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Mar 23, 2018

Five invigorating podcasts to put a spring in your step

These fitness gurus offer expert advice, timely information and healthy inspiration to help keep you in shape and on track

With warmer weather just around the corner, many are starting to focus on their spring-fitness routines. Whether you’re hitting a park for some CrossFit exercises, hopping on a bike for a road ride or lacing up some sneakers for a long run, nothing inspires more than plugging into a podcast while you work out. Here are some of our favourite fitness gurus. These high-intensity shows definitely deserve a download!

1. Hurdle by Emily Abbate

This newly launched podcast, hosted by health writer and fitness coach Emily Abbate, is packed with powerful stories of wellness transformation, from executives to everyday people. Guaranteed to help get you over whatever #HurdleMoment you’re struggling with.

2. The Rich Roll Podcast

Nothing beats ultra-endurance athlete Rich Roll’s conversational panache. The vegan ultra-marathoner – named one of the world’s 25 fittest men by Men’s Fitness magazine – is a gifted interviewer, drawing out guests as diverse as cardiologist Kim Williams and race-car driver Danica Patrick. There’s a reason this show is consistently ranked on iTunes top 10 lists.

3. Motivated

Emmy-winning ABC News correspondent Mara Schiavocampo is a legend in the weight-loss world. After dropping almost 100 lb. and penning a bestselling memoir (Thinspired: How I Lost 90 Pounds – My Plan for Lasting Weight Loss and Self-Acceptance), she’s turned her considerable talents to podcasting, with a show that serves up inspiring interviews with fitness experts. Topics include how to build lean muscle to how to bounce back after an injury.

4. All About Fitness by Pete McCall

Personal trainer and talking head Pete McCall has developed quite a following for his show, which takes a deep dive into a broad range of topics, ranging from the fallacy of over-hydration to whether the president of the United States should be a better role model for health and fitness. When it comes to the world of working out, Pete McCall leaves no stone unturned.

5. FoundMyFitness

Dr. Rhonda Patrick has a knack for making even the most obscure fitness topics easily accessible. Joined by a team of experts, the podcast host – who herself has a PhD in biomedical science and has worked in the areas of brain health, aging and nutrition – breaks down all the current fitness fads (think: the ketogenic diet), bringing a scientific mind to the conversation.

Ready to hit the gym? We’ve got some tunes to keep you motivated.