The Top 10 Fitness & Exercise blog ranking was last updated 09/01/2019.
1. Carly Rowena
Taking top spot is the 2018 Vuelio Blog Awards’ Best Health and Fitness Blog, Carly Rowena. Personal trainer and new mum, Carly started her blog to share tips and advice, helping people discover their love of fitness and how to adopt a healthier way of life. Documenting her pregnancy journey in her own honest and open style, Carly Rowena offers to support other new mums out there who want to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. For anyone looking to boost their fitness, Carly has her own 12-week ‘Get Gorgeous’ transformation guide, complete with its own online community and handy food cheat sheet.
Want to learn more about our number one fitness blogger? Read our blogger spotlight with Carly Rowena.
Charlie Watson originally created The Runner Beans to tell her story of training for her very first marathon. Now a seasoned marathon runner with nine down and more on the horizon, Charlie shares her running tips with her readers, offering advice to those about to don the trainers for the first time and lifelong running fans. Training to be a dietitian, The Runner Beans also has recipes for anyone looking for food inspiration to give them fuel for those long-distance runs. Charlie also combines her love of travel and running, signing up to races around the globe and seeing the sights from the pavement rather than a tour bus.
Moving into third place is Zanna Van Dijk with her eponymous blog. Personal trainer, author, podcast host and sustainable swimwear brand founder, Zanna has many strings to her bow with health and fitness at the centre. Sharing realistic and achievable fitness tips and advice, Zanna posts about the most effective cardio workouts and activewear must-haves. Passionate about all things fitness, Zanna has plenty of recipes designed to give you all the energy and nutrition you need. And as a reasonably new vegan, Zanna has plenty of handy insights and tricks, from eating out to the best vegan breakfasts.
Faya Nilsson is the face behind Fitness on Toast, personal trainer and fitness fanatic. Faya initially started her blog as a way to share healthy recipes and workout ideas with her clients but it’s now grown into a must-visit site for anyone into healthy living. Featured in Elle, The Sunday Times and Vogue, and with a monthly fitness fashion column in Women’s Health, Faya is sharing her Fitness on Toast message far and wide. Whether you’re looking for inspiration to get moving or you’re thinking about a career as a personal trainer, Fitness on Toast gives you plenty of no-nonsense advice for the next step on your fitness journey.
Staying strong in fifth place is Keep it simpElle, created by Elle Linton to share her love of everything fitness and keeping active. Taking her readers behind the scenes of life as a personal trainer and Management and Business student, Elle brings her fun and positive personality to her posts, inspiring others to find their love for exercise. Sharing handy race prep guides and how to perfect the perfect squat, Keep it simpElle is perfect for anyone who’s a bit nervous about taking up a new sport or fitness regime.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our blogger spotlight with Elle Linton, creator of Keep it simpElle.
Laura Fountain created Lazy Girl Running to encourage and inspire others to find the joy in running. As a former exercise-avoider Laura understands how hard running can be; but combined with her experience as a running coach and personal trainer, Lazy Girl Running encourages readers to get out there and start running. With handy and affordable training packs from how to run your first 5k to taking on a marathon, Lazy Girl Running has plenty of helpful advice for all abilities.
Lucy Edwards started Paddle Pedal Pace back in 2013 to share her experience of taking on a triathlon for the first time. Lucy has now completed over 15 triathlons and doesn’t plan on stopping there, posting about the best triathlon training camps and what documentaries to watch for inspiration to take on your next challenge. Essex ambassador for This Girl Can, Lucy aims to inspire her readers to get involved with sport, regardless of size or ability. Split into handy sections for swimming, cycling and running, Paddle Pedal Pace has something for the hardened triathlete or a runner looking for something different.
The Fat Girl’s Guide To Running was created by Julie Creffield back in 2010 when she decided to sign up for her first marathon. The blog was originally meant to keep her accountable to friends and family but it has now grown into a huge online community where other women can support each other and it encourages overweight people to run. With an online running club and an upcoming line of branded clothing, The Fat Girl’s Guide To Running also has plenty of free resources to help you get off the couch and pounding the pavement.
Sarah Harradine created That Squat Bot to provide advice to help people feel empowered to make their own decisions about their own health and fitness. Personal trainer and social media expert, Sarah combines her talents in the blog, which covers a variety of topics, from weightlifting techniques to the lessons she’s learned as a newly self-employed personal trainer. Lover of weights and yoga, Sarah also tests and reviews the latest yoga classes like aerial hoop and the benefits of reformer pilates for strength athletes.
A brand-new entry into our ranking is The Scientist Runs, created by Amy, a scientist with a passion for running. Posting about her travels, training and trail running, Amy also shares plenty of tasty vegan recipes, perfect for anyone wanting to move to a plant-based diet but still have the energy for long-distance runs. If you’re looking to step up your running game and take on some more challenging routes, The Scientist Runs will provide you with plenty of inspiration, from hill running in Scotland to trail running in Ireland.
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 & Exercise blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.