For some people, Instagram is all about fashion, style and showing off their latest beauty regime. For others it’s all about sweat, pushing their bodies to the limits and celebrating the results. Here we’re looking at some seriously strong women who use their Instagram accounts to show the rest of us what happens when you treat your body like a temple.
Get ready for some serious #Fitspo , #NoExcuses.
Instagram followers: 5Million
Celebrities can access practically any trainer they want when they want so perhaps they aren’t all that inspiration, except Kate truly pushes herself to the limit and isn’t afraid to show it. This is one Oscar nominee who is truly dedicated to her fitness and spends at least 20 minutes every day doing some kind of fitness. Despite having two kids her body is as solid as a rock and she doesn’t fuss over her food excessively either. If she wants a wine, she has a wine. Kate also has her own range of fitness clothes, Fabletics, which she promotes amongst her gym and fitness posts.
Instagram Followers: 9.1Million
Gisele is one of those lucky bitches who everyone hates as her body sprung back into shape as soon as her had her children. This doesn’t mean she hasn’t worked hard at it though. A combination of clever food choices, martial arts, yoga and sessions at the gym mean Gisele always looks stunning. By treating her body right and ensuring she gets the exercise sessions in, she has a body which anyone would be proud of and happily shows it off on her feed too.
Instagram Followers: 5.4Million
Kayla is THE face of fitness on Instagram. Her Bikini Body Guide has taken the world by storm and her feed is a mixture of hints, selfies and shots of her clients who are rocking her program. She also posts plenty of handy exercises to give potential clients a taster for what you get when you sign up to the program and really does deliver inspiration. Women have lost hundreds of pounds with Kayla and she makes sure to champion their success as well as her own.
Instagram Followers: 500,000
A former dancer with the New York City company, Mary Helen trained Natalie Portman for her unforgettable role in Black Swan. From this huge success she moved onto showing the world how ballet-inspired fitness can be amazing for the body and soul. Her Ballet Beautiful program has seen her work with a huge range of celebrities including Zooey Deschanel and Miranda Kerr. The lean body that ballet creates is craved by many of us and the inspiring way in which Mary Helen uses her grace, elegance and power makes feed a must-read.
Instagram Followers: 110,000
Fitness trainer Faya lives in Sweden and is better known by her IG and business name, Fitness on Toast. She posts up stunning photographs and writes captions in a fun and inviting way. Photos include shots of her exceptionally lean physique as well as yoga poses, stretches and in-action fitness shots. Her feed is so bright and vibrant she makes you want to get up and start exercising right away. There are a few videos thrown in which add even more to the personal style of this IG account and lots of shots with friends and fitness industry colleague which again, bring it properly to life and make Faya even more inspirational.
Instagram Followers: 314,000
Caitlin Turner is another Instagrammer who is better known by her username, Gypset Goddess. She is a hugely influential yoga teacher who uses Instagram as her business. She travels around the world and takes her favourite past time with her. Wherever Gypset Goddess goes you can be sure there will be an inspiring and original shot of a yoga pose or a meditation session. She claims to have even meditated whilst sitting on the back of an elephant. This Instagram feed is truly inspirational and a little aspirational as it is hard to believe the wonderful things this fitness influencer gets to experience.
Instagram Followers: 115,000
One of the names behind the #girlgains campaign, Zanna is one of those people with a steaming hot body who doesn’t work out to an unachievable standard. Her approach is all about what’s manageable yet still inspiring and she tells her story via Instagram. Her first book, The Balanced Body is out in December and her experience as a qualified trainer and nutrition consultant is laid down for all to enjoy. Her IG feed is equally packed with motivational tips, workout snaps and full commitment to her #girlgains movement which is all about uniting women and inspiring them to “become fitter, healthier and happier.”
Instagram Followers: 1.7 Million
A real ambassador in the health and fitness world, Emily is a fitness model who has placed first in Miss USA Figure and Fit Body competitions on several occasions. She has millions of people following her career so makes sure to show off exactly how she looks after her body and pushes it to its limits. Knowing she has such a successful career makes her instantly motivational and she also has a YouTube channel where you can watch workouts and catch up on her latest news.
Instagram Followers: 2 Million
With over 2 million followers Massiel ‘Massy’ Arias is a personal trainer who is known for her openness and willingness to share her workouts and tips via her IG channel. She posts more videos than your average Instagrammer and she has risen from a background of mental health issues and physical limitations to show what a healthy lifestyle can do. She has a bit of Instagram fame around here but there is some seriously hardcore coaching going on there too.
Instagram Followers: 314,000
There are quite a few food posts on Alice Liveing’s feed but she’s got to live up to her name. Aside from the food you’ll also see some seriously lifting, hardcore workouts and brand promotional work. She shows off some of the biggest sports and fitness brands and her toned, muscly physique shows that she’s definitely committed to her super healthy lifestyle. She has released her first book, Clean Eating Alice The Body Bible.
Instagram Followers: 7 Million
Recognised as one of the most influential women on Instagram, with nearly 7m followers, Ana Cheri exudes inspiration with her positive attitude. As well as envy-inducing fashion shots, Ana also shares workout pics and also transformations from clients who are giving her eBook body transformation programmes a go. You’ll see a lot of flesh on display on Ana’s Instagram page but considering its toned to perfection this isn’t a bad thing.
Instagram Followers: 110,000
A Nike Master Trainer who also shows off some seriously hardcore workouts in her Instagram videos, Kirsty’s strength is evident every time she posts. She’s not always wearing Nike but you’ll spot it in most of her fitness photos and even when she’s not in kit her body looks absolutely solid. She also includes a fair few nutrition tips mixed in with her posts if you’re looking for some diet inspiration.
Instagram Followers: 640,000
The creators of Tone It Up , Karena and Katrina are 2 best friends who turned their passion for fitness into a global business. Karena, a previous dancer and trainer, has always been in the fitness world whereas best friend Katrina used to struggle with her weight. When the pair started working out together and motivating each other, they soon realised how much they could help other women. They now have over 300 videos on Youtube with regular workouts and recipes as well as e-book with health plans to keep you nourished and energised.
Instagram Followers: 613,000
There isn’t much this Ozzy can’t do. Since becoming a professional pole vaulter, Amanda has gained credentials as an exercise physiologist, become an elite athletics coach and even got her qualification as a yoga instructor. Her Instagram account is a diary of her training days and her daily inspo to eat well and stay active outdoors. Rarely do we get to see Amanda in a dark and dingy gym.