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Read on for a list of the best fitness, personal development and personal finance podcasts in 2019 based on my experience. I have found all of them to be transformational, and they’ve helped me reach new levels of success in business, health and life.
Podcasts can change your life.
I first started listening to Kimberly Wilson back in 2008(ish) when I longed to escape my cubicle job for a creative career in entrepreneurship. It was because of her that I left my corporate job and traveled to India to learn how to teach yoga. I was ready for an adventure, and having Kimberly in my ears every week, gave me the courage to take the leap. I still listen to her to this day, along with a TON of other great podcasters.
The Best Podcasts for Fitness & Health, Personal Development and Money
These are my daily/weekly go-to’s. They help me navigate my life in a smarter way and really drive me to work on being a better version of myself.
I hope they offer you the same value and inspiration that they have given me. If you have podcast recommendations, please leave them in the comments. I love finding new people to follow and learn from!
Best Podcasts in 2019 for Personal Development
The Jim Fortin Show – Jim Fortin knows a thing or two about transformation! I’ve only been listening to his podcast for a few weeks, but I’ve learned so much about training my thoughts to improve the quality of my life. He’s a no-nonsense kinda guy and gets right to the point.
The Life Coach School By Brooke Castillo – Brooke is a Master Life Coach and a really smart lady. Much like Jim, her focus is on helping listeners control their thoughts to improve their lives. This is a transformational skill that, more than anything else in my opinion, can make the biggest impact on your life. I’ve been following her work for years and it’s been so enlightening!
The Rise Podcast By Rachel Hollis – I love Rachel’s honesty about the road to success and the truth about how hard it is to reach a goal – so pick your goals and use your time wisely. I can’t agree more. She’s motivational, but in a very useful, hands on way. Zero fluff.
Expanded, by Lacy Phillips – If you’re a fan of manifestation (as I am) or a student of the Law of Attraction (I am not), then you will love this podcast. It’s a little “out there”, but her takeaways are interesting. Find people who are living your dream and leverage the fact that if they can have what you want, so can you. It’s a powerful concept and I have been using it with great success.
The Chalene Show – Chalene is one of my favorite online mentors. She’s smart, sassy and knows how to crush a goal. She’ll help you up your game in fitness, business and life and it never gets old or boring.
Best Podcasts in 2019 for Wealth Building
Redefining Wealth – Patrice Washington has a mindset-driven perspective on money, wealth, health and success. I love this as I’m a mindset-girl myself. She’s worth the listen as her message are actionable, but not overly mired in boring financial detail.
Personal Finance Daily – this guy reads from the most popular blogs in finance and minimalism. It’s a daily dose of financial wisdom which I LOVE.
Afford Anything – Paula Pant is best defined as a personal finance blogger/podcaster because that’s where she’s made a mark for herself, but her content is really focused on helping you make smart decisions about life in general so you can be freaking awesome at both work and life. She’s super smart, asks great questions and she has a very quick whit. I think she’d be the person I’d most want to go have drinks with (well, her and Juli Bauer).
The Minimalists – Not quite a finance podcast, but a discussion around enjoying a life with less, but not in a derivational kind of way. I love their content, although they repeat themselves a lot, probably because there’s only so much you can say about minimalism? Anyway, I love listening to these guys on my walks. They give me this sense of comfort and knowing that everything will be okay because #minimalisthavetheirshittogether
Stacking Benjamins – they’re funny, irreverent and full of info, although they guarantee you won’t learn a freaking thing from them (it’s all lies, you will learn tons).
Choose FI – most of the people I listen to in personal finance space have funny or light-hearted perspectives on money. I wouldn’t call these guys “funny” per se, but smart, useful, passionate and curious – heck ya. They’re worth the listen, to be sure.
Best Podcasts in 2019 for Fitness Motivation & Health!
Honestly, I don’t listen to a ton of fitness podcasts, mostly because I get frustrated with some of the bad information out there, but also because I don’t find the topic that interesting to listen to. But these guys all inject a little humor and humility into an otherwise very self-focused topic, which is refreshing!
Paleomg – If you’re into girl talk, fitness, food and dorky humor with plenty of swearing, you’ll love Juli Bauer. Her funny, authentic, dog-loving personality makes her podcast feel like you’re on the phone with your bestie, just talking shit. Only she’s pretty much dominating the conversation (because it’s a podcast, not a conversation, but whatever). She’s not 100% about fitness, but you can clearly see that whatever she’s doing is working for her.
Rich Roll Podcast – If you’re an endurance athlete (running, cycling, etc), you’re probably already aware of this guy, but if he’s not on your playlist yet, you’re missing out. I love the way he interviews his guests. He’s smart, thoughtful and interesting. He’s also plant-based but isn’t dogmatic about it.
Mindpump: Raw Fitness Truth – I like that these guys are raw and honest about fitness. No BS. I don’t love that they sprinkle their info with a ton of personal conversation. I’m a hardcore geek when it comes to health and fitness, so just want the facts. But fortunately, there’s a fast forward option when I need it.
Burnout to Best Self Podcast – This podcast is for those of you who are feeling burned and exhausted by everything (you think) you need to be and do in a day. It’s one part health and wellness, one part mindset coaching with a mission to take you from feeling burned out and miserable to living your best life.
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Caren is a certified yoga teacher, fitness instructor and author of The Fit Habit. Here she shares simple, low carb recipes, quick home workout ideas and practical ways to foster mind + body wellness.