There are countless websites with professionally produced fitness content aimed at women. The really good home workout blogs for women by real women are few and far in between. Here are five of my favourites.
A while back I invited Tatianna to write for ec.com, as my site at that point was very much geared toward a male audience. And neglecting 50% of the world’s population isn’t really a wise move. Today you find a lot of great content on here that she authored.
Why did I specifically ask her? Because what she shows and does is realistic and can be made to work on various fitness levels. And, to me very important, she is also willing to show you stuff that works without selling you something. That she is one of the nicest and helpful people I know comes on top.
I have to say, I love Kim. In the platonic sense, of course. Currently 44, she a while back decided to get fit and does so with a unique system, where the number of reps she does goes by her age. That’s not necessarily how I’d advise you to do it, but I very much respect it, because she found something that works for her – an aspect I find very important. What you enjoy and therefore keep doing is infinitely better than not doing something that on paper is superior.
I also quite like the way she shares her life with us – from (coincidentally) filling about 44 bags with leaves to discussing how friendships change over life. Those are personal touches I love reading but don’t come nearly as easily to me.
You know when a blog owner calls herself “Mistress Krista” she has an attitude. One that’s better backed up with some advice beyond reproach. And Krista’s is: from setting up a working home gym for under $100 to telling women why free weights are perfectly fine.
I’m not sure if Krista is still updating her blog, but even if not, what’s there is as good as on the day she put it online.
I have visions of Jody in 15 years, with her running laps and her grandchildren trailing after her. “Please stop, grandma, we’ll never catch you anyway!” Because that’s what she is showing people: fitness doesn’t depend on age.
A lot of what she writes is aimed at the gym crowd, but there’s also advice applicable and important for women who want get fit in their own home. From the importance of being consistent to exercises you can do with a minimum of equipment.
Nellie, quite obviously, lives in Brooklyn and her blog sparkles with that energy that really makes it fun to read. She is adventurous, never afraid of trying new things and these positive vibrations transfer to the reader.
You probably have some personal favorites of your own. If you know of other good sites that help women get fit at home, please add them in the comments!
Picture courtesy of Keith Allison.