Welcome to our reviews of the Best Fitness Websites of 2020 (also known as Exercise & Workout Websites).
Check out our top 10 list below and follow our links to read our full in-depth review of each fitness website, alongside which you’ll find costs and features lists, user reviews and videos to help you make the right choice.
Discover the Web’s smartest health advice for women.
We all know to go to Zappos for shoes or Amazon for, well, anything nowadays, but where do you turn when you get diagnosed with a heart condition, or you’re wondering whether your symptoms add up to irritable bowel syndrome, or you want to do a little digging on the drug your doctor prescribed? Sure, you can google yourself silly, but with so much contradictory—and in some cases flat-out wrong—information on the Web, how do you make sure the advice you collect is reliable?
“When patients ask me about Web resources, I’m always nervous because there’s a lot of incorrect information out there, or it’s industry sponsored,” cautions Alice Domar, PhD, founder of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health, which specializes in integrative medicine. And indeed, studies funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and others have found that information on health websites is often inaccurate or incomplete.
The good news is that there is valuable information if you know where to look; even the professionals troll the Internet to learn about cutting-edge studies or unorthodox treatments. “The Web is wonderful for finding news that’s not so mainstream,” says Christiane Northrup, MD, the ob-gyn who wrote Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom. “Alternative viewpoints can be just as useful in treating illness, only we don’t hear about them as often.”
Northrup told us she recently used the Web to research the latest science on vitamin D and fish oil, which inspired us to reach out to other prominent health professionals for their picks for the best women’s health websites.
Here’s what we found:
The issue: General health
The expert: Mehmet Oz, MD, host of the Dr. Oz Show and coauthor of the best-selling You: The Owner’s Manual series
The pick: “For one-stop women’s health advice, I recommend HealthyWomen.org. Experts are available to answer questions, and you can read about women with similar concerns. It’s a great place to start researching health issues; they offer a bunch of useful fact sheets on topics like diabetes and aging that you can download.”
The issue: Prescription meds and supplements
The expert: Kristen Binaso, a pharmacist and spokesperson for the American Pharmacists Association
The pick: The most reliable information on prescription drugs is at the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health’s MedlinePlus site [nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus]. You’ll find drug interactions, the latest black box warnings about serious adverse effects, and extensive information on supplements, including efficacy.”
The best websites for heart health, mental health, infertility and disease risk
1. Men’s Journal | Health, Adventure, Gear, Style
New York City, New York, United States About Blog Discover tips, guides, and expert advice on fitness, gear, adventure, style and more from the editors at Men’s Journal. Frequency 9 posts / dayAlso in Gym Blogs, Mens Blogs Blog mensjournal.com
Facebook fans 459.7K ⋅ Twitter followers 92.6K ⋅ Instagram Followers 178.4K ⋅ Social Engagement 214ⓘ ⋅ Domain Authority 81ⓘ ⋅ Alexa Rank 9.7Kⓘ
2. Hello Healthy – MyFitnessPal Blog
San Francisco, California, United States About Blog Hello Healthy is the healthy-living blog of MyFitnessPal. MyFitnessPal is a free and easy nutrition and fitness system that helps anyone achieve good health. World’s largest digital health and fitness community and their powerful tools get you fit, and keep you there. Frequency 1 post / monthAlso in Health Blogs, San Francisco Blogs Blog blog.myfitnesspal.com
Facebook fans 1.6M ⋅ Twitter followers 184.1K ⋅ Instagram Followers 264.5K ⋅ Social Engagement 24ⓘ ⋅ Domain Authority 84ⓘ ⋅ Alexa Rank 1.7Kⓘ
3. Natalie Jill Fitness
California, United States About Blog I specialize in healthy lifestyles, weight loss, functional body weight training and gluten free nutrition. Daily, I coach, motivate and empower others to turn their excuses into solutions and become their best possible selves. I help you decide to take control of your body, mind, business and life and I share the tools with you to get to the point and have success! Frequency 1 post / day Blog nataliejillfitness.com/blog
Facebook fans 1.8M ⋅ Twitter followers 28K ⋅ Instagram Followers 465.4K ⋅ Social Engagement 20ⓘ ⋅ Domain Authority 47ⓘ ⋅ Alexa Rank 525.8Kⓘ
4. Runtastic Blog
Pasching, Oberosterreich, Austria About Blog Fitness, Nutrition & Health Blog. The Runtastic Ecosystem offers users a comprehensive and easy-to-use portfolio of health and fitness products, services & content. Why? Because we want our users to track their daily lives and develop better awareness of how they’re living. We want to help them reach their goals, live better & live longer. Frequency 1 post / week Blog runtastic.com/blog/en
Facebook fans 4.4M ⋅ Instagram Followers 593.1K ⋅ Social Engagement 157ⓘ ⋅ Domain Authority 83ⓘ ⋅ Alexa Rank 24.8Kⓘ
5. Fitnovatives Blog – American Council on Exercise – ACE
San Diego, California, United States About Blog Are you a personal trainer, group fitness instructor or other practicing fitness professional? Thought leaders from ACE and throughout the industry will keep you on the forefront of fitness with the latest research, best practices, and innovative tools and techniques to boost your fitness career. Frequency 2 posts / week Blog acefitness.org/education-and..
Facebook fans 268.1K ⋅ Twitter followers 67.4K ⋅ Instagram Followers 57.8K ⋅ Social Engagement 13ⓘ ⋅ Domain Authority 73ⓘ ⋅ Alexa Rank 31.2Kⓘ
6. Anytime Fitness Blog
Woodbury, Minnesota, United States About Blog Improve your wellbeing with fitness tips, recipes, workout plans, music playlists, weight loss advice, and videos + podcasts from Anytime Fitness. Frequency 18 posts / year Blog blog.anytimefitness.com
Is it a website that states that it IS??? Is it a dentist practice that is found by a dental directory that claims to “Find the Best Dentist?”
How about Find a Top Dentist? ….. Question is… what is a top dentist?
Dental directories usually only contain website information or practice information about a particular dentist only because that dental practice subscribes to the directory services.
This applies also to those 1-800 types of dentist referral services. The only practitioners you will find are those who have subscribed to the service.
Unfortunately, there is no easy, sure fire way of determining who or what practice is tops at dentistry. It is too broad of a term. Even some of the most well known dentists have certain procedures they are BEST at. And other procedures they are not…
Yellow Pages and Word of Mouth
In the world of print advertising and yellow page ads, prospective patients could learn some details about a particular dentist or dental practice. A big yellow page ad and perhaps a confirmation through friends and/or relatives who may have been a patient with a particular dentist. Although a successful method in times past, this particular model doesn’t really fit the multimedia environment of the internet.
Internet – Changing Expectations
For the first few years of internet advertising it was somewhat sufficient to have a mere presence on the internet. Advancing internet technologies however have now caused a greater interest (perhaps a demand) in obtaining as much information as possible about a product or service.
The websites that do a more complete job of communicating as much detail as possible about a product or service tend to be more successful at attracting and keeping customers. In many cases the “internet shopping experience” is MORE successful than traditional shopping. Shopping for music CD’s, used cars and used merchandize through an on-line auction service is in fact more successful through the internet than through print ads and real-time window shopping.
Dentistry Websites – Changing Expectations
The immense multimedia opportunities available on the internet now enable dental practices to provide a wealth of information about their services and procedures. Those who undertake the effort and major expense to provide the “most” communication about their services…. are providing what patient’s need to make an informed selection … compared to their counterparts (only a fraction of dentists incorporate the use of the internet).