Top 8 Fitness Documentaries Every Enthusiast Should Watch

CCarson October 10, 2023 7:01 AM

If you're a fitness enthusiast looking for some fresh inspiration and insights, you've come to the right place! We've curated a list of the top 8 fitness documentaries that will educate, inspire, and motivate you on your fitness journey. These films provide a behind-the-scenes look at the fitness industry, the journey of fitness enthusiasts, and the science behind health and wellness.

1. 'Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness'

This compelling documentary follows the journey of elite athletes who compete in the CrossFit Games, a grueling five-day, 15-event test to find the fittest man and woman on Earth. The athletes' dedication and determination are truly inspirational.

2. 'The Game Changers'

'The Game Changers' is a groundbreaking documentary that debunks the myth that meat is necessary for protein, strength, and optimal health. This film is an eye-opener for anyone interested in nutrition, health, and peak performance.

3. 'From Fat to Finish Line'

This documentary follows 12 people who collectively lost 1,200 pounds and then attempt to run a 200-mile relay race together. It's a powerful testament to the transformative power of fitness.

4. 'I Am Maris'

'I Am Maris' tells the story of Maris Degener, a yoga teacher who overcame her struggles with mental health through yoga and shares her journey to inspire others.

5. 'Iron Cowboy: The Story of the 50.50.50'

This inspiring documentary follows James Lawrence's incredible feat of completing 50 Ironman races in 50 consecutive days, across 50 states.

6. 'Stronger Than the World'

This film tells the story of CrossFit athlete Mat Fraser’s journey from his childhood room in a basement to the top of the CrossFit Games podium, four times.

7. 'Inspired to Ride'

This film follows a handful of cyclists as they race unsupported for almost 4,233 miles across America in the inaugural year of The Trans Am Bike Race.

8. 'Unstoppable: The Fittest Woman in History'

This documentary follows the life and career of four-time CrossFit Games champion Tia-Clair Toomey, providing an inside look into her training and mindset.

These documentaries are not only entertaining but also provide valuable lessons about dedication, perseverance, and the true spirit of fitness. So get your popcorn ready and prepare to be inspired by these powerful fitness stories.

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