Getting fit is hard. Especially when there are so many distractions, like social media, to keep you in your chair instead of on the floor doing crunches. Could social media sites like Facebook actually help motivate you to work out, after all?
Need some help getting your fitness routine back in line? Follow these top fitness experts on Facebook for daily inspiration, tips and reasons why you should probably put down your phone and find your gym sneakers ASAP.
1. Steve Kamb
Steve Kamb is the founder and owner of Nerd Fitness. He is also the author of the relatively new book Level Up Your Life, which teaches readers how to ‘gain experience’ through setting and achieving their ambitions, fitness goals and much more. His Facebook page features posts from Nerd Fitness, as well as links to articles showcasing how much better the world is when we remember to make fitness fun.
2. Brett Hoebel
Brett Hoebel is a fitness trainer on The Biggest Loser TV series, but following his Facebook page won’t clog your news feed with clips from the show. Instead, his page is made up of inspirational tips and advice and reminders that body positivity is more important than how much weight you lose while trying to get healthy. Keep an eye out for his weekly Monday motivations, which you definitely don’t want to miss out on.
When former athletes dedicate their post-competition lives to training others to be their best, fittest selves, it’s hard not to believe they can change your life … even if you never actually meet them in person. Former ballerina extraordinaire Mary Helen Bowers uses Ballet Beautiful to help people find joy and motivation in the art of physical fitness through dance. Follow this Facebook page for all the ways you can begin to look and feel healthier thanks to Bowers’ passion for ballet.
4. Natalie Jill
On Facebook, Natalie Jill is the fitness inspiration you didn’t even know you needed. She is always posting videos of new how-to workouts, in which she takes you step by step through various ways to get and stay fit. Her story is filled with life-changing decisions and healthier choice after healthier choice, so the fact that her life is inspiring enough tells you how much she tries to turn around and inspire others through Natalie Jill Fitness.
Some of the best health and fitness experts online right now are those who report on those topics, which is James Hamblin’s job. He is a science writer for the Atlantic, meaning anything you see him post about fitness research and trends will always be about the facts. Following his Facebook page will provide you with insight on a wide variety of topics, including health and fitness.
6. Bob Harper
Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper is a fitness expert, author and CrossFit athlete. On his Facebook page he is vocal, in a good way, about trending topics in the diet and fitness world. When his show came under fire for promoting unhealthy weight loss avenues, he took to Facebook to thank those who were supporting him and wrote with honesty about the safety and reliability of his training methodologies. If you want to follow someone who gives voice to the real issues surrounding diet and exercise, Harper is your man to follow.
7. Tara Stiles
Self proclaimed yogi Tara Stiles is the founder of Strala Fitness. She takes a very individualized approach to health and fitness, believing that being healthy means doing whatever is best for your body and whatever works for you personally. By following her Facebook page, you will find yourself exposed to an inside look into Stiles’ fit and healthy lifestyle, which will no doubt motivate you to find your own fitness haven and start taking better care of your body RIGHT NOW!
8. Rich Roll
If you need fitness advice from someone who has been where you probably are right now, head to this pro’s Facebook page as soon as you’re done reading this article. Rich Roll went from overweight to ultra-marathoner, and now uses his experiences to train and inspire other people to change their own lives for the healthier. His Facebook page is filled with all kinds of inspirational posts, links, videos, pictures and more. If you only follow one new page from this list, let it be this one.
9. Ronda Rousey
Though MMA fighter Ronda Rousey is considered one of the most influential people in the health and fitness world right now, it isn’t a hired social media manager posting on her behalf via her official Facebook page. Rousey posts about her career and how she is working to support others and raise money for charitable organizations. To promote health and happiness as an athlete via social media is to be the most relatable kind of fitness expert for aspiring fitness junkies.
10. Tom Venuto
Tom Venuto is a fitness expert and the author of Burn the Fat, Feed the muscle. On his Facebook page you will find links to various fitness challenges, articles about fitness and even body transformation photos, which showcase how average everyday people have managed to completely change their bodies for the better because of his amazing fitness advice. If you are in some serious need of fitness inspiration, this is a great place where you will be able to find it.
11. Candice Kumai
If you are looking for a fitness expert who knows how to write a good article, whip up an amazing batch of guacamole on camera and shamelessly promote her yoga addiction, we have just the expert for you. Candice Kumai is a health journalist who writes frequently for Men’s Fitness magazine and Shape Magazine. Her official Facebook page is sprinkled with all things culinary, fit and organic (and her garden is gorgeous!).
These fitness experts want you to find the physical activity that fits into your schedule and makes you feel powerful and in control. Their Facebook pages will fill your news feed with inspiration, positivity and encouragement every single day.