The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness


There are thousands of people working every day to revolutionize the way people think about health, fitness, and happiness, and every year we recognize those making the biggest impact.

This year’s list highlights the power of social media and bloggers, the desire to be strong, body positivity, and a back-to-basics approach to food. You’ll also notice a few individuals whose messages or claims have been questioned—and we’ve called that out when necessary.

When trying to determine the most powerful innovators in this space, we looked at several quantifiable factors for each candidate: social reach, research they’ve contributed to, professional certifications and degrees they’ve attained, trends they’ve set, products they’ve created, and media coverage, among other things. (You can check out the details on our metrics below the list.) After many discussions (and way too much math), here are the 100 people we determined to be the most influential this year. While we may not always agree with everyone’s approach, we can always respect any effort to help make healthy living a little bit easier.

Curious who’s making their second (or third) appearance? Click here to check out last year’s list.

1. Kayla Itsines

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