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Fitness, Wellness, and Beauty Podcasts
Wellness
Published Monday Nov 04, 2019 by Sara Lesher

11 Fitness, Wellness, and Beauty Podcasts We're Listening to Right Now

Fitness
Beauty
Personal Growth

Bored on your long commute? Need a distraction on the treadmill? Here’s your answer: podcasts, podcasts, podcasts. Throw in your headphones and check out these fitness, wellness, and beauty podcasts you could be listening to right now.

 

Hurdle
Fitness

Each week, the Hurdle podcast features awesome people who want to share their knowledge and experiences to help others lead happier, healthier lives. With topics like, ‘How to Handle Post-Marathon Blues,’ ‘How Athletes Can Recover Faster,’ and ‘Everything You Need to Know About Running Nutrition,’ this podcast can give you insight into overcoming all the struggles that come with an active lifestyle.

 

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Hurdle
Fitness

Each week, the Hurdle podcast features awesome people who want to share their knowledge and experiences to help others lead happier, healthier lives. With topics like, ‘How to Handle Post-Marathon Blues,’ ‘How Athletes Can Recover Faster,’ and ‘Everything You Need to Know About Running Nutrition,’ this podcast can give you insight into overcoming all the struggles that come with an active lifestyle.

 

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Party in my Plants
Fitness

Talia Pollock started Party in my Plants with a desire to teach people how to be healthy without compromising on fun. In her podcast, she discusses topics such as preventing burnout, trusting your hunger, and having a healthy relationship with alcohol. If you want advice on taking control of your health and happiness, this is the podcast for you. 

 

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Party in my Plants
Fitness

Talia Pollock started Party in my Plants with a desire to teach people how to be healthy without compromising on fun. In her podcast, she discusses topics such as preventing burnout, trusting your hunger, and having a healthy relationship with alcohol. If you want advice on taking control of your health and happiness, this is the podcast for you. 

 

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Found my Fitness
Fitness

The Found my Fitness podcast offers a much more technical approach to fitness, featuring advice from many doctors and specialists in the health and fitness industry. If you’re interested in the medical benefits of saunas or understand saturated fats, refined sugars, and time-restricted eating, you’ll want to make time for this podcast on your commute home.

 

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Found my Fitness
Fitness

The Found my Fitness podcast offers a much more technical approach to fitness, featuring advice from many doctors and specialists in the health and fitness industry. If you’re interested in the medical benefits of saunas or understand saturated fats, refined sugars, and time-restricted eating, you’ll want to make time for this podcast on your commute home.

 

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The Happiness Lab
Wellness

Ever wonder about the science of happiness? There are plenty of tools you can use to increase your overall positivity. Dr. Laurie Santos from Yale has studied this science for years and is will change your outlook on happiness and teach you how to live a better life.

 

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The Happiness Lab
Wellness

Ever wonder about the science of happiness? There are plenty of tools you can use to increase your overall positivity. Dr. Laurie Santos from Yale has studied this science for years and is will change your outlook on happiness and teach you how to live a better life.

 

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That's so Retrograde
Wellness

That’s so Retrograde is a funny and refreshing take on pop culture and wellness. Best friends Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari discuss anything and everything from dating to aura reading, incorporating their own mistakes, advice, and humor throughout.

 

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That's so Retrograde
Wellness

That’s so Retrograde is a funny and refreshing take on pop culture and wellness. Best friends Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari discuss anything and everything from dating to aura reading, incorporating their own mistakes, advice, and humor throughout.

 

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4 Things with Amy Brown
Wellness

Amy Brown is a working mom seeking to add joy to your life through relatable content and helpful advice. Each week, she chats about “4 Things,” or lessons she’s learned in her own life. She often has guest features and incorporates “The 5th Thing” episodes in which she answers questions from listeners. If you’re a busy mom or want to hear some tips for overall wellness and a balanced lifestyle, 4 Things with Amy Brown is the podcast for you.

 

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4 Things with Amy Brown
Wellness

Amy Brown is a working mom seeking to add joy to your life through relatable content and helpful advice. Each week, she chats about “4 Things,” or lessons she’s learned in her own life. She often has guest features and incorporates “The 5th Thing” episodes in which she answers questions from listeners. If you’re a busy mom or want to hear some tips for overall wellness and a balanced lifestyle, 4 Things with Amy Brown is the podcast for you.

 

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Velvet's Edge
Wellness

You may recognize Kelly Henderson from her popular lifestyle blog (also called Velvet’s Edge) or as Kristin’s best friend on the show, Very Cavallari. Aside from being an experienced hair and makeup artist for celebrities in Nashville, Henderson offers valuable wellness tips on topics ranging from ‘The Art of Communication and Connection’ to ‘Can You Really Stay Friends After a Breakup?’

 

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Velvet's Edge
Wellness

You may recognize Kelly Henderson from her popular lifestyle blog (also called Velvet’s Edge) or as Kristin’s best friend on the show, Very Cavallari. Aside from being an experienced hair and makeup artist for celebrities in Nashville, Henderson offers valuable wellness tips on topics ranging from ‘The Art of Communication and Connection’ to ‘Can You Really Stay Friends After a Breakup?’

 

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The Self Love Fix
Wellness

The Self Love Fix is a podcast for women of color seeking to find community, self-love, and personal development. Hosts of The Self Love Fix say, “we get relatable, we get spiritual, we laugh, we cry, we heal, but most of all we learn about the truth of who we are and what we deserve.”

 

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The Self Love Fix
Wellness

The Self Love Fix is a podcast for women of color seeking to find community, self-love, and personal development. Hosts of The Self Love Fix say, “we get relatable, we get spiritual, we laugh, we cry, we heal, but most of all we learn about the truth of who we are and what we deserve.”

 

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Full Coverage
Beauty

If you want to stay updated on the latest beauty/fashion trends, hear from beauty industry icons, and discover new products, you’ll want to check this one out. Professional makeup artist Harriet Hadfield and best-selling author Lindsey Kelk come together to discuss everything you need to know about beauty today. 

 

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Full Coverage
Beauty

If you want to stay updated on the latest beauty/fashion trends, hear from beauty industry icons, and discover new products, you’ll want to check this one out. Professional makeup artist Harriet Hadfield and best-selling author Lindsey Kelk come together to discuss everything you need to know about beauty today. 

 

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The Beauty Brains
Beauty

The Beauty Brains presents a more scientific outlook on the beauty industry— debunking myths, providing knowledge, and explaining the science behind your products. Cosmetic scientists Perry Romanowski and Valerie George are here to answer all of your beauty questions. With topics ranging from ‘Is vaping bad for skin’ to ‘Does lip balm expire,’ this podcast has the scoop on everything you’ve ever wondered or never even thought to ask about beauty.

 

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The Beauty Brains
Beauty

The Beauty Brains presents a more scientific outlook on the beauty industry— debunking myths, providing knowledge, and explaining the science behind your products. Cosmetic scientists Perry Romanowski and Valerie George are here to answer all of your beauty questions. With topics ranging from ‘Is vaping bad for skin’ to ‘Does lip balm expire,’ this podcast has the scoop on everything you’ve ever wondered or never even thought to ask about beauty.

 

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Breaking Beauty
Beauty

Breaking Beauty is your go-to podcast for the inside scoop on the beauty industry from people who have been in it for years. Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins are magazine beauty editors with info about the business, the brands, and the successes and failures within the industry. They also have tons of guest features, including Dr. Pimple Popper, NYX founder Toni Ko, Glossier founder Emily Weiss, and many more. If you’re interested in the business of beauty, this is the one for you!

 

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Breaking Beauty
Beauty

Breaking Beauty is your go-to podcast for the inside scoop on the beauty industry from people who have been in it for years. Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins are magazine beauty editors with info about the business, the brands, and the successes and failures within the industry. They also have tons of guest features, including Dr. Pimple Popper, NYX founder Toni Ko, Glossier founder Emily Weiss, and many more. If you’re interested in the business of beauty, this is the one for you!

 

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Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Lifecycle Program Manager
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. A former English major, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).
what is wellness
Wellness
Published Wednesday Oct 06, 2021 by Denise Prichard

What is Wellness?

Expert Advice
Wellness

To say the last year and a half was tough would be an understatement. In fact, it will probably go down as one of the most difficult times for our modern generation. In one of the many social polls we conducted during the pandemic, some of you described this time as a sheer “dumpster fire” or “like stepping on a Lego.” And to be honest, I couldn’t agree more.

Luckily, we’ve been able to get back to some form of normalcy in our lives and wellness routines over the last several months. As vaccines became available to the public, wellness businesses welcomed fitness fanatics, haircut seekers, and massage lovers back to in-person wellness experiences. And thank goodness for that—my roots and horrible posture from working from my bed were both getting wildly out of control. This girl needed a good massage and cupping session stat.

If there’s one thing we learned from the pandemic, it’s that our wellness routines are as personal as they are important. During shelter-at-home, those routines looked a bit different. For many, it meant taking a new approach to the “typical” wellness services we count on—I’m looking at you DIY haircuts, at-home waxing sessions (ouch!), and virtual swerking classes.

Now that we can leave our humble abodes to take advantage of in-person experiences again, the word “wellness” has seemingly taken on a new meaning.

Recently, we conducted another one of our famous social polls to see what wellness means to you, our Mindbody community, now that we're slowly but surely getting back to our regularly scheduled programming. We also tapped some of our most influential Mindbody business owners about the ever-evolving wellness landscape.

Here’s what you all had to say.

Wellness is more important to you than ever

According to our annual Mindbody Wellness Index, 60% of Americans say they’re more focused on their health and wellness since COVID. Consumers are now realizing they need to take greater care of themselves to optimize and preserve their health. When we asked you on Instagram how important wellness is, a whopping 98% said it was more important than ever. When it comes to how you’re practicing wellness, though, the answers were all over the board. Many of you pointed to journaling, practicing breathwork, and daily workout routines (cycling and yoga topped the list) as being the activities that help you keep your chill throughout the week.

I’m also happy to report that over 50% said you tend to feel more blessed than stressed on a daily basis—which is more than likely a big improvement. Let’s be honest, a year ago I would’ve bet a billion dollars that 99.9% of us knew no other feeling than anxiety—am I right? But even with the stress in our lives dwindling, many of you are still experiencing burnout at the end of a long work week (guilty!). But instead of succumbing to a bottle of wine for relief (please, that was so 2020), you’re unwinding by going to your favorite workout classes—with hot yoga, barre, and Pilates as your faves.

What wellness means to the pros

Let’s be honest, we should credit the business owners in this space for helping us reignite our spark when it comes to our wellness routines, right? Thanks to them, we’ve been inspired to prioritize the activities that help us feel our best. In turn, we thought it’d be interesting to learn what wellness means to them—and how that definition has changed over the past eighteen months.

Here’s what they had to say.

“Wellness is living in balance—mind, body, spirit. Highs and lows. It all ebbs and flows and we can navigate it a bit better when we take time to move, breath and remember who we are, and how we are connected to this big, beautiful world.” - Jess Pierno, Founder, Owner, and Chief Inspiration Officer of Yoga Heights

“Wellness is a true balancing of the mental, physical, and spiritual. It has definitely evolved over the years for me—from something that I just thought was about exercising and eating a healthy diet—to also incorporating balancing and healing internally and spiritually.” - Stefanie Patterson, Owner, Indianapolis Salt Cave and Halotherapy Center

“My sense of wellness has evolved from staying healthy and motivated, mind/body/spirit... to being more gentle with myself, less demanding. Accepting my limitations, taking time for resting, and gaining real clarity about what's important. I care less about what people think of me—difficult as a performer and as a business owner with so many demands on me—and more about getting quiet and tapping into the divine source inside of me that helps me discern my next move. In this way, I know my motives are as pure as possible and I'm not getting distracted—not that I don't make mistakes! Those are necessary, that's how we learn!” - Johanna Krynytzky, Owner, Hip Expressions Belly Dance Studio

“My studio name reminds us that we are constantly evolving. The past 18 months have certainly shown us that! Wellness to me means doing your best on any given day to make sure that you are taking care of yourself as best you can. It leads to resilience. Diet, exercise, sleep, a sense of community, and some form of faith. It all matters. Setbacks happen all the time, and every day is a chance to start again. We strive to be 'cheerleaders' for our clients when we sense that things are coming out of balance in their lives. So many have been with us for 18 years and are friends—they are our community and we all watch out for each other.” - Mo Wolfe, Owner and Founder, Evolution Pilates

Putting wellness into action

I think we can all agree that there isn’t one true definition of wellness anymore. To some of us, it means getting that hot yoga sesh in daily, and to others, it means carving out time to treat ourselves to a massage or manicure. As long as you’re actively pursuing wellness—whatever that means to you—you're on the right track.

Our MO has always been about connecting the world to wellness—a term that's seen a lot of change lately. Whether you’re fully embracing the in-person experience or still delighted by the convenience of practicing at-home wellness, the Mindbody app makes it easy for you to book experiences that help you feel like YOU again.

denise prichard
Written by
Denise Prichard
Senior Marketing Content Specialist
About the author
Denise Prichard is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and an experienced content marketing professional with a penchant for writing compelling copy within the health, wellness and beauty industries. When she isn't writing or editing, you can find her teaching yoga classes, at a spin class or hanging out with her rescue pups.