Monday, May 28, 2012

Twitter as a Fitness Resource: Top 9 People to Follow

Say what you will about social media... it can certainly be a burden to keep up with, but it can also be an excellent source of information and motivation and an efficient means of communication. My new favorite form of social media, especially for all things fitness, is Twitter. By following a handful of competent fitness "tweeters," you can have a plethora of fitness blogs, advice, workouts, and health tips delivered to you daily. And it's free! But as we all know, when things are offered freely and also not regulated in any way, we need to be wisely selective in the information we choose to consume. In other words, there are a lot of nuts out there who don't know what they're talking about in relation to health and wellness - proceed with caution!

To get you started, here are my TOP 9 Favorite Fitness Tweeters. They also happen to be very legitimate and professional. Most of them have blogs and/or websites that you can glean even more great information from.

9) Huffington Post's Healthy Living  @HealthyLiving
    Great health/wellness articles.

8)  @RevAct 
    Awesome website and app.

7) Kim Shand  @rethinkyoga
     Best mind/body connection tips.

6) Charli Cohen @TrainWithCharli
     Great quotes, links to good articles.

5) ACE Fitness @ACEFitness
    My certifying organization, so I'm biased. BUT, they always tweet links to quality blogs/articles and exercise videos.

4) Valerie Waters  @ValerieWaters
     Awesome celebrity trainer, PLUS she's the trainer of my most favorite actress ever (Sasha Alexander) and my 2nd most favorite actress ever (Jessica Capshaw).  So Ms. Waters could make the list simply because of that, in addition to the fact that she's who I want to be when I grow up. But putting aside my inner-13-year-old-fangirl, she actually tweets links to articles and shares fitness tips & insights, instead of always just trying to sell her products (unlike some other celebrity trainers on Twitter).

3) Anytime Fitness  @AnytimeFitness

2)  Women's Health Magazine  @WomensHealthMag
    One of my favorite women's health magazines... and they tweet links to good articles and interesting information.

1)  Alfonso Moretti  @AngryTrainerFit
    Mr. Moretti is the male version of who I want to be when I grow up. And he has the best fitness website you'll find! Great blogs/Q&As/product reviews and workouts - all FREE. And I absolutely love his fitness philosophy: very down-to-earth and grounded in common sense. Plus he just seems like a really nice guy. Like, who wouldn't want him as their trainer?!?

So what are you waiting for?  Get a Twitter account if you don't already have one, and start following a few of these folks. Who are some of your top fitness Tweeters?

1 comment:

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