geek and nerd fitness

The best geek and nerd fitness blogs of 2017

I spend a lot of time reading on the interwebz–and I’m always looking to expand my horizons. I tend to find a lot of interesting stuff from Twitter and Flipboard, but I tend to get the best results from personal recommendations.

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for new health and fitness blogs to jump-start your routines, you probably want a geeky twist on it. I’ve got ya covered, fitgeek! Never fear!

Totally cool geek and nerd fitness blogs

I love reading blogs about ordinary people. The kind where you get to know the writer through personal stories and anecdotes, picking up tips and tricks along the way. When I’m looking for new geek and nerd fitness folks, my first stop is Instagram and soon after that, TikTok.

People tend to post a lot of short videos and images with good, geeky flavor. It’s a good way to make friends, as are Twitter and Facebook. But if you want a shortcut where you don’t have to scrounge around social media, these are the main geek and nerd fitness blogs (and podcasts and YouTube channels) I rarely miss:

SideQuest Fitness – Robbie may be a Sith, but he knows what he’s talking about when it comes to getting in shape.

Force Within TV – Mike is a true fitgeek. His YouTube channel is all about mindfulness, yoga, and Star Wars. Awesomesauce.

GeekGirlStrong – Robyn is good people. Part of geek culture is how inclusive it is, and she’s a prime example of how that can be applied to nerd fitness, too!

Dumbbells and Dragons – Know what’s better than rolling a D20 against a juvenile green dragon? Letting Kenny show you how to roll a natural 20 on your health.

Nerd Fitness – Steve is the grandpappy of all the geek and gamer health blogs. With the Nerd Fitness Academy and huge community, you can’t go wrong.

Nerdstrong Gym – Not so much a blog, their Instagram account just makes me happy. I love seeing pro fitgeeks doing their thing. You will, too!

What are your fitgeek recommendations?

With so many health and fitness blogs out there, I am not even scratching the surface of the whole industry, but when you narrow it down into geek and nerd fitness, there are probably more of us out there than you think. So let me know about what you’re reading and who I need to make friends with!




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  1. Jamie

    Just spotted this; I’m glad I found some more geek fitness blogs 🙂 I’ll throw my hat into the fray if it’s cool; I run the Zombie Fitness Blog:

    The best way to get fit is the geeky way 🙂


  2. Shelley Shearer

    I just started one where I’ll be scouring the webs looking for geek inspired information and posting about it during my weightless journey. Come on by!

    • B.J.

      Definitely checking it out. 🙂 This is the perfect time of year for it, too. I know I started Geek Fitness at the new year of ’12/’13 🙂

  3. Desiree Penton Marshall

    I’m probably dropping Finding the Skinny Geek Within and starting anew. Here’s the new one. Hopefully I’ll do a better job of posting. (about to work on a new post for the year too).

    • B.J.

      Why are you dropping the old one, Des? I did that from to this one, but it was a total change in topic. Regardless, this time of year is good to get started, and as long as we’re in this together, we can totally keep each other motivated to post!

      • Desiree Penton Marshall

        Yea, I just wanted a fresh start. FTSGW was tough to type all the time anyways hahaha. Yep that’s what I’m hoping! Let’s do this!

        • B.J.

          HAH, that’s totally fair. It’s a bit of a mouthful!

  4. Palak thakur

    Very useful and informative fitness blog. It is among my favorite blogs. I am learn most of the workout plans for Nerd Fitness from here.


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You can also hear more of Beej on the Dragon Quest FM podcast every Friday morning!

He also has some really awesome sci-fi and fantasy novels that you should totally buy.


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