Christa Sgobba

Writer · Editor · Content Creator · Research Nerd
Director of Fitness and Food at SELF magazine

About Me

Hi! Thanks for checking out my page. You can take a look at my clips above to see what I write, but read on below to find out why I write. Here's everything you need to know.

I'm a digital journalist with a print heart
And that's only fitting, considering I spent three years at Men's Health magazine in the research department before moving to writing and editing (first at, then at Runner's World and Bicycling, and currently at SELF.) That meant fact checking everything from directions on how to tie a bowtie to the exact concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol in a pack of gummies. And that precision, accuracy, and attention to detail is something that has remained at the core of my digital work, too. You can find my print bylines in Men's Health, Runner's World, Glamour, and Weight Watchers, and I've written for the following digital pubs, too: SELF,, Runner's World, Bicycling, Silver Sneakers, and HealthCentral.

I write eye-grabbing headlines—but you'll be glad you clicked on them
Competition is fierce on the social feeds, so if you want your piece to be seen, well, you better make sure it stands out from the rest of the stuff out there. I write the kinds of headlines that grab your attention, pique your interest, and persuade you to click. But once you do so, you won't regret it. My articles follow through on their promise, and by the time you get to the end—and yep, I'm confident you'll make it that far—you'll have learned something that will stick with you long after you close out that tab.

I don't just write about health and fitness
Outside the office, I'm a full-fledged health nerd who skims conference abstracts for fun and peppers casual conversation with a little too much weird body trivia. I spend most of my free time at the gym, with the pie-in-the-sky goal of a double-bodyweight deadlift, and I'm also an ACE-certified personal trainer. Building whole-body wellness is important to me in my own life, which helps me bring a unique sense of purpose, urgency, and importance to the "live your best life" pieces I write and edit each day. It means something to me, so I try my hardest to make it matter to the tens of thousands of viewers who read my work each day, too.