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Fitness is one of the most popular search terms which means the number of websites focusing on fitness is also huge. Here we help you find the best resources including blogs, community sites, podcasts or mobile applications.

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Fitness Community Sites, FaceBook Groups and Forums



Self-tracking


Self-knowledge through numbers. There are more and more new tools that make self-tracking easier online, and empowered patients seem to be involved in the process of recording different kinds of health parameters in order to use the data for wise and evidence-based decision-making regarding their lifestyle or habits. Here are the most famous self-tracking projects and tools.

Quantified Self


  • Description: A community for people recording different parameters of their lives. An example is Alexandra Carmichael, co-founder of CureTogether, who records 40 things about her daily life, including “sleep (bed time, wake time, sleep quality, naps), morning weight, daily caloric intake (each meal, total calculated at end of day, mealtimes, mood, day of menstrual cycle, sex (quantity, quality), exercise (duration, type),” etc. More information on the Quantified Self Wiki.

Quantified Self

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Daytum


  • Description: "Whether you would like to tally an afternoon or a year, Daytum can help you collect and communicate the most important statistics in your life. From an up-to-the-moment personal dashboard, to a tabulation of an event, a home for sports scores, or as a corporate tool, the uses for Daytum may be limitless."
  • Quality: Daytum is an elegant and intuitive tool for counting and communicating personal statistics.

Daytum

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TheCarrot


  • Description: "TheCarrot.com provides easy-to-use tools for tracking your life for a variety of topics including health, nutrition, fitness, and medicines—all within a familiar calendar format. Through this free, anonymous service, you gain a comprehensive view of your health that helps you identify areas of improvement and goal-setting."
  • Quality: Free, easy, and anonymous tools for tracking your health

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WalkJogRun


  • Description: "A free online running route planner to see how far you walked, jogged or ran over a course or find new routes. Use the Google Map to draw your own route or find one someone else created."
  • Description and content: It has a clear description and over 120,000 users.

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Endomondo


  • Description: "Endomondo is a sports community based on free real-time GPS tracking of running, cycling, etc. Bring your mobile on the track and get a complete training log!"
  • Quality: Endomondo.com is the place where you automatically track all your sports data and monitor your performance over time.

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Community Sites and Forums


Seek4fitness.net



Seek4Fitness.net Community

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FitLink


  • Description: "Our mission is to establish a dynamic community that enables people to live healthy lives. We believe that a social environment helps individuals achieve their goals, whether it's losing weight, getting in shape, or running a race."
  • Quality: "We recognize that thousands of professionals and organizations are already dedicated to helping people achieve these goals. By connecting fitness enthusiasts, personal trainers, health clubs, and event organizers on FitLink, we believe everyone will benefit."

FitLink Community

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FitConnect


  • Description: FitConnect is a fitness community to share fitness tips, healthy recipes, videos, and workout routines.
  • Quality: It has a clearly described policy including potential safety issues and also contact information.

FitConnect

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Everyday Health


  • Description: "Revolution Health is a leading consumer-centric health company founded to transform how people approach their overall health and wellness. By putting individuals at the center of their own healthcare, Revolution Health allows them to make informed choices and offers more convenience and control over their individual healthcare decisions."
  • Quality: Clear description and contact information.

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Passion4Profession


  • Description: "Welcome to the first community dedicated to the world of wellness. With the word "wellness" we intend to include all those areas that directly or indirectly have a positive effect on our state of physical and mental health such as: fitness, sports and all related activities, healthy nutrition, mental training, physical training and more. That is why we decided to create a "community of fitness" and make available to our users, a series of useful tools to spread and simultaneously expanding your knowledge. "
  • Quality: More than 20.000 users worldwide.

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WorldFitness Training Forum


  • Description: "Fitness.com's mission is to provide the World with healthy fitness tips and information, 100% free. With our free exercises, recipes, fitness tools & calculators, articles, diet and weight loss support forum, and our training forum, we hope to you can find all the tools needed to live a healthy and active life."
  • Quality: Almost 123.000 members, more than 365.000 posts.

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Fitness Forum on ShapeFit.com


  • Content: "Fitness discussion forum for bodybuilding, weight loss, diet and exercise."
  • Quality: Almost 120.000 members, more than 59.000 posts.

ShapeFit Fitness Forums

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Traineo


  • Description: "Our mission is to create the most effective health and fitness community on the web by combining the latest software technology with sound information and services from the world's leading health and fitness experts."
  • Quality: "Traineo is the culmination of over six years of development, testing and focus group studies in partnership with leading experts in weight loss, health, sports and fitness."

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MapMyRun


  • Description: "MapMyFitness aims to create an interactive social network that allows people to enjoy and share their workouts. The short-term objective of MapMyFitness is to create the world's leading activity-based social networking Web sites for participants in sports and leisure activities. These activities currently include running, walking, cycling, hiking, and triathlons. MapMyFitness plans to expand to include many more fitness activities in the future."
  • Quality: "MapMyRun.com users are able to visualize their health and fitness training progress through the use of maps, workout logs, fitness calculators/tools, and user-led community groups."

MapMyRun

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DailyBurn


  • Description: "DailyBurn is the fastest-growing diet and fitness tracking site on the web. You can track what you eat with a few clicks, record your workouts in minutes and find people to keep you accountable."
  • Quality: It has been mentioned by Washington Post, TechCrunch and many more.

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Weight Watchers


  • Description: Weight Watchers, founded over 45 years ago, is the global leader in weight management services.
  • Quality: For over 40 years, Weight Watchers has helped millions of people around the world to lose weight

WeightWatchers

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21-15-9


  • Description: 21-15-9.com is a Crossfit-centric social fitness community. A digital logbook for tracking your workouts, results and personal records.
  • Quality: It has clear contact information.

21-15-9

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RunSaturday


  • Description: "RunSaturday is a fast growing website designed to assist you in achieving your training, exercise and fitness goals, whether that be a new personal best time in a half marathon, losing some weight, or just creating a track of a wonderful walk in the mountains. You can use a wide range of GPS enabled tracking devices and phones to log your activity, and then benefit from lots of tools to analyse and share your data across your blogs, online training logs or any other websites - or simply with your friends on RunSaturday."
  • Quality: Clear description and contact information.

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Inspire - Fitness Community


  • Description: An online community connecting those with an interest in diet and fitness.
  • Quality: Sponsored by Discovery Health.

Inspire Fitness Community

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FaceBook Groups


Facebook is a free social networking site where users can join groups. In these groups, members can post messages, interact with others or find relevant content. A few of the numerous fitness groups:


Fitness


  • Description and content: "Fitness group offers you all you want to know about Fitness and how to exercise and how to keep yourself healthy and fit."

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Fitness


  • Description and content: "For those men and women who want to make a positive change in their lives for people who want to commit to fitness like never before. For those people with the back bone to stand up and say I want to get fit and i want to make my life extraordinary!"

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Fitness


  • Description and content: "For all the people who loves fitness and make it a daily mission to challenge the body and mind. For all the people who love to improve their health and fitness and life the Fitness lifestyle."

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Fitness DTT


  • Description and content: "Discovering what works and what doesn't in the world of health, fitness, fat loss and muscular development."

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