Being a fitness junkie and foodie at heart, reading fitness blogs is one of my many healthy, yet guilty pleasures. I could spend hours sifting through the great fitness blogs on the web today, which are full of new exercises, tips and of course, tons of great fitness recipes! I thought I would give you all a list of my favorite fitness blogs, though these certainly aren’t all of the great ones out there. I’d love to hear your favorite fitness blogs too, so be sure to share them with me in the comments section below!
This is one of the best fitness blogs out there, and it doesn’t just have a cute, catchy title, ladies. Lindsay, author of The Lean Green Bean, is not only crazy fit, but also just got her license to be a Registered Dietitian. Lindsay most recently took up Crossfit this last year and she knows her fitness and nutrition stuff from A-Z! The Lean Green Bean blog is amazing if you haven’t been lucky enough to stumble across it yet. Lindsay not only has great workouts and fitness tips, but also fabulous recipes and even her own Sunday Food Prep feature, which lets bloggers show their Sunday Food Prep recipes and tips, and she gives her own tips as well. Lindsay also has a Foodie Pen Pal program where readers can sign up for a pen pal each month to receive special foodie gifts. Her Crossfit experience has also given her an edge on providing amazing workouts and tips, so be sure to check her out!
Another one of my favorite fitness blogs is by The Purely Twins, Lori and Michelle. These ladies are seriously built and so petite at the same time so you don’t have to worry about bulking up like Superman. However, what you can get are some super, seriously sexy muscles through their new online workout program that just aired is June. They also have the most incredible, creative and delicious recipes I think I’ve ever seen in one place that are friendly to all allergen sensitive individuals and special diets. The twins are always exploring their health and paying strict attention to how their bodies react with certain foods. I love how in tune they are with their bodies, and still eat real food at the same time! I’m on board with that, along with getting their washboard abs! What about you?
One of the newest fitness blogs I found is such a cute one! Gina, The Fitnessista, is a military wife and fitness instructor who seriously knows her way around the gym! She has tons of great workouts for the gym, and ones you can do right in your home. She also gives great fitness inspired recipes and tips for eating pre- and post-workout. I love her smoothie recipes the most, but of course, I haven’t found many of her recipes that don’t sound pretty amazing. I love that she is balanced and enjoys a wide variety of healthy foods and doesn't focus on being thin, but fit! Check out her blog for tips that will change the way you work out for life!
I’m sure you’ve all heard of The Tone It Up Girls by now, Karena and Katrina, but if you haven’t, let me introduce you to possibly the hottest fitness blog for women out there at the moment. Karena and Katrina from Tone It Up are being called the next biggest thing since Jane Fonda in terms of the “must-have” quality of their workouts and DVDs. The fitness blog is full of great, free exercises that you can obtain each and every week. The ladies even have a new fitness calendar sent to your inbox every single month with free workouts to match the calendar online. If you want more of Tone It Up in your living room, then be sure to purchase their new Beach Babe DVD, which is around $30 and available for purchase on their website. If you want, you can even purchase their Tone It Up nutrition plan. The nutrition plan can be pricey though, so I simply get access to all of the lovely ladies’ free recipes on their website and Google the rest! Either way, these girls can show you how to get a beach body in no time and have so much fun with it too!
Fit Bottomed Girls is another fabulous fitness blog I came across most recently and one I’m definitely going to keep on my radar from now on. Fit Bottomed Girls is somewhat like an online fitness magazine! They have so many features and the blog isn’t a solo day by day post like many out there. Instead, the front page is full of tons of topics ranging in a variety of health and fitness topics. I love their recipes, product reviews and workouts. I have started to go to this website first when seeking out new fitness product info on the market, along with all their fitness book reviews. This feature lets you sort of “try it before you buy it,” which I happen to appreciate as a budget savvy fitness enthusiast. Check out their blog and I’m sure you’ll find yourself clicking away at all the interesting topics just on your first visit.
FitSugar is one of the most popular fitness blogs out there for women and I’m a huge fan of the entire PopSugar website. What I love about FitSugar is that it is full of great recipes, fitness tips, workouts and the latest trends in fitness. They also have a super simple, yet sophisticated feel to their blog and even celebrity features, which is always a bonus. If you’re looking for a fresh feel on fitness, this blog has it!
One of my first favorite health blogs was Eating Bird Food, but later I learned how awesome this blog was for its fitness tips! Brittany Mullins, creator behind EBF, started the blog in 2008 after she developed a healthy lifestyle and lost tons of weight eating right and working out. Now she gives tips for specific areas of fitness you want to improve in, plus debates popular health topics and gives great fitness supportive recipes. I love her real, clean eating approach, along with her dedicated fitness routines. This is one blog you definitely want to subscribe to! Check her out today, and if you’re wondering, she eats more than bird food!
It sounds pretty fitnessy, doesn't it? This blog ranks in the top spot on many of the "best of" lists that feature fitness blogs. You'll find features articles and information on virtually any style or type of workout you can dream up. That means you can learn more about a new exercise program or learn new ways to refine your existing one. Education is key to getting the most out of your routine and this blog certainly delivers the goods. The authors also weigh in on new trends and research as well as giving you many options for designing your workout program.
No doubt you've seen this blog pop up often when you Google search a fitness related topic. For good reason too. Written by Mark Sisson, the blog loads you up with information on everything fitness, from exercise to diet to everything in between. He promotes the Paleo way of eating so a lot of his information centers around that. You too? You have to check this blog out right away. You can also find a wealth of recipes for all of your healthy eating goals.
If you're fitness choice is running, this is the blog you will really love. Any resource information you could ever want or need can be found on this blog. That includes the basics to the more advanced techniques you need to get the most from your run. You'll also be able to read up on all the latest when it comes to running gear and shoes as well as all the info you need to eat right to fuel your run. If you live, eat and breathe running, you will absolutely love what this blog has to offer.
I love the name of this blog! With a catchy name, you know it's going to be fun to read. The idea behind the blog is women encouraging women. The authors have set out to empower each other rather than compete and drag each other down. The website centers around everything having to do with strength training. That means you can get info on workouts, schedules, specific exercises and the best way to eat to build your muscles. To motivate the readers, the blog authors features one of them often to encourage other readers to reach their goals.
If you want a blog that feels more like talking to a friend and tends to stay away from the boring and technical, Bliss Tree is it. The author combines humor with the information you can find here. You are going to love paging through everything this blog has to offer and you certainly won't get tired of it at all. The blog brings together pertinent information on all the news and trends that surround the fitness industry. That means you will be up to par when it comes to knowing the latest, which can fuel your workout routine to be its best.
Nia Shanks's blog is part encouragement, part inspiration. While you will definitely find a lot of helpful information in here, you will also feel the push to be the best you can be. Her mantra is that fitness is a journey that you will always be developing and refining so her posts carry you along to reach your goals. You'll find how-to's info on the newest trends and loads of articles that spur you to get off the couch and get exercising. What more could a girl ask for?
I’m sure you all have favorite fitness blogs you like to follow, and I never mind adding new ones to my blogroll, so be sure to share yours with me! Who do you follow?
This article written in collaboration with editor, Eliza Martinez
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