The Top 15 Influencers in Health and Fitness
Taking care of your body both outside and in is imperative to living the best life possible. Fortunately we live in a time when there are many experts to whom we can look for advice and insights for whole body wellness.
I’ve given some thought to my top 15 health and fitness influencers and am happy to share them with you.
Atkins has become synonymous with low carb eating. Developed in the late 1960s by Dr. Robert Atkins, this diet encourages low carbohydrates and high protein focus that forces the body to burn fat for fuel. A cardiologist, Dr. Atkins was looking for ways to help his patients lose weight quickly. Today Atkins is an entire line of foods and is an accepted lifestyle.
Born in India, Deepak Chopra moved to the United States and has become a key figure in alternative medicine. From giving speeches to writing books and working with people from all walks of life, he has brought transcendental medicine and mediation to the mainstream and encourages people to treat their body and mind as a sacred whole.
Tony Horton is the man behind P90X. You know it – the 90 day intense at-home workout that incorporates calisthenics, weights, yoga and plyometrics. His total body workouts are popular worldwide, selling over 7 million copies.
One of the original fitness gurus, Jane has made more than 20 exercise videos since the 1980s. She made working out for women, from their living rooms, cool and acceptable. Known for both her outspoken nature and hot body, her drive is admirable, she still looks hot at 77.
Tosca Reno is a certified Nutritional Therapy practitioner, a blogger, and the best-selling author of The Eat-Clean Diet series. Having embarked on her own fitness journey at the age of 40 where she lost 60lbs, Tosca Reno sure knows a thing or two about healthy living, and that it’s never too late to start.
Known as a tough no nonsense, in your face personal trainer, Jillian holds two personal training certifications and shares her knowledge and drive during The Biggest Loser, and other television shows. She is also known for Body Revolution, her 90-day weight loss program and her rock hard body.
Combining martial arts with exercise routines, Billy Blanks brought us Tae Bo® and taught us how kickboxing can kick us into top shape. His programs are not for the faint-at-heart and his body shows us the results for those up to the challenge.
His story truly is a rags to riches dream. An amazing seven time Mr. Olympia, Arnold came to the U.S. from Austria and helped to draw worldwide attention to bodybuilding. He would eventually become a huge movie star, and a U.S. governor. His Twitter feed is full of inspirational tweets that prove he is still a fitness force to be reckoned with.
Travis Stork M.D.
One of the stars of the daytime medical talk show The Doctors, Dr. Stork shares his knowledge as an emergency room doctor on a daily basis. This former The Bachelor contestant has written The Doctor’s Diet, is an advocate of healthy active living to prevent disease, and is very easy on the eyes. J
Dr. Oz is everywhere. Bringing medical knowledge to the mainstream, Dr. Oz strives to educate everyone about healthy living, and how our bodies react to what we put in it. Whether or not you agree with his views it’s clear that his supporters take his word as gospel.
Mastin has a colorful history of both success and hitting rock bottom that has given him an amazing outlook on life. He shares his story and encourages others to love themselves in order to find their own personal happy. He teaches that self-love is the key to success in any form.
No one can debate that what you put into your body helps determine how you feel on the outside. A former model, Elli is now a registered dietitian and nutritionist who has made it her goal to teach others about healthy eating, and how easy it can be to cook delicious and nutritious food.
Life coach and motivational speaker, Tony Gaskins has lived through diverse life experiences and uses his life story to help others turn their lives into what they have only dreamt about. With a strong faith in God and belief in living a good life, Tony finds ways to encourage everyone to be their best selves.
His rock hard body is proof enough that dedication to fitness – both mental and physical – pays off. An accomplished dancer and choreographer, Shaun combined his areas of expertise to create Hip Hop Abs along with Insanity. He also works to help kids and pre-teens develop a love for fitness.
As a cancer survivor, Kris has dedicated her life to becoming a wellness activist. She has written several best-selling books about living a passionate and crazy sexy life. Promoting whole body wellness through her blog, recipes, and books, she believes that attitude is key to a beautiful and healthy life.
No matter what you want to work on, whether to better yourself inside or out, I guarantee that one of these experts can give you great insights. Check out their websites, Twitter feeds, or even their Facebook walls and get set to live your best life ever!