Malia Frey

Malia Frey

Malia Frey has been helping people reach their health and fitness goals for over 30 years. She has taught health, fitness, and wellness courses in colleges, universities, hospitals, and corporate settings around the country, but now spends most of her time developing evidence-based content for both print and digital media outlets. She has written for websites including Nike, Verywell Fit, Muscle and Fitness, and She has also collaborated with physicians, registered dietitians, and other medical health experts to develop websites that help consumers navigate various health challenges. In her free time, she is an avid runner and cyclist who loves to indulge in cooking, fine wine, and travel. 


Fitness, exercise, diet, nutrition, weight loss, behavior change, marathon, triathlon, dance, relationships, general wellness, goal setting, and personal organization.


  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: B.A. Communications
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA): M.A. Dance and Movement Education 
  • National Institutes of Health, Medicine in the Media, 2012

Certifications, Awards, Affiliations

  • Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise
  • Certified Health Coach, American Council on Exercise
  • Weight Management Specialist, American Council on Exercise
  • Fitness Nutrition Specialist, American Council on Exercise
  • Behavior Change Specialist, American Council on Exercise
  • ShareCare Now Top 10 Online Weight Loss Influencer
  • Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), member

Most Recent Contributions by Malia Frey

Best Starter Exercises for Larger Bodies

If you've been diagnosed with obesity and you're considering starting an exercise program, there are plenty of options to choose from. Healt ... Read More

CBD vs THC: Differences in Properties, Benefits, and Effects

CBD and THC are cannabinoids derived from the Cannabis sativa plant, commonly called cannabis. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that inte ... Read More

Good Running Technique and Form for Beginners

Good running form is important for any athlete, but proper technique is especially important if you are a beginner runner. If you can learn ... Read More

Running Clothes for Beginners: Essential Gear and Accessories

While running isn't considered a particularly expensive sport, there is no shortage of running apparel, shoes, gear, and training equipment ... Read More

Spotting Before Your Period: What It Means and What to Do

Spotting before your period is often unexpected and can be inconvenient. Light bleeding or staining is often a sign of harmless hormonal cha ... Read More

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