Top 10 Fitness Influencers of 2017

What a better way to start blogging than a top 10 of the most influnecial people in the fitness industry for this year? I have loved researching into this, it has been great fun learning about them all, and also finding some new inspirational people to follow. 

Here is the top 10 taken from Forbes online https://www.forbes.com/top-influencers/fitness, From this I will be picking my favourites and writing a further article about them! 

Hope you enjoy! 

Number 10 - Rachel Brathen- aka Yoga Girl www.rachelbrathen.com

Definitely one of my favourites, she lives on the island of Aruba with her husband and new born baby, practises yoga everyday, set up a local yoga centre, along with a number of non profit foundations.... and pioneered Sup Yoga - yoga on a large surf board. See image above of Rachel in action. What's not to love about this inspiring woman!!

 Number 9 - Natalie Gill - www.nataliejillfitness.com

An American Fitness Trainer, Nutritionist, Author, TV Personality, she has built her following from her story of turning her life around - in her late 30's early 40's the life she had built dramatically fell apart, she had to take  a demotion at work to care for her baby, whilst dealing with divorce and spiralling depts, she gained weight and admits - hit rock bottom. From here she drastically changed her life and quit her job, to go it alone as a single mum and entrepreneur. She set up Natalie Jill Fitness and from there grew a business based initially around tailored fitness programs - this has grown into a global phenomenon with over a million subscribers! 

 Number 8 - Lyzabeth Lopez - www.lyzabethlopez.com

Toronto based fitness trainer and creator of the Hourglass Workouta holistic approach to fitness that embraces curves, heavy weight lifting, Pilates, and other fitness philosophies, and teaches women how to eat healthfully without counting calories. Lyzabeth came up with this concept after battling various eating disorders in her early years which pushed her to learn more about fitness and nutrition - over 20 qualifications later, a better understanding of her body and what it needs, she came up with the Hourglass Workout. The Hourglass Workout™ program and methodology has steadily developed an international following, won Lyzabeth countless awards and is expanding to a lifestyle brand that already includes a successful apparel line - you go girl!!

 Number 7 - Simeon Panda - www.simeonpanda.com

A fitness entrepreneur, Simeon Panda is one of the most influential fitness professionals in the world. Owner of SP Aesthetics® Sportswear and Just Lift.®, world renowned fitness model and professional bodybuilder, turned judge. Known for his highly positive and motivational approach to everything he does, he has over 8 million followers across the world! He puts his success down to just being himself.

Number 6 -  Cassey Ho - www.blogilates.com

Cassey Ho is an award-winning fitness instructor, entrepreneur and personality based in Los Angeles, CA. She is the creator of Blogilates, the #1 female fitness channel on YouTube with over 300 million video views and 3 million subscribers. Cassey started out as a pilates instructor but with a difference, she started to fuse pop music with the pilates movements and developed an avid following. From this she created POP Pilates®, and began to post her routines on You Tube gaining a large following. Today, POP Pilates® is now a live class and internationally recognized instructor certification program. From authoring a best-selling book, to designing and manufacturing her own performance activewear line, POPFLEX – Cassey is continually evolving and growing her fitness empire. 

Thats the first of the Top 10, my next post will be an overview of the top 5, make sure you check it out 

Thanks for reading