At Lost Empire Herbs we put a lot of emphasis on herbs and nutrition. The other part of the longevity equation is movement/physical activity and with this Top Fitness Blogs list we hope you’ll find inspiration to keep on going or start your own fitness journey, if you haven’t done so yet.
As some of you may already know, I’ve been heavily involved in strength training, feats of strength and other physical forms of exercise for more than a decade so far. I have a lot to say on the subject of exercise and physical health and that’s why you’ll also find my own blog at the bottom of this list!
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Dai runs one of the best fitness focused websites on the internet. He was an obese teenager who weighted almost 200 pounds! at age 14.
He had a hard, looong look at himself in the mirror one day, and simply decided that he has to change. Self-education on nutrition, fitness and health were his next step, followed by execution.
Dai advocates an active, healthy life, but doesn’t forget that life still needs to be fun. He especially wishes to eradicate child obesity, and gives out the tools necessary for both parents and children to eradicate this problem in each individual household.
We agree with Dai’s ‘whole life fitness’ approach; exercise or eating healthy for a while to get back in shape are just not enough. We need to re-evaluate our whole approach to life, health and fitness.
Chuze Fitness is a fitness blog focused on everything gym. It’s goal is to help all of us who are not training to be iron-men (or women), who can’t deadlift and who want to work out regularly, but want their fitness to come sprinkled with fun.
On their blog you’ll find various workout advice for those training with weights or just their bodyweight, for those into cardio, indoor cycling, yoga and even boxing. To top it all off, there is nutrition advice for beginners, and advice on using a sauna.
3. Pfit Blog
Steve and Bonnie are both certified personal trainers and have an honest and relatable approach to helping people maintain a healthy lifestyle that is comprised of “pfitness, pfood and pfaith”.
On the blog you will find workouts, recipes and read about relatable experiences others have while switching to a healthier lifestyle.
The duo have been featured numerous times, including on ABC, LA Times, US Today, etc, and their blog is one of the best ones out there for those looking to change their daily routines from the ground up.
The site prides itself as THE bodybuilding resource. They rely on science, logic and data to create the best workout and nutrition plan out there.
On the blog, you will be able to read a lot of articles that question the fundamentals that many people still believe about bodybuilding, you will find answers to many questions, such as ‘how many meals per day should you have’ and ‘how frequently should you train. All of this is data driven and evidence based.
Ultimately, the blog will help you achieve the perfect physical shape.
Amanda C Brooks is the woman behind Run to the Finish. She is in love with running and shares numerous articles that include tips, motivation and mistakes to avoid (all from personal experience) if you want to run, and not walk to the finish.
Read Amanda’s workout ideas, running tips, interviews with other experts and find plenty of clean eating recipes to life a healthier, more active life.
On the Regimen is a fitness site written for normal people. Mike, the blog’s author, believes that fitness and nutrition are one of the most important parts of life. They have made him both stronger and more confident, and changed his life.
Mike has trained several hundred clients in the gym and thousands online, and his blog is well worth a read, especially as most fitness information found online is just plain bad advice, or is written in a boring way. Mike fixes this and writes interesting, factual fitness focused articles, guides and advice on what works from his personal experience, all of this geared towards beginners and ‘normal’ people.
7. Nerd Fitness
Nerd Fitness was made by misfits and underdogs. They can understand you if you don’t feel like you belong, if you’re shy about your shape or don’t know where to begin.
On Nerd Fitness blog, you’ll find plenty of advice to help you get rid of weight, if you’re just looking to life a more healthy lifestyle or if you don’t like the person staring back at you in the mirror.
It’s a fitness blog perfect for those who were not really into fitness, until now.
Comback Momma is a site created by Jenn to help and encourage women to be their best selves. Jenn lost over 50 pounds, got over depression (twice) and became a personal trainer and one of the most recognised bloggers who writes not just about fitness, but also about health, food, family, travel and beauty.
Her blog is perfect those of us who need a bit of a nudge to start living a healthier (and happier) life. The primary audience are moms and women with demanding careers, but also to all of us who are worried that our bodies have to be perfect and who believe they have to attain that perfect shape.
9. Mile Posts
Mile Posts is one of the best running blogs on the internet. It is written by Dorothy, a woman who has ran over 30 marathons since 2003! And she is a certified running coach.
Like many of us, Dorothy hated running, until one day she didn’t. Read her blog to find expert running tips, running motivation and how to overcome obstacles related to running.
10. Purely Twins
Lori and Michelle are twin sisters, and thus the name of the site–Purely Twins. The twins are fitness and wellness coaches who believe that spirituality plays a big part in leading a healthier lifestyle, together with smarter workouts and a balanced, unrestricted diet, of course.
Read their blog if you want to feel less shame about the shape you are currently in, and if you want to get fit in all areas of your life. It all works best in unison!
11. DIY Active
Diy Active is a blog written by Josh and contributing writers. Josh believes that fitness can be achieved without having to go to the gym or spending money on equipment or fitness classes and fitness trainers.
He believes that it’s important to be healthy, but even more important for it to be enjoyable; otherwise, what’s the point?
The blog features do it yourself fitness and workout articles, as well as DIY recipes and expert nutritional advice, lifestyle and motivational advice and so much more, so be sure to check it out now.
Tess is the lady behind FitBits, a blog on fitness focused both on fun and well-being. Tess claims that her life had a turn for the better when she quit smoking and got addicted to fitness instead.
On her blog she writes articles about fitness, wellbeing, running, swimming, biking and pretty much anything that will keep you active. You’ll also find a few motivational posts, and posts relating to proper nutrition.
13. Fit Girls Diary
Monica May is a fitness trainer, a nutritionist, a health coach, a blogger and a writer, among other things.
Her blog, Fit Girls Diary was created to share her weight loss journey to help us get fit and on our way in the fitness journey.
Her blog is full of workout plans, diet plans, motivational articles all written to help you hit your fitness goals.
Natalie lost almost everything in her life (her house, her retirement, her marriage) and gained tons of weight. But she managed to turn it all around. Now she shares her story through the blog. It’s so good that her story got featured on the Hallmark Channel, NBC, ABC, Fox, etc.
Natalie is a coach and a motivator who can help simplify both fitness and nutrition; she does all that through her blog, so go ahead and check it out now.
12 Minute Athlete is all about HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout regiment.
Krista, lady behind the site, believes that we do not need to spend hours upon hours in the gym and she believes that we don’t need tons of equipment to get into shape. She also believes that nutrition is important, but should not be obsessed about.
We agree! That is why we recommend her blog that is full of workouts you can do, articles on topics like balanced eating or calorie burning. It’s one of the best fitness blogs available online, so give it a look.
16. Life In Leggings
Heather, the woman behind Life In Leggings blog, is a fitness studio manager and a personal trainer based in Brooklyn, who used to be a Detroit Pistons cheerleader.
The blog started differently than most, to document Heather’s wedding plans. But it quickly shifted to a blog focusing on healthy, active living.
The blog helps others reach their fitness goals by featuring original recipes, healthy meals and snack ideas, workouts and fitness tips.
Kasey, the voice behind Powercakes, is a personal trainer, a best selling author and a blogger. She is proud of her teachings and how she influences others to find their own balance in life.
Her motto is that you should be true to you, and that is reflected in her blog through articles that feature fitness and nutrition topics.
Suzanne wants to help you with your strength training. She is a NASM-certified Personal Trainer and ACE-certified Weight Management Specialist, and is heavily into weightlifting.
She feels stronger now at 50 years old than she ever did, and she can help others feel the same.
She believes in benefits of strength training, clean eating and an eating lifestyle (as opposed to just dieting). Mindset is key to all of this, and WorkoutNirvana will help you get the right mindset and will give you all the tools you need to build strength through small, consistent daily changes that will mount up to big results.
19. Mentality WOD
Dawn Fletcher is a mental performance specialist with an MA in Kinesiology, BA in Psychology, a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, she is CrossFit Level 3 Certified, as well as CrossFit Nutrition Certified.
Her site, Mentality WOD, will help you achieve peak fitness performance with numerous free articles found on the blog.
20. Sharp Endurance
Sharp Endurance is a blog written by Linz, a man who is in love with running and fitness. He has ran more than 50 half marathons and 25 marathons since 2012.
The blog is full of posts that will help you be fitter and become a better runner and get more inspired and realize that you can become fit, whether you’re into running, cycling, swimming, yoga or just want to get started.
Brandon Richey’s Fitness Blog dubs itself as The #1 resource on the web for all things concerning strength, fitness, and the pursuit of happiness!
He has developed a free innovative conditioning guide and a 90 day MMA strength and conditioning guide, both available on his blog; that is, together with numerous articles about fitness and training that he has written, all put together nicely on his blog.
Science For Fitness is a project ran by Hayden-William Courtland, who has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, an M.Sc in Anatomy and Psychology, B.A. in Biochemistry… he is a guy obsessed by science, ever since he was a toddler!
He started developing his fascination with fitness around college. Today, he is a personal trainer and coach, with experience in fields such as CrossFit training, Strength and Conditioning, CrossFit Powerlifting, etc… The blog is worth a thorough read, as he writes extensively on pretty much all of the above mentioned topics through the eyes of both a fitness geek and a scientist.
Tim is a normal guy who has put on a lot of weight by the time he was 49. But, he decided to change, and has managed to lose a total of 76 pounds in 8 months!
Shrinkinguy Fitness is a good blog to read if you’re looking to both get fit and lose some weight. The blog is full of articles on exercise tips, workouts, weight loss tips, eating tips and recipes, along with articles relating to the personal journey Tim, the author of the blog has taken.
24. Nia Shanks Blog
Nia Shanks believes that what and how we eat and the way we move our body will help us reach our fitness and health goals and reduce stress.
Her main tool is strength training, but also proper nutrition without avoiding any kind of foods.
If you exercise to earn the right to eat and believe you aren’t allowed to eat your favorite (unhealthy) foods while you’re at it, this blog filled with articles on proper workout and nutrition is written for you.
Fit Bottomed Girls is one of the best sites for women and moms looking to live a more active, fitness focused life. Here they will find tips, advice and all sorts of know-how that will help them get in the best shape of their lives.
The site is run by Jennipher Walters, Erin Whitehead, a ACE-certified personal trainer, and Kristen Seymour, who are helped with a number of contributing authors, and is perfect for those that are foodies but still want to remain fit.
LiveStrong is a huge site with loads of articles written by expert runners, cyclists, yogis, snowboarders, and even gamers and chefs!
The articles are quite diverse, ranging from those about fitness and nutrition (including recipes), to weight management and leading a healthy lifestyle. It’s one of the sites that best covers these topics, so check it out now.
Scott Dunlap is the voice behind A Trail Runner’s Blog. He has started running trails and triathloning in 2001, as a way to get off the treadmill and still remain active.
Scott’s blog will help all those interested in changing indoor exercising for outdoors.
Toni is a mother, runner and a blogger. Her blog covers topics such as running, health, fitness, but also gives updates as to what’s going on in Toni’s life.
Her blog can help all aspiring runners see what it takes to run half and full marathons, but will also help you get inspired to work on your fitness.
29. PT Mollie’s Blog
Personal Trainer Mollie helps her clients achieve their fitness and personal goals by helping them choose their exercise options and teaching them about nourishing foods.
Her blog is full of articles on fitness, health, proper nutrition and exercise, but also those that we don’t see on most blogs–like the article in which Mollie recounts her experiences of climbing up mount Kilimanjaro.
This blog will help you learn about sports related injuries, sports physiotherapy, fitness, ergonomics and health, among a few other topics.
It’s a blog with a unique selection of topics and we definitely recommend you check it out.
31. Live Life Active
Erin, the voice behind Live Life Active, is a sports minded woman who also loves food.
As someone who had problems with emotional eating, but who is still very fit, she knows how to help those battling the same issue. Erin’s blog is not just about that though–there are lots of articles pertaining to fitness and workouts, nutrition, healthy lifestyle, and there’s even a recipes section. It’s worth checking out!
32. Keep it SimpElle
Keep it SimpElle is a blog written by a fitness professional Elle. She writes mainly about food, health, lifestyle, running (and she has a great race-prep guide) and similar topics.
The blog has a unique voice that will appeal to some, so don’t hesitate to check it out.
Christine Bullock is a holder of certifications in general fitness, yoga, pilates, nutritional counseling and others. Her Pilates DVD was one of the best in 2013, as rated by Pilates Style Magazine.
Her blog is full of articles on a huge number of topics ranging from fitness and health, nutrition, recipes, workouts, HIIT training, pilates and yoga to using resistance bands and weights.
A Triathletes Diary is one of the blogs that will help those looking to get started with triathlons. It is written by Hillary JM Topper who failed gym (well, almost) when she was younger.
From her 47th birthday she started training for marathons, and has now participated in almost a dozen triathlons. The blog is full of articles relating to running, swimming and cycling, backed up by years of experience.
Tamsyn is an (or rather was overweight) 30-something year old woman who is on a journey to become slim, and an ironman! She started this blog as part of a five year long challenge to complete an iron-distance triathlon. She is a running coach and a fitness instructor.
Today, she blogs about triathlon related topics, including running, swimming and cycling, as well as healthy eating. We love blogs like this as they show how a normal human being can turn their life around and become incredibly fit and healthy.
36. All Out Effort
Sam Yang runs one of the best single author blogs online on topics relating to changing your mindset when it comes to eating healthy to become fit. He advocates creating and optimizing new habits that will pay off big time the longer you hold them.
Sam is a martial artists, a fitness nerd, an entrepreneur and a personal trainer in Los Angeles, and runs a good blog, when he decides to update it.
37. Run DMT
Run DMT is run by Denise, a marathon mom who discovered her passion for running, and has completed her 10th marathon in February 2015.
Her blog is a goldmine for runners; she writes recipes, race recaps and a few other things, so if you’re into running a marathon, do check her blog out.
38. Jill Will Run
Jill is a passionate distance runner and the voice behind Jill Will Run blog. She is also a certified running coach who started blogging in 2001.
On the blog you will find tips on running long distance, new running, fitness and health product reviews and personal musings on her fitness goals.
39. Merlin Cycles
Merlin Cycles is a site for those in live with riding their bikes. The site features tips for newbies, how to guides, but also gear and bike reviews that will help you choose the right stuff for your needs.
It’s one of the best cycling blogs out there, that can help those that are not into gym or running get into shape.
Erica is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (and a soccer trainer!) who works with all sorts of people, ranging from soccer players and dads to grandmothers. She helps them take leaps towards an active and energetic life, and her blog is full of articles that will help you do the same.
She writes about strength training, nutrition, exercising and mindset to take on in order to be more active in life, and her blog is worth a read.
41. Pilates Andrea
Andrea is a 40 something woman who just loves pilates. She loves it so much that she’s dedicated a very active blog to it. She is also a pilates instructor.
Andrea believes that our bodies can easily get accustomed to pilates, and through it get stronger and healthier. Her blog covers a range of topics related to pilates, so do check it out if this is your area of interests–there aren’t many blogs that cover the topic better.
42. Run Steff Run
Run Steff Run is a blog with a great name, and it’s run by Steff, of course. Steff has always enjoyed running, ever since high school, and she always found it fun. Unfortunately, an injury was enough to stop her from having a professional career.
She is still an active runner though, has run half and full marathons, and today she blogs about it. This is another one of the great running blogs that we recommend!
More Than a Workout Blog is a blog on everything workout, and beyond! For the purposes of this blog post you’re reading now, I’ll say that it covers topics ranging from exercise, nutrition, health and wellbeing, fitness, cycling, motivation, pilates, physical therapy, running, and a few others.
The blog is written behind Pilates in the Grove, a pilates studio based in South Florida. It’s still well worth the read!
Jill Brown’s definition of training is all about making the mind comfortable with the fact that our bodies will not be comfortable.
Jill is a step aerobics instructor who teaches master classes, she is a spinning master trainer and holds cycling classes, among others.
On the blog, Jill writes about fitness news and research, a very interesting category to read. She also writes about group exercise, strength training, wellness and weight loss, but also a bit about coaching and the fitness business.
Meredith thought of the name for her blog – Cookie ChRUNchies – while she was running, a time when she is most creative. Meredith has completed a Professional Certificate Program in Sports Nutrition and Performance, but she is not a registered dietitian or nutritionist. Still, she has tons of experience and knowledge in the area.
On the blog you’ll find plenty of recipes, tips and advice for runners, race recaps, articles on running essentials and weekly workouts to do, but also some personal articles that are about what Meredith is going through in life.
46. Old Man Running and Running Injury Free
Old Man Running is an amazing running blog that can’t help but inspire you.
Leigh, The Old Man behind the blog, is teaching the basics of running with the monstrous amount of experience he has had through his over 80 year old life. This includes completing four marathons!
Meghan Callaway is the woman behind this great blog. She is a fitness coach and a writer who came up with a pull-up program of her own.
On the blog, she writes mostly about exercises you can do to get stronger and fitter, and it’s worth looking into!
Dr. Laura Miranda is a doctor of physical therapy and a fitness trainer, fitness motivator and a fitness educator. Her goal is to change the way outdoor fitness is done, globally!
She writes about bodyweight training and outdoor fitness, but also about business and marketing topics that relate to personal coaches. The podcast is a great resource too!
Lisa runs the site Lisa Runs for Cupcakes, and don’t we all! She writes about her trainings and race recaps on the blog–and she has a lot to share, as she’s run races ranging from half marathons to 200-mile relay races!
Her goal is to get you to register for your first race!
50. Absolute Pilates
Absolute Pilates is a blog that prides itself in giving professional instructions on classical pilates, especially to women of various fitness levels and ages. The blog is written by people from a pilates studio based in South Central Pennsylvania.
The topics covered are obviously those related to pilates, and especially catering to women. If you fall into these categories, go give it a read!
Timea, the woman behind Train Strong, Live Strong blog, is a runner, a personal trainer and a kettlebell instructor who loves all things related to fitness and running, and those are the topics she covers on her blog.
The topics she likes most are about peak performance and peak resilience, but don’t worry, her articles will help you even if you’re just a beginner.
52. Wildcat Fitness
Lisa-Jane is a personal trainer, a fitness instructor and a blogger for Wildecat Fitness. She is a fully qualified REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer and REPS Level 2 Fitness Instructor, and a Level 3 Nutrition for Sports and Exercise degree holder.
Her blog is focused on fitness, health, lifestyle, nutrition and travel. On it, you will find plenty of workout tips, healthy recipe ideas, product reviews and similar topics.
53. Keep Life Simple
Keep Life Simple is the blog for those getting into old age, who still maintain a fit and active lifestyle. Annette Spanski is an online coach and the creator of this blog.
She is fond of a natural solution approach to avoid symptoms that accompany ageing as much as possible. Read her blog if you are ready to make small and simple changes that make a big difference as you age.
Cuckoolemon is a goofy gal’s fitness blog ran by Nicole. Cuckoolemon is a blog that doesn’t take itself seriously, it’s a blog that is not afraid of exploring and trying out new health and fitness related activities, and it is a blog that is run by a non-perfect person such as we all are.
Find plenty of honest posts about fitness and running, workouts and ways to maintain an active lifestyle.
Runnergirl training is a great runner’s blog started in 2008! that is focused on running and fitness. Apart from being a runner, the lady behind this blog has a masters degree in Kinesiology, is a yogi and a fitness consultant.
The blog covers all sorts of topics relating to running, nutrition, fitness (including fitness interviews from professionals) and product reviews.
Ride. Write. Repeat is not just another fitness blog. It is unique in that it covers not just race results, but also has a lot of articles on topics such as “Benefits of training in the morning vs evening” and “Does kinesio tape work on a bruise”.
Michelle, the woman who created this blog is also an NCTJ Journalist at Cycling Weekly, so you know you can expect good quality articles from her. She got into cycling in 2010. after her first triathlon, and now does a lot of track racing.
PJ is a personal trainer with B.S. in Exercise Science, NSCA, CPR, AED and other courses. He has been a personal trainer for over 30 years, so you know his blog is fueled by extensive personal experience!
The blog has been started in early 2009! and topics covered include general fitness, health, eating right and fitness research. It’s definitely worth a read.
58. RNT Fitness
Adam and Akash are the co-founders of RNT Fitness, and they are helped by Benjamin, Nathan and Kunal. All five of these guys are body transformation specialists with vast experience in the fitness industry.
The blog is written for those who want results, now. And the five guys behind it have two decades of experience helping people and using the latest findings in science to help you get maximum results, fast. So go read it!
Thad is the dude who started RunnerDude’s Blog. He also runs , http://runnerdudesfitness.com/the site for fitness and running coaching.
Read this blog if you are interested in workouts for runners and weekly exercises that Thad suggests you do, if you want more running and fitness tips, recipes ideas and to read interviews with running legends.
60. The Jade Way
Jade McClure is The Jade, a personal trainer and nutrition coach based in Vancouver. His approach to living a more healthy life is holistic, and he calls it “The Jade Way”. The approach encompasses both proper exercise and nutrition.
The blog is organized in a simple way, and covers categories such as nutrition, training, weight loss, yoga and motivation; there’s also plenty of videos!
Alicia Jones helps people live healthier lifestyles through her expertise in exercise and nutrition. She has over 12 years experience in helping women over 50 attain their fitness goals, and has been featured on numerous websites. Alicia has a B.A in Kinesiology and International Development, and is a personal training specialists, a yogafit, aquafit and spinning instructor, and a National coach of Canada, among other things.
The blog covers topics you might imagine it does, but it also has unique articles, such as the health benefits of beer vs wine.
Ryan is the man behind the blog that is full of training and nutrition advice, inspiring posts, but also full on articles trying to educate you and show you newest research regarding fitness topics.
Ryan has had numerous clients whom he helped attain their fitness goals, and is a President of Baldwin Research Institute, Inc”.
Susan, a six time fitness champion, writes on her blog that is all about workouts for men and women you can use to achieve your fitness goals.
It’s easy to read and covers topics from Susan’s personal take on fitness. She has her own unique voice that will appeal to many of you, so check her blog out now.
Eimear is a pilates mat instructor since 2008, she is a STOTT Pilates Certified Instructor and a fully certified Mat Plus, Advanced Mat and Reformer Pilates instructor. She has also had extensive training in pilates for Injuries and Special Populations, and does a lot of pilates workshops.
Her blog is a must read if you’re interested in getting fit through pilates written about in a unique way, or if you need to see videos of how to properly do things.
Second City CrossFit Blog is a crossfit blog ran by the people from Second City Crossfit gym.
On the blog you’ll find frequent updates about what is going on in the gym, but there are also must-read articles relating to crossfit–so don’t miss out on them if you’re into getting fit with crossfit!
Running With Music is a blog run by Rebecca, a Masters runner, coach and music fan.
She has been running pretty much all her life, and uses her blog to help share info and photos about races, to share good playlists for running (hence the name of the blog), interviews she has conducted with other runners, and to share tips for aspiring runners.
Megan has been running as long as she can remember. She has also started swimming and biking fairly recently, and blogging on She Thought She Could, So She Did, too!
On her blog, she covers mostly topics related to running, from nutrition to tips and training, with a few personal posts sprinkled in the mix.
Bonus Blog – Legendary Strength
Legendary Strength is a long-running blog by Logan Christopher, who grow up as a weak kid but managed to become deceptively strong.
On his blog you’ll find plenty unique resources to keep you occupied for a very long time, ranging from various bodyweight exercises, injury prevention, strongmen stuff (a lot of it!) and generally, quite unique ways of working out to improve mobility, health and hit new PR’s.
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