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With the new year comes New Year’s resolutions.
Some common ones from friends and relatives are to lose a few pounds, establish a workout regimen, and generally just get healthier.
So in the spirit of encouragement, I would like to share some awesome fitness blogs to help you reach your health goals for 2017.
1. Born Fitness
Born Fitness was started by Adam Bornstein “out of frustration” — frustration at the massive amount of information and conflicting ideas that were present in the health and fitness world.
In an effort to cut through the confusion and simplify the process of getting healthy, Bornstein left his job at a large fitness brand to start this blog and give people access to the right information.
As someone who exercises religiously — but who is easily bored with the same workouts and gets discouraged at the lack of desired results — I found this blog to be an excellent resource.
Why Weights Are Better Than Cardio for Fat Loss convinced me to work some dumbbells into my routine, even though I normally glance at the weight rack and cringe.
Why Running Does Not (Always) Burn Fat made me second guess my treadmill workouts. I’m considering mixing it up with some bouts of high-intensity training and interval circuits.
For those of you embarking on a New Year’s resolution workout plan, Bornstein has these four simple lessons to help you get started.
Follow @BornFitness on Twitter.
The name Fitness On Toast came after Faya Nilsson, a half-Swedish, half-English personal trainer, moved from Stockholm to London and discovered just how many meals were served on toast.
She thought she’d introduce some fitness on toast instead.
Nilsson describes her blog as “an honest, organic, free-range view on ‘fitness, nutrition, travel and fashion,’ in a single friendly, and accessible place.”
Her “Why to” section is unique and insightful. Here, she writes about why it is beneficial to do certain things, such as Why to Cook with Spices, Why to Stretch, and my personal favorite, Why to Drink Coffee — as if I even need an excuse to drink more coffee.
Follow @FitnessOnToast on Twitter.
Fit Bottomed Girls was started by Jennipher Walters and Erin Whitehead. But, due to an influx of readers, they now have a team of writers to help them produce new content, including regular Kristen Seymour and other contributors.
Both Walters and Whitehead are certified personal trainers with degrees in journalism. They found their true calling in writing stories on health, fitness, and nutrition.
They subscribe to the philosophy of doing enjoyable activities and rewarding yourself every now and then, all while still “keeping a lid on the junk in the trunk.”
Try this “No-Excuses 30-Minute Throwdown” that easily can be done at home to burn off some of those holiday cookies and get a good start on your New Year’s workout routine.
Or, you could rock out to this “Jingle Jog Playlist” — good for added workout motivation or for jamming while un-Decking the Halls.
Follow @FitBottomedGirl on Twitter.
Founded and run by Bianca Cheah, Sporteluxe began as a small blog in 2012 and has quickly grown into an influential publication with a global following.
Cheah is an Australian self-made business woman and spokesperson for health and fitness.
This blog offers everything from fashion tips and fitness routines to city travel guides and nutritious recipes. It also offers a breakdown on the new workout craze that is taking over social media: Aquaphysical.
Sporteluxe also gives you a peek into a workout session from LA’s most in-demand private trainer with these five unorthodox moves to sculpt your legs and arms.
Follow @SPORTELUXE on Twitter.
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Megan Boley is a Customer Content Specialist at PR Newswire. She is an avid reader and aspiring photographer. Follow her on @prnleisure.