Meet Our Top Ten

Top Ten Social HealthMakers in 2012: Fitness

These Sharecare Social HealthMakers are some of the individuals who are helping to drive the online fitness conversation, creating a healthier nation.

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From elementary school kids to sports players to the First Lady of the United States, Americans are spreading the word about fitness. And for good reason: Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years, and only about 20 percent of adults 18 and older meet the Physical Activity Guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise. Meet the Top 10 Sharecare Social HealthMaker who are helping to drive the online fitness and exercise conversation, with the goal of creating a healthier nation.

 

Jillian Michaels

2 / 11 Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels is one of the leading health and wellness experts in the country, inspiring people through her roles as television and podcast personality, trainer, wellness expert, life coach and author. She has been a fitness expert and wellness coach for 19 years and holds certificates from the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and American Fitness Professionals & Associates.
 
Cassey Ho

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Cassey Ho is a Pilates and fitness instructor, creator of POP Pilates and founder and writer of Blogilates.com. Ho has been honored as one of YouTube’s Next Trainers, and videos across her two YouTube channels have received more than 13 million views.
 
Sarah Klein

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Sarah Klein serves as associate editor at “HuffPost Healthy Living,” having previously served as assistant editor for Health.com. A graduate of New York University’s College of Arts and Science, Klein writes about fitness, exercise and nutrition, including the “Fix Your Form” series of blog posts aimed at correcting common errors people make in routine exercises.

 

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Karla Walsh

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Karla Walsh is an editorial assistant at Fitness magazine writing for “The Fit Stop,” a blog series on health and wellness news. A graduate of Iowa State University’s Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Walsh covers everything from celebrity fitness and exercise to nutrition and motivation.
Paige Waehner

6 / 11 Paige Waehner

Paige Waehner is the Exercise Guide for About.com, as well as a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise. As a journalist, she has written for numerous publications, includingRunner’s World and Pregnancy Magazine
 
Adam Bornstein

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Adam Bornstein is the editorial director of Livestrong.com and writer of “The Born Reality” blog series. As a fitness and nutrition journalist, he combines the latest in science with techniques practiced in the trenches to provide information that anyone can use to improve their health.
 
Veronica Noone

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Jessica Smith is a certified coach and fitness lifestyle expert, helping clients, health professionals and wellness-related companies to “find the fitness within.” The star of several exercise DVDs, including Shape magazine’s Pink Power: Flat Abs 5 Ways, Smith is a featured trainer for Exercise TV and SHAPE magazine, and author of The Thin in 10 Weight-Loss Plan
 
Gina Harney

9 / 11 Gina Harney

Gina Harney (a.k.a. The Fitnessista) is a military wife, Zumba instructor, certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and nutritional adviser. In her Fitnessista blog, Harney writes about fitness, exercise and nutrition, focusing on how to “take the best possible care of yourself, no matter the circumstances.”

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Bob Harper

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Fitness expert, television star and author Bob Harper is one of the most successful health and lifestyle experts in the world. Harper has been featured in multiple publications, including Men’s Fitness and O, The Oprah Magazine. The popularity of his fitness methods on The Biggest Loser inspired the launch of multiple DVD series, including Bob Harper: Inside Out Method.

 

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Chris Freytag

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Chris Freytag is a nationally recognized health and wellness expert with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Freytag is a certified group fitness instructor, personal trainer, weight management coach and published author and speaker; she also serves as chairman of the board for the American Council on Exercise.