As of 2012, there were over 42 million fan pages on Facebook. With all of these pages available, it can be quite difficult to find a good fitness page that can provide you with the motivation you need to get into shape.
Below is a list of the top 12 ‘like’ worthy fitness Facebook pages that offer everything from healthy recipes to fitness articles to motivational quotes.
1. Thrive as the Fittest
Survival of the Fittest is an information packed fan page owned and updated by Experience Life magazine editor Jen Sinkler. This page is full of training tips, motivational quotes and research-based articles, and is the go- to page for anyone who wants real answers to their fitness questions.
SmashFit is owned by Heather Frey, who is a bodybuilding competitor and specializes in motivating others to make positive changes in all areas of their life. If you are too tired to get in your daily workout, she can provide you with all the motivation you need to get up and do it.
3. Girls Gone Strong
Girls Gone Strong’s mission is to show women just how beautiful strength is by motivating them to pump iron. They not only offer weightlifting tips, but also inspirational videos and moving interviews from female professionals to encourage and uplift women of all ages.
This extremely popular fan page is owned by POP Pilates star Cassey. This page not only offers fun exercise videos, but also a wide selection of healthy and unique recipes.
5. Yum Yucky
Yum Yucky is owned by a down-to-earth mom named Josie, who shed a lot of weight, all while conquering her sugar addiction and incorporating her children into her workouts. Her incredible sense of humor makes this page not only informative, but fun.
6. Glitter Girl on the Run
This page is run by an active mother of 2 children who is a marathon runner.
She teaches how to eat healthy, get fit and stay motivated.
7. Fun and Fit
Fun and Fit is owned by twin sisters Kymberly and Alexandra. These sisters offer everything from fitness routines to product reviews to advice on how to break through your weight loss plateaus on their humor filled page. They also host a popular weight loss internet radio show.
8. Angelique Kronebusch
This page was created by fitness model and figure athlete Angelique Kronebusch. Her passion is helping other women to achieve their health and fitness goals through online training, videos and articles. Angelique also has a passion for healthy food and freely shares her recipes on her fan page.
9. Melissa Bender Fitness:
Melissa Bender is the owner of this fitness fan page. She is an avid runner and an experienced occupational therapist. Melissa enjoys incorporating variety into her workouts, and does the same with her fan page by talking about running, healthy recipes and strength training.
10. A Fit Physique
A Fit Physique is owned by a former schoolteacher named Brenda, who used to weigh over 200 pounds. Once Brenda decided to take control of her weight, she quit her teaching job and became a personal trainer. Her fan page offers free e-books, motivational quotes and more.
11. Trading in My Heels
This page is owned by a marathon- running mom named Karen who motivates other mothers to get in shape and train for their first marathon run.
12. Fitness Diva:
Fitness Diva is a unique fan page owned by a former US Marine who is a mother of 3. Her fan page speaks of how she overcame her personal fitness obstacles and also provides fitness tips, encouragement and motivation for other moms looking to do the same.
There you have 12 Facebook fitness fan pages that get you fitter and healthier. Make sure to check out and follow 15 must-follow Twitter accounts to stay up-to-date on the latest in health and fitness.