The Top 10 Health And Fitness Coaches To Follow In 2017: Female Edition
Now that you know Strength Matters top male coaches to follow in 2017, it is time for the females! With the continual growth of social media, the public has access to so many health and fitness coaches. However, the below list (in no order or rank), are our favorite Female Health and Fitness Coaches to follow in 2017 due to three qualities that they all possess:
- The quality content that they post, consistently.
- They have a positive impact on the fitness community.
- They are moving the industry in the right direction in the 21st Century.
We here at Strength Matters love the work that these female coaches do and we hope you agree with our top 10 coaches to follow in 2017.
Jen Sinkler is no stranger to Strength Matters. Jen is a fitness magazine writer, personal trainer, and former American women’s national team rugby player for the sevens and fifteens. Jen spent a decade as Experience Life magazine’s fitness editor and editorial director of fitness, and is now a fitness writer for a number of national magazines. Jen shares a love with the Kettlebell just like the rest of us. She is an RKC instructor, and KBA, and an Olympic lifting coach through USA Weightlifting; she also holds coaching certifications through Onnit, Primal Move, Progressive Calisthenics, TACFIT, CrossFit and DVRT (Ultimate Sandbag). Jen was a guest on the Strength Matters podcast back in 2015. Listen NOW. Check out Jen’s website HERE.
Sue Falsone is Major League Baseball’s first female team physical therapist and when the Los Angeles Dodgers hired her as head athletic trainer, she also became the first – and currently only – female head athletic trainer in any major American professional sports league. Not bad, right? Between writing a book, teaching and sitting on a plethora of boards for institutions both in the U.S. and internationally, she is also studying to become a sommelier. If all of a sudden you feel like an underachiever, trust us, you aren’t the only one. Sue featured on the front cover of issue 24 of our Strength Matters Magazine. Want your copy? Click HERE. Check out Sue’s blog HERE.
Georgie Fear is a registered dietitian and nutrition coach. You may have noticed there’s a lot of “nutrition stuff” on the internet. People want to sell you hoaxes, wraps, diets or supplements. People shame others, blame others, fearmonger and point fingers… it’s no wonder many people end up confused, frustrated and sad that their relationships with food and their bodies aren’t healthy and happy. With 10 years of nutrition counseling experience as a dietitian and coach. She even coaches other coaches in developing their skills. Her work is frequently featured in popular magazines as well as some of the most prominent sites on the web. Georgie featured on the Strength Matters Podcast back in April 2015. Listen NOW.
Molly Galbraith is a certified strength and conditioning coach and co-founder and owner of Girls Gone Strong. After years of personal struggle with her own body image and self-worth, Molly has committed to helping women embrace their bodies and fall in love with themselves. As a former figure competitor who dabbled in powerlifting, Molly understands the more extreme side of training and nutrition and is passionate about helping every woman discover that fitness can enhance her life without becoming her life.
In January 2016, Molly shared the following candid photo on Facebook, which was taken on the beach while on vacation. She reflected on her health and body image struggles and shared her journey of personal growth and her new perspective on what it means to be comfortable in your own skin. The response was overwhelming, and her post quickly went viral as it resonated with women around the world. We here at Strength Matters definitely think Molly is one to watch in 2017. Check out her website HERE.
Nia is a personal trainer and health writer dedicated to showing women how to build a better body and become a stronger, more awesome version of themselves by following a sane and simple approach to nutrition and strength training. Nia encourages people to focus on performance goals rather than aesthetic goals – lifting more weight, running faster, or jumping higher rather than working out to burn calories and see a specific number on the scale. She believes, as well as I do, that if you focus on increasing your performance and doing activities that you enjoy that you will be happier and, more often than not, more successful than if you just work out to build a more attractive body. Check out Nia’s blog HERE.
Jill Miller is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and creator of the corrective exercise format Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model Method®. With more than 28 years of study in fitness, yoga therapy and anatomy, she is a pioneer in forging relevant links between the worlds of fitness, yoga, massage, and pain-management. Her innovative techniques have catapulted her to a sought after leader in the field of mind-body fitness and pain relief wellness. Her self-care fitness programs have become staples at fitness centers, spas, hospital-based gyms, CrossFit boxes, yoga studios and corporate wellness centers such as Equinox, Canyon Ranch, YogaWorks, Cedars Sinai, Apple, Google and more. Miller and her products have been featured in O Magazine, Self, Shape, FITNESS, Yoga Journal and many more. Follow Jills work HERE.
Lauren Brooks is the creator of On The Edge Fitness and one of the leading pioneers with kettlebells. She has worked with and is responsible for inspiring thousands of people to pick up a kettlebell and use them without fear. With her laid back and non-intimidating teaching style, she has been sought out all over the world to teach kettlebells safely.
Due to her educational background and years of experience, she has developed a keen ability to quickly be able to assess movement patterns and break down instruction in an easy to understand, yet gentle and motivating approach. Lauren is the creator of eight highly regarded kettlebell DVDs that have been successful all over the world and author of Kettlebells For Women, along with the popular Be Strong Like A Mother program (Be SLAM). Follow Lauren’s work HERE.
Dani Almeyda has worked in the health and fitness industry for the last 10 years. Throughout her whole life, health and wellness have had a major influence on Dani. Whether it was from her experience as collegiate athlete, as a Director of Campus Recreation, or as a Fitness Professional, her experiences and formal education have provided her with the tools necessary to be successful.
Dani is a co-owner of a private training studio in North Carolina, OS Institute, and has a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. She brings an abundance of energy, passion, and an incredible drive to help the world regain it’s Original Strength. Almeyda, a mother of two, is also working on developing a program specifically for mom’s. Check out Dani’s wesbite HERE.
Ekaterina Solovieva (“Solo”) hails from Siberia, but now lives and trains in the Great White North. A Late bloomer, she did not run her first road race until her mid-20s. Since then, her physical pursuits have become progressively longer, and progressively muddier as she made the transition from road racing to trail racing, and finally, to obstacle racing. Now a self-professed adrenaline junkie, she has been a military style boot camp instructor, a yoga teacher, and a psychology professor. She took off to India for six months, submitted three peaks in the Himalayas, ran races in the US, Canada, Russia, and Israel, skydived and bungee jumped and rode donkeys in Jordan. When she is not pummeling her dopamine receptors, she is a health coach at Precision Nutrition. Check out here blog HERE.
Keira Newton is one of the foremost leading experts on kettlebell training and was one of only two women in the world who held the title of Master RKC. With over ten years of experience, beginning with her Feldenkrais certification in 2001, Keira has seen it all and has worked with every type of client – from chronic couch potatoes to elite athletes. As the mother of two girls and the owner of dkb Fitness in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Keira balances her hectic schedule with her own personal brand of daily yoga practice. This daily practice combined with her decade of mobility and fitness coaching have made her an authority on helping people reach levels of flexibility they never thought possible. Check out Keira’s website HERE.