Every January, several lists surface advising you on which fitness professionals to follow in the coming year. These lists are rarely to my satisfaction, so I decided to make my own in order to better inform the general public regarding who the most qualified practitioners are.
My selection criteria were pretty strict, so I apologize in advance if you or your favorite fitness professional didn't make the cut. With only 17 spots, I had to make some tough decisions.
Without further ado, I present the Top 17 Fitness Professionals to Watch in 2017:
1. The Bachelor, Nick Viall
The dude's ripped. What more could you want from a fit pro?
2. Donald Trump
He's bound to get in great shape running away from his responsibilities. He's also a good resource for hair tips.
3. Pukie the CrossFit Clown
If the bar's not bending, you're just pretending.
4. Lil BUB
Have you heard this cat purr?
5. The Green Power Ranger
He later became the white Power Ranger, and that's quite the transformation.
6. Joel Embiid
His Twitter game is on point. In the fitness industry, that's often enough.
7. Cirque Du Soleil
While not a person, per se, the performers do exhibit some absurd feats of strength.
Arnold. Need I say more?
9. George R.R. Martin
The guy's books weigh a freakin' ton! It's a bicep curl just to hold one of those things up to read, let alone to write them.
10. Donald Duck
Bold prediction of 2017: this is the year he finally "fixes" his anterior pelvic tilt.
11. My dog, Roo (AKA The Fitness Pupenator)
She's an inspiration! #whatsyourexcuse #youreprobablyjustlazy
12. The Pope
I heard he bent that cross with his bare hands.
13. Barbra Streisand
Yup, she's still kickin'. Looking good for 74, too, in my opinion.
14. Giuliano and Claudio
Really two people, but they're tiny enough to be one. They're finally almost old enough to lift, too.
15. Donald Trump's Cabinet
They're bound to get fit chasing after him.
Her hips don't lie, and neither does this list.
17. Travis Pollen
What list would be complete without its creator? Be sure to comment below if you believe there's someone who deserves to be on the list that I left off.