One of our favorite ways to get 10,000 steps is to throw a podcast on and pound the pavement. Whether it’s walking, running, or hiking, podcasts provide a lovely soundtrack to our workouts. Here are our favorites to sweat to!
With over 240 episodes, this is going to be your new go-to listen for long runs, day hikes, and lengthy workouts. The creators, Matt and Doug, have set up a very helpful guide of the first 200 episodes that break down their favorite interviews, the best episodes for running, the best nutrition shows, and the best habit/mindset-focused listens (plus a bonus list of not-to-be-missed episodes they love).
A favorite we’ve already raved about, Ali continues to impress with her guest lineup. Bringing on stars like Des Linden, Amy Cragg, and Kara Goucher, Ali also sprinkles in interviews with some interesting people in the running world like Sarah Sellers, surprise 2nd placer at this year’s Boston Marathon, Ellen Latham, creator of Orangetheory Fitness, and Mary Wittenberg, former CEO of NYRR. Top all that off with her lovely personal insights and life updates (she just had a baby!) and we’re totally hooked.
Not currently being updated, Motivated had a good six-month run of published episodes in 2017 that we still like to listen back to. Hosted by ABC News Correspondent, Mara Schiavocampo, she talks all things health, wellness, nutrition, and spirituality. Coming from a background of losing over 90 pounds after struggling to find the “magic key” to a healthier lifestyle, Mara sprinkles in her experience and tips that have helped her along the way.
Deeply rooted in science, host Rhonda interviews experts and specialists in the health and wellness genre, bringing her research to your ears. The litany of guests almost all have their MD or PhD and speak very knowledgeably about the topic at hand, whether that’s sauna use, the effects of saturated fats and refined sugars, or underlying causes of illnesses.
“30 for 30” started as a documentary series, and the podcast came along as its companion. Telling the stories of the filmmakers, as well as tidbits of the documentary subjects that may not have made the film cut, this is an awesome look behind the scenes of ESPN’s highlights of sports history. Taking a bit of a different tone in season 3, the podcast focused the entire season on the story of Bikram Choudhury and how he helped to bring yoga to the United States as a fitness craze. Combine our love of podcasts with our love of yoga? In a binge-worthy season?? Yes, please.
Do you have any workout podcasts you listen to and recommend?? Let us know in the comments!