Top 20 Most Influential Bloggers In The Fitness Industry

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Fitness | Posted on 04-06-2012-05-2008


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By Nigel Jeal

This post is all about fitness experts who take time out of their busy schedule to blog in order to help other people learn. Finding the most influential fitness bloggers is no easy task, there’s no real scale to measure influence, it’s all about the most popular blogs and most talented trainers and I think i’ve just about done it. The order is put together depending on how easy it is to navigate and how good the content is, but if you think we’ve missed a site you love, let us know in a comment at the bottom.

1 – Craig Ballantyne – Twitter – 13572

Craig is the creator of Turbulence Training and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and writes for Men’s Health and Oxygen magazines.  His blog covers a wide spectrum from fat loss to motivation to workouts, and it’s really quite inspiring to take some time and read through some of the articles he’s been writing about.  He’s got a following of 13,000 people on Twitter, over 12,000 Facebook fans and 17,000 subscribers on YouTube, so I’m clearly not the only person who thinks this is a great blog.

2 – Joel Marion – Twitter – 2482

Joel has been recognised by Men’s Fitness magazine as one of America’s Top 50 trainers and America’s #1 virtual trainer.  Joel was the winner of 2001 Body For Life Transformation Challenge, the world’s largest body transformation contest and has appeared on television networks and been featured in more than 20 popular national newsstand magazines.  He is the creator of the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet System and he loves doing the research so you don’t have too.  With a following of over 2,000 people on Twitter and 4,000 Facebook Fans Joel is someone you should follow.

3 – Peter Carvell – Twitter – 427

Peter is the creator of The 6 Pack Diet and the free 6 Week Six Pack Program. His blogs has fitness and nutrition articles, exclusive interviews and the Exercise Lab videos show you how to perform the exercises and workouts.  With a following of 400 people on Twitter, over 30,000 Facebook Fans and over 83,000 YouTube subscribers.  Peter is the expert you need to follow if you want six pack abs, if you’re not following him you truly are missing out.

4 – Natalie Jill – Twitter – 14012

Natalie is a well known Licensed Sports Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer who specialises in weight loss consulting and counselling people with food allergies and intolerance’s.  She has done TV, DVD, Infomercial work and been featured in countless magazines as a cover model and published writer.  She has over 14,000 followers on Twitter, over 100,000 Facebook Fans and 800 YouTube subscribers.


5 – Mandy Ingber – Twitter – 7261

Mandy is a fitness and wellness expert, producer, celebrity yoga instructor and author.  She has over 7,000 Twitter followers, over 6,000 Facebook Fans and 1,000 YouTube subscribers.  She is gifted with the ability in the way she writes that makes it easy for everyone to understand.


6 – Pauline Nordin – Twitter – 4581

Pauline is an International fitness model and personality, who is the creator of Fighter Diet and was the trainer, diet coach and leader of the Swedish team for the Nordic version of the “Biggest Loser” leading the team to victory.  Pauline has over 4,000 followers on Twitter, over 30,000 Facebook Fans and 1,000 subscribers on YouTube.

7 – Micah LaCerte – Twitter – 10810

Micah is a WBFF Pro Fitness Model athlete and appeared on the cover of hundreds of nationwide magazines.  He is a published author and fitness columnist for Status Fitness Magazine.  Micah started this blog with his partner Diana Chaloux, this dynamic duo joined forces to educate, motivate and inspire others to make positive health changes to their lifestyles.  The site is about true mind, body and spirit transformation.  He has over 10,000 Twitter followers, 20,000 Facebook Fans and 4,700 YouTube subscribers.

8 – Jillian Michaels – Twitter – 732854

Jillian doesn’t really need an introduction, known as American TV’s toughest trainer and wellness expert.  She’s a fitness expert, blogger, creator of DVDs and video games and a New York Times bestselling author of four books.  With over 700,000 Twitter followers and huge 1.3 Million Facebook Fans, Jillian knows what she’s talking about.

9 – Flavia Del Monte – Twitter – 183

Flavia is a certified personal trainer and is precision nutrition certified.  She has developed several workout and diet systems just for women. Her blog posts give tips, workouts, recipes and nutritional advice. She has 183 Twitter followers, over 900 Facebook Fans and over 3,000 YouTube subscribers.

10 – Tom Venuto – Twitter – 30650

Tom is a lifetime natural bodybuilder, fitness writer, fat loss expert and bestselling author.  He has been featured on two dozen radio stations and his national bestselling book was featured in Oprah’s Magazine, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.  He has over 30,000 Twitter followers and 60,000 Facebook Fans.  His blog has some great posts, you should definitely check out this site.

11 – John Romaniello – Twitter – 4814

John is a personal trainer, coach, author, model and creator of Roman Fitness Systems.  He writes with passion and humor, show-casing his belief that training doesn’t need to be serious.  With over 4,000 Twitter followers, 7,000 Facebook Fans and 3,000 YouTube subscribers.

12 – Tim Ferriss – Twitter – 328342

Tim is the creator of the New York Times bestselling book the Four Hour Body and has been featured on more than 100 media outlets. He has over 300,000 Twitter followers, over 159,000 Facebook Fans.


13 – Harley Pasternak – Twitter – 21084

Harley is a renowned fitness and nutritional expert and bestselling author. He is responsible for getting well known celebrities in the best shape of their lives.  He has over 21,000 Twitter followers and over 3,000 Facebook Fans.

14 – Bedros Keuilian – Twitter – 2861

Bedros is a personal trainer, fitness marketing guy and the Founder and CEO of Hitech Trainer and FitPro Newsletter.  He is also the co-creator of Fit Body Boot Camp and has been featured and quoted in fitness industry publications.  His blog has killer posts, videos and articles for marketing strategies, tactics and ideas for getting all the clients you need.  He has over 2,800 Twitter followers, over 11,000 Facebook Fans.  If you want to improve you’re fitness business I recommend you check out this site.

15 – Vince Del Monte – Twitter – 4317

Vince is a WBFF Fitness Model and author of No-Nonsense Muscle Building Skinny Guy Secrets To Insane Muscle Gain.  He has over 4,000 Twitter followers, over 22,000 Facebook Fans and 42,000 YouTube subscribers.  His blog has some great posts and articles and I seem to find myself on the site a lot of the time.


16 – Lyzabeth Lopez – Twitter – 15498

Lyzabeth is personal trainer, holistic nutritionist, TV host, writer and model.  She has over 15,000 Twitter followers, over 115,000 Facebook Fans and over 9,000 YouTube subscribers she is quickly starting to get a huge following.

17 – Rusty Moore – Twitter – 3175

Rusty has trained and researched and has over 23 years solid experience in a gym setting. He has over 3,000 Twitter followers and over 17,000 Facebook Fans.  His highly visited blog has over 20,000 approved comments, it’s well worth having a look at his blog.

18 – Obi Obadike – Twitter – 22948

Obi is a fitness personality, fitness model, writer and the readership of his fitness expert columns is over 11 million readers per month.  He has over 22,000 Twitter followers and 110,000 Facebook Fans.  His blog posts cover fat loss, muscle gain and transformational stories.

19 – Billy Blanks – Twitter – 4135

Billy is the creator of the famous Tae Bo Fitness System, a world karate champion, actor, author, motivator and philanthropist.  His revolutionary fitness system has helped millions of people worldwide, including well known celebrities, get in shape and feel great.  He has over 4,000 Twitter followers and 1,200 YouTube subscribers.

20 – James Kerrison – Twitter – 11907

James is a registered exercise professional from Australia.  His number one goal is to get people in the best shape of their life without all of the BS.  He has over 11,000 Twitter followers and 1,000 Facebook Fans.

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