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Top Fitness Articles of 2022

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Looking for the top fitness articles of 2022? Here are my top 10 weight loss articles & fitness related posts from the year!

Top fitness articles of 2022 - My most read, most popular fitness blog posts!

As we are finishing up on the year, many of us are setting goals for 2023. I know, for one, that I am eager to leave 2022 in the past. 

But even though it’s been a rough year, not all of it has been bad.

I think that most of us had some serious epiphanies about our own lives, society, business and more. At least that’s what happened for me, my family, and Ironwild Fitness. 

I’m still busy working on this blog, even though it took the back burner for much of the year. I personally still set goals for fitness, my blog, and everything in between! 

It has been interesting to see what the top fitness blog posts have been for the year. When COVID-19 started, I saw a drop in fitness-related traffic and interest.

That was honestly totally justified, as so many people were concerning themselves with seemingly more important things – like food, money, and security. 

But as the year went on, I continued to see an overall drop in traffic. Was it COVID related or just another pesky Google Algorithm update?

Maybe I’ll never know.

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Still, I had a good year for ad income and page views in general, even though it wasn’t my best.

If you’re one of those people who is curious about how fitness blogging works or just get a behind-the-scenes look at things, this is for you.

Want to know what the top fitness articles were for 2022?

You can’t effectively set goals without reflecting on the accomplishments you’ve made in the current year, right?

Some of us got way off track, and others were able to maintain. I’m truly impressed with any of you who stuck to every fitness goal you had – this year was rough!

I love looking back on the blog posts that you guys loved the most, and the ones that didn’t do so well.

Doing this every single year is important to me because I can totally see a few trends going on in my top fitness related articles. That really helps me going forward!

Anyway, since I am a personal trainer, I will always focus on weight loss & fitness stuff.

But I have recently added a homemaking/simple living blog to my life and that took some of my time and attention this year.

Anyway, I love looking back at the year and seeing what worked and what didn’t.

When I look at my top fitness articles alongside other blog posts, this truly helps me as I move forward and plan my year!

Psst! I recently created an online nutrition course jam-packed with information on food mindset, exercise science, and nutrition education so that I could pass that knowledge on to you. Check it out!

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So here are Ironwild Fitness’ top fitness blog posts of the year!

Ironwild’s Top Fitness Blog Posts Of 2022

1. 11 Ways To Tighten Your Postpartum Belly

Y’all. This is my most popular post, ever. It got OVER 83,000 page views/hits this year. Wow! I cannot believe how much it has “taken over” and helped Ironwild Fitness grow. Thank you, Pinterest

2. 15 Small Changes to Make If You Want to Lose Weight

This was one of the very first posts I wrote on this blog, and for is some reason gaining popularity now, in 2022.

Actually, I revamped this post and edited a few things, and it worked! In 2020, this was my 6th most popular post and this year it got about 40,000 visits.

So happy! It’s all about little habits to change/form if you want to lose weight. 

3. How To Create A Workout Plan

This is also an older post that I went through and edited sometime during the year.

If you’re new to the fitness / exercise scene, this should be one of the top fitness articles you read on Ironwild.

It will help you take the guesswork out of knowing what to do when you go to the gym or work out at home!

4. Beginner Whole Wheat Sourdough Recipe

I began to dabble in the art of artisan sourdough baking during the pandemic, and the result is pretty yummy.

Still, this surprises me!

Even though I had the general goal to get into more recipes this year on Ironwild Fitness, I had no idea that this post about how to make whole wheat sourdough bread would do so well.

5. How To Start Exercising Again (After A Break)

This one continues to resonate with people, and that’s because it’s totally relatable.

We all go through seasons of life where exercise just ain’t happenin’ and sometimes we need a little help getting back to it.

It’s okay!

6. 11 Indoor Cycling Tips for Beginners

In 2019, I jumped on the indoor cycling train when I bought my NordicTrack bike (read my review of the bike itself here).

I was totally new to indoor cycling (never taken a class or anything) and so I had some troubleshooting/learning to do.

Once I felt like I’d figured it out, I wrote the post about tips for beginners. I think it’s super helpful. 

8. 9 Tips On How To Work Out On Your Period

Obviously this post is geared towards women, but since this entire website is dedicated to helping women get healthy, it’s no wonder this was one of my top fitness articles of 2022.

Being a female is seriously hard work, and the popularity of this post supports that. 🙂

9. Core Exercises For Beginners | 5 Essential Exercises

Core work is arguably the most important thing you can do when you want to get serious about exercising regularly.

After two back injuries, two c-sections, and working with my own personal trainers, I feel this is super important!

So, I decided to write a post about where I’d start if I were a total beginner, new mom, etc. And it seems like it has been helpful to you, too! Thanks for making this one popular in 2022! 

10. 13 Easy Ways To Drink More Water Every Day

Who knew you’d all be so into making those little habits stick? Good for you! 

Drinking a lot of water is one of the little healthy habits that I’m pretty proud of, so I decided to write a post about what I did to make it that way.

These little things take time, but they’re important. Give it a look if drinking more water is part of your plan to better health!

Runner-Ups For Top Fitness Articles Of 2022

21 Examples of Non-Scale Victories You NEED To Celebrate Now – A consistently popular post, despite being a few years old!

Tropical Island Green Smoothie Recipe – Like I mentioned, I was determined to add more recipes this year. Looks like it paid off!

31 Cheap Fitness Gifts for Anyone on a Health Journey – I’m pretty proud of this post, even if it wasn’t the most popular of the year. That’s because if you type, “cheap fitness gifts” into Google, it’s the very FIRST post to pop up. Thank you! 

Foam Rolling 101: Tips & Techniques – I remember writing this post after learning about foam rolling myself. I had no clue how effective and important it was, and I wanted to tell other people about it. I’m glad that at least some people found it helpful. 🙂

That’s it! 

So – if you’re new here (or you’re just curious) and want to know what posts are the most popular here, now you have it.

Take a few minutes to take a look around and read a few of these posts.

It really, truly is the best way to support a little mom blogger like myself. Thank you for being here!

As always, thanks for stopping by!


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