If you’ve wanted to cook healthier meals, lose weight, or get some self-help advice, chances are you’ve looked to a brand or a person to help guide you on your journey. And there’s a very strong chance that person is on our annual list of the most influential people in health and fitness.
This year’s list makes one thing clear: Body positivity is finally mainstream. You’ll also notice plenty of household names, another indication that wellness is increasingly becoming part of our everyday lives.
We compiled this list based on a strict set of criteria—check out our methodology at the bottom of this article. And while we may not agree with everyone’s approach, we can’t deny their impact on the way we think about health.
45. Anna Kaiser – The Cardio Dancer
2016 was a big year for celebrity trainer and fitness pro Anna Kaiser. After creating an on-demand platform and app to bring her dance-inspired interval method, AKT, to the masses, she partnered with Target to create her own apparel and accessories line, C9 Champion Limited Edition by Anna Kaiser. Inspired by her own changing body during her pregnancy, Kaiser made sure items were available in sizes ranging from XS to 4X.
See the full list here.