Top 6 Science-Based Fitness Influencers

These 6 science-based fitness influencers use science to back up their educational fitness and wellness content.

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April 4, 2022

Nowadays, it’s easier than ever to go onto any social media platform and find fitness influencers with pages and pages of content. Yet, whether it’s unrealistic standards or information that isn’t factually correct, the fitness influencer space is filled with misinformation that could lead you astray. Luckily, there are still fitness influencers that post incredible educational content that is based in science and has been tested.

If you’re looking to learn about fitness from an influencer that knows what they’re talking about and explains it, here are some fitness influencers to follow and learn from:

Jeff Nippard

Jeff Nippard is perhaps one of the first truly science-based fitness influencers in the space. He’s a Canadian professional natural bodybuilder and powerlifter with a B.Sc. in biochemistry/chemistry. This may explain his focus on providing his followers with quality educational content that is based in science. Follow him on his Instagram @jeffnippard or search Jeff Nippard on YouTube for a refreshing dose of educational fitness content.

JP Gallardo

Next on the list is JP Gallardo, better known as JPG Coaching. Primarily a TikTok influencer, JPG has made numerous videos demonstrating the correct movements to make and why those are the better movements. Just like Jeff Nippard, this fitness influencer believes in backing up his recommendations and educational fitness content with science. Just watching some of his videos makes it clear to anyone that this guy knows what he’s talking about.  If you want to check out some of his videos, go to his TikTok page @jpgcoaching.

Jeff Cavaliere

Jeff Cavaliere is the founder of Athlean-X, a massive YouTube fitness account with 12.5 million subscribers. Jeff takes a sports-medicine approach to the way that he teaches his educational fitness content. And he’s certainly qualified, with an MS in physical therapy as well being a certified strength and conditioning specialist. From 2006-2008, he was the physical therapist and strength/conditioning coach for the New York Mets, a professional baseball team! After that, he became a personal trainer for many high-profile athletes. He is certainly one of the biggest fitness influencers you’ll find out there and if you want to follow him, his Instagram account is @athleanx and his YouTube is ATHLEAN-X.

Kayla Itsines

Kayla Itsines is an Australian personal trainer and fitness influencer with over 14 million followers on Instagram. She is the co-founder of the Sweat app and also the head trainer for said app. She has a target audience of women looking to get into shape, releasing a series of fitness books called Bikini Body Guides. She was even named one of the most influential people on the internet by Time back in 2016. Wow. It’d be hard to talk about educational fitness content without throwing Kayla’s name into the mix. If you want to follow this fitness influencer, her Instagram is @kayla_itsines.

Massy Arias

The second female influencer on this list is Massiel “Massy” Indhira Arias. She believes in teaching a healthy fitness lifestyle rather than just a quick way for people to get in shape. She not only wants to help educate people in terms of fitness, but also wants to teach them mental and spiritual strength. Many of her videos are extremely educational, especially for those looking to live a healthier lifestyle. If you want to see some of Massy’s workouts, go check out her Instagram @massy.arias.

Chris Heria

Last but certainly not least on our list is Chris Heria. If you’re interested in learning about calisthenics, then this is the right fitness influencer for you to follow. Primarily known for his videos in YouTube channel THENX, Chris Heria provides his viewers with many calisthenic videos for training. He works out with his viewers by prompting them to follow along in his YouTube videos. This educational fitness content can take you a long way, especially if you are just getting started in the calisthenics space. If you want to see more from this fitness influencer, subscribe to his YouTube channel called CHRIS HERIA.

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