Oops, meant to post this in another board. Oh well...
Thought I'd start a thread so people could share who their favorite fitness pros or "influencers" are (although I hate that term, as it doesn't mean the person actually knows what they are talking about).
I really like Nia Shanks' of Lift Like a Girl overall approach to fitness and healthy living, especially for women (hence the title). Even though I don't follow her lifting/fitness program, I like getting her weekly updates/inspiration.
I also follow Cori Lefkowith from Redefining Strength. She provides a lot of great tools for people who have chronic pain/injuries (such as myself), as well as activation/form tips. I get her daily e-mail and even though it's stuff I usually already know, it's great reminders. She has more focus on macros and a bit more emphasis on cardio "burners," which I'm not a big fan of, but that's just my preference.
I follow Bret Contreras/Glute Lab for my actual strength training program. Obviously it's more of an emphasis on glutes, but he also has a lot of valuable knowledge for overall strength training. I've created my own program now based on the info from his book. I've heard (and he kind of seems like) kind of a *kitten,* and it does perve me out that his clientele is almost exclusively younger woman (although I think he also worked with Joan McDonald recently--the 74-year old fitness influencer). I think he's constantly trying to improve his programs with keeping updated on research, even if it is just to continue to build his brand.