So maybe your new year’s resolution is to lead a healthier lifestyle, and take better care of your well-being, but you’re lost for ideas on where to start. That’s where wellness influencers come in – over the past few years, people from all over the world have taken to social media to lead the way and inspire the rest of us to be our best and healthiest selves. From workout guides to diet plans, they’ve committed their lives to guiding you on your wellness journey every step of the way.
Ready to start your journey? Follow these eight wellness influencers for some key insights.
Jessi Inchauspé, better known as Glucose Goddess on Instagram, is a French wellness influencer who also just so happens to be a biochemist. As her Insta handle makes clear, she’s a big fan of glucose and sugar – but always makes sure to consume it in the right ways. Through her own pioneering research, she’s come up with a bunch of simple hacks that help with reversing health complications like acne, fatigue and even diabetes. She’s also written and published her very own book, Glucose Revolution, which offers a load of lessons on how to lower your glucose levels without totally giving up your favourite foods.
Based much closer to home, Joanna Soh is a Malaysian fitness personality who’s also founded her own wellness company Fio. Fio is an application which brings together fitness programmes, nutrition guides and mental health content to help users get in shape and lead a healthy lifestyle more effectively. Joanna also puts out new videos on her YouTube channel every Monday covering home workouts and easy-to-make healthy recipes. With over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry, you can trust this certified trainer and nutrition coach to bring out the best in you.
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Based in London, Rachel Sacerdoti is a 43-year-old Iraqi online fitness coach. As the founder of wellness and fitness method It’s SO Simple, Sacerdoti herself leads a very, very active and balanced lifestyle. Her love for exercise and healthy living grew after gradually gaining weight over the course of three pregnancies, and later receiving encouragement from her loving brother. A typical week in her life includes 5-6 workout sessions a week, varying between HIIT and resistance training, as well as daily well-balanced meals opting for ‘good carbs’ like brown rice and quinoa. It’s clear that meal prep is her forte. Though she may have started out her journey feeling embarrassed about her own body, she now helps transform others into people who can learn how to love themselves to the fullest.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle while being both an entrepreneur and mother of three isn’t an easy task at all, but Cheryl Wee manages to do just that. The founder of Cheryl W. Wellness and Weight Management also faced her own share of personal challenges before embracing the wellness lifestyle. As a former actress, Cheryl faced many comments on her body shape and size, pushing her to develop a series of eating disorders – and an unhealthy relationship with food. What really got her out of this vicious cycle was her first pregnancy, when she realised that her relationship with food would not only affect her body, but her baby’s as well. Cheryl W. was set up to help others become more mindful of their own health instead of being overly obsessed with achieving an ideal body or weight loss, offering several detox products including collagen chocolates and fat-freezing services.
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If you haven’t worked out in a really long time, Justin Agustin has curated a series of workouts which will get you right back on track. Justin specialises in exercise therapy and is also a fitness coach for beginners. With over a million followers on TikTok, Justin produces gentle workout videos and motivational videos telling people why it’s important to live a healthy lifestyle. He also runs his own business, providing beginner workout content as part of a subscription package. All his workouts can be accessed, watched and followed from the comfort of your own homes, on your own time and at your own convenience.
Haven’t exercised in years? Starting from scratch today? So proud of you! If you’re unsure on how to begin your fitness journey, start here. The idea is to awaken dormant muscles in a gentle way. This way, you won’t get overwhelmed and you’ll reduce the chances of bailing on your resolution after a few weeks. Do this routine 3 times a week for your first month. You totally got this! #beginnerworkout #beginnerfitnesstips #gentleworkout #newyearsresolution #fitnessforeverybody
Emi Wong is a Toronto-born creator raised in Hong Kong producing content ranging from health and wellness to fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Emi’s fitness journey didn’t start off right away. She initially found herself overly obsessed with building abs, eventually developing bulimia. Now, she’s taken off as a YouTuber and influencer across several industries, also producing videos like travel vlogs and more personal content with family and friends. But what makes her stand out from other fitness influencers is her reliability and relatability with her audiences. Emi isn’t afraid to speak out about her prior health issues, constantly reminding her young followers about the importance of maintaining a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle.
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Sadia Badiei runs Pick Up Limes, a social media site which shares versatile and flexible vegan meal recipes. With nearly 4 million subscribers on YouTube, Pick Up Limes has something suited to everyone’s taste buds, ranging from budget-friendly meal options to set meals for the whole family. While focusing predominantly on healthy recipes for daily consumption, she also talks about other ways one can lead a healthy lifestyle. This includes videos on becoming a morning person, mediation guides, and other tips for developing healthy habits. You can find her on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and even Pinterest, along with her very own e-book which includes 20 exclusive recipes.
Cassey Ho is more than your average wellness influencer. She’s also a headstrong business woman who leveraged her already-large online following to develop her very own fitness company, Blogilates. There, she is the CEO and head founder of POPFLEX, which sells athleisure-wear and fitness equipment. Over the years, she’s garnered 7 million subscribers on YouTube – a testimonial to how good she is at what she does. Cassey predominantly shares workout routines with her followers, but also healthy food plans and other methods for living a healthy lifestyle.