15 Fitness Podcasts to Get You Pumped for the Gym

You likely fall into one of two camps: You absolutely love podcasts and listen to one every day on your commute while cursing traffic or the public transportation system, or you don’t even know that there’s a podcast app that comes standard on your phone.

Even if you fall in the latter camp, there’s no arguing that podcasts are having a major moment. Hotter than spiked seltzer in summer 2019, podcasts are listened to by about 90 million people monthly and more than 50 percent of the U.S. population age 12 and up, according to new research.

As a podcaster myself, I can appreciate that surge of popularity. I got into the game at the very end of 2017. I started Hurdle—a show where I chat with everyone from entrepreneurs to top CEOS and athletes about how they’ve gotten through tough times by integrating wellness into their routine—in the comfort of my living room with a $99.50 Blue Yeti microphone and a few crazy ideas.

While everyone has their own opinion on what makes a good podcast, I prioritize well-spoken hosts with a passion for their subject area, a great cadence and rapport with the guests they take on, and stellar audio quality.

I’ve done my fair share of listening to other shows, both for inspiration and to keep myself entertained, over the time I’ve spent creating 85+ episodes of my own content. Here, I dive into 15 of the top podcasts in the health and fitness category:

1. Trained by Nike

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Greatness isn’t born—it’s TRAINED. Introducing a podcast by Nike exploring the cutting edge of fitness to help make you a better trainer and athlete. Find it now on Apple Podcasts or wherever you like to listen. 🎧 #nike #niketraining

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On Trained, Nike’s Senior Director of Performance Ryan Flaherty—a legend in his own right for his work with top athletes like LeBron James and Russell Wilson—interviews experts like Nike master trainer Joe Holder and the USWNT’s Julie Ertz about their holistic fitness tips.

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2. The Jillian Michaels Show

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In case you head to the gym on your Sunday funday here are three manageable sled exercises that will condition total body and burn some serious calories. 💪🏽🤪

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Jillian Michaels is an industry veteran, and it shows in the way she offers up top advice in her weekly podcast. Alongside her business partners, the fitness professional makes all things wellness feel approachable—and even opens up about what’s going on in her personal life.

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3. WHOOP Podcast

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Today's podcast guest is Ebenezer Samuel, Fitness Director of @menshealthmag. He's a certified strength and conditioning specialist who began his career as a sports reporter, learning a great deal about training and recovery from the athletes he interviewed. He's also been a WHOOP member for the past two years. @ebenezersamuel23 and @willahmed discuss: ⁣ ⁣ –His career in journalism (3:59)⁣ –Unwritten rules for interviewing a star athlete (8:14)⁣ –Learning about fitness from the New York Giants (9:29)⁣ –His biggest message when it comes to exercise & training (18:10)⁣ –Strategies for putting on muscle (19:59)⁣ –Favorite gyms and classes in NYC (28:25)⁣ –Getting on WHOOP #BeYourOwnLabRat (34:56)⁣ –The afterburn effect (36:58)⁣ –Why his workouts are great for women too (51:56)⁣ –Benefits of yoga (54:09)⁣ –Using resistance bands like Tom Brady (58:55)⁣ –What he does for physical and mental recovery (1:01:03)⁣ ⁣ Visit the link in bio to learn more and listen now iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Alexa, and more!

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Today's podcast guest is Ebenezer Samuel, Fitness Director of @menshealthmag. He's a certified strength and conditioning specialist who began his career as a sports reporter, learning a great deal about training and recovery from the athletes he interviewed. He's also been a WHOOP member for the past two years. @ebenezersamuel23 and @willahmed discuss: ⁣ ⁣ –His career in journalism (3:59)⁣ –Unwritten rules for interviewing a star athlete (8:14)⁣ –Learning about fitness from the New York Giants (9:29)⁣ –His biggest message when it comes to exercise & training (18:10)⁣ –Strategies for putting on muscle (19:59)⁣ –Favorite gyms and classes in NYC (28:25)⁣ –Getting on WHOOP #BeYourOwnLabRat (34:56)⁣ –The afterburn effect (36:58)⁣ –Why his workouts are great for women too (51:56)⁣ –Benefits of yoga (54:09)⁣ –Using resistance bands like Tom Brady (58:55)⁣ –What he does for physical and mental recovery (1:01:03)⁣ ⁣ Visit the link in bio to learn more and listen now iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Alexa, and more!

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Today's podcast guest is Ebenezer Samuel, Fitness Director of @menshealthmag. He's a certified strength and conditioning specialist who began his career as a sports reporter, learning a great deal about training and recovery from the athletes he interviewed. He's also been a WHOOP member for the past two years. @ebenezersamuel23 and @willahmed discuss: ⁣ ⁣ –His career in journalism (3:59)⁣ –Unwritten rules for interviewing a star athlete (8:14)⁣ –Learning about fitness from the New York Giants (9:29)⁣ –His biggest message when it comes to exercise & training (18:10)⁣ –Strategies for putting on muscle (19:59)⁣ –Favorite gyms and classes in NYC (28:25)⁣ –Getting on WHOOP #BeYourOwnLabRat (34:56)⁣ –The afterburn effect (36:58)⁣ –Why his workouts are great for women too (51:56)⁣ –Benefits of yoga (54:09)⁣ –Using resistance bands like Tom Brady (58:55)⁣ –What he does for physical and mental recovery (1:01:03)⁣ ⁣ Visit the link in bio to learn more and listen now iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Alexa, and more!

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Today’s podcast guest is Ebenezer Samuel, Fitness Director of @menshealthmag. He’s a certified strength and conditioning specialist who began his career as a sports reporter, learning a great deal about training and recovery from the athletes he interviewed. He’s also been a WHOOP member for the past two years. @ebenezersamuel23 and @willahmed discuss: ⁣ ⁣ –His career in journalism (3:59)⁣ –Unwritten rules for interviewing a star athlete (8:14)⁣ –Learning about fitness from the New York Giants (9:29)⁣ –His biggest message when it comes to exercise & training (18:10)⁣ –Strategies for putting on muscle (19:59)⁣ –Favorite gyms and classes in NYC (28:25)⁣ –Getting on WHOOP #BeYourOwnLabRat (34:56)⁣ –The afterburn effect (36:58)⁣ –Why his workouts are great for women too (51:56)⁣ –Benefits of yoga (54:09)⁣ –Using resistance bands like Tom Brady (58:55)⁣ –What he does for physical and mental recovery (1:01:03)⁣ ⁣ Visit the link in bio to learn more and listen now iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Alexa, and more!

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Without a doubt, the best part of the WHOOP Podcast is the quality of their guests. Hosted by WHOOP’s founder and CEO Will Ahmed, some highlights include Katrin Davidsdottir, Don Saladino, Andy Pudducombe, and Men’s Health’s own fitness director Ebenezer Samuel.

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4. Podrunner

Admittedly, this one’s hardly a podcast. Rather, a nonstop, one-hour, high-energy workout music mix. Posted twice monthly, each episode title lets the listener know exactly what the beats per minute (BPM).

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5. Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

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The title of this one says a lot. Hosts Justin Andrews, Adam Schafer, and Sall Di Stefano answer some of the most popular fitness questions, from how to break through a plateau and the truth about testosterone boosters to how to build a great body without access to a gym and the pros and cons of powerlifting.

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6. Ben Greenfield Fitness

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In this episode of the podcast: ⁣ ⁣ -Should you eat carbs in the morning or the evening⁣ -Tips to increase power & speed⁣ -Should you take rapamycin⁣ -And much more… Click “New Podcast Episodes” to listen. This episode is brought to you by my upcoming book, “Boundless” @kion @organifi @butcher_box & @birdwellbeachbritches #plyometrics #rapamycin #antiaging #longevity #vegetables #genetics #exercise #carbs

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As a coach, author, speaker, ex-bodybuilder, and Ironman Triathlete, Ben Greenfield has the know-how to intelligently interview the high-level guests he gets for his show. This one gets technical every now and again (Greenfield has a masters degree in physiology, biomechanics, and human nutrition) making it great for intermediate to advanced athletes.

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7. The CrossFit Podcast

If you’re a CrossFit fiend, then this podcast is made for you. Featuring athletes of all levels from champ Mat Fraser to 12-year-old Shiloh Ellis, there are a lot of uncensored conversations that make the program feel more like a freewheeling talk radio show and less like a formulaic podcast.

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8. Froning and Friends

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2 weeks and we’ll be on that competition floor again. Fired up to take the floor/field with @crossfitmayhemfreedom. Number 10 for me. (Almost a third of my life)

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Rich Froning is more than just one of the fittest men on earth. He’s surprisingly an excellent podcast host, showcasing his compassion and thirst for his sport in conversations with other CrossFit elite.

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9. Joe DeFranco’s Industrial Strength Show

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?NEW EPISODE of the #IndustrialStrengthShow is live! [LINK IN PROFILE] . TODAY’S MAIN TOPICS ARE: • 3:45 – My (better-late-than-never) recap of the incredibly fun weekend @ashleydefranco & I had at Triple H’s 50th Birthday bash!? . • 34:00 – Is it better to “never perform the same workout twice” or stick w/ the same few exercises and master them? [“Muscle Confusion” Explained!]? . • 58:45 – Turning 3 “ordinary” bodyweight movements into 3 extraordinary muscle-builders (so a listener can “get a sick pump” in his hotel room)!?? … ? For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from today’s show goto: IndustrialStrengthShow.com . PS – If anyone tries the “20-minute, bodyweight-only” workout I designed on today’s show lemme know how it goes!!!

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?NEW EPISODE of the #IndustrialStrengthShow is live! [LINK IN PROFILE] . TODAY’S MAIN TOPICS ARE: • 3:45 – My (better-late-than-never) recap of the incredibly fun weekend @ashleydefranco & I had at Triple H’s 50th Birthday bash!? . • 34:00 – Is it better to “never perform the same workout twice” or stick w/ the same few exercises and master them? [“Muscle Confusion” Explained!]? . • 58:45 – Turning 3 “ordinary” bodyweight movements into 3 extraordinary muscle-builders (so a listener can “get a sick pump” in his hotel room)!?? … ? For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from today’s show goto: IndustrialStrengthShow.com . PS – If anyone tries the “20-minute, bodyweight-only” workout I designed on today’s show lemme know how it goes!!!

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?NEW EPISODE of the #IndustrialStrengthShow is live! [LINK IN PROFILE] . TODAY’S MAIN TOPICS ARE: • 3:45 – My (better-late-than-never) recap of the incredibly fun weekend @ashleydefranco & I had at Triple H’s 50th Birthday bash!? . • 34:00 – Is it better to “never perform the same workout twice” or stick w/ the same few exercises and master them? [“Muscle Confusion” Explained!]? . • 58:45 – Turning 3 “ordinary” bodyweight movements into 3 extraordinary muscle-builders (so a listener can “get a sick pump” in his hotel room)!?? … ? For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from today’s show goto: IndustrialStrengthShow.com . PS – If anyone tries the “20-minute, bodyweight-only” workout I designed on today’s show lemme know how it goes!!!

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🎙NEW EPISODE of the #IndustrialStrengthShow is live! [LINK IN PROFILE] . TODAY’S MAIN TOPICS ARE: • 3:45 – My (better-late-than-never) recap of the incredibly fun weekend @ashleydefranco & I had at Triple H’s 50th Birthday bash!🎁 . • 34:00 – Is it better to “never perform the same workout twice” or stick w/ the same few exercises and master them? [“Muscle Confusion” Explained!]🤨 . • 58:45 – Turning 3 “ordinary” bodyweight movements into 3 extraordinary muscle-builders (so a listener can “get a sick pump” in his hotel room)!💪🏼 … 📝 For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from today’s show goto: IndustrialStrengthShow.com . PS – If anyone tries the “20-minute, bodyweight-only” workout I designed on today’s show lemme know how it goes!!!

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Joe DeFranco can be a lot, but in this situation, it works for him. The information he talks about with his guests like Reesa Hoffa and Andrew Sendejo is applicable for beginners and pros, tackling topics like misunderstood aspects of elite training to smarter workout programming tips.

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10. On Purpose with Jay Shetty

Getting a little more into the wellness side of things here with Jay, trust me — it’s worth it. Shetty talks through smart strategies for handling everyday interactions and taming your mindset. Strategies that can help you get through everything from your next workout to a business meeting.

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11. Bulletproof Radio

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Big #gratitude to you! You spoke so I listened. In the studio recording the audio for Super Human audio book. You are going to love the bonus libs if I might say so. Really glad I’m doing the recordings. You’re right…it does make a huge difference. Thanks to the engineers and studio team for making me sound #SuperHuman!

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Hosted by the Bulletproof guru himself, Dave Asprey, Bulletproof radio covers everything from your microbiome to how to cut your cardio to 9 minutes or less.

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12. AMRAP Mentality with Jason Khalipa

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Rope climb tip… • Today @nc_fit locations and @ncfit_collective gyms we did rope climbs. Here’s a simple drill you can do from the floor to improve your efficiency. • Reach Pull your knees up Clamp Stand • Make sure you clamp hard with your feet, you shouldn’t be sliding at all. I have a video on YouTube also for a longer explanation. #amrapmentality #ropeclimb

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Jason Khalipa is one of the most likable, honest guys in the CrossFit world. The businessman hosts a few different types of segments on this show, including Coffee With Khalipa (him talking into the microphone about best-practice tips for handling mental challenges) and one-on-one interviews with athletic all-stars. Some of his past guests include Lewis Howes, Josh Bridges, Annie Thorisdottir, Patrick Vellner, and Lauren Fisher.

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13. The WAG Podcast

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I’ve recorded over 200 podcast episodes now and interviewed some of the most influential people in health and fitness. The episodes that have gotten the most engagement by a landslide have been the ones with @adeecazayoux. So her and I created our own show! Each episode is 20-30 minutes on a single topic with actionable items at the end of each. The first few dropped today. Give them a listen and please give us feedback via DMs to let us know what you think. Link in BIO. #Repost @workingagainstgravity ・・・ NEW PODCAST, WHO DIS >>> Every week, WAG CEO Adee Cazayoux (@adeecazayoux) and WAG President Michael Cazayoux (@michaelcazayoux) will be bringing you fresh nutrition, health and wellness topics. * As a special treat, we dropped our first three episodes TODAY. Click the link in our bio to start streaming ? * #TeamWAG | #WAGgoals | #WAGpodcast | #healthylifestyle | #healthandwellnesstips | #healthiswealth | #flexibledieting | #flexibledietingtips | #nutritioncoach | #nutritioncoaching | #macros | #macrotracking | #healthpodcast | #fitnesspodcast | #wellnesspodcast

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I’ve recorded over 200 podcast episodes now and interviewed some of the most influential people in health and fitness. The episodes that have gotten the most engagement by a landslide have been the ones with @adeecazayoux. So her and I created our own show! Each episode is 20-30 minutes on a single topic with actionable items at the end of each. The first few dropped today. Give them a listen and please give us feedback via DMs to let us know what you think. Link in BIO. #Repost @workingagainstgravity ・・・ NEW PODCAST, WHO DIS >>> Every week, WAG CEO Adee Cazayoux (@adeecazayoux) and WAG President Michael Cazayoux (@michaelcazayoux) will be bringing you fresh nutrition, health and wellness topics. * As a special treat, we dropped our first three episodes TODAY. Click the link in our bio to start streaming ? * #TeamWAG | #WAGgoals | #WAGpodcast | #healthylifestyle | #healthandwellnesstips | #healthiswealth | #flexibledieting | #flexibledietingtips | #nutritioncoach | #nutritioncoaching | #macros | #macrotracking | #healthpodcast | #fitnesspodcast | #wellnesspodcast

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I’ve recorded over 200 podcast episodes now and interviewed some of the most influential people in health and fitness. The episodes that have gotten the most engagement by a landslide have been the ones with @adeecazayoux. So her and I created our own show! Each episode is 20-30 minutes on a single topic with actionable items at the end of each. The first few dropped today. Give them a listen and please give us feedback via DMs to let us know what you think. Link in BIO. #Repost @workingagainstgravity ・・・ NEW PODCAST, WHO DIS >>> Every week, WAG CEO Adee Cazayoux (@adeecazayoux) and WAG President Michael Cazayoux (@michaelcazayoux) will be bringing you fresh nutrition, health and wellness topics. * As a special treat, we dropped our first three episodes TODAY. Click the link in our bio to start streaming ? * #TeamWAG | #WAGgoals | #WAGpodcast | #healthylifestyle | #healthandwellnesstips | #healthiswealth | #flexibledieting | #flexibledietingtips | #nutritioncoach | #nutritioncoaching | #macros | #macrotracking | #healthpodcast | #fitnesspodcast | #wellnesspodcast

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I’ve recorded over 200 podcast episodes now and interviewed some of the most influential people in health and fitness. The episodes that have gotten the most engagement by a landslide have been the ones with @adeecazayoux. So her and I created our own show! Each episode is 20-30 minutes on a single topic with actionable items at the end of each. The first few dropped today. Give them a listen and please give us feedback via DMs to let us know what you think. Link in BIO. #Repost @workingagainstgravity ・・・ NEW PODCAST, WHO DIS >>> Every week, WAG CEO Adee Cazayoux (@adeecazayoux) and WAG President Michael Cazayoux (@michaelcazayoux) will be bringing you fresh nutrition, health and wellness topics. * As a special treat, we dropped our first three episodes TODAY. Click the link in our bio to start streaming 😏 * #TeamWAG | #WAGgoals | #WAGpodcast | #healthylifestyle | #healthandwellnesstips | #healthiswealth | #flexibledieting | #flexibledietingtips | #nutritioncoach | #nutritioncoaching | #macros | #macrotracking | #healthpodcast | #fitnesspodcast | #wellnesspodcast

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Michael, co-founder of Brute Strength, and his wife Adee Cazayoux have a great dynamic on the WAG podcast. Connecting the dots between mindset and nutrition, stress and relationship—they offer up relatable stories about health and nutrition that keep their audience coming back for more.

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14. Brute Strength Podcast

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This week on the Brute Strength Podcast: @adeecazayoux (Adee Cazayoux) is back to join Michael in discussing six new tips on how you can improve your relationship. Listen as they share a unique dialogue technique that can be used for conflict resolution and see why they say you should be training your partner like a dog. If you haven’t caught your favorite power couple on their new podcast, the WAG Podcast, be sure to give it a listen for weekly updates from the Cazayouxs as they cover topics of health, nutrition and relationships.

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Michael Cazayoux is a three-time CrossFit Games competitor and a two-time CrossFit Games Affiliate Cup Champion, and he also happens to be an awesome podcaster. See above if you’re not convinced.

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15. Barbend Podcast

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We recently had @letkallelift on the BarBend podcast to chat everything strongman! No one has followed the sport of strongman closer than Kalle Beck over the last years. He’s the founder of StartingStrongman.com, which serves as an educational resource for strongman fans everywhere. Beck’s main message to everyone, — Anyone can pick up a keg or a farmer’s walk, a log. It’s fun. You don’t have to compete. Strongman’s for everyone. — If you’re interested in tuning in, then check out our 1. Podcast highlight 2. Website Thank you to Beck for joining us & to all of the continual support from our listeners! — Video: @eddiehallwsm

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Only a handful of episodes in now, the BarBend podcast with site editor David Thomas Tao is definitely going to do well. I’m a firm believer that good quality content that sounds bad is better than bad quality content that sounds good, but this podcast nails both thanks to Tao’s interview skills and high production value.

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