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May 9, 2018

Top Fitness Influencers on YouTube


We hunted for the top fitness influencers on YouTube to craft a strong and healthy list for you. We used NeoReach to provide you with each influencers’ description, reach & engagement, and audience analytics. At the end of this article, you can download a spreadsheet with the top 20 fitness influencers you’ll soon discover.

If you are promoting a power bar, a fitness device, a sports clothing line, or a nutrition product, these are the ladies and gentlemen that will help you get noticed and get loved. As Arnold Schwarzenegger once said: The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.

Top Fitness Influencer 1: Fitness Blender

Fitness Blender, run by the husband and wife duo of Daniel and Kelli, created their program based on the core belief that fitness should be universally accessible. No gym membership necessary. Daniel and Kelli use their academic degrees in Nutrition, Psychology, and Sociology to share their knowledge about how to efficiently and healthily see real fitness results. 

Their primary audience consists of women in their 20’s. Videos include their 23 Minute Active Static Abs Workout, the quick, yet intense 5 Minute Butt and Thigh Workout, and the funny, creative Puppy Workout.


Top Fitness Influencer 2: Six Pack Shortcuts

Six Pack Shortcuts sheds light on techniques to build your six pack abs in the most effective, efficient, and painless way possible. The team includes Asian American bodybuilders Clark Shao and Henry Tran and Caucasian body builders Johny Catanzano and Nate Bran.

Their content includes high-powered bodybuilding routines, healthy recipes, and insightful information on the science behind belly fat and how to lose it. Examples of their videos include the notorious 3 Simple Steps to Six Pack Abs, The Truth About Organic vs Conventional Food, and their Body Building For Men Over 40 Series.


Top Fitness Influencer 3: Blogilates

Cassey Ho of Blogilates is known for her cheery demeanor and upbeat videos that are guaranteed to keep you pumped until the very end. Her unique style of Pop Pilates promises to sculpt a dancer-like body and extremely solid core, while her clean eating recipes and workout clothing line will have you feeling and looking amazing in no time. Some of her best known videos include the Call Me Maybe Mighty Squat Challenge and The “Perfect” Body.

Cassey is Asian American, grew up San Francisco, and is currently based in Los Angeles; however, her social media presence has expanded internationally. Both her YouTube channel and Instagram accounts have immense numbers of followers, and her Snapchat provides an exciting insight into the daily life of a certified Pilates instructor, trainer, and top fitness influencer.


Top Fitness Influencer 4: XHIT Daily

XHIT Daily, hosted by Rebecca-Lousie Smith, Kelsey Lee, and Cynthia Dallas, promotes the idea that just a few minutes of exercise and movement a day can change your life. Their videos are around ten minutes in length and often feature guest trainers and nutritionists. 

They are most known for their Celebrity Workouts, which promise to get you “legs like Jennifer Lawrence” or a “butt like Beyonce” as well as demonstrating some of the workouts done by Victoria’s Secret Models and other body image icons to keep you motivated and entertained while getting in great shape.


Top Fitness Influencer 5: Althean X

The Athlean X Workout Program is designed to sculpt, strengthen, and transform your body. Jeff Cavaliere, a former physical therapist and strength coach for the New York Mets, uses his Pre-medical degree in Physioneurobiology to “put the science back into strength”.

His bodybuilder physique and trustworthy methods have attracted a strong following of over 1 million YouTube subscribers, consisting mostly of men in their 20’s. Some of his most popular, informational, videos include his Top 5 Worst Exercises that he doesn’t want his viewers mistakenly trying, his tips for How to Get Big Arms Much Faster, and his “major form fixer” video about How to Squat Properly.


Top Fitness Influencer 6: Bro Science

Comedy writers Mike Tornabene and Gian Hunjun created Bro Science, a fit-tertainment (fitness & entertainment) channel and supplement brand (BroSupps) that has gained over 1 million subscribers. Their hilariously relatable videos are guaranteed to make you laugh. With a strong presence on both YouTube and Instagram, Bro Science has risen to the top of the social media fitness stratosphere, without actually providing any serious workout program.

Some of Bro Science’s funniest, most popular videos include How To Get Your Girlfriend To Start Lifting, an in depth look at What is Crossfit, and a compilation of some Rookie Mistakes In The Gym.


Top Fitness Influencer 7: BUFF Dudes

The BUFF Dudes founders, brothers Hudson and Brandon White, describe themselves as two dudes who have the goal of starting the B.U.F.F. (Better Understanding of Food & Fitness) movement. These two buff bros create workout videos, healthy recipes, and information about health and fitness to help all of their 1 million subscribers become equally buff as well.

Their videos include workout routines like their 5×5 Daily Workout Routines and their Never Surrender- Legs & Calves Workout, as well as their edutainment Anatomy of a BUFF DudeSeries.


Top Fitness Influencer 8: Scott Herman Fitness

Scott Herman practically grew up in the gym, having worked at and managed gyms since he was 14 years old in his home state of Massachusetts. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Scott rose to fame as a result of being given ownership over Men’s Health magazine’s “Best Abs on the East Coast”. His goal is to use his modeling fame and large presence on social media to make the world a healthier and fitter place. 

Many of his videos feature comparisons between popular moves, by examining the different effects of Dumbbell Bicep Curls VS. Hammer Curls, and Romanian Deadlifts VS. Stiff Leg Deadlifts, while also providing insight into the 6 Worst Diet Mistake for Building Muscle and the 8 Dumbest Bench Mistakes Sabotaging Your Chest Growth.


Top Fitness Influencer 9: Strength Camp

Elliott Hulse is a personal trainer with a tremendous YouTube reach that is based out of Florida. Known for his motivational newsletters and inspiring videos, Elliot Hulse’s Strength Camp provides people with the tools they need to become the best, fittest versions of themselves.

In addition to the workout routines, Elliott provides great advice on motivation and life lessons. Elliot’s YouTube channel features many informational and advice driven videos, including his tips for How to burn stubborn chest and belly fat, and his video about The one food that destroys gains, while also featuring workout videos in his Open Gym Series.


Top Fitness Influencer 10: Twin Muscle

The iconic Twin Muscle is hosted by the identical Hodge twins. The African-American twins give their viewers a wide variety of bodybuilding vlogs, nutritional tips, and clips of them two just having a good time. The Hodge twins are certified by The International Sports Sciences Association and have created an immense social media presence, using their good looks and shared genetics to attract a diverse following. 

Some of the Hodge Twins’ most popular uploads include their hilarious Food Challenges, in which the brothers try to consume massive amounts of chicken nuggets, pizza, and Popeye’s buttermilk biscuits. Additionally, their channel includes a 3 Year Body Transformation Videoof their personal fitness journey’s to get audience’s inspired.

May 4, 2018

How to recreate Sara Ali Khan’s lit-up makeup for your next wedding do

Our favourite Bollywood celebrity beauty looks from last week, decoded


Sara Ali Khan might still be due for her big screen debut, but she’s leaving no stone unturned when it comes to making news away from the movies. Case in point: her makeup at Sandeep Khosla’s niece’s wedding. We also loved Disha Patani’s nude hues and Sonam Kapoor’s dramatic eye look from last week. Here’s how you can recreate each of their beauty looks.

Sara Ali Khan’s glowing makeup


Image: Viral Bhayani

We spotted Sara Ali Khan at Sandeep Khosla’s niece Saudamini Mattu’s wedding reception over the weekend in a high-glam makeup look that was show stealing to say the least. Though she stayed away from bright colours and intense eyes, her glowing complexion made sure that our attention never wavered from her face.

How to get the look

The secret to getting your glow right for this look lies in the base makeup. After prepping your skin with a moisturiser, use a glow-boosting primer to get an even tone—preferably one that promises to give you a pearlescent finish. Top it up with a creamy foundation that’ll give you the radiant skin you desire. For the eyes, use a dull gold eyeshadow for your lids, tightline your upper and lower lash lines and apply multiple coats of mascara to your lashes as a finishing touch. Dab on some highlighter on the high points of your face and use a creamy brown lipstick for your pout. Keep your hair look simple by opting for a blowout.

Disha Patani’s shiny nude makeup


Image: Viral Bhayani

Patani stepped out this weekend in a nude bodycon dress and went with makeup from the same colour family to complement it. Her beauty look comprised of light shimmery eyes and a glossy lip, complete with side-parted wavy hair.

How to get the look

For Patani’s look, start with a lightweight, dewy finish foundation for your face—mix it up with a moisturiser and apply it on your neck as well—to make sure your skin tone looks uniform. For your eyes, correct and conceal any dark circles and dust on some silver shimmer eyeshadow on your lids with a light touch. Then, coat your upper and lower lashes in mascara. Follow with a faint, matte pink blush for your cheeks and a shiny brown gloss for your lips to complete the look. Keep the hair simple by styling it in large, open waves with a side part.

Sonam Kapoor’s defined eyes


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While Kapoor belted out multiple standout beauty looks in the past week, this one was a particular favourite. The defined eyeliner and eyeshadow made for impactful makeup that balanced well against her fluid outfit.

How to get the look

For Kapoor’s makeup, start off with a matte foundation as your base; make sure you colour correct and conceal any blemishes beforehand, so that your skin looks even. Brush your brows so that the hair is all in place, and looks defined. For your eye makeup, apply light brown eyeshadow on your lids and pull it till just before your brow bone. Apply a matte beige shadow on your crease line to give your eyes some definition. Then, choose a cream coloured eyeshadow and apply it on your eyelid. Using a gel eyeliner for maximum impact, draw on a winged eyeliner in a line that thickens as it extends outwards. Take a small eyeshadow brush and blend a dark brown shadow on your lower lash line. Use a soft pink blush for your cheeks and a matte, coral nude for your lips to finish.

The perfect skincare routine for when you’re pregnant

Everything changes


Our hormones have a lot to answer for, especially during pregnancy, when they can go into overdrive, leaving the skin either glowing or glum. 

“Rising progesterone levels combined with dipping oestrogen leads to an increased production of sebum, which congests the pores and causes breakouts,” says dermatologist Dr Mukta Sachdev of MS Skin Centre in Bengaluru.

SKINCARE CONCERNS DURING PREGNANCY
Apart of breakouts, you may develop patches of pigmentation, caused by a temporary increase in melanin, the substance that gives skin its colour.

“Melasama shows up on the forehead, cheekbones, upper lip and chin, hence the nickname ‘the mask of pregnancy’,” explains Dr Sachdev. 

“Existing moles and the areola around the nipples can darken too, and linea nigra—a dark stripe down the centre of the bump—is also common,” she says. 

If you were blessed with a pregnancy glow, your postnatal complexion can be quite the opposite. 

“Hormonal changes can strip skin of its natural oils, making it drier; lack of sleep can bring on dullness and dark circles; breastfeeding may leave skin dehydrated; and the dreaded stretch marks can become visible too,” Dr Sachdev adds.

SKINCARE RULES FOR PREGNANT AND BREASTFEEDING WOMEN
  • Keep skincare simple: During pregnancy and breastfeeding, keep your skincare regime simple with products that are non-medicated, and fragrance- and paraben-free. If breakouts are a problem, pick a gentle face wash or moisturiser containing anti-inflammatory niacinamide like Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Moisturizer. Dry, flaky patches can be nourished with a rich, soothing moisturiser. We like Avène Rich Compensating Cream. “Moisturisers containing shea butter, avocado oil and Vitamin E can combat dryness, itching and stretch marks from a growing bump,” advises Dr Sachdev.
  • Fight pigmentation: Daily use of a sunscreen can stop pigmentation from developing or aggravating. “Most discolouration should fade about three months after birth. If it persists, a kojic acid cream in low concentration can be used post-breastfeeding,” says Dr Sachdev. “Alternatively, see a dermatologist who can prescribe a lightening agent.”
  • Post-pregnancy solutions: “After birth and breastfeeding, antibacterial creams with benzoyl peroxide or clindamycin are safe options for fighting flare-ups,” shares Dr Sachdev. Eye creams and serums formulated with Vitamins C and E can revive a sleep-deprived complexion, especially under the eye zone.
  • Eat well: Once the baby arrives, you may rely on coffee as fuel to keep you going, but too much of it will simply dehydrate skin further. A balanced diet and plenty of water are imperative for keeping skin healthy from within.

How Alia Bhatt got her bikini body?

Trainer Yasmin Karachiwala on how she whipped Bhatt into shape


“About one year ago, I was having an anxiety attack,” says actor Alia Bhatt, in her characteristically animated way. The urgency was real—“I had one month to look sexy in a bikini.” The same bikini she’s sporting on the beach with Shahid Kapoor in her new flick Shaandaar.

The pounds weren’t the problem. “I had lost a whopping amount of weight,” Bhatt says, but bikini-worthy curves were proving elusive. “I was beginning to look like a boy! Which, for obvious reasons, is not sexy at all!”

Enter pilates pro and trainer to the stars Yasmin Karachiwala. “I think it’s safe to say the first time I met Yas [Karachiwala], I was a bit scared,” recounts Bhatt, “You would be too if you had been there. Fluorescent clothes, sprinting away on the cross trainer wearing the ATS (Altitude Training Systems) machine, which kind of makes you look like a monster or robot.”

Function over form
As a first step, Karachiwala recommended curbing cardio for the petite star. “She’d already become too thin and cardio was just going to eat away at her.”

The key was to not simply focus on making Bhatt look good in a two-piece but to teach her to move better and function better. “I realized that Alia was very unaware of the way her body should move,” says Karachiwala, “She was sloppy. She’s double-jointed and has a lot happening in her body. I needed to teach her how to take charge and control her movements. Over the last year, that’s what I’ve done. More than shaping her body to look as good as she’s looking right now, internally we’ve worked a lot on her posture, the way she walks and the way she holds herself.”

Bhatt is quick to acknowledge the improvement and changes she’s seen in herself. “From not being able to stand straight with my two feet on the ground, she now has me doing squats on the flat side of the BOSU ball.”

Getting rid of routine
“Every time she comes into the studio, we do a new machine, a new method of training,” says Karachiwala, “She never repeats a workout ever.” The trainer takes Bhatt through seven different pilates machines in any given week—the Reformer, the Cadillac, the Core Align (Bhatt’s favourite machine), Wunda Chair, Motor, Step Barrel, Bodhi and the Barre. There are hundreds of exercises you can do on each machine,” she explains, “That’s why [Bhatt’s] never bored!”

Combination training
Karachiwala changes Bhatt’s exercise regime based on her current fitness level. “We do a lot of pilates because her body reacts beautifully,” Karachiwala says, “But when she puts on weight, we do a better combination of functional training and pilates. When she’s lost weight, like right now, I just stick to pilates.”

Clearly Bhatt’s enjoying it. “Even though I had been working out before I met her, the gym was always a burden for me. A place I had to push myself to go to. But here, it’s the other way around. I have to push myself to not go to the gym sometimes.” Karachiwala corroborates, “If Alia’s not shooting, she’s in the gym six days a week. She’d like to come seven but I tell her to rest one day and take it easy.”

Jacqueline Fernandez Fitness 2018

Jacqueline Fernandez was born on August 11th, 1985, a Sri Lankan actress and winner of 2006 Miss Universe Sri Lankan pageant. She has finished her graduation in Mass Communication from University of Sydney and worked as a television reporter in Sri Lanka. 

Now, she is the leading Bollywood actress and the part of many blockbusters. Her fitness mantra is “eating right, sleeping right and exercising regularly”


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Jacqueline Fernandez fitness secrets

Jacqueline Fernandez, the Sri Lankan beauty is known for its beautiful leggy, sizzling & sexy figure, gorgeous looks, and stunning beauty, all are the outcome of rigorous workout fitness regime and diet plan. The Bollywood diva is very impressed with the workout of Deepika Padukone and Shilpa Sheety. Jacqueline’s sizzling figure is the outcome of hard work and disciplined life. 

The fitness freak Sri Lankan queen and Bollywood diva has managed to keep her sizzling figure, fit & slim body with diet and exercises. Before entering into Bollywood, she was not so enthusiastic regarding fitness workout but become more conscious for her fitness, weight and nutrition after joining movies. Her fitness mantra is neither extreme diet nor extreme workouts but to follow the middle path.

Jacqueline Fernandez diet plans

Once, she disclosed in an interview that she couldn’t sleep if she imagines of getting over-weight. The dusky beauty has told that Jacqueline manages to keep herself lean and slim with her diet plans, workout fitness regime and yoga exercises. 

She divides her meal into three categories-carbohydrate, proteins, fat and vegetables that she eats in fair amount. For carbs, she likes to take veggies, fruits, brown rice, quinoa, oatmeal soup. She is very fond of nutri-balls, which she prepares at home from nuts, seeds and dry fruits. Sushi and Salmon is also the part of her diets. Post workouts, she likes to take protein shake. 

She hardly touch sugar. She is obsessed with chocolate and sometimes pizza. Her dinner is light and eats only when she feels hungry. She drinks lots of water.
  • Day start: Her day starts from warm glass of water with honey or lime
  • Breakfast: Boiled eggs, fresh raw fruits and Green tea
  • Lunch: Brown rice, lentil and much more salads
  • Dinner: She likes to keep dinner right

Jacqueline Fernandez workout regime

Jacqueline Fernandez’s fitness formula is a mix of cardio, strength training, martial arts, dance and Yoga exercises. Jacqueline is a fitness freak actor, who has shaped his toned and sporty body through gym, controlled diet, Yoga and discipline life. Jacqueline Fernandez ’s workout regime comprises:
  • She gets up 7 in the morning and do some yogasanas and stretching exercises.
  • To improve her strength, stamina and stability; she likes to perform cardio exercises.
  • Uses light weight training.
  • She also likes to do dancing to keep her fit and shed her flab.
  • Stretching exercises are the integral part of her workout regime.

Jacqueline Fernandez fitness tips
  • Jacqueline’s fitness revolves around flexibility, stamina and strength.
  • For stamina, she focuses upon cardio exercises.
  • For flexibility she solely relies upon Yoga and stretching exercises.
  • For strength, she performs stretching exercises and weight.
  • For toning, she does weight and yoga.
  • Drink sufficient quantity of water as it helps to hydrate the body.
  • She likes to take green or herbal tea twice a day.
  • She takes carbs.
  • Her fitness tip is don’t push beyond a certain limit.
  • Eat fresh, healthy and nutrient enriched foods.
  • Dancing helps to shed extra calories if failed to attend gym.

Jacqueline Fernandez’s Yoga exercises
Initially, the Bollywood diva was not so inclined towards Yoga, but after coming to India, she fully embraces it. The gorgeous lady is very fond of Yoga, Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation. Yoga is very rooted in the workout and fitness regime of the svelte beauty. She not only does Yoga but also suggests her friends and family to practice it. 

She has been training herself under Yoga Instructor Anuskha Parwani. She starts her yoga with Suryanamaskar followed by varied yogasanas lke Sirsasana, Utkatasana, Hanumansana, Virksasana, etc. to maintain her toned and flexible body. She performs about 20-40 Suryanamaskar. 

She also likes to perform various Pranayamas. According to the dusty beauty, to achieve flexibility, Yoga is the best exercises. Yoga also slows down your stress level. She practices yoga five times a week.

Jacqueline Fernandez dance exercises
Jacqueline Fernandez is a great lover and an enthusiast of dance. Dance is an integral part of her fitness regime. She is enjoying dance and her role model for this exercise is Madhuri Dixit.

Jacqueline Fernandez’s height and weight
  • Jacqueline Fernandez height: 5ft 7 inch/170 cm
  • Jacqueline Fernandez weight: 56 Kg
  • Jacqueline Fernandez body stats: 34-25-35 inch
  • Hair colour: Black
  • Eye colour: Dark brown
  • Sun sign: Leo
  • Place of birth: Manama, Bahrain
  • Home town: Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Film debut: Aladin (2009)
  • TV debut: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 (Co-judge, 2016)
  • Hobbies: Travelling, gymnastics, swimming, dancing

Jacqueline Fernandez’s favorite things
  • Favorite color: white
  • Favorite perfume: Issey Miyake
  • Favorite actor: Shahrukh Khan and Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Favourite actress: Angelina Jolie
  • Favorite holiday destination: Italy

Jacqueline Fernandez’s Bollywood journey

Her debut film was “Aladin” in 2009, a disaster but she become stunner after Murder 2. She has given many hit films. However, after Kick with Salman Khan, she has achieved a level, which she had liked to adore.