8 Instagram Accounts You Need To Follow For Some Serious Fitness Inspo

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From time to time, we all need a little extra motivation to get our butts to the gym. Maybe it’s been a while and the thought of diving back into an exercise routine gives us anxiety, or maybe we’re just experiencing a serious case of the winter blues. Whatever the reason may be for your current lack of motivation, following one of these fitness influencers on Instagram will undoubtedly inspire you to get moving. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a yogi or a wannabe Olympic weightlifter — you’ll find a health nut to relate to on this list.

1. Kayla Itsines — @kayla_itsines

If you’re a fitness junkie, chances are that you’ve already heard of Kayla Itsines and her Bikini Body Guide workouts. Her 12-week programs are full of workouts that include a mix of plyometrics, cardio and weight training. All of her workouts are just 30 minutes long and require minimal equipment, catering to people who have busy lifestyles. Her workouts have been so successful in helping people of all shapes and sizes get fit that there’s a slew of body transformation pictures on Insta with the #bbgtransformation hashtag attached. Itsines is currently pregnant and motivating moms-to-be everywhere to maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout their pregnancies. Follow her Instagram account for exercise inspo and artistic pictures of smoothie bowls and tropic destinations.

2. Morit Summers — @moritsummers

Morit Summers is a personal trainer and the owner of Form Fitness, a studio in Brooklyn, New York that aims to be inclusive for all body types and for people from all walks of life. Summers is a champion of the #curvygirl hashtag, advocating for the fact that a healthy lifestyle goes way beyond simply having a six-pack. Before opening her own business, Summers served as a personal trainer at Equinox, working her way up to becoming a Tier 3+ trainer, one of the highest tiers available at the elite fitness facility. Her personal training clients range from beginners to seasoned athletes. Follow her on Instagram for strength-training workouts that are appropriate for all fitness levels.

3. Brittne Babe — @brittnebabe

Babe began her fitness journey after she gained some weight during her freshman year of college. Wanting to get back into shape, Babe reached out to professionals for help. When that didn’t work, she decided to take matters into her own hands and study all there is to know about fitness and nutrition. When her talent for creating effective meal plans and workouts got noticed by others, people started reaching out to Babe for help, which led her to develop her current fitness empire. She’s now a figure competitor, certified personal trainer, health and wellness coach and social media phenomenon with more than a million Instagram followers. You can participate in her #BrittneBABE21DayChallenge that promises to deliver a healthier, fitter and more confident you. Follow her on Instagram for a look at what it takes to get her seriously sculpted bod.

4. Mattie Rogers — @mattiecakesssss

Rogers started out as a competitive cheerleader before turning her attention to CrossFit and weightlifting at the tender age of 17. She’s now a professional weightlifter, representing the United States female Olympic weightlifting team at international competitions all over the world. She holds the U.S. record in the snatch and clean and jerk, two Olympic weightlifting moves. She lives by the motto, “You must sacrifice yourself in order to achieve greatness,” so you know that she’s as tough as nails. Follow her on Instagram to see some seriously intense weightlifting workouts that’ll propel you through your own sweat sessions.

5. Kelsey Wells — @kelseywells

Wells started her fitness journey just eight weeks postpartum. Like many new moms, she was simply hoping to get her pre-baby body back and feel healthy again. In her own personal journey, she ended up finding her life calling to be a fitness coach for women looking to get back into shape after pregnancy. On her blog, she has workouts catered to all fitness levels. Most of her workouts are short but effective — some will only take you as little as 15 minutes to complete. Follow her on Instagram for a reminder to love yourself no matter where you are currently on your fitness journey.

6. Jassamyn Stanley — @mynameisjessamyn

Stanley started her journey to become one of the world’s top fitness influencers about five years ago when photos of her yoga practice went viral online. She’s now an esteemed yoga teacher and a leading advocate for the body-positive fitness movement. In 2017 Stanley released a book, “Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get On the Mat, Love Your Body,” which encourages people of all shapes, sizes and colors to love and respect their bodies through the practice of yoga. The book and Stanley’s advocacy make yoga approachable for all. Follow her on Instagram for a look at some seriously cool yoga poses and genuine confidence.

7. Cassey Ho — @blogilates

This pilates princess helps bring fitness to all with her free pilates-inspired workout videos available on her YouTube channel, Blogilates. Ho has 1.5 million followers on Instagram and 4 million subscribers on her YouTube channel. She’s an award-winning fitness instructor, owner of her own activewear line and creator of a new workout program called PIIT28, which is basically a hybrid between pilates and intensive interval training. All of Cassey’s PIT28 workouts can be done in just 28 minutes and 40 seconds. Follow her on Instagram for some laughs, funny memes and pilates inspo.

8. Massy Arias — @massy.arias

This self-taught trainer, entrepreneur and CoverGirl model inspires many daily through her popular Instagram account and MA Warrior Challenge. Arias has openly revealed that she used to struggle with depression and that fitness has helped her cope with her mental illness and improve her outlook on life. She now advocates for others to improve their own lives through exercise. Arias is also the CEO of Tru Supplements, a vegan-friendly supplements brand. Follow her on Instagram for seriously inspirational quotes and badass workouts.

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