30 Inspiring Fitness Girls To Follow On Instagram
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From ballerinas to weightlifters and celebrity trainers, these stylish women show off the best workout motivation on Instagram. Follow along for free workout ideas, beautiful photography, and motivation to get active both inside and outside the gym. Here, our 30 favorite fit girls on Instagram.

1. Megan Roup

Megan Roup founded the cult-favorite cardio class The Sculpt Society, which utilizes fun dance moves mixed with high-rep toning exercises to get you in the best shape of your life. But you don’t have to live in NYC or belong to a fancy gym to get in on the action: Roup’s The Sculpt Society app brings her signature workouts to you anywhere.

2. Shona Vertue

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Home Exercises for Knee Issues | ⁣ ⁣ I’m a fan of the more muscular trend for women for one major reason and it’s not about aesthetics, it’s about function.⁣ ⁣ Given that the muscles of the posterior thigh, particularly your hamstring family effect two muy importantes joints for getting around town (the hip and the knee) I think it’s also may importantes that they are strong. ⁣ ⁣ The heroin-chic look of the 90’s with zero muscularity on a girls body (particularly her legs), is not conducive for healthy, moving, well-functioning joints – to me, that’s anti-feminist.⁣ ⁣ Your hamstrings (a family of 3) help to mainly extend the hip and flex the knee, but they have other jobs too including external rotation of leg (biceps femoris) internal rotation at the knee joint (semimebranosis and semitendinosus) ⁣ ⁣ Ok but why am I including all this anatomical information?⁣ ⁣ 1. The more you know about your body, the more you can make educated choices about what to do with it. ⁣ ⁣ 2. Your hamstrings cover two joints and when you complain about your niggling knee pain, your hamstrings could well be contributing. Particularly given that they attach to the tibia and fibula bones (your leg bones below the knee). ⁣ ⁣ Weak hamstrings can effect the knee joint AND the hip joint causing problems pain and injury.⁣ ⁣ The exercises shown here actually work your butt too but have an emphasis on the hamstrings:⁣ ⁣ 1. Stiff Leg KB Deadlift: I’m mobile in my hamstrings and in my hips, so I can maintain a neutral spine, go into deep hip flexion and keep my legs relatively straight – loading up my hamstrings nicely as I deadlift.⁣ ⁣ 2. SL Hip Thrust: Both a glute and hamstring exercise as it is loading hip extension. Just make sure you place the foot of your working leg further forward if you want to emphasise the hamstring work here. ⁣ ⁣ 3. Swiss Ball Leg Curl: This knee flexing exercise burns the hamstrings, but also requires that you can stabilise your pelvis and spine with core and glute muscles. It can also be performed with towels on a wooden floor or sliders on carpet. ⁣ ⁣ Drop more Q’s below.

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Personal trainer Shona Vertue has worked with David Beckham and the cast of Wonder Woman. Her workout philosophy combines yoga, strength training, and cardio together to create a routine focused on overall health and mobility.

3. Hanna Oberg

Hanna Oberg proves that you don’t have to quit the gym when you’re expecting a child. The fitness influencer has been training hard ever since announcing her first pregnancy, showing modifications and moves to try on her Instagram whether you have a bump or not.

4. Sohee Lee

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About 5 years ago, I thought up the term “effortlessly lean” for what I believed at the time was everyone’s goal in fitness. I had started learning about the role of habits in long-term behavior change – thus, I reasoned that if I could teach people how to master the right habits, everyone could learn how to stay effortlessly lean for life. My plans included creating a product/e-book and making that message a primary component of my brand. ⁣ ⁣ Let me say that I'm so glad I did not move in that direction. Because here are some things I’ve learned since then: ⁣ ⁣ 1️⃣Getting and staying lean comes much easier to some than to others. Some people are predisposed to carry a little more body fat (and further, carry body fat in different areas of their body), and also hunger, appetite, non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT), and even enjoyment of exercise are largely rooted in our genetics (as well as environment, of course – this is a complex topic that I won’t dive into here). So even though I would say that yes, being lean is effortless FOR ME, I fully get that it is not the case for many. To market the idea that anyone can achieve lower levels of body fat and have an easy time doing so is misleading and unethical. ⁣ 2️⃣If your main goal with fitness is solely to get lean, you’re missing the point entirely. There is a time and a place to pursue fat loss if that’s what you want, but achieving lower body fat levels can come with a slew of negative side effects for many, including but not limited to an increase in disordered eating symptoms and behaviors and decrease in quality of life. Having a peaceful relationship with food and your body and living your healthiest, happiest life possible does not have to include shedding body fat. ⁣ ⁣ This is false advertising at best. ⁣ ⁣ Being fit, healthy, and happy has to do with so, so much more than the way you look. You’re absolutely allowed to be proud of your body – and I hope you are! – but don’t neglect your well-being in the process. Being healthy and happy LOOKS DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE, and it's important to respect that. ?⁣ ⁣ #eatliftthrive⁣

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Sohee Lee is a personal trainer based in California who focuses on sustainable and actionable diet and lifestyle changes for long-term client success (she also posts hilarious fitness memes). Her ELT Method and Instagram posts makes getting started with a traditional strength training program—and setting big performance goals—way less intimidating.

5. Jen Esquer

Fitness isn’t just about lifting heavy weights and running for miles. Esquer, also knows as @DocJenFit, is all about mobility and flexibility. Her informational Instagram posts are your first step toward moving and feeling better.

6. Krissy Cela

Cela makes strength and resistance training approachable—and fun!—for both beginners and pros. Follow her for tons of free workout ideas, or subscribe to her Tone & Sculpt app for one of the best fitness and meal planning programs we’ve ever tried.

7. Melissa Alcantara

Melissa Alcantara is not only Kim Kardashian West’s go-to trainer, but she’s also a powerhouse athlete who constantly inspires and motivates women to push themselves beyond their perceived limits. (Seriously, just take a moment to read her captions.)

8. Katie Sonier

If glute-training is your thing, follow Katie Sonier. The Miami-based trainer is an expert in hip thrusts and glute-focused weightlifting, but the former gymnast also posts jaw-dropping handstand routines, pull-up sets, and warmup stretches that remind us just how inflexible we really are.

9. Natacha Oceane

Natacha Oceane approaches health, fitness, and diet like a scientist (she did study biophysics, after all). She posts snippets of her plyometric and strength-based workouts on her Instagram—but make sure you follow her on Youtube, too to see all of her experiments, challenges, and vlogs.

10. Brittne Jackson

You’ve probably seen Brittne Jackson’s workouts on your Instagram explore page under her handle @BrittneBabe. The athlete and influencer posts killer at-home and gym-based workouts to give you non-stop motivation and fresh fitness ideas.

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11. Lauren Simpson

Lauren Simpson is a former world champion bikini competitor and bonafide expert on both building muscle and burning fat. We love her balanced and healthy approach to fitness and nutrition—she’s not afraid to talk about fat loss in a healthy and sustainable way.

12. Amanda Bisk

This fit Aussie is a former pole vaulter turned yoga instructor focusing on stretching, health, and body toning—and she’s got the body to show for it.

13. Hannah Bronfman 

The fashionable DJ also has a love for fitness, wellness, and health. Follow along with her #HBFit hashtag for workouts and healthy recipes.

14. Tone It Up’s Karena and Katrina

From easy-to-follow detoxes to free workout routines on Youtube, these best friends started a fitness empire that has transformed into a digital community of its own. The Tone It Up community encompasses a group of women motivating each other to reach their health and fitness goals online with shared recipes, workouts, and more.

15. Caitlin Turner

Caitlin practices yoga while traveling across the globe—giving you both incentive to step up your yoga poses and your sense of wanderlust.

16. Jessamyn Stanely

Promoting body positivity and yoga at every size, Jessamyn shares yoga tips for living a healthy lifestyle. She also hosts her own podcast and has her own book, Every Body Yoga.

17. Kayla Itsines

The bikini body trainer has the abs to inspire—and the workout programs to go along with them. Itsines also regularly shares the before and after photos of those who’ve followed her routine–which is motivation for anyone to get started on their journey to enviable abs.

18. Kaisa Keranen

From demonstrative gym videos to weight training and at-home workouts, Kaisa’s fitness-focused account is the perfect beginner’s guide for how to tackle a routine.

19. Emily Skye

The founder of the F.I.T. (Fitness Inspiration Transformation) program—a cult internet diet and exercise favorite—Emily Skye’s Instagram feed is full of how-to workout videos, stylish workout gear, and chiseled abs that will make you want to start your next workout stat. Plus, for those looking for pregnancy-friendly workout routine, she’s got you covered with her recent journey to motherhood.

20. Nude Yoga Girl

This anonymous, sophisticated yogi challenges everything you know about fitness (and nudity) on Instagram. Follow her for a stunning new pose each day.

21. Base Body Babes

This Australian personal training duo will inspire you to hit the gym on a daily basis.

22. Jen Selter

Known as one of the best butts on Instagram, Jen Selter is a New York native and fitness model who will teach you the art of working on your rear.

23. Massy Arias 

A certified personal trainer with 2.4 million followers to date, Arias is part Instagram celeb, part hardcore health coach.

24. Anna Victoria

The creator of The Fit Body Guides is apt to post photos of appetizing healthy foods, motivational quotes, and many a fit mirror selfie. But she also throws in before-and-after photos of women (which she calls her #fbggirls) who’ve taken her 12 week training guide and seen tremendous results for further inspo.

25. Tracy Anderson

The woman behind Gwyneth Paltrow’s workout routine (plus an array of models and A-listers) dishes out her best fitness tips and tricks on her feed.

26. Rachel Brathan

Rachel travels the world on yoga retreats—and documents her zen poses in the most picturesque destinations along the way.

27. Cassey Ho

Cassey is the creator behind POP Pilates and posts Pilates tips and poses worth mimicking.

29. Tanya Poppett

This Sydney-based trainer doesn’t stick to just one workout. Find her getting active while boxing, running, canoeing, and even doing aerial yoga. Poppett is also the mind (and muscles) behind Train With Tanya, a free fitness app that focuses on HIIT exercises.

30. Mary Helen Bowers

The founder of Ballet Beautiful proves the art of dance makes for an elegant and calming workout option.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.

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