30 Inspiring Fitness Girls To Follow On Instagram

All the motivation you need to get in shape—and stay there

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

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BOOTY BOOTY FIRE BOOTY PLZ make sure to leave a LIKE 🧡 to support your girl and the videos thank you LAST booty pump of the year 2019 galys!! 🍑.. so let’s make it a good one. Here with a BANGER barbell (normal or small bb) workout for you to try out!! 🔥 Trust me, they will get the job done. ADD them into you routine or if you want to make step it up a notch, HIT THEM ALL in circuit of 3-4 rounds with 90-120sec rest between the exercises. METHOD; 1️⃣ Banded Romanian deadlift | 4set x 10reps if pregnant just keep band lower 2️⃣ Split squat variation | 3-4set x 10reps each leg IF you haven’t tried this one, DO IT 🔥 3️⃣ Jefferson Squats | 3set x 10-12reps each leg good one when pregnant. Notice the stance of the feet & toes and switch between legs 4️⃣ Glute Bridges | 4set x 10-12reps TAG your friends & SAVE time video 🎶off u – Travis mills ❇️ Spotify list; haoberg #week34pregnant

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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

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Damn proud to announce I am officially with the @Fabletics fam 🥳 I have been getting asked ALL WEEK where my outfits are from and I’m thrilled to finally reveal the secret to my cute ass outfits!! . Why @fabletics? They’re body size INclusive. They celebrate ALL women to feel confident to get out and MOVE. No matter your shape, size, or activity preference. And the best part… they’re actually AFFORDABLE 👏 Still need that last minute holiday gift for your girlfriends, mom or sister? Click the link in my bio and get your order in by TODAY to get your order in time for Christmas!! 2 leggings for only $24 when you sign up as VIP 😱 (“One for me, one for you” kinda shopping 😜) Comment below and let me know which outfit is your favorite 🤗 (Check my stories to check out more outfit styles!!) 📸: @dimlitesnotwits #fableticsambassador #myfabletics #docjenfit #move2improve

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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

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This is how I burn fat 🔥 If I have the time, I like to switch up my short HIIT sessions and massively extend the rest periods but keeping total working time the same 💪 ⠀ ⠀⠀ Classic HIIT is a super efficient method, but I’ll talk a lot more about the difference between efficiency and effectiveness and show you what I mean in Monday’s YouTube video ☺️❤️ ⠀ ⠀⠀ The structure here is 20s of working, 100s of rest (2 minutes total per set) x5 of each exercise before moving onto the next one! The rest: work ratio is a lot higher here which lets you put out a lot more, so you gotta go for it! 🙌 ⠀ ⠀⠀ I never stress the eating side of things much and instead make things happen by allowing myself to train with high output 🙏 Until Monday’s video, I hope you love the workout and enjoy a little of everything if you’re celebrating this weekend! 🤗 ⠀ ⠀⠀ Swipe and save if you’d like more workout swipes! 😘 ⠀ ⠀⠀ 💪 Step up box transfers (20s on, 100s rest x5) ⠀ ⠀⠀ 💪 Lateral bounds (20s on, 100s rest x5) ⠀ ⠀⠀ 💪 Forward bounds (20s on, 100s rest x5) ⠀ ⠀⠀ 💪 Ankle jumps (20s on, 100s rest x5) ⠀ ⠀⠀ The song is @janellemonae – I Like That 🙌 If you wanna treat yourself, listen to the lyrics 💛

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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

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B-STANCE VARIATIONS🤓💪🏼 – Read below! Don’t forget to like ♥️ to support my content! Thank you 🙏🏼 – B-stance is a staggered stance. Notice my foot positioning in each of these lifts. A staggered stance allows the exercise to primarily become more unilateral focused. This stance provides much more stability than traditional unsupported ‘single leg’ movements. Both feet are still in contact with the floor so therefore increased stability during the movements. – B-stance is great for beginners through to advanced lifters who are wanting to focus on building muscle and want to overload without worrying to much about balance becoming the limiting factor. It leads to greater load with better quality reps. – – 🔻Hip thrust – B-stance allows for more of the load to be placed on your back leg, so one side is still of the glutes is still primarily doing most of the work. Position your feet so that the toes of the back foot are aligned with the heel of the front foot. I’ve been incorporating this variation a lot into my client programs. – 🔻Good morning & Romanian Deadlift – This stance also works really well for hip hinge movements like Good mornings & RDLs where the tension is greater in the stretched position. – – Enjoy!♥️ – Outfit: @ryderwear Neonude collection! LAUREN10 is my code! Shoes: @diamondkicks_au 😱💎

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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

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SURPRISE!! 🥳 After the huge success of my Countdown to Christmas Fitness Challenge I’m really excited to announce that I’ll be running a brand new challenge for 2019…FITNESS FEBRUARY!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 This is your chance to kick start 2019 with me getting fit, flexible & strong!! 😃 28 follow-along classes in 28days 👊🏼 HIIT workouts, strength, yoga, stretching & recovery…I’m covering it all! 🔥🔥🔥 It all kicks off February 1st on my Fresh Body Fit Mind app 😬🙌🏼 Available on iPhone, Android and now on larger screen website! 📱💻 Can’t wait to do this with you!! 🤩 #freshbodyfitmind #fitnessfebruary #fitnesschallenge ab♥️x 👇🏼 🍃www.freshbodyfitmind.com 🍃

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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

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I ordered the @amazonfashion Core 10, Race Day leggings because of the color + fit, but the waistband is why I can’t shut up about them. First of all, all of y’all with jiggly bellies know the struggle of keeping your pants up while exercising. And once my pants slide below my belly, I inevitably spend the rest of my workout in a wrestling match with my waistband. However, when I ordered these leggings, I had no idea that there was a drawstring embedded in the waistband and now I’m forever changed. The drawstring cinches the leggings at the waist so the fighting match with my waistband is completely unnecessary. Check out the link in my bio to shop the collection for yourself! #ad #core10women Photo by @justincookphoto

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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 

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Happy Sunday tribe [tag a friend] you’re going to love this one. I want to see who nails it. Have fun with it. Repeat each movement 5 times for 2-3 rounds. There are so many great things happening with this routine. Mobility, flexibility, and overall strength. #ootd: @fabletics Song: @postmalone ‘Wow’ For my 60 day lifestyle program visit 👇🏽 www.massyarias.com #childofGod ______________________________________________ Feliz domingo mi tribu. Mencionen a un amigo que esta rutina les va a encantar. Aquí estamos trabajando con nuestro propio peso que muchos no pueden dominar. Estos movimientos trabajarán en tu movilidad, fuerza abdominal, tu coordinación, y tu flexibilidad. Así que dale! La canción esta en la traducción en inglés. Espero que les guste. Que tengan un día hermoso. Dale! #hijadecristo

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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

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It may not be Friday yet, but I’m giving you a sequence flashback! I filmed this class this morning with a special remix. Since I launched the TA Online Studio in 2014, my members have been on a guided journey with me week after week – by creating and delivering beginner, intermediate, advanced, multi-task, and dance cardio classes that are accessible anywhere in the world. This week, I’ve remixed the strategic sequences from my very first online streaming class (!!!) and making it available to you all, whether you’ve been with me for 4 years or are brand new! Sign up for our 14-day free trial and join my global community of #tamily #tamilyfriend as we continue to show up for ourselves and one another. Link in bio to get started!

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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.

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