25 Top Fitness Gurus on Twitter

Written By: Todd Kuslikis
September 28, 2011

Fitness success depends on following the right guidelines. With all the self-proclaimed fitness gurus on Twitter, it’s hard to wade through the B.S. Though the credible and reliable trainers are out there, you just have to know where to find them. I did the leg work by putting together a list of top fitness gurus in the fitness industry. These experts consistently tweet information from their twitter profile that delivers results and will help you in each step of your fitness journey.

The list describes who the guru is, link to their website & twitter site, and their current follower totals (as of the date I wrote this). If you have your own twitter account that focuses on fitness, these are the people you want to follow, retweet, reply and message, to try to build a relationship with. In return, your follower count will grow tremendously. If you are looking for fitness information, these are the gurus you must follow because they will provide encouragement and deliver the most credible fitness tweets.

My criteria for influence isn’t solely based on followers. It also includes off-twitter reach, media attention, popularity of books, and success of their programs.

25 Top Fitness Gurus on Twitter

1. Jillian Michaels

About: Trainer from NBC’s Biggest Loser and founder of Losing It With Jillian.

Website: https://www.jillianmichaels.com/

Current Followers: 326,153

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/@JillianMichaels

2. Bob Harper

About: Trainer from NBC’s Biggest Loser and founder of workout DVD series titled “Bob Harper: Inside Out Method.”

Website: https://www.mytrainerbob.com/

Current Followers: 192,311

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/mytrainerbob

3. Jeanette Jenkins

About: Founder of The Hollywood Trainer and Bikini Bootcamp. Has worked with Queen Latifah, Kimora Lee Simmons, Serena Williams, Kelly Rowland, Robin Thicke, Paula PattonThicke, Tia Mowry, Chrisette Michele, Christina Applegate, Lauren Velez, Taryn Manning, Ian Ziering, Kendra Wilkinson, Carmen Electra, Holly Madison, Jordana Brewster, Mara Brock Akil, NFL’s Bryant McKinnie, Ty Law and Brian Cox.

Website: https://www.thehollywoodtrainer.com/

Current Followers: 55,486

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/JEANETTEJENKINS

4. Tony Horton

About: Developer of widely successful P90X home fitness program.

Website: https://tonyhorton.blogspot.com/

Current Followers: 48,116

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/tony_horton

5. Gunner Peterson

About: Beverly Hills-based personal trainer that works with athletes from the NBA, NHL, NFL, USTA, professional boxing and various NCAA sports.

Website: https://www.gunnarpeterson.com/

Current Followers: 26,738

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/GUNNAR

6. Tracy Anderson

About: Celebrity Trainer (Gwyneth Paltrow, Kelly Ripa) that developed a unique approach to fitness called the Tracy Anderson Method. Focus is on strengthening accessory muscles.


Current Followers: 24,552

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/GOTRACY

7. Harley Pasternak

About: Trainer to Lady Gaga, Halle Berry, Robert Pattinson, Robert Downey Jr., Jennifer Hudson, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon, Hilary Duff, Bono, Orlando Bloom, Mandy Moore, Jessica Simpson, Jonah Hill and many, many more… Has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tyra Banks Show, Access Hollywood, Extra!, VH1, CNN, E!, Rachael Ray and more…


Current Followers: 14,557

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/harleypasternak

8. Todd Durkin

About: Internationally recognized performance-enhancement coach. Founder of Fitness Quest 10 and is a 2 Time Personal Trainer of the Year (IDEA & ACE). He trains NFL and MLB athletes including Drew Brees, LaDainian Tomlinson, Kellen Winslow, Shawne Merriman and Aaron Rodgers.


Current Followers: 9,164

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/todddurkin

9. Bill Phillips

About: Author of “Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength,” Founder of Muscle Media magazine and former CEO of EAS, a performance nutritional supplement company.

Website: https://www.transformation.com/

Current Followers: 2,260

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/billphillips

10. David Kirsch

About: Renowned trainer and wellness guru that has worked with Heidi Klum, Faith Hill, Sophie Dahl, Bridget Hall, Ellen Barkin, James King, Liv Tyler, Kerry Washington, Anne Hathaway and more. He has appeared on TODAY, CNN Headline News, Access Hollywood, Extra, E! and Style, to name a few.

Website: https://davidkirschwellness.com/

Current Followers: 6,627

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/DavidKirsch

11. Bob Greene

About: Oprah Winfrey’s trainer and author of “The Life You Want: Get Motivated, Lose Weight, and Be Happy.”

Website: https://www.thebestlife.com/

Current Followers: 3,906

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/bestlifediet

12. Shawn Phillips

About: Best-selling author of Strength For Life, Entrepreneur, and Founder of Full Strength Premium Nutrition Shake.


Current Followers: 4,652

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/shawn_phillips

13. Jarett Delbene

About: Fitness expert that works with many celebrities. Created a “Red Carpet Ready’ trademark fitness program. Also teaches fitness to under privileged families.


Current Followers: 9,705

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/jarettdelbene

14. Valerie Waters

About: Celebrity Trainer featured on Good Morning America, E News, VH1, CNN, Glamour, Vanity Fair, In Style, People US Weekly, and Life & Style.

Website: https://valeriewaters.com/

Current Followers: 6,353

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/valeriewaters

15. John Spencer Ellis

About: World renowned fitness and exercise specialist. Has worked with Met-Rx, Core 360, Nautilus, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, Boeing, YMCA, 24 Hour Fitness, Disney Cruiseline, and many many more.

Website: https://www.johnspencerellis.com/

Current Followers: 1,214

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/jsesuccesscoach

16. Pete Thomas

About: At-home Winner of Season 2 NBC’s The Biggest Loser won $100,000 and lost 185 lbs. Author and motivational speaker.


Current Followers: 5,412

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/petethomas

17. Joe Dowdell

About: Celebrity trainer and founder of Peak Performance, a 10,000 square-foot loft that was voted the #3 gym in America by Men’s Health Magazine.

Website: https://joedowdell.com/

Current Followers: 2,028

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/joedowdellnyc

18. Mark Jenkins

About: Trained Missy Elliot, D’ Angelo, Mary J. Blige, Beyonce, Sean Combs, and L.L. Cool J. Founder of InFitness.


Current Followers: 1,529

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/themarkjenkins

19. David Buer

About: Celebrity trainer for clients such as LL Cool J, Tyler Perry, Joey Lawerence, Rick “The Jet” Roufus, Joan Guzman, Allan Green, Amanda Davis, Derrick Ford, Crissy Collins, Ashley White and many more…


Current Followers: 639

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/DavidBuer

20. Kelli Calabrese

About: Award winning fitness and exercise specialist. Has provided or consulted with Kellogg’s, Smucker’s, Quaker, Trident, Crest, Centrum, Calvin Klein and has appeared on NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox and many other radio and print media outlets.

Website: https://www.kellicalabrese.com/

Current Followers: 544

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/kellicalabrese

21. Jay Cardiello

About: Top celebrity trainer for TV personalities, top-ranked athletes, Wall Street financiers, and Fortune 500 CEOs.


Current Followers: 975

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/JayCardiello

22. Teddy Bass

About: Hollywood celebrity fitness trainer featured in In Style, People, US Weekly, Self, Glamour, and Men’s Journal.


Current Followers: 951

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/bodybybass

23. Jay Blahnik

About: Chosen as one of the Top 5 instructors in the world by Shape magazine and Men’s Health listed him as having one of the top 10 workouts of all time. Has worked with celebrities, magazines and some of the top organizations in the world including; Nike, Nautilus, Bowflex, Schwinn, Stairmaster, Apple, Gatorade, Frito-Lay, Starbucks, Charles Schwab and Quaker.


Current Followers: 757

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/JayBlahnik

24. Steve Zim

About: Los Angeles’ most influential fitness trainer. Worked with Jessica Biel, Rolan Emmerich (director of 10,000 B.C. and Independence Day), Laila Ali, Stryker, DJ, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Started “A Tighter U”, Los Angeles’ hottest gym, according to LA Magazine.


Current Followers: 423

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Zimfit

25. Todd Kuslikis

About: Todd is the founder of Extreme-Exercises.com and WorkIN Gym, Inc. He has worked as a brand manager for two of NBC’s Biggest Losers and business development for HealthyWage.com. Over 12 years in the fitness industry, martial arts instructor, and personal trainer has helped Todd formulate a unique approach to fitness success.

Website: https://www.Extreme-Exercises.com

Current Followers: 281

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/extremeexercise

This is my list of top fitness gurus on Twitter. Let us know what you think by commenting below.

Show/Hide Comments (3 comments)
  1. legendbjd.com

    wo, it is very useful! I wish I could lose weight quickly.

  2. Kimmy

    Check out Beth Shaw, founder of YogaFit: @BethShawYoga. She currently has over 5,000 Followers and Tweets helpful, tactical and even some profound advice, tips and tricks to help you live a slightly healthier life!

    • Todd Kuslikis

      Thanks Kimmy! Will do.

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