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Fitness, Wellness, and Beauty Podcasts
Wellness
Published Monday Nov 04, 2019 by Sara Lesher

11 Fitness, Wellness, and Beauty Podcasts We're Listening to Right Now

Fitness
Beauty
Personal Growth

Bored on your long commute? Need a distraction on the treadmill? Here’s your answer: podcasts, podcasts, podcasts. Throw in your headphones and check out these fitness, wellness, and beauty podcasts you could be listening to right now.

 

Hurdle
Fitness

Each week, this podcast features awesome people who want to share their knowledge and experiences to help others lead happier, healthier lives. With topics like, ‘How to Handle Post-Marathon Blues,’ ‘How Athletes Can Recover Faster,’ and ‘Everything You Need to Know About Running Nutrition,’ this podcast can give you insight into overcoming all the struggles that come with an active lifestyle.

 

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Hurdle
Fitness

Each week, this podcast features awesome people who want to share their knowledge and experiences to help others lead happier, healthier lives. With topics like, ‘How to Handle Post-Marathon Blues,’ ‘How Athletes Can Recover Faster,’ and ‘Everything You Need to Know About Running Nutrition,’ this podcast can give you insight into overcoming all the struggles that come with an active lifestyle.

 

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Party in my Plants
Fitness

Talia Pollock started Party in my Plants with a desire to teach people how to be healthy without compromising on fun. In her podcast, she discusses topics such as preventing burnout, trusting your hunger, and having a healthy relationship with alcohol. If you want advice on taking control of your health and happiness, this is the podcast for you. 

 

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Party in my Plants
Fitness

Talia Pollock started Party in my Plants with a desire to teach people how to be healthy without compromising on fun. In her podcast, she discusses topics such as preventing burnout, trusting your hunger, and having a healthy relationship with alcohol. If you want advice on taking control of your health and happiness, this is the podcast for you. 

 

Photo Credit: Party In My Plants Facebook

Found my Fitness
Fitness

This podcast offers a much more technical approach to fitness, featuring advice from many doctors and specialists in the health and fitness industry. If you’re interested in the medical benefits of saunas or understand saturated fats, refined sugars, and time-restricted eating, you’ll want to make time for this podcast on your commute home.

 

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Found my Fitness
Fitness

This podcast offers a much more technical approach to fitness, featuring advice from many doctors and specialists in the health and fitness industry. If you’re interested in the medical benefits of saunas or understand saturated fats, refined sugars, and time-restricted eating, you’ll want to make time for this podcast on your commute home.

 

Photo credit: Found my Fitness Facebook

The Happiness Lab
Wellness

Ever wonder about the science of happiness? There are plenty of tools you can use to increase your overall positivity. Dr. Laurie Santos from Yale has studied this science for years and is here to change your outlook on happiness and teach you how to live a better life.

 

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The Happiness Lab
Wellness

Ever wonder about the science of happiness? There are plenty of tools you can use to increase your overall positivity. Dr. Laurie Santos from Yale has studied this science for years and is here to change your outlook on happiness and teach you how to live a better life.

 

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That's so Retrograde
Wellness

That’s so Retrograde is a funny and refreshing take on pop culture and wellness. Best friends Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari discuss anything and everything from dating to aura reading, incorporating their own mistakes, advice, and humor throughout.

 

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That's so Retrograde
Wellness

That’s so Retrograde is a funny and refreshing take on pop culture and wellness. Best friends Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari discuss anything and everything from dating to aura reading, incorporating their own mistakes, advice, and humor throughout.

 

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4 Things with Amy Brown
Wellness

Amy Brown is a working mom seeking to add joy to your life through relatable content and helpful advice. Each week, she chats about “4 Things,” or lessons she’s learned in her own life. She often has guest features and incorporates “The 5th Thing” episodes in which she answers questions from listeners. If you’re a busy mom or want to hear some tips for overall wellness and a balanced lifestyle, this is the podcast for you.

 

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4 Things with Amy Brown
Wellness

Amy Brown is a working mom seeking to add joy to your life through relatable content and helpful advice. Each week, she chats about “4 Things,” or lessons she’s learned in her own life. She often has guest features and incorporates “The 5th Thing” episodes in which she answers questions from listeners. If you’re a busy mom or want to hear some tips for overall wellness and a balanced lifestyle, this is the podcast for you.

 

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Velvet's Edge
Wellness

You may recognize Kelly Henderson from her popular lifestyle blog (also called Velvet’s Edge) or as Kristin’s best friend on the show, Very Cavallari. Aside from being an experienced hair and makeup artist for celebrities in Nashville, Henderson offers valuable wellness tips on topics ranging from ‘The Art of Communication and Connection’ to ‘Can You Really Stay Friends After a Breakup?’

 

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Velvet's Edge
Wellness

You may recognize Kelly Henderson from her popular lifestyle blog (also called Velvet’s Edge) or as Kristin’s best friend on the show, Very Cavallari. Aside from being an experienced hair and makeup artist for celebrities in Nashville, Henderson offers valuable wellness tips on topics ranging from ‘The Art of Communication and Connection’ to ‘Can You Really Stay Friends After a Breakup?’

 

Photo credit: Velvetsedge.com

The Self Love Fix
Wellness

This is a podcast for women of color seeking to find community, self-love, and personal development. Hosts of The Self Love Fix say, “we get relatable, we get spiritual, we laugh, we cry, we heal, but most of all we learn about the truth of who we are and what we deserve.”

 

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The Self Love Fix
Wellness

This is a podcast for women of color seeking to find community, self-love, and personal development. Hosts of The Self Love Fix say, “we get relatable, we get spiritual, we laugh, we cry, we heal, but most of all we learn about the truth of who we are and what we deserve.”

 

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Full Coverage
Beauty

If you want to stay updated on the latest beauty/fashion trends, hear from beauty industry icons, and discover new products, you’ll want to check this one out. Professional makeup artist Harriet Hadfield and best-selling author Lindsey Kelk come together to discuss everything you need to know about beauty today. 

 

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Full Coverage
Beauty

If you want to stay updated on the latest beauty/fashion trends, hear from beauty industry icons, and discover new products, you’ll want to check this one out. Professional makeup artist Harriet Hadfield and best-selling author Lindsey Kelk come together to discuss everything you need to know about beauty today. 

 

Photo credit: Full Coverage Podcast Facebook

The Beauty Brains
Beauty

This podcast presents a more scientific outlook on the beauty industry— debunking myths, providing knowledge, and explaining the science behind your products. Cosmetic scientists Perry Romanowski and Valerie George are here to answer all of your beauty questions. With topics ranging from ‘Is vaping bad for skin’ to ‘Does lip balm expire,’ this podcast has the scoop on everything you’ve ever wondered or never even thought to ask about beauty.

 

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The Beauty Brains
Beauty

This podcast presents a more scientific outlook on the beauty industry— debunking myths, providing knowledge, and explaining the science behind your products. Cosmetic scientists Perry Romanowski and Valerie George are here to answer all of your beauty questions. With topics ranging from ‘Is vaping bad for skin’ to ‘Does lip balm expire,’ this podcast has the scoop on everything you’ve ever wondered or never even thought to ask about beauty.

 

Photo credit: Thebeautybrains.com

Breaking Beauty
Beauty

Breaking Beauty is your go-to podcast for the inside scoop on the beauty industry from people who have been in it for years. Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins are magazine beauty editors with info about the business, the brands, and the successes and failures within the industry. They also have tons of guest features, including Dr. Pimple Popper, NYX founder Toni Ko, Glossier founder Emily Weiss, and many more. If you’re interested in the business of beauty, this is the one for you!

 

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Breaking Beauty
Beauty

Breaking Beauty is your go-to podcast for the inside scoop on the beauty industry from people who have been in it for years. Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins are magazine beauty editors with info about the business, the brands, and the successes and failures within the industry. They also have tons of guest features, including Dr. Pimple Popper, NYX founder Toni Ko, Glossier founder Emily Weiss, and many more. If you’re interested in the business of beauty, this is the one for you!

 

Photo credit: Breakingbeautypodcast.com

Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s marketing content associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).
What Are the Benefits of an Online Gym Membership?
Fitness
Published Monday Sep 21, 2020 by Sara Lesher

What Are the Benefits of an Online Gym Membership?

That’s something I never expected to hear. Think about it: we join gyms and studios because of their equipment, instructors, space, community (and AC, of course). But who’s to say we can’t get all that—or at least most of it—with virtual and online classes, too? In this new wave of wellness, we’re all switching up our fitness routines as we switch up our everyday schedules and habits. It’s not just in-studio or at-home anymore. It’s in-studio, at-home, at the park, beach, parking lot, rooftop...virtual, hybrid, Instagram Live, online, on-demand, and so much more. As we’re adapting, adjusting, finding our groove, etc., online gym memberships enter the frayHas a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? 

So, why should we care about online gym memberships? 

There are tons of benefits to an online gym membership, especially right now.

Let’s break this down: 

1. Scheduling convenience 

A virtual/online gym fitness membership is a monthly subscription that gives you access to tons of live stream fitness classes you can take anywhere, from studios across the globe. These fitness studios offer tons of at-home workouts, group exercise, and one-on-one training sessions to choose from, no matter your exercise program or fitness level. With so many options, it’s easy to find one that fits your schedule. Whether you want to fit in a morning flow before work, combat that afternoon slump with some cardio, squeeze in some strength training before dinner, or wind down with an evening barre class, you can pick and choose classes to fit your fitness routine. 

2. Minimizing exposure to COVID-19 

And because they’re online, you can take these classes from the comfort of your home (or wherever you are), thus minimizing your exposure to COVID-19 and eliminating your commute to the gym or studio. By now, many of us have our designated “workout spot,” whether it’s an actual weight room, a quick scooch of the coffee table, or a grassy area in the backyard. Maybe you’re comfortable here... maybe you’ve even learned to love it.  

With an online gym membership, you can stay in your safe space/comfy workout spot. Or, you can go somewhere new (local park, beach spot, a different area of the house, you know). You can access these virtual, live stream fitness classes from any device, so you can prop up your phone, laptop, or tablet wherever you want to go, or roll out your mat in front of the big screen TV in your living room. 

3. Variety 

We all have our favorite, go-to workouts. But sometimes, it feels good to switch it up (especially right now). Working from home all day, many of us are craving some variety and excitement, and an online gym membership can definitely help with that. According to our recent poll about COVID’s effect on our fitness routines, 64% of you have tried new online workouts since the start of the pandemic—I know I have. Maybe it’s because trying new things is easier in the comfort of our homes, maybe we’re finally able to try some classes we normally can’t find locally, or maybe we’re all just bored out of our minds...I don’t know. But I’m excited about it.  

With an online gym membership, you can get that spice you’re looking for easily. Start out your Monday by hitting some HIIT, ease your sore muscles with some Restorative Yoga, and end the week with some dance cardio to pretend you’re at the club. The world is yours. 

What Are the Benefits of an Online Gym Membership?

 

4. Working out without a commute 

My favorite part? No commute. There are literally no more excuses when it comes to skipping workouts. No traffic, no schedule conflicts, no fear of returning to the studio. You don’t even have to worry about packing a gym bag with a change of clothes and shower supplies or prepping a snack or protein shake to bring to work. Just shut your computer, throw on some leggings, and get to work. 

5. Community 

Community—the element of online fitness memberships we don’t often think of. When we go into studios, we understand the beauty of a fitness community. We’re greeted by our instructors, we chat with others in the class, and we all sweat together and encourage each other throughout. But working out at home is different... or is it?  

We can do workouts on our own at home all we want, but we’re definitely going to miss out on the community aspect we all know and love. But, with live stream classes, we can create a different kind of community. The beauty of it? It’s not just your neighbors anymore. Anyone with an online fitness membership can join these classes, regardless of where they’re located in relation to the studio, so you can be working out alongside people from all over the world—now that’s something I can get behind. 

 
Interested yet?

Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s marketing content associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).