5 Audio Books that Will Motivate You to Start Exercising

Whether you are trying to lose someexercise audio books weight or become more active, exercising regularly is truly important.

And it is also the best decision you can make to upgrade your motivational levels and live a more meaningful life!

The TOP exercise audio books on the list below have the ability to set you on the right track. They present absolutely inspirational individual stories about overcoming obstacles and winning no matter the circumstances.

These are some of the best motivational audio books that I KNOW! will put you a step closer to becoming a more conscious and active person!


TOP 5 Exercise Audio Books 


Born to Run by Christopher McDougall 

born to run audio book

The best book you can find about running and stretching your capabilities. Just inspirational how McDougall turned into a super athlete by barefoot running. In this audio book, he explains how he was introduced to the idea and how it unveiled. Inspirational!




Finding Ultra by Rich Roll

finding ultra audio book

The inspirational story of a 40 year, overweight man who decided to change his life upside down. In mere months, he went from unable to climb the stairs to running a marathon and later to become one of the World’s fittest men.





Eat and Run by Scott Jurek and Steve Friedman

eat and run audio book

Scott Jurek, one of the most dominant Ultramarathon runners in the world, shares his secrets about how he managed to become a super human while being a vegetarian. A great inspirational listen!





50/50 by Dean Karnazes

50-50 audio book

The audio book about Dean Karnazes ultimate challenge: running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days. Dean shares practical tips on building endurance, keep motivation, the best diet and more!





Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey 

spark audio book

Are you postponing your morning run day after day? Guess what, this audio book is just the pump up you need. John Ratey, a psychiatrist, explains the wonderful benefits exercise has on your brain. Don’t postpone this one too!



Don’t know which audio book is a better fit?

If I are undecided about 2 or more, make sure you listen to Born to Run.

I am not a sports type of guy, but I decided to give it a shot 1 year ago after listening this audio book and it definitely had an impact on me. I ran my first half marathon 6 months after starting to run and sometimes I even remember some quotes from the audio book to keep me motivated.

It is, without a doubt, one of the top inspirational audio books on the market.


Other resources:

runner academy podcast


Runner Academy Podcast – tips, training advice and inspirational stories from athletes, coaches and authors.



rich roll podcast


The Rich Roll Podcast – Rich Roll’s podcast website (Author of “Finding Ultra”).



Best Running Music (This varies from person to person, but I prefer chill/relaxed sounds)


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What were the best motivational exercise audio books that made quite an impression on you? Do you recommend any of them?  Share in the comments, don’t be shy!