Beyond PR

Sep 21, 2012

Fitness Blogs: Let’s Get Physical!


This week my focus is on fitness blogs. And, truthfully, fitness should be everyone’s focus every week. As far as I know, these are the only bodies we get. Treating them well through exercise and care should be everyone’s priority. It stands to reason that other parts of our lives will probably see improvement as a result. Commuting can become easier. Anxiety can be decreased. Weights can even be lifted well into our golden years. So with that in mind, let’s tighten our laces, take a few deep breaths and enjoy this brief tour through some of the best fitness blogs I’ve seen lately.

Tight Laces in 50 Places is the story of one (possibly insane) man’s quest to run a half marathon in all 50 states.  He likes to jog. He wants to see every state in the Union. This is his blog. Call him crazy. (I did.) But, don’t say that it’s not an impressive effort. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for anything that sits at the intersection of jogging and travel. Check out the full review here.

Daily Cup of Yoga is the story of a man learning the daily practice of yoga. And just to be clear, he really began from nothing, having really never tried it only a few years back. Today, he’s not only practiced yoga relentlessly, he’s also read and collected just about everything written on the subject. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories surrounding yoga, as well as any products that come along with it. Check out the full review here.

Seacoast Fitness Daly is a blog dedicated to healthy living in coastal New Hampshire, specifically Portsmouth.  But, don’t get it wrong. This site extends way beyond the confines of this one town. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories that have to do with exercise. Anything to do with road races, triathlons or other sporting events in New England would probably also work. Check out the full review here.

High Heels & Two Wheels is not only the name of this blog, it’s also what this blogger can be seen sporting most days. That is to say, just because she’s traded in the four wheels of her car for the two wheels of her bicycle, does NOT mean that she’s making her wardrobe suffer. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories surrounding biking and fashion. Check out the full review here.

Stumptuous is not technically a women’s weightlifting blog. It’s technically gender neutral. And while I can safely say that a man can also find this blog helpful, it’s definitely geared toward the fairer gender. It’s also worth mentioning that this blog is hilarious. What’s more, it’s a great resource for anyone who wants to feel their best. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories on weightlifting. Check out the full review here.

That’s all for now. In the meantime, if there’s a blog I should be reviewing, drop me a line or a note in the comments, and I’ll take a look. Until next time…

Author Tom Hynes is PR Newswire’s manager of blogger relations. And as you may have guessed, he has a twitter account.

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