you can learn from his mistakes and experiences.
Most recent post: 14 Tips to Help You Sleep Better
17. Mike Donavanik– Mike D Fitness
Site Tagline: Fitness. Humor. Sass. Join the Fun!
Mike says: Do good, always.
Why you should check this blog out: While his passion is fitness, Mike also posts about music, life, food, and everything else…he’s your fitness bestie!
Most recent post: Tabata Workout: Post-Halloween Edition!
What do you think? Who are your favorite informative and genuine fitness bloggers?