We are just like you and love keeping up to date with the latest people ‘trending’ in the social media world. Active8me is all about living a healthy, active lifestyle and we have found that these bloggers share the same passion to inspire and empower people across Asia. Like us, they aim to be fit and healthy through balanced nutrition, all types of exercise and powerful mindset adjustments. Without further ado, here are our health and fitness blog favourites (who are real people, living this lifestyle) across Asia.
1.Nikki Torres @nkitorres (Philippines)
We cannot go past the vivacious Nikki. Her blog www.prettydarnfit.com is filled with inspirational and informative health and fitness goodness that is just as fun as her! AND, of course, she features in our Active8me workout videos. She is the creator of cardio dance workout called #NTSweat Toning and Cardio. We have worked in person with Nikki so we know she understands, lives and breathes this and her bubbly personality comes through in every aspect of her life. Check out a snippet of her in action for Active8me:
Our favourite health and fitness blog posts – 5 Reasons Why I’m Done Kicking Potatoes Out of my Diet and Why I Broke Up With My Bathroom Scale
If you like those articles, you’ll enjoy this Active8me blog too: Eat More, Lose Weight?
2. Jeff Lo @pinoyfitness (Philippines)
Jeff is founder of the popular blog www.pinoyfitness.com. He speaks from personal experience of taking himself from a geeky computer science student in 2001 to a running fanatic by 2009. From that passion for running, the blog has become a thoroughly informative bookmark for running events, race reports, latest running trends and running related health.
If you like those articles, you’ll enjoy this Active8me blog too: Expert Tips on Training for an Obstacle Race – The Ins, Outs, Ups, Downs and Overs
3. Erwan Heussaff @erwan (Philippines)
Erwan loves to share his passion for filipino food with the world. He attests to eating mostly healthy, sometimes fatty food with a fair amount of fitness to balance it all out. In fact, Erwan’s approach to healthy eating is all about balance, and just like Active8me, he uses scientific evidence to back it up. Our favourite part of www.thefatkidinside.com (apart from the obviously amazing food he blogs about) is the inspirational stories he shares from real life people. The common theme is generally overcoming their ‘bad’ habits and being committed to living a healthy lifestyle which has resulted in weight loss and happier self-esteem. That’s also what we stand for at Active8me – Exercise. Nourish. Think. Transform.
If you like those articles, you’ll enjoy this Active8me blog too: Be the Smart One and Avoid These Common Diet Traps
4. Jaymie Pizarro @jaymiepizarro (Philippines)
Jaymie is one active woman! She covers her adventures of running, fitness, health, nutrition, travel and parenting in her inspirational blog www.thebullrunner.com. Her about page describes her beginnings as a runner at the age of 30 as “a sedentary young chubby mother of two who had no athletic bone in her body”. Apart from achieving incredible success as a runner, she also created her own race known as the Bull Runner Dream Marathon.
If you like those articles, you’ll enjoy this Active8me blog too: 6 Expert Tips for Running Recovery
5. Janice Leong @janiqueel (Singapore)
New mum Janice is discovering a whole new world of fitness. Janice admits that a new baby means a new schedule and highlights that it’s important to find time to exercise. She has bounced back from birth sensibly, looking for exercise routines that are gentle enough for her body but also exciting and challenging, such as baby yoga that she blogs about at www.janiqueel.com. (And Janice – watch out in the future for Active8me’s Pregnancy and Post-baby programs!)
If you like those articles, you’ll enjoy this Active8me blog too: 10 Easy Things You Can Do Right Now to Get Fit and Healthy
6. Georgina Poh @sugarrandspice (Singapore)
Georgina is a personal trainer and yoga teacher who is extending her knowledge into the realm of sports science. Her personalised style of blogging about food, fitness and fashion resonates with her real-world charm. Georgina claims she is ‘entirely made up of flaws, stitched together with good intentions’. We are not sure about the ‘flaws’ part, but her blog www.georginapoh.com shares information and tips that are from personal experience and focus around balance of nutrition and exercise, keeping life in perspective. That’s a plus from us!
If you like those articles, you’ll enjoy this Active8me blog too: 4 Misleading Health Habits to Lose Weight
7. Cheryl Tay @cheryltaysg (Singapore)
Cheryl is a woman with many skills and pursuits that are evident at www.cheryltay.sg. Amongst her busy lifestyle she founded ‘Rock the Naked Truth’, a movement designed to improve body image and look beyond the number on the scales for true health. Cheryl is an accomplished triathlete and walks the talk when it comes to living a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Her blog covers her personal fitness journey as well as highlighting other healthy women and useful, realistic advice.
Our favourite health and fitness blog posts – Recharge: 3 Ways to Keep Your Fitness on Track when You are a Workaholic and 5 Tips to Eat Healthier
If you like those articles, you’ll enjoy this Active8me blog too: In the Ring With Exercise and Stress – 5 Surprising Ways Exercise Can Help You Beat Stress
8. Karen Kho @karenkh0 (Malaysia)
Karen shares her honest and realistic voice when it comes to health and fitness at www.karen-kho.com. She aims to stay healthy amongst her busy work and travel schedule, but admits she sometimes falls into the ‘excuses’ trap. Karen recently commented that “growth is a long-term game, if you are persistent, you will get it” and we completely agree. Her willingness to continue is what we like. Health and fitness should be part of your lifestyle, not just an add-on every now and then!
If you like those articles, you’ll enjoy this Active8me blog too: Your Secret Weapon to Losing Weight and Looking Hot
9. Minsoo Go (South Korea)
Minsoo approaches health and fitness in a holistic way, with a strong focus on mindset. Her blog www.betteryoubyminsoogo.com delivers humble advice from this experienced fitness professional. Minsoo’s motto of ‘Stay Active, Be Happy’ is a clear focus in her blogs that give all sorts of practical mindset tips and workouts. Her no fuss, get active attitude is very aligned with the idea of Active8me’s ‘workout anywhere’ programs.
If you like those articles, you’ll enjoy this Active8me blog too: 5 Powerful Mindset Tips for Healthy Lifestyle Habits
10. Jiayeen Tan @eggieyeen (Malaysia)
Jiayeen has a sensible approach to fitness, often blogging at www.jiayeen.net about what she has learned through her own experiences and the lessons she takes from mistakes she’s made in her own fitness life. She encourages her readers to choose fit over skinny. This is something we think is important for health as well as looks!
If you like those articles, you’ll enjoy this Active8me blog too: How to Fix Being Skinny Fat
11. Sherlyn Tan @sherlyn_fitness (Malaysia)
Although Sherlyn’s site www.twenty3.my is mainly a business enterprise for her fashion endeavours, she also regularly blogs about health and fitness. Her no-nonsense approach to remaining fit and healthy as an integral part of your lifestyle is both informative and interesting. Sherilyn also shares inspiring stories of ‘Real Women, Real Bodies’ to encourage women across Asia to “be who you are, and you can love yourself”.
If you like those articles, you’ll enjoy this Active8me blog too: Fitness Hack For Busy People – Learn The Best Time to Exercise
12. Fay Hokulani @fayhokulani (Singapore)
Fay is our ‘IT’ girl! She is the face of Active8me and for very good reason. Fay lives and breathes health and fitness, but does it in a balanced, down-to-earth and FUN way. Her blog www.withlovefay.com has some great fitness and motivational tips for owning your own healthy lifestyle. We have also captured her story on Youtube – check it out here.
If you like those articles, you’ll enjoy this Active8me blog too: Fay Hokulani: Instagram vs Real Life, Inspiration or Intimidation?
13. Neha Ghosh (India) @fatty_indian
The catchy title of Neha’s blog www.putthatcheeseburgerdown.com sets you up for a no nonsense approach to supplying current information trending in health and fitness. She is clear that her intention is to promote daily simple steps to feel great and look fabulous. Neah insists it’s time to ‘get better, faster, stronger and healthier’ which we think is a perfect outlook.
If you like those articles, you’ll enjoy this Active8me blog too: Save Time: Healthy Living Hacks For Busy People
14. Anupriya Kapur @anupriyakapur (India)
Anapriya explores how running is a ‘source of fitness and positive energy’ in her blog www.momontherun.in. We enjoy how Anupriya delivers on her own advice. She admits to being intimidated by certain exercise regimes. But Anapriya highlights how important strength training is for not only health but to improve running performance.
If you like those articles, you’ll enjoy this Active8me blog too: 8 Daily Habits For Fitness Plan Success
15. Radhika Bose @yogasini (India)
Radhika’s soul nourishing approach to health with ‘every body is beautiful and every body should be appreciated’ is clear across her blog www.yogasini.com. Radhika is a yogini with a realistic outlook to health and fitness. She utilises her yogic practices to encourage and inspire others to live well. She provides full explanation of yoga poses as well as why they are important.
If you like those articles, you’ll enjoy this Active8me blog too: The Wondrous Benefits of Losing Your Love Handles
16. Joanna Soh @joannasohofficial (Malaysia)
It is not hard to see why Joanna Soh has become a vlogging success with her vivacious approach to health, fitness and nutrition at www.joannasoh.com. Not only does Joanna give you great advice in an easy to follow format, she backs it up with real facts and statistics to prove her point. Her motto of ‘Don’t take yourself too seriously, embrace the glorious mess you are!’ is testament to her positive motivation and realistic approach to living a healthy lifestyle.
Our favourite health and fitness blog posts – 11 Healthy Foods that can Make You Fat and What Happens to Your Body at Age 20,30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80
If you like those articles, you’ll enjoy this Active8me blog too: 5 Easy Ways to Snack Your Way to Weight Loss Success
Well, there you have it…our top health and fitness blog favourites to keep an eye on this year.
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