What is a Fitness Blog?

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  • Written By: G. Wiesen
  • Edited By: Heather Bailey
  • Last Modified Date: 11 September 2019
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A fitness blog is a type of blog, which is a contraction of the term “web log," that is intended to mainly focus on the subject of fitness and health. This type of blog could be created by a professional working in the fitness industry or by a private individual interested in tracking and documenting his or her progress with a fitness regimen. A fitness blog could be focused on many different subjects, such as weight loss, with advice and tips for losing weight, or about living healthily and making fitness a part of everyday life. Though there are many potential subjects, it would likely be a daily or weekly source of information pertaining to fitness.

The fitness blog of a professional working within the industry might be used as a form of advertising or self-promoting. Such a blog could be a way for someone to find new clients looking for a personal trainer or fitness consultant. Or it could be a purely informational blog meant to help spread knowledge of fitness and encourage healthy living among anonymous readers. Such a blog would likely be a posting of news items such as discoveries made in health and fitness research, new products to help people stay fit, or guidelines for healthy eating and living.


Alternately, a fitness blog could be made by a private individual who does not work in the fitness profession and simply wants to keep a record of his or her accomplishments. Many blogs tend to act as diaries or journals published on the Internet for public perusal and discourse. To this end, a fitness blog might be intended by someone trying to lose weight to help keep himself or herself motivated and working toward a goal. By opening such efforts up to public scrutiny, the person might be more likely to keep striving for certain accomplishments, with the encouragement and advice of others.

Having such a blog may also mean very different things to very different people. A female fitness blog, for example, would likely appeal to aspects of health and fitness that are more relevant to women. Many women tend to be perpetually concerned with losing weight or maintaining a healthy lifestyle; a female fitness blog would likely want to address these ideas and discuss nutritional and dietary information for women. A male fitness blog, on the other hand, might be aimed more at the concerns of men. While both sexes share certain fitness concerns, men may be more interested in things like exercise as stress relief and vitamins that are important to male health.



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