“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn
Today’s generation has taken comfort and convenience to the next level. We see people doing things differently than before which includes our day to day routines. People used to have enough sleep so they can wake up early just to be able to make breakfast and prepare their lunches, but now most people trade enough sleep to late night binge watching movies, parties or just endless scrolling through social media.
Home cooked delights now turned to fast food options or unhealthy to-go foods. Instead of taking a short walk to the office, park or mall, people prefer the quicker and more convenient way which is taking a cab or driving their own car or motor vehicle. This seemingly convenient and comfortable routine covers up the dangers of unhealthy living.
Did you know that the worldwide obesity rate nearly tripled between 1975 and 2016?
There are 39% of adults aged 18 and above that are overweight. What’s alarming is that people tend to accept the fact that they are overweight, not realizing that it increases their risk of acquiring diseases that can sometimes be fatal. The common accepted routines by the society has just added to the continued increase of the worldwide obesity rate. This has become the triggering factor that motivated people to start a fitness blog. These people come from different backgrounds, some have always been dedicated to physical fitness while some were previously obese.
There are tons of different things one can write in a fitness blog but it is important to target specific audience types in order to easily gain loyal readers and followers. Below are some of the must-discussed topics:
- Motivation – for starters, it is important to let yourself be known to your audience in order to have a personal connection between you and your readers. Let the audience know what is motivating you to keep writing. Doing this will most likely increase your chances of gaining followers.
- Objective – setting an objective is vital in every content. This gives you and your audience guidance towards achieving that goal. Doing this will keep you on track.
- Benefits – you should lay down all the benefits of every fitness strategy or technique that you discuss in order to let your audiences know what to expect. Doing this makes it easier for your readers to check the perfect article for them.
- Emotions – you can write about your emotions in every topic. Write about how you feel before doing this and how you feel after.
- Reinforce – know that your readers are a mixture of well-motivated ones and de-motivated ones. So it is important that you reinforce and reassure your readers of the potential benefits that they can get once they go through your contents.
Creating a fitness blog is not easy at all, but once you know the benefits of having one, it’s going to be worth doing it. Listed below are some of the PROs:
- Track your own progress – having a fitness blog will most definitely keep your own fitness in check. Being able to do so will make you more convincing to your readers and your content will be more authentic.
- Reliable Content – your content will be based on real experiences. You won’t have to do extensive research for as long as you’ve gone through the topics yourself. This builds up your reputation in the blogosphere and can become your strength against other blogs.
- Ambassador for Fitness – fitness blogging will turn you into a fitness ambassador which helps a lot of people. By simply sharing your story and how you achieve your goal, you can already make a difference in some people’s lives by inspiring them to do the same.
- Brand Name – this will build your name, creating your very own brand. As long as you become consistent in creating helpful contents, time will come that your blog will become your own brand. This can become a huge advantage especially in promoting yourself if you want to pursue a career in fitness.
- Money Making – yes you can make money out of your fitness blog. Although it’s not achievable overnight, this is entirely possible. The key is to just be consistent about it and make it a passion, because if your motivation to do a fitness blog is money making, then it’s never going to work.
Blogging can be very rewarding but there are disadvantages that you need to consider too. Check out some of the list below:
- Exhausting – being a fitness blogger can sometimes take a toll on your health both physically and mentally. The strength and time it requires for you to be both physically fit and mentally active is more than normal. There will be times that you get too exhausted to work on an article and if it happens often, then it could be the end of your blog.
- Time Consuming – balancing your own physical fitness and blogging is not an easy task to do. This means that you will need to have great time management skills and the only way to actually save time is to really understand what you are doing in order to eliminate unnecessary research that will take up too much of your time.
- Saturated Blogosphere – there are tons of other fitness bloggers on the web so it would be difficult to penetrate the community. You will have to work more than the average blogger because your reputation is not yet built.
- Open Target – once you start blogging and try to connect with your audience, you will become a target. You can be discriminated, cat-called, and humiliated, but know that this is a normal occurrence for bloggers. You just need to keep an open mind and always keep room for improvement.
Imagine enjoying and achieving a physically fit body and being able to share it to the world. Doing so will make so much difference to so many people. You may not realize it now but fitness blogging allows you to connect not only to people with the same passion but to people who needs it the most. So what are you waiting for? Be physically fit and start your blog now!