The Top 10 Fitness & Exercise blog ranking was last updated 15/08/2018.
Staying in pole position is The Runner Beans, created and written by Charlie Watson, a dietetics student and marathon runner. Charlie originally started The Runner Beans as a way to document her training for her first ever marathon. Now with nine under her belt, this blog has grown into so much more, sharing training tips, favourite workouts and how to start your own fitness journey. A keen traveller too, Charlie posts about how to stay healthy on holiday and if you’re looking to take on an international race, how to turn that into a race-cation.
2. Carly Rowena
Holding onto second place is Carly Rowena’s eponymous blog. With a career in personal training and a love of all things fitness, Carly aims to help every reader find a healthy way to live so they can feel great in their own skin. Sharing her own personal fitness journey as she adapts workouts to her pregnant body and stories of how she became a personal trainer, Carly provides plenty of inspiration for anyone looking to get into fitness or take their first step into the gym. Running her own personal training retreats, Carly has taken her blog to the people, with retreats all over, from Portugal to Peru!
Founded back in 2013 by Faya Nilsson, Fitness on Toast was a place to share healthy recipes and workout ideas with her clients. Since then, Fitness on Toast has grown into a must-visit fitness blog and has featured in Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Stylist. Faya has travelled around the world with her fitness journey and alongside her inspirational posts is amazing photography, from the Maldives to Morocco. Fitness on Toast has plenty of tips and advice for anyone looking to improve their fitness, whether you’re after the best exercises to get killer abs or reviews of the latest tech.
Keeping her spot in fourth place is Zanna Van Dijk with her self-titled blog, sharing her advice on everything fitness, from activewear essentials to tips on how to boost your workout. Personal trainer, author and co-founder of Stay Wild Swimwear, a sustainable swimwear line, Zanna brings her passion for sustainability and fitness together. Committed to empowering women in the world of fitness, Zanna co-founded #girlgains, a community both online and offline dedicated to supporting women and motivating them to be the best versions of themselves.
Elle Linton created Keep it SimpELLE back in 2012 as a place to share her contributions to the legacy of the London Olympics. Since then, Elle has started her own online blogging community and has launched her own events company called Borrow My // Blender, providing smoothies for brand and fitness events. Elle posts about a variety of topics, ranging from the importance of sleep when it comes to fitness to how to get into cycling and stay safe. Teaching classes at FRAME, Elle shares her weekly schedule so readers can stay in the loop and join in her fitness journey.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our blogger spotlight with Elle Linton, creator of Keep it SimpELLE.
Moving up to sixth place is Lazy Girl Running, founded by Laura Fountain, who created the blog to tell the story of how she transformed from someone who would rather sit on the sofa to someone that pounds the pavement. Lazy Girl Running has a great selection of training guides for all abilities, so whether you’re building up to running (or labouring through!) your first 5k or you’ve got your sights on a marathon, you’ll find plenty of advice here. Keen to encourage other women to get out and run, Lazy Girl Running also has a number of running groups around North London, perfect for beginners or nervous runners. Author of two books, UK Athletics Coach and personal trainer, Laura aims to share her love of running with her readers.
Julie Creffield started The Fat Girl’s Guide to Running back in 2010 as a motivation tool when she signed up for her first marathon to keep her accountable to friends and family. The Fat Girl’s Guide to Running now provides support and inspiration to a vast amount of runners, specifically larger women, reinforcing the message that everyone should be able to run if they want to. Running a monthly virtual 5k, OneBigFatRun, readers can join hundreds of other runners around the world and with an online running club, The Fat Girl’s Guide to Running has become much more than a running diary.
Paddle Pedal Pace celebrates everything triathlon! Created by Lucy Edwards back in 2013, it originally started as a way to share her training for her first ever triathlon and document her own fitness journey. Paddle Pedal Pace is the perfect place for anyone looking to get into the world of triathlons. Divided into three handy sections, readers can get training tips for swimming, cycling or running. Since starting the blog, Lucy has been named an ambassador for This Girl Can and makes sure this message runs through her posts, from supporting others in their fitness journey to feeling body confident in swimwear.
Moving up to ninth place is Father Fitness, founded by Paul Stainthorpe, who wanted to tell the story of how he decided to get fit after the birth of his first son. Paul provides a range of health and fitness tips for anyone looking to get into shape, from weight loss advice to how to combine exercise and kids. Father Fitness provides plenty of inspiration for any new dad who wants to be able to play football with their children without getting out of breath, including how to encourage the whole family to get out there and get healthy.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our blogger spotlight with Paul Stainthorpe, creator of Father Fitness.
10. That Squat Bot
A brand-new entry into our ranking is That Squat Bot, created by Sarah Harradine, social media nerd, personal trainer and fitness fanatic. Whether you’re looking to improve your strength, get into Crossfit or you’re after some new workout ideas, That Squat Bot has you covered. With handy sections covering everything from what to eat to what to wear, Sarah shares her opinion on everything fitness in her own quirky style, whether it’s her reaction to fit-shaming or giving advice on how to be body confident.
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Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these Fitness & Exercise blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.