In addition to being a great source of news, gossip, and cute kittens, Twitter can be quite inspiring – especially when it comes to the tweets of personal trainers. From exercise tips and can-do motivation to smart eating and quality of life, these four health professionals should definitely be on your follow list.
With 23,000 followers, Joshua Lipsey is a force to be reckoned with online. Regularly tweeting advice like “stop looking for shortcuts” and “don’t quit,” Lipsey motivates without denigrating. He’s an excellent curator of dietary tips and sincerely engages with his public, routinely answering and retweeting questions from followers.
Focusing on “good stats” like energy, health, and quality of life over weight, this trainer wants you to be your “best self.”
Men’s Fitness named Stephen Holt to its list of the Best Trainers in America. This regular tweeter (expect at least a few per day) does a lot of lifestyle tweeting regarding recipes, weight loss, exercise, and dietary advice. He is the founder of Stephen Holt Fitness and the author of the “3-4-5 Fat Burning Solution.”
A Baltimore, MD native, Holt is also a finalist for the PFP 2014 Personal Trainer of the Year, has co-authored 5 books, and often speaks at national trade conventions. This Duke University alumnus is America’s self-proclaimed “Baby Boomer Fitness Expert.”
A certified personal trainer based in Canada, Brad Warren is an active tweeter and the marketing manager for GoodLife Fitness, a health club with over 300 locations. If you follow Warren, you can expect a multitude of tweets that cover contests and fitness tips – he also curates and augments tweets by leading exercise experts.
Warren poses fun questions like “what fits your schedule better – exercising 1 hour per day or being lazy 24 hours a day?” Plus, fun fact: He’s doing Movember!
Kevin Richardson is the creator of the Naturally Intense High Intensity Training system. Obviously practicing what he preaches, Richardson is a well-built trainer with 15,000 followers. The winner of the 2013 and 2012 Best of Manhattan Awards for Personal Training, Richardson answers most of the questions tweeted at him with tips like “What you need to do to get in shape comes from your silent reflections – not from a cacophony of ads telling you what to buy.”
Richardson specializes in high intensity, 10-minute workouts and also provides followers with dietary guides and suggestions.
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