If you’re anything like the rest of my colleagues at Gulf News tabloid!, you’ve started the new year with brand new fitness goals. And if you’re anything like me, you’re still looking for that spark of motivation to get you back on track. Wherever you are on the fitness spectrum, these four shows are guaranteed to help you succeed.
Stuck in a rut and looking for fresh motivation? Or you’re a newbie to fitness and don’t know where to begin. Emily Abbate’s Hurdle is your best bet. From ‘drastically overweight’ with no fitness experience to becoming a personal trainer, running and spinning coach, and a regular marathoner, Abbate chronicles the struggles she and her guests have faced and how they overcame the same through healthy living.
The Strength Running podcast
Jason Fitzgerald, competitive runner and running coach, hosts this podcast for everyday runners. In sessions that vary from 20 to 55 minutes, he covers the basics all runners want to know like key workouts, essential strength exercises, and recovery tips. He also dives into unique topics like improving consistency, decreasing injuries, and finding more joy in your running, and the episodes cater to runners of beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
The Rich Roll Podcast
Vegan athlete Rich Roll is on a mission to turn as many people as he can to veganism. An inspiring advocate for a whole food, plant-based diet, Roll is equally invested in regular exercise and athletics, so as to build a holistic fitness regime. Every week, Roll speaks to nutritionists, athletes, businesses invested in vegan products and other people in the fitness community. The conversations range from motivational and aspirational to the deeply personal. If you’re thinking of making the jump to the vegan way of life, then this show is perfect for you.
After struggling with her weight her entire life, ABC News Correspondent Mara Schiavocampo finally discovered the keys to living a healthier, happier life, losing 40kg along the way. She shared her journey in her weight loss memoir Thinspired: How I Lost 90 Pounds: My Plan for Lasting Weight Loss & Self-Acceptance. In this podcast, she takes a look at all things health, wellness, nutrition and spirituality with top experts as well as regular people. The episodes are only about 30-minutes long, and Schiavocampo interviews fitness experts and doctors about interesting health trends. New episodes every Monday.