20 Finalists Announced: 2014 Top 10 Fitness Blog Contest
The nominations have been counted.
The twenty finalists have been selected.
Now it's in the hands of the judges!
Over the month of February we received over 1,300 nominations for our third annual Top 10 Fitness Blog contest. We asked for your help in determining the best fitness blogs on the web - and we got it!
Now, it's time for the judges to decide who makes the final cut. How do they decide the ten best fitness sites? Judges will be looking at the overall quality of a website, frequency of posts, user involvement, and the number of nominations a site was given.
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MARCH 10TH!
Check out the top twenty for yourself (in alphabetical order):
- All Out Effort
- Catalyst Athletics
- Chronicles of Strength
- Constant Forward Progress
- Dai Manuel
- Eva T. Strength and Conditioning
- Fascia Freedom Fighters
- Fat CrossFitter
- Inside the Affiliate
- Jeremy Scott Fitness
- Katy Says
- Lose Stubborn Fat
- Melody Schoenfeld - Not Yer Mama's Fitness Blog
- Muscular Strength System
- OPT (Optimum Performance Training)
- Science for Fitness
- Star Factory Fitness
- Talk to Me Johnnie
- Tanner Martty
- Ultra Runner Girl
Congratulations to the top twenty!
Our Amazing Panel of Judges:
Robb Wolf - Robb is a former research biochemist and the best-selling author of The Paleo Solution – The Original Human Diet. A student of Loren Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet, Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked iTunes podcast, book, and seminars. Robb has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, is co-founder of the nutrition and athletic training journal The Performance Menu, and co-owner of NorCal Strength and Conditioning. Robb is a former California State Powerlifting Champion and a 6-0 amateur kickboxer. He coaches athletes at the highest levels of competition and consults with Olympians and world champions in MMA, motocross, rowing, and triathlon. Wolf has provided seminars in nutrition and strength and conditioning to various entities including NASA, Naval Special Warfare, the Canadian Light Infantry, and the United States Marine Corps.
John Du Cane - John founded Dragon Door Publications in 1991 as a media company for the creation and promotion of advanced fitness resources. Du Cane has had a profound impact on the modern fitness world, in particular as the originator of the modern kettlebell movement in 2001, in conjunction with Dragon Door's author Pavel. John's stature as a leading visionary and innovator in global fitness has grown with the introduction of the Convict Conditioning brand and the reinvigoration of the bodyweight exercise movement. Dragon Door's pioneering RKC kettlebell instructor training system remains the gold standard worldwide and is the primary model on which all other kettlebell certifications have been based. Dragon Door's PCC is rapidly establishing itself as the world's premier bodyweight exercise certification system and can be expected to have the same health impact globally as the RKC.
Andy Petranek - Andy is the founder of CrossFit Los Angeles. Established in 2004, it is one of the oldest and most successful CrossFit training centers and was the first to be featured in national media. A former professional Red Bull adventure racer, extreme athlete, and master whitewater kayaker and mountaineer, Andy completed three Eco-Challenges and one Raid Gauloises, as well as the La Ruta de los Conquistadores mountain bike race across Costa Rica. A U.S. Marines Gulf War veteran, Andy is a CrossFit Level 3 certified trainer and was the oldest participant, at 43, to qualify for the 2009 CrossFit Games. In addition to holding a variety of CrossFit certifications, Andy is also a VIVOBAREFOOT Running Coach and a CHEK Level 2 Corrective High-Performance Exercise Kinesiologist and Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach. Andy recently wrote the book Fire Your Gym and is the co-founder of The Whole Life challenge.
Christine Mooney - Christine helps fitness professionals get the word out, reach more people, and profit with integrity through minimalist marketing (focusing on the “vital few” efforts for the greatest return). She helps clients build an online platform, establish credibility, authority, and celebrity, and get published. She helps them build a magnetic brand, cultivate a movement, and get people talking. She has worked with clients ranging from the single largest multimedia retailer in the United States to top health and wellness fitness bloggers. And she can help you. To chat about your own marketing goals, email her at Christine.Suzan.Mooney@gmail.com.