The 5 Best Fitness Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

woman listening to a podcast

If you're looking for a healthy dose of motivation to kickstart your health and fitness goals, turn up the volume on your phone and get ready to be inspired by one (or all!) of these fitness podcasts. Packed full of information on creating healthy habits, exercise, and nutrition, these podcasts give you exactly what you need, when you need it the most.

Ali On The Run Podcast

Hitting the same trail or route each time you head out for a run can get pretty monotonous. Not to mention the sound of your own thoughts might be enough to make you head to the gym where at least there's a TV to watch. But rather than binge-watching Netflix while cranking out the miles, why not tune in to the Ali On The Run podcast? Runners of all levels will enjoy listening to Ali Feller's words of wisdom about running, working hard and pushing both the physical and mental limits in life. Each week, Feller takes a deep-dive into running-related topics like marathon training, yoga, nutrition and so much more. She interviews guests and shares her perspective on running and fitness.

Length of podcast: Approximately 45 to 75 minutes.

The Habit Coach Podcast

Succeeding in the health and fitness department requires a lot more than just showing up for a few months. You also need to get at the root of motivation, which is often grounded in the simple, easy-to-do habits you create. The Habit Coach With Ashdin Doctor provides you with a healthy dose of encouragement to help you make permanent changes in your life. Each episode focuses on topics like nutrition, fitness, health, sleep and productivity, along with bite-size tips and motivation about how you can create new habits that will impact your daily life. The best part? The majority of the episodes are less than 10 minutes long, so you can tune-in, sharpen your mental focus and get on with your day. 

Length of podcast: Approximately 6 to 10 minutes, with a few extended episodes sprinkled in each month.

Food Heaven Podcast

Losing weight and keeping it off requires both diet and exercise. And with all of the trendy diets and promises of quick weight loss, it can get a bit tedious and tiring to determine fact from fiction. That's why Food Heaven, a weekly podcast from two registered dietitians, should be one of your top picks for podcasts in 2020. Co-hosts and best friends, Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones provide listeners with the most up-to-date information about all things food, health and nutrition. With topics ranging from body acceptance and intuitive eating, to radical fitness and eating organic, they dish out the facts and dispel the myths surrounding the latest trends in diet, weight loss and exercise. 

Length of podcast: Approximately 30 to 60 minutes.

Hurdle Podcast

When life gets challenging as it so often does, do you abandon your fitness routine or rely on it even more? If exercise is your "go-to" when things feel awry, then Hurdle, the fitness podcast from Emily Abbate, is for you. Abbate, a fitness aficionado, sits down with people facing hurdles in life, but focuses on how they integrate fitness, health and wellness into their routines as an outlet for stress and anxiety. Interview topics include body positivity, cold weather running tips, marathon stories, disordered eating and how to bounce back after injury.

Length of podcast: Approximately 9 to 60 minutes, with a few extended episodes sprinkled in each month. 

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth Podcast

When hosts Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer and Justin Andrews sit down to record an episode of Mind Pump, their main goal is to dispel the myths and spread the truth about the fitness industry. From strength training and powerlifting, to cardio and yoga, this trio combines its 40-plus years of experience to give listeners the truth they need to reach their fitness goals. Topics include increasing squat mobility, when to use drop sets, when to prioritize building muscle vs. burning fat, bodyweight training and so much more. 

Length of podcast: Approximately 60 to 120 minutes.  

READ THIS NEXT: The Best Podcasts to Motivate Your Workout

Discuss This Article