Top 100 in Wellness: Streaming & Podcasts Category

These 10 personalities are bringing health right to your fingertips

Streaming and Podcasts

As people look to prioritize their health more in this ever busy world, they are turning to new media to stay on top of the latest health news and trends and to maintain their wellness regimens. These 10 health content creators are working hard to bring the power of wellness to your devices so you can be your best you at your own convenience.

Lindsay Clayton & Amber Rees

Lindsay Clayton & Amber Rees
Instagram 

Lindsay Clayton and Amber Rees are building a community of strong, fit women. Through their Brave Blog, they share their passion for healthy living by providing resources such as daily nutrition tips and free video workouts. With backgrounds in theater and dance, they encourage the members of their community to identify, face, and conquer their fears to live a bold and inspired life.

Rachel Kaplan

Rachel Kaplan
healingfeelingshitshow.com

Rachel Kaplan is a licensed mental health professional and podcaster with a unique approach to therapy. With a background in Eastern religion and spirituality, she developed the Healing and Feeling Shit Show (HFSS), a fun, informative, and life-changing blogcast where she encourages full expression of painful feelings. Her programs allow her listeners to disregard the shame often associated with emotionality so that they can confront difficult issues and move into a healing place.

Rachel's podcast offers a truly unique approach to dealing with difficult emotions. The podcast is much more like a transformational course than what we typically think of as "a podcast." The episodes go deep, are all about practical actions to take, and emphasize the importance of making regular time to "feel our feels." - Rachel Gurevich, Verywell Judge

Raj Hathiramani

Raj Hathiramani
Instagram 

Raj Hathiramani is a veteran runner and coach with over 60 marathon medals to his name. Moreover, with his goal to run a marathon in every state, he inspires runners of all levels and abilities to find joy in competitive running. He holds coaching certifications from Road Runners Club of America, USA Track & Field, and USA Triathlon and provides challenging, sport-specific workouts through Aaptiv and at Mile High Run Club in New York City. He also encourages runners to live a balanced lifestyle with yoga, proper nutrition, and relaxing social activities.

Robert Brace

Robert Brace
Robert Brace 

Robert Brace has a unique set of talents that has enabled him to become one of the hottest trainers in a saturated market of fitness gurus and coaches. Robert is a former ballet dancer with The Metropolitan Opera and the creator of the 28-Day Challenge workout series who believes that wellness is a physical and spiritual journey. He helps his clients build a mind-body-spirit connection to transform their bodies in record time.

"Robert is a personal trainer but he focuses on more than fitness. He teaches his clients about the importance of having a healthy mind, body, and soul." - Amy Morin, Verywell Judge

Christy Harrison, MPH, RD

Christy Harrison
christyharrison.com

A health and nutrition journalist, Christy Harrison has used her anti-diet approach and personal past with disordered eating to build an empire that promotes a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach to food, one that runs contrary to traditional and often alienating diet culture. In addition to being a certified intuitive eating counselor and acclaimed author of Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating, she hosts a weekly podcast called Food Psych that discusses people’s relationships with food and body acceptance.

Rini Frey

Rini Frey
Rini Frey

Rini Frey is a self-described perfectionist-junkie who has turned her recovery into a social media empire. Her blatantly-honest (and verified) #OwnItBabe Instagram feed shows other people-pleasers how her real body looks so that they feel inspired to let go of their unrealistic expectations for themselves. She also offers courses and a podcast to encourage self-love among listeners and healing from all-or-nothing diet and body ideals. 

"Rini is a self love, body positive, body image beauty. She just radiates positivity and realness through the lens of our small squares on Instagram." - Tara Laferrara, Verywell Judge

Shaun T

Shaun T
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As a speaker, businessman, television personality, and exercise choreographer, Shaun T is one of the most recognizable names in fitness. Still, there is a man behind the muscle that might surprise some of his followers. Shaun endured a rough childhood in a violent neighborhood. Then as a young college student, he battled weight gain and unhealthy habits. His path to wellness led him to encourage and inspire others. His workouts and best-selling book, T is for Transformation, help millions get fit and healthy.

Melissa Wood

Melissa Wood
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Melissa Wood is the creator of the MWH method, a movement program that uses yoga- and pilates-style principles to sculpt long, lean lines throughout the body. She found physical and emotional well-being after battling insecurity, severe anxiety, and an eating disorder. After getting her health coach certification, she began providing digital workouts to help others. She inspires her followers to become their best selves through three principles: movement, mindful eating, and meditation.

Rosie Acosta

Rosie Acosta
Instagram

Rosie Acosta is a holistic health coach and the host of Radically Loved radio. In her work as a yoga teacher and wellness consultant, she has helped Olympic athletes, NFL champions, NBA all-stars, at-risk youth, and Afghanistan veterans cultivate a life of mindfulness, presence, and intention. Listeners who follow her Radically Loved podcast learn to navigate daily challenges and find a mind-body connection to enhance loving relationships and a more passionate life experience.

"Rosie focuses on yoga but she also hosts a podcast called Radically Loved. She teaches the importance of self-care and talks openly about her own struggles with anxiety." - Amy Morin, Verywell Judge

Tiffany Roe

Tiffany Roe
Instagram

Tiffany Roe is an ex-dieter who overcame eating disorders to share the message that recovery is possible. She is a licensed clinical mental health counselor (CMHC), psychology teacher, public speaker, and host of her Therapy Thoughts podcast. Her goal is to de-stigmatize mental health and help women navigate a path to recovery from eating disorders, poor body image, low self-worth, other conditions. She hopes to change the mental health game so that support and education become more accessible.

Our Methodology

We polled the Verywell community to understand what categories in the ever-growing world of wellness actually interest them the most. After the final top 10 categories were identified, we then turned to our expert judges—comprised of leading voices in the fields of nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, and more—to nominate 10 trailblazers within each of the 10 categories who deserve to be recognized for their pioneering efforts in promoting healthy lifestyle messages. Our highly-skilled editorial team reviewed all submissions, filling in any gaps along the way. We landed on a list of 100 leaders who we believe not only epitomize what wellness is today but who are also paving the way as the definition continues to evolve.

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