Efficiency is everything as a business owner — so is staying current with trends, research and life hacks to keep your business thriving and your clients happy. One of our favorite ways to keep learning (but also keep your calendar on track)? Podcasts! They’re portable, on-demand and truly endless in scope. These fitness podcasts will keep you current on everything from the latest nutrition trends and wellness practices, to workout structures, sports medicine and business tips from fellow business owners, scientists and athletes.
We’re updating a post from 2018 that featured the best casts for health and wellness professionals. Here are the top fitness podcasts to listen to this year.
If you’re looking for strength and condition inspiration
Listen to: The Performance Podcast
Coach Robert Dos Remedios and Wil Fleming host this weekly cast on all things strength and conditioning, training and fitness. Each week features interviews with some of the top strength and conditioning coaches in the country, plus on-one-on talks with Coach Robert Dos Remedios.
If you’re looking for inspiring stories about creating success
Listen to: Without Fail
Gimlet Media founder Alex Blumberg hosts candid conversations with entrepreneurs, artists, athletes and visionaries of all kinds — detailing their successes and failures, as well as what they learned from both. A boost of motivation and inspiration from creative thinkers.
If you’re looking for tips to build your fitness business
Listen to: Personal Trainer Podcast
Truly a masterclass in running a wellness business. Listen for proven, practical strategies and advice for planning, building and growing a successful online fitness business. Get value-packed weekly podcast episodes with advice and tips for fitness pros, and regular interviews with trainers that have been right where you are.
If you’re looking for life hacks for everyone
Listen to: The Tim Ferriss Show
The Tim Ferriss Show is an endlessly interesting exploration of how to make your life easier. Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek. In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.
If you’re looking for quick tips for healthy living
Listen to: Nutrition Diva
For those of you whose schedules are at max capacity, we give you Monica Reinagel’s quickie podcast, where she dishes on relatable nutrition topics — think “How to Handle Food Cravings” and “How to Recharge After Exercise Without Overeating” — in 10 minutes or less. Authoritative and well-researched, Reinagel’s content gets right to the point.
If you’re looking for inspiring workout moves
Listen to: Move Smart
Though this podcast went on hiatus late last year, the 60 episodes in the vault will give you more than enough to work with when it comes to movement and strength training content. Led by teacher Justin Goodhart, the show interviews everyone from acrobats and break dancers to skateboarders and tree runners, focusing on things like channeling inner intensity, managing nagging injuries and why trying new movement is a must for any athlete.
If you’re looking for extreme sports motivation and tips
Listen to: Spartan Up
Extreme sports require extreme fitness podcasts. Launched by Spartan Race founder Joe Desena in 2015, this show focuses on a new inspiring person each week, someone who has tested his or her own limits to achieve great success. Packed with motivational advice and techniques — and lots of running tips, to boot — Desena’s gritty but uplifting outlook aims to get all listeners living their most meaningful existence.
If you’re looking for a health science discussion
Listen to: The ATP Project
The ATP project looks at the science, media, hype and real breakthroughs surrounding the health industry. Hosts Matt and Jeff search for the truth and provide it in a fun and irreverent way.
If you’re looking for science-backed nutrition talk
Listen to: Ben Greenfield Fitness
With degrees in biomechanics and exercise physiology, Greenfield is also an Ironman, a triathlete and a nutritionist. Tackling the latest research every week, Greenfield offers an athlete’s view of nutrition, breaking down hard-to-grasp concepts in simple terms. Recent shows focused on how to build endurance fast, running hangovers and carb dependency.
If you’re looking for ways to explore meditation
Listen to: Tara Brach
Not all fitness podcasts are about physical strength — some address mental strength. Whether you’re teaching meditation to the masses, practicing privately at home or considering rolling it out in your studio someday, Brach’s podcast will serve as an influential how-to manual. Relying on her background in clinical psychology and Buddhist philosophy, Brach leads a 30-minute meditation, followed by a conversation covering how to live a more open, accepting life.