Just 31 Fitness Instagrams Everyone Is Definitely Following

Elizabeth Narins
·26-min read
Photo credit: Khadija Horton
Photo credit: Khadija Horton

From Cosmopolitan

We've come a long way since "fitspo" thrived in 2015. While the posts were definitely motivational, the messaging and images were often toxic, making viewers feel like their bod was nothing but a "before" photo.

Roughly five years later, the trainers worth following on le 'Gram are less about kale smoothies and fasted cardio, and more about challenging your body when you can and doing some serious self care when you can't (read chillin').

If you're on the hunt for new moves, a fresh fitness perspective, or advice from a certified trainer, these are the Instagram fitness queens you should be following for sweaty good vibes.

Selena Watkins, @selenawatkins

Head to certified personal trainer and creator of @socanomics, a Caribbean dance workout, Selena Watkins's profile for super fun dance workouts, strength sessions, and more.

Jule Louise, @juleloui.fit

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What was ur excuse today? 🤔

A post shared by Jule Louise. K💛🍍 (@juleloui.fit) on Dec 2, 2019 at 2:23pm PST

The TikTok famous fitness influencer is also a certified personal trainer...who happens to have an amazing butt. Peep her page for butts on butts on butts and her strength-training tips.

Brittne Babe, @brittnebabefitness

If you're not a fan of the gym but want to get fit, Brittne's grid is packed with full-body workouts you can literally do in your kitchen (because that's where she does them too). Her gym lewks are also *chef's kiss.*

Stephanie Sanzo, @stephaniesanzo

Ever played with the idea of body building or power lifting? Meet your new favorite influencer. The Aussie bench presses, deadlifts, and squats hundreds of pounds and gives in-depth lifting tips for her 1.2 million followers! You gotta see it to believe it.

Linn Lowes, @linnlowes

This Swedish certified trainer gives helpful advice on strength training techniques to make the most of of your workouts. Also, the pics of Linn with her man and her dogs are the cutest ever.

Kelsey Wells, @kelseywells

Ever wonder what the hell all those machines at the gym are for? Allow Kelsey to show you what's up. From cable stations to leg press equipment, your girl demos what you can do and how to do it via fitness videos set to fun bops.

Phyllicia, @yogi_goddess

Zen out with this yoga superstar's snaps of inspiring handstands, crystal-infused self-care, and gorgeous acroyoga poses. Oh, and her floofy cat also does yoga with her. This is not a drill.

Katie Crewe, @katiecrewe

Whether you've been lifting weights forevs or you're new to the strength game, Katie's Insta is packed with helpful advice. Check out her daily workout videos, booty transformation pics, and healthy recipes for major inspo.

Chontel Duncan, @chontelduncan

Lifting is great and all, but sometimes you just want to punch something. Enter, Chontel. The Australian certified trainer and mom of two shares videos of her Muay Thai boxing training along with instructions to try the moves yourself. And be sure to check out her back muscles. Damn, girl.

Christmas Abbott, @ChristmasAbbott

If you have any doubts about female weightlifters' capabilities, let Christmas show you the light: With more than 700,000 followers, the CrossFit competitor and Olympic lifter posts photos and videos of herself lifting insanely heavy shit.

Amanda Bisk, @AmandaBisk

This Australian goddess hasn't racked up more than 682,000 followers for nothing. The exercise physiologist, yoga instructor, and CrossFit coach posts G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S photos of herself sweating everywhere you want to be.

Cassey Ho, @Blogilates

Cassey Ho is a body positive certified fitness instructor and Pilates maven loved by more than 1.4 million Instagram followers. Her feed is full of graceful poses and Pilates moves interspersed with healthy foods — and adorable animals. (Because why not?)

Jeanette Jenkins, @MsJeanetteJenkins

For her 512,000-plus followers, this celebrity trainer posts motivational quotes and selfies in fun fitness clothes and body-baring outfits.

Emily Skye, @EmilySkyeFit

More than 2.4 million people follow this beautiful Australian model-turned-personal trainer, who mostly posts photos of her covetable six-pack, flexing up a storm.

Lita Lewis, @FollowtheLita

This triathlete calls herself the "Thick Fit" trainer. Her plyometric exercise videos and motivational captions keep her 498,000 followers around.

Jenelle Salazar, @GetBodiedByJ

Upward of 701,000 people follow this fitness coach for creative exercise ideas.

Lyzabeth Lopez, @LyzabethLopez

Some 2 million followers are obsessed with this Canada-based trainer known for her hourglass workouts. She posts creative exercise ideas that you can do anywhere.

Massy Arias, @Massy.Arias

Known for her empowering captions and can-do attitude, this certified personal trainer has a massive following: 2.5 million people follow her for advice on how to properly build strength and confidence.

Charlee Atkins, @CharleeAtkins

Soulcycle instructor, founder of NYC-based fitness classes Le Sweat and Le Stretch, and all around positive human being Charlee Atkins shares videos of workouts, warmups, and stretches you can do at home. Let her be your Insta personal trainer.

Michelle Lewin, @Michelle_Lewin_

More than 13 million people follow this fitness model to see how fitness magazine cover stars (like Michelle) keep their shape. (Spoiler: It's no walk in the park.)

Katrina and Karena, @ToneItUp

Cali girls Karena, a triathlete and model, and Katrina, a health science student who'd once struggled with her weight, met at the gym, eventually collaborating to launch their own fitness studio, crazy popular YouTube channel and Instagram. Their fitness account features healthy foods and workout ideas.

Rachel Brathen, @Yoga_Girl

This yoga guru hasn't built up a following of 2 million for nothing. She posts beautiful yoga selfies and smiles with upbeat, borderline prophetic captions that just make you feel good.

Tanya Poppett, @TanyaPoppett

Fact: This Australian fitness instructor's Insta vids are exhausting to watch — she works out hard. But because she relies on her own body weight or easy-to-access props like a pillow, set of swings, and chair, her posts provide actionable ways for you (and her 351,000 followers) to work it Tanya-style.

Lauren Fisher, @LaurenFisher

This college student and Crossfit competitor's account has a girl-next-door feel. She toggles between silly pics and seriously impressive fitness feats. If the combo makes you want to be her BFF, you can join her more than 690,000 followers.

Natalie Uhling, @natalieuhling

The former fitness model, creator of NUFit, and certified trainer shares gorgeous photos, sage advice, and videos from the classes she teaches with her 64,000 followers.

Kayla Itsines, @Kayla_Itsines

This Australian certified fitness trainer has a cult-like Instagram following of 6 million users. Her feed is full of fans who swear by her Bikini Body Guides.

Anna Victoria, @AnnaVictoria

This Italy-based fitness guru has a strength-training program of her own called The Fit Body Guides. Her 1.1-million strong following loves her body-positive instant transformations (#SoReal) almost as much as the newlywed's throwback wedding photos (#Gorgeous).

Jen Selter, @JenSelter

With a booty pop so famous it's got its own hashtag (#Seltering!), this Instagram star's incredible butt has helped her rack up a following of more than 10.4 million people.

Ana Cheri, @AnaCheri

This strong AF fitness fanatic shares snapshots taken at the gym and everywhere else she sculpts (or simply shows off) her sculpted bod.

Brittany Perille Yobe, @BrittanyPerillee

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Ham & Quad Exercises to build the lower body curves 🍑 🙌🏼 and of course, glutes are not neglected 😉 1st Video- Single Leg Deadlift I looove how deep of a stretch I can get while using a bench. When you ascend, try digging your heel hard into the floor and pulling it towards you, like your trying to drag a carpet closer to you with your heel- FIIIIRE 🥵🔥 2nd Video- Single Leg Sit Squats Use the strength in your planted leg to slowly descend and sit on the bench. Try your best not to just plop down 🙈. If your hip flexor gets tired from holding your knee up, you can always lightly touch the bottom of the floor with your heel. I tend to do this when I am focusing extremely hard on my working leg. I am also placing majority of my weight into my heel when I ascend. 3rd Video- Barbell Squats Add a band if you want to get the booty pumping 👌🏻. I think my squat has improved just from watching my baby 👶🏼 squat all day long 🤷🏼♀️😂. 4th Video- Banded Barbell Sliding Split Squat The band kills my glute (planted legs glute). I slide back using my slider just until my thigh is vertical. I also drive my planted foots heel hard into the floor while again imagining pulling a carpet towards me as I ascend. I am a very visual person and this way of thinking has helped me and a ton of my clients with their form. 👍🏻 5th Video- Pliè Stance Squat to DL I am using a very light kettlebell for demo purposes. GO heavier! Hamstrings and Glutes will thank yah 😉🍑 Wearing- @bombshellsportswear. These leggings are super soft and definitely squat proof 😍 Resistance Bands- @thexbands these are the only bands I use 🙌🏼. My discount code “BRITTANY10” will save you 10% 👌🏻 The supplements I take everyday @legionath. The link and discount code is in my bio 💪🏻

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This certified fitness trainer fills her feed with proof that her I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E booty is 100 percent real. Nearly all of her posts are videos of creative exercises she uses to round out her butt at the gym.

Jessamyn Stanley, @MyNameIsJessamyn

Jessamyn's account proves yoga is not a sport designed for certain body types. Her posts, which often involve difficult inversions, showcase her talent, while her captions spread the body-acceptance advocate's uplifting message.

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