30 Fitness Stars Everyone Is Following on Instagram

If you don’t know these names, you need to.

You know how an Instagram feed that’s full of rainbow-coloured fruits and veggies can get you excited about eating something healthy? It’s kind of the same with fitness influencers. Follow badass women who post flexy selfies with captions about their workout, videos of themselves dead-lifting twice their weight, doing a freaking pull up, or nailing a yoga headstand, and you might feel more motivated to break a sweat.

Here, the Instagram queens you should be following for sweaty good vibes.

Brittne Babe, @brittnebabefitness


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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 favourite 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


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QUADZILLA? SOUND ON! 🔊 I often get the question “what am I doing wrong since I only feel my quads and hamstrings fire up during my lower body days, and nothing in my glutes!?”. I’ve put together 7 of my best tips for you! You’ll find 3 of them here and the rest on my YouTube! I put the link in my caption if you’re interested. Let me know if you like voice overs btw! 😁👌 ◾️ SQUATS: when performing a squat, take a wider stance but not as wide as sumo. Place a band around your thighs. By doing this you’ll activate all 3 glute muscles and yes, it feels!! ◾️ SMITH SQUAT: This is another squat you can try – by being able to lean against the bar you can place your feet away from your body creating a really good depth and angle at your hip joint meaning your glutes will do more of the work! ◾️ SINGLE LEG EXERCISES: When performing single leg exercises use your resting leg to help push your hips all the way to the top! Watch the difference when I’m performing the glute bridge. HOPE YOU FOUND THIS HELPFUL ☺️💕💪 #InThisTogether

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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


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3 years of training vs 8 years of training #transformationtuesdaythings 🙆🏼‍♀️. – I get so many messages from people slightly frustrated that they’ve been working out “x” number of months and have barely noticed any changes. Same, fam. I definitely didn’t start training and notice drastic changes right away. For me at the time of this first photo, these changes were drastic. You don’t really know your potential unless you give your body some time to get there 👊🏻. – Our bodies are all different. You could be working just as hard as someone who is seeing more results but that’s just the luck of the draw. That doesn’t mean you can’t improve yourself and that your progress is insignificant. It just might take you a little longer and that’s ok #youvsyoubb – Work hard but respect your body’s pace and be patient, be proud of yourself dammit and the hard work you’ve already put in, and enjoy the process – the changes take care of themselves.

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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


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HIIT training, aka short bursts of intense exercise alternated with recovery periods. Why do I train the HIIT method? 1. It’s incredibly fun (as you can see) 2. You can get maximal health benefits in minimal time (Fantastic for those who struggle to find time) 3. Your metabolic rate is higher for hours after exercise 4. I find that the short burst of intense training keeps me mentally engaged, never getting bored or having anytime to think about what I’m really doing at the time. I choose Muay Thai pad work because this sort of training makes me so happy and pushes my body till I can’t breath, hold my guard or lift my legs. ITS AMAZING 😉 @hiit_australia Pad holder @mike_hiitaustralia

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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


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I believe that how we do anything is how we do everything. Attention to detail is important. Being focused in your work gives you better precision in practice and ultimately the bigger difference in application. Complacency is the deterioration of excellence. Try this each day to help increase your daily focus and attention to detail: for 2 solid minutes, while brushing your teeth think about focusing 100% on that experience. The noise, the feeling on your teeth, the taste, the process, everything. When you start to think of something else, come back to the present experience of brushing your teeth. This will increase your overall focus, your ability to focus in when needed, teach you how to be more present in the moment, and wake your brain up for the day! Plus your chompers will thank you! #fittipfriday #focus #activemeditation #badasslife #habits #christmasabbott #strongasamother

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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


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I LOVE what lifting weights does for me; the strength it gives me, and the shape it gives my body. 💪🏼 I love that it gives me stronger glutes than @recdedmond 🍑😂 and I also love that I can eat a LOT because of how much I burn! 😝 But what I love most of all is how it makes me feel and the mental strength it gives me. The best benefits of lifting weights can’t be seen – they’re felt! That’s why they’re a big part of my FIT Program. They make us strong, confident and happy. 💪🏼 These are the reasons I started lifting a decade ago, and why I created my FIT Program; I want others to feel this way too! 😃🙌🏼 . 📲 Trial my FIT APP for 7 days free – link in bio! . . 🏋🏼‍♂️ @emilyskyefitness 💪🏼 . #fitfam #emilyskye #11monthspostpartum #fitmum #strongmama

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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


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A walk on the beach sounds good right about now🌊

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

Lyzabeth Lopez, @LyzabethLopez


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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 (aka Mankofit), @Massy.Arias


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Tribe, get ready for this one. [tag a friend] grab some bands, and let’s get to work. No excuses, you can do this at home. I want to see you guys nail these. These are going to be really challenging, but fun. And yes, you don’t need the bands if you don’t have them. 2-3 rounds 6-8 reps per exercise If you do not have the strength or the mobility to do a single leg squat, simply do regular squats. Shoulder is healing. And guess who is getting a 80lb vest? Get ready, the next #ma30day will focus on the lower half. Let’s go team! 🎶 @majorlazer #leanon www.massyarias.com #childofGod ____________________________________________ Tribu, prepárense para esta rutina . [etiqueta a un amigo] toma algunas bandas y vamos a trabajar. No hay excusas, puedes hacerlo en casa. Quiero verlos haver estos movimientos, usar nuestro propio peso para ejercitarnos puede parecer fácil, pero aquí les dejo un reto Estos ejercicios serán realmente desafiantes, pero divertidos. Y sí, no necesitas las bandas si no las tienes. 2-3 rondas 6-8 repeticiones por ejercicio. Si no tienes la fuerza o la movilidad para hacer la sentadilla con una sola pierna, simplemente haz las sentadillas regulares. mi hombro sigue recuperándose. ¿Y adivina quién se compró un chaleco de 80 libras? Prepárense que el próximo #ma30day se centrará en las piernas y los cocos. Dale! #hijadecristo

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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


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Guys, my program @arcadiaactiv is almost HERE. 😅 Launching Black Friday! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Looking for a quick, but effective workout? Give this one a try. 👊 Tag your training partner who would join you. 👫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For time: 10-8-6-4-2 Reps of DB Burpee Deadlift @ RX 55lbs/35lbs or Scaled 35lbs/15lbs ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *After each round complete: 10 Russian KB swings @ 53lb/ 35lb or Scaled 35lb/ 18lb 10 Calorie Bike or 200m Run ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This program has been a year in the works and I can’t wait to share with you all what we have planned. 🔥 I know @rasmuswandersen and @bryanmillertime have some really fun stuff programmed and we all can’t wait to help you reach your fitness goals. 💪 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ArcadiaActiv #Training

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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.

Brittany Dawn, @brittany_dawn_fitness

For seriously gorge Insta aesthetic and gym style inspo, tap follow on Brittany’s grid. She’ll share tips from her own workout routine, like her fave abs and booty moves, so you can steal ’em for yourself.

Natalie Uhling, @natalieuhling


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~Postpartum~ This week marks my 4 month #postpartum journey. The road has been filled with ups and downs but for the most part I have recently started feeling like my old self again. ✨♥️ :: Since I always like to share my secret mama tribe with you I wanted to introduce you to one of my favorite postpartum care professionals @drlaurenlove. :: @drlaurenlove is a chiropractor who specializes in helping mamas get back in alignment and also supports us as our bodies undergo so many changes throughout the first year. :: Both baby Sky and I started seeing @drlaurenlove right after I gave birth. It’s been amazing to see the changes in my body but most importantly how I feel. I’ve learned so much valuable information about my body and my baby from @drlaurenlove and she’s really helped support me during this postpartum period. So, if you are looking to THRIVE during this special postpartum time I highly suggest seeing her. Hope this helps mamas! Xx Nat #postpartumbody #NUFit

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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


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As per your request ladies… NO JUMPING LEG SESSION 👊💧💪 Try 15-20 reps per exercise for 3 laps!! www.kaylaitsines.com/app

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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


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What’s SHRED? Here’s an example circuit! 💦🔥 Shred is a new workout program in the @fitbodyapp and is a body weight only, high intensity 30 minute workout program that can be done from anywhere. Home, the gym, you name it! . You can follow shred as your primary workout program if your primary goal is to shed fat and lean down. OR you can do Tone or Sculpt if you also want to gain lean muscle, and then do Shred as your cardio workouts! 💦😉 . Here’s a circuit you can try out! 20 Side squat + knee raises (repeat on both sides) 10 rounds Walking lunge + blast off lunge 30 total Side to side bench jumps 20 total Jumping lunges Repeat 3x!! This would be one of three circuits in a complete shred workout 😉 #fitbodyapp #fbggirls . Get 50% off @fitbodyapp for a limited time! www.annavictoria.com/fitbodyapp

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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


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To the person who just asked how to stay motivated when visible progress in yoga postures is not forthcoming…aka “what do I do when I can’t ‘do’ the postures and the frustration makes me want to quit?” Here’s what I think- Question why you crave visible progress. Question where that desire resides. Does that desire only show up on a yoga mat? I really fucking doubt it. If you’re anything like me, the desire for visible progress shows up in every other part of life. And why is that? Because the Ego is a fickle bitch, destined for anger and loneliness. And when we start to see how the Ego intrudes upon happiness and destabilizes contentment, only then are we able to truly practice yoga. Everything else is coconut water flavored calisthenics. Basically- visible “progress” in yoga postures does not equate a strong yoga practice. Internal strength isn’t always visible to the outside world. The rest of this flow is on IG Live and IG stories. I’ve been listening to a lot of Billie Holiday while practicing recently. Trying to match my breaths with her intonations. Mostly crying with her. Crying feels better than holding it in. Never have I ever felt as free to cry as I do at this stage of my life and I am so very grateful. Been holding in my tears for too long.

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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.

Additional reporting by Cydney EckertKate BeckmanVeronica Lopez, and Kerry Justich.

This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com.

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