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Best Fitness Blogs - One for the Girls

This year it's all about balance, covering all the bases on the fitness front.

There is a dizzying number of fitness blogs for women. Whether you’re an obsessive gym bunny or a starter, we bring you the best fitness blogs for girls on the net.

DIRT IN YOUR SKIRT
dirtinyourskirt.com


We're huge fans of Margaret Schalter here at The GWG, why? She's a fitness fiend and a seriously dedicated blogger to boot. She’s also a fave of The Huffington Post. Follow her exploits across the fields of adventure racing. The site creates a supportive community to foster and encourage women to step out of the norm and explore new possibilities. The ultimate aim is to help women the world over conquer their fears and grow their confidence. Now that's a mission statement.

THE BALLET BLOG
www.theballetblog.com


This blog is the antithesis of Dirt in Your Skirt! A more recent discovery from Australia, this beautifully designed portal musing on all things ballet related is an enlightening opener to an elusive world. The brainchild of Lisa Howell, the blog is full to the brim with tips on technique, advice on injuries and there are even downloadable e-books to boot.

WHOLEHEARTEDLY HEALTHY
wholeheartedlyhealthy.com


Laura Agar Wilson is the brains behind this elegant interface, but whilst you might be inspired by the design, at this site content is king. She publishes recipes, pregnancy, health and self-love posts. This Durham based blogger encourages women to accept themselves, whilst advocating balance, healthy eating and careful exercise. As a certified health coach, her advice is first rate.

HIP & HEALTHY
www.hipandhealthy.co.uk


OK, we're blurring the boundaries by including this online magazine come shop come destination domain, but it deserves it places in the list. Emphasis is on healthy, beauty, fitness and travel. It’s quite easy to get happily lost in this site; go straight to the Fitspiration page. Want to look stylish on your way both in and out of the gym? Then this is the domain for you.

WOMEN’S HEALTH FITNESS BLOG
www.womenshealthmag.co.uk


Now this might seem like an obvious choice, but recently we've found ourselves hooked on the plethora of insightful advice on the Women's Health Fitness blog. It's all there in abundance; the best accessories, weight loss tips, and how to maximise the impact of your exercise. A comprehensive blog that really delivers.

LAZY GIRL RUNNING
www.lazygirlrunning.com


If you've eschewed the gym in favour of a tour around your local park then you'll want a buddy to commune with on all things running related, and lest we say it - this might be it. Blogger Laura Fountain has certainly put the leg work into creating a blog that will have you hooked on a seriously life affirming habit - her eponymous book is also a worthy addition to your reading list.

OUTSIDE BEAUTY INSIDE HEALTH
outsidebeautyinsidehealth.com


The detrimental effects of sugar are nothing if not a hot topic right now, so we were pleasantly surprised to see blogger Catherine Storey documenting her plight to rid herself of the stuff. The blog offers much more than just musings on diet however; there's food (great recipes), and a serious side-line in some uber fashionable accessories. A great all rounder.

GYM BAGS AND GLADRAGS
www.gymbagsandgladrags.com


This Londoner who goes by the name of Cantara, is our newest girl crush and for good reason, because she's clearly a dab hand at charming the blogosphere. Fashion led selfies abound (yes she's seriously stylish) but there are also tips on health (haven't heard of Chia seeds yet? Where have you been?), fitness and of course beauty brands that make us yearn for another pay rise.

Updated January 2017