Last Updated 26/07/2017
The Runner Beans was created by marathon runner, fitness fan, and self-professed foodie Charlie Watson to make fitness and healthy eating more accessible without missing out on any of the good things in life. The award-winning blog (which took home first place for Best UK Fitness Blog at the Vuelio Blog Awards 2016) features sportswear reviews, workout and exercise tips, her experience of running in marathons, as well as providing uplifting informative posts on general well-being, fitness, and mental health.
Zanna Van Dijk wears many hats, as a personal trainer and coach, blogger and vlogger, social media fanatic, author, first female UK Adidas Global Ambassador, and more. The London-based blogger has dedicated her life to fitness, keeping her self-titled blog up-to-date with a variety of different workout tips, healthy eating advice, how to stay fit while traveling, and how to keep both body and mind healthy. With an expanding portfolio of successes, Zanna has taken the fitness industry by storm and who knows what she has planned next.
3. Carly Rowena
This self-titled blog was launched by personal trainer, author and fitness blogger Carly Rowena to encourage others to strive for a healthy but balanced lifestyle. Her new eBook, the Get Gorgeous Guide and blog posts are focused around simple steps that you can take to transform your body, get results and stick to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Carly Rowena uses her expertise to provide advice on how to stay on track during your fitness journey through healthy eating recipes, having an open and healthy mind, and tips on what to do if you’re too busy to workout.
Fitness on Toast was created in 2013 by personal trainer and author of Fit in 3: The Scandi Plan, Faya Nilsson to share a more holistic way of living and offer nutritional advice, recipes, workouts, sports fashion, and informative ideas which can help you find success on your fitness journey. Posting a mix of both fitness and lifestyle posts, Faya shows how getting fit is more a lifestyle than a challenge. Fitness on Toast includes information on how to maintain your health and wellbeing while traveling, retreats that specialise in body and mind, healthy recipes, and tons of inspiration to keep you motivated.
Julie Creffield created her blog The Fat Girls Guide To Running while on a mission to prove that fit doesn’t necessarily have to mean slim. Founder of a running club which motivates and encourages larger women to run and embrace their bodies, while helping them to develop a healthier and happier lifestyle, Julie uses the blog to provide marathon and running advice, details on routes her group takes, and updates and successes from members of the club.
Keep it simpElle (KISE) was founded in 2012 by Elle Linton, a Health & Fitness Professional and Personal Trainer. It was the perfect place to share her contributions to the London 2012 Olympics and the legacy that was created after the event. Keep it SimpElle covers running, jogging, fitness, exercise and food and it aims to inspire, motivate and empower readers through workouts, experiences and recipes.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our blogger spotlight with Elle.
FATHER FITNESS was created by Paul Stainthorpe in a bid to turn his life around and document his own fitness journey after becoming a first-time dad. Paul explored a variety of different workout techniques before finding the right balance for him, and uses FATHER FITNESS to share the expertise that he has learned (and continues to learn) along the way. With a love of the outdoors, running and walking, expect to find outdoorsy activities and advice on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle with your mind, eating patterns and different work out tips.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our blogger spotlight with Paul.
Emma Lax and Charlotte Thomas created the blog LUNGES AND LYCRA in 2012, after getting frustrated with the patronising male dominated sports magazines after the London Olympics. The aim of the blog is to target women who like ‘sweating, fitness and the odd nip of gin’ and features workouts, fitness events, marathons and running, tips for the mind, while following the pair on their travels and adventures.
Laura Fountain didn’t always love running – but now it’s what makes her feel ‘alive, relaxed and happy’. As a journalist, running coach and personal trainer, Laura uses a variety of skills to inspire others to start (or to continue) their own fitness journey through running. Aside from her blog, Laura also holds workshops, has her own running group, and has developed a 10-week programme to help ease you into a fitness regime. Lazy Girl Running offers readers a variety of tips on different styles of running alongside general workout advice, as well as addressing issues in the running community, such as female incontinence.
The blog formerly known has “Lucy Lunges” recently rebranded to reflect its author’s consuming passion for triathlon. One-time gym bunny Lucy Edwards took the multi-sport endurance plunge in 2014, since when she has completed several Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons and her first half-Ironman. Lucy is an ambassador for Women for Tri scheme championing the participation of women in triathlon, and has recently partnered with Active Essex as one of their This Girl Can Essex ambassadors. The blog won the My Protein Fitness Blogger Awards in the Best Running Blog category.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our blogger spotlight with Lucy.
Or explore the full list of Vuelio Top 10 Blogs here.
The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these fitness and exercise blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.