Netflix may be great for catching up on some of your favorite shows, but the streaming service also offers a number of health and exercise documentaries that can inspire you to hit the gym and expand your fitness goals. New Year.
Whether you’re planning to focus on diet or exercise for 2023, Netflix has plenty of options to keep you motivated in the New Year.
“Generation Iron 3” (2018) – Get inspired to hit the gym by watching bodybuilders from around the world strive for physical perfection to win the coveted Mr. Olympia.
“Tony Parker: The Final Shot” (2020) – Turning your fitness dream into reality won’t be easy, but it’s not impossible. Follow the story of the retired NBA player who proved the naysayers wrong by becoming a six-time All-Star.
“What The Health” (2017) – While diet and exercise are vital to any fitness journey, you may want to watch this documentary before you change your diet plan. Take a deep dive into the connection of nutrition and disease to the food, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
“Zion” (2018) – This hidden gem on Netflix tells the story of Zion Clarke, a teenager born without legs who finds his calling as a competitive wrestler.
“CounterPunch” (2017) – Interest in boxing may be waning, but these three fighters are determined to chase their dreams and become champions of the sport.
“Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive” (2022) – Freediver Johanna Nordblad has one goal in mind, to break the world record for distance traveled under the ice in one breath. After watching this documentary, being out of breath after a grueling workout won’t seem so bad.
“The Redeem Team” (2022) – Transport back to the 2008 USA Basketball Championship as NBA players like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony look back on how they managed to take home the gold from the Beijing games.
“The Alpinist” (2020) – Canadian Alpine climber Marc-Andre Leclerc knows all too well that some adventures are meant to be done alone. This documentary follows the 23-year-old as he makes some of the most daring solo ascents of some of the world’s most dangerous icy heights.
“Little Miss Sumo” (2018) – It may be a sport traditionally dominated by men, but 20-year-old sumo prodigy Hiyori will try to change the rules of Japan’s national pastime.
“14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible” (2021) – When you feel like giving up on your fitness journey, check out this documentary focusing on Nepali mountaineer Nimsdai Purja. Follow the adventurer on his quest to do what many consider impossible, to reach all 14 of the world’s 8,000m peaks in seven months.