Want to get in shape, but your fitness Instagram feed is filled with gin and junk food?
Good news, we’ve got the 57 best fitness Instagram accounts to follow in 2019 to spark your motivation.
To make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for, we’ve separated the accounts into the following categories:
- Personal Training
- Fitness brands on Instagram
- Fitness on IGTV
- Fitness food on Instagram
It only makes sense to add a cluster of PTs to your list of fitness Instagram accounts. What’s better than a fitness expert showing you how to deadlift? Especially when you’re in bed debating the gym. Maybe you’re even thinking of becoming a personal trainer yourself, in which case you should check out our Level 1 Personal Trainer Course.
We’re not ditching Instagram fitness models, but there’s plenty of time for modelling when you’ve fought for your body.
Here’s who we’ve handpicked to get your heart racing, in no particular order.
- Justin Gelband
Named the ‘model whisperer’ by The New York Times, Justin Gelband is a great trainer to start with. How could a Victoria’s Secret model trainer not inspire you? His feed is filled to the brim with snappy, action-filled videos and mid-workout shots. Perfect for getting you that model physique.
- Gunnar Peterson
The man responsible for the Kardashians’ body transformations, as well as Matthew McConaughey’s form in Magic Mike. Need we say more?
If you want a feed full of kettlebell and deadlift techniques, then this is your man.
- Faisal Abdalla
Nike influencer, Level 1 CrossFit Trainer and bestselling author of his own book, ‘The PMA Method’, Faisal is a must-have on your fitness Instagram list. His quick-fire challenges and informative captions are enough to get anyone moving.
- Joe Holder
A master Nike trainer and performance/health consultant as well as being the founder of the Ocho System, Holder is all about the mental as well as the physical. This shows in his feed, which has a polished, modern feel.
A good mix of multimedia focused on holistic training, this feed is not to be missed.
- Joe Wicks
A very popular fitness Instagram name that deserves every follow. With over 9,000 posts, this account is very active and is unlikely to escape your notice in the midst of brunches and dog videos. His pinned Stories have something for everyone, as does his sharply-edited video content.
The regular before and after shots of his clients and healthy recipe posts will send you running to the gym as fast as you can say avocado toast.
- Jeanette Jenkins
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Tag a friend & try this 7Exercise Bench Circuit with a splash of Kickboxing! 💯🙌🏽It’s Day23 in our Total Body Bootcamp in the Club @hollywoodtrainerclub www.TheHollywoodTrainerClub.com and today’s workout is one of our ALL TIME faves #KickboxingBootcamp a 700calorie burner so make sure you login to the club click on #Exercise and #VirtualGym and complete Day23! Try this Bench Circuit as a BONUS!🔥🔥🔥🔥 1) Modified Roundhouse Kicks 2) Bench Toe Taps/High Knees 3) Side Kick to Reverse Lunge 4) Mountain Climbers 5) Step Up to Reverse Lunge 6) Down Dog with Leg Lift to Cross Torso Elbow touch 7) Double Leg Core Circles 30-45sec each, 3x
She’s got 28 years of experience as a personal trainer, and some amazing recipes to try. They’re as kicking as her Bench Circuit shown above. Her videos are easy to try out for yourself, and persuasive enough to get you off the sofa. Why not give them a try?
- Massy Arias
Her posts are bright, motivating, and very delicious. She gives great tips on gaining weight and muscle with healthy protein shakes, and sometimes hangs from the side of vehicles.
- Erin Oprea
Celebrity PT and author of The 4×4 Diet, Oprea could be the reason you put down the Nutella and reach for your running shoes. Her posts inject a lot of fun into the fitness Instagram game, and her realistic approach to dieting and exercise is very relatable.
Who doesn’t love a PT that unashamedly loves donuts and wine? Her Pumpkin Protein Smoothie above looks unreal and means you don’t have to miss out on your autumn treats.
- Jennifer Johnson
It is impossible to feel anything less than energised whenever Johnson’s posts spring up on your Instagram feed. A celebrity fitness trainer with a unique style, she has trained clients such as Jessica Alba and Jenna Dewan.
Looking to throw some dance into your routine? If so, then hit follow.
- Tanya Poppett
If you’re looking to add some aesthetics to your fitness Instagram feed, then Poppett is your girl. As an ambassador for @adidasau, this means she trains in some extraordinary locations.
Whether she’s getting active at the beach or on a rooftop under the setting sun, her stunning backdrops will encourage you to get moving wherever you are.
- Kemo Marriott
Notorious for balancing in the most precarious places, Marriott’s posts will keep you on your toes. Just promise us one thing; you won’t try what you see at home!
His account is a must-see, especially with the beautiful Bangkok scenery on show. It will make you want to up and move there, let alone push you to the gym.
- Antione Dunn
A KOBOX instructor and freelance PT in London, Dunn will have you in stiches with his hilariously energetic posts. We haven’t seen captions quite like his before, or excitement when it comes to brands. We’re sure to see more of him on Instagram as his follower count is on the rise.
- Morit Summers
Summers’ inclusive approach to fitness on Instagram and through her PT studio @formfitnessbk is what we love to see. She is all about body positivity, and believes that anyone can be fit, no matter their shape or size. Her feed is packed to the brim with inspiration.
Her energy is contagious, and if there’s one account that can get you up and fighting for your body today, it’s this one.
- Harry Jameson
If you’re looking for an account that holds more than just killer exercises or fitness models, this will fill the bill. As well as being a PT, Jameson is a wellbeing expert, and campaigns for awareness in men’s mental health. You know what they say; healthy mind, healthy body.
He has a lot to bring to the table when it comes to exercise routines and aesthetics and is by no means lacking in these areas. Why not add some all-round motivation to your newsfeed?
- Laura Miranda
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INVERTED BOX-JUMP PUSH-UP…Because It's "Make-The-City-Your-Bitch Thursday!" Fitness Rebels, check this out! It’s part of a series is did for @healthmagazine! Link in my bio for this + 4 more variations! DO IT LIKE THIS: ✅Start in a high plank position with your hands flat on the floor about shoulder-width apart, wrists under shoulders, with your feet about five inches apart on a bench or other elevated surface. ✅Shift your bodyweight into your upper body and core and lower your body as close to the ground as you can. ✅Push back up to the starting position. ✅Then, brace your Core and with a strong exhale your core and jump both feet down from the bench so that your knees and hips land in 90-degree angles. ✅Keeping your back neutral, exhale and explosively drive your feet back up onto the bench to starting position. Give this #pushup variation a try and let me know how it goes! #DOYouSeeThePotential
Have you ever had the sudden urge to start exercising on your way to work? You will if you see Miranda’s moves. Who wouldn’t want to try this?
Her posts are lively and demand attention. From ‘Wonder Woman’ workouts to city-centre racing, they’ll have your engines rearing to go.
If you’re already an aspiring PT and want to get some more qualifications under your belt, then see what OriGym can offer you here.
Fitness brands on Instagram
Once you’ve got a nice set of PTs for your fitness Instagram feed, what could be better than a few cheeky brands to get you geared up? We’ve got brands for everyone, so scroll down to see what your feed is missing.
If you aren’t already following CrossFit, then where have you been?
Having gained somewhat of a cult following, CrossFit is hugely popular, and so is their Instagram. If you want your daily dose of workout tips and motivation from relatable, everyday people as well as buff PTs, then this is one for you. Who knows, you might even get yourself down to a training session!
As well as having real motivation from mid-workout shots, sometimes you need an Instagram fitness model to brighten your day. This clothing brand’s feed has plenty of them, as well as some fabulous new styles to try. They sell both men’s and women’s fitness apparel and post stunning images whilst doing so.
Looking for a brand that is constantly seeking new ways to be innovative? They know how to mix things up on Instagram, with video content and Q&As splitting up the stream of modelling photos, making for a unique and fun feed. Their products are amazing too.
This photo speaks for itself. ASICS’ feed is absolutely stunning, and so are their products. Who wouldn’t want to drool over shoes that were part of a ‘Solar Shower Collection’?
ASICS have posted 2,247 times on Instagram since they joined the platform, so your feed will never be short of an array of colourful graphics and new trends.
- New Balance
Having started in 1906 as a ‘Fearlessly Independent’ brand, New Balance are still as fresh as their name suggests. Their fitness Instagram theme is to die for, with every photo having a consistent crispness and tint.
If you’re a sucker for themes like we are, then you won’t want to skip this one. Their aesthetic alone will make you want to jog into next century.
- Nike Women
You know what we’re going to say. Just follow them. Their feed is full of Instagram fitness models absolutely killing it, and you’ll leave your phone feeling empowered enough to become a fitness model yourself!
What’s more inspiring than a brand that backs a movement called #PowerofShe? That’s one to add to your list of Instagram fitness hashtags. If you want to fit into those Sculptek Denim jeans, then you’d better bend over backwards for your new fitness goals. You won’t find it difficult to stay motivated with Athleta’s feed.
- Under Armour Women
If you give this account a scroll, you can find a massive range of content. From videos highlighting the triumphs of female athletes to inspiration-fuelled text posts, there’s always something new to grab your attention. If you’re a fan of women’s fitness movements, then this is a good source to find the latest ones.
The main thing that stands out to us on this account are the video graphics. They are the definition of unique, striking content. Although lululemon is a unisex brand, they do a lot to celebrate women in the fitness industry, and their feed is full of this enthusiasm.
From groovy sports leggings to fitness models walking their dogs, this page does not disappoint. It praises all women despite their level of fitness and is centred around positivity and enthusiasm. Their theme is well-thought-out, and results in a string of posts that blend together perfectly.
Who can make you feel alive in the fitness world like your favourite athletes can? There seems to be something special about those who started as you are and went on to achieve great things. Also, it’s exhilarating to discover up-and-coming sportspeople that are waiting for their big break, as they can be even more relatable.
We’ve handpicked a few of the ones we think are making a big impact in the fitness Instagram world.
- Serena Williams
This short video speaks for itself. Serena is always humbling herself to motivate and inspire her followers, and this is what we love about her feed. She can seem pretty intimidating out on the court, but her Instagram is an insight into her everyday life, and leaves you feeling as though you can achieve whatever you’ve set your mind to.
- Usain Bolt
It would be impossible to leave him out. Nothing stopped him becoming the world’s fastest man, so what’s stopping you? His posts will certainly make you question this and give you the push you need to eradicate your doubts. Also, his Instagram fitness hashtag game is on fire. #DontThinkLimits
- Stephanie Rice
Not only did she win three Olympic gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Rice also has five world records under her belt. If that doesn’t impress you enough, then her Instagram will (especially if you’re into swimming).
- Eddie Hall
Hall is known as being the world’s strongest man (and for folding a frying pan in half on This Morning). He’s also known for being somewhat of a gentle giant, as he regularly posts about mental health awareness, and what it took for him to get to where he is today.
Seeing the world’s strongest man appear in your newsfeed daily is bound to get you lifting like there’s no tomorrow.
- Elisabeth Akinwale
A two-time Regional Champion of the CrossFit Games, Akinwale is certainly in our spotlight of fitness Instagram athletes. She is a true wonder woman and will soon have you believing that you can be the same. Whether she’s deadlifting or doing yoga by the pool, she is consistently strong.
- Scott Pendlebury
Pendlebury’s page is not to be missed if you want to have a chuckle along with your dose of motivation. You certainly shouldn’t overlook his account when it comes to chasing your own fitness goals; he is a professional AFL player after all.
- Jumpman Jay
A police officer, SWAT operator, and sponsored athlete, Jay keeps his Instagram updated regularly despite his hectic lifestyle. If you want action, head over to his page to see how its done.
- Amanda Cass
Cass engages her followers with insane stunts, aesthetics, and by asking questions in each post. She seems to be building quite the community, so now would be a good time to go and give her a follow! Can you do handstands?
- Garrett Chow
This feed is filled to the brim with biking imagery, mostly against gorgeous backdrops. When was the last time you went for a real bike ride? Following Chow will be enough to make you miss biking, even the muddy trails.
- Kelvin Trautman
He may shoot films and capture outdoors photography, but that doesn’t take away from how athletic Trautman’s feed is. Think of it as athletics romanticised. His feed certainly deserves a spot on your fitness Instagram list, especially with his gorgeous high-res adventures.
- John McAvoy
Nike athlete and Ironman Triathlon competitor, McAvoy’s posts are refreshing and fun to follow. He has a great collection of pinned stories, and has started to upload onto IGTV, making him someone to keep an eye on.
- Ashley Wiseman
A busy mother of two that still manages to hit the gym. What’s your excuse? If you’re looking for a fresh page filled with inspiring fitness aesthetics, recipes and workouts, then give her a follow!
- Dan Morgan
As you can see from the photo above, Morgan lands some solid moves on his Instagram. Who said that yoga wasn’t athletic? He also owns a blog, so be sure to check that out too.
Here’s where things take a bit of a turn. You’ve got a good fitness Instagram list built up by now, and you’re wondering how it could get any better.
We’re going to show you exactly that. Here’s some Instagram fitness accounts that might’ve slipped through the net in your search.
- The Berrics
If risk taking or skateboarding is your cup of tea, then you should give this account a follow. Even if it isn’t, still look, because you might surprise yourself. From stunts that go well to those that have your heart in your mouth, each post gets your adrenaline pumping, and makes you want to try something new. Maybe you could take it up yourself?
- Marie-France Roy
There’s something gripping about snowboarding posts, especially when winter is coming. It’s a sport that could easily be overlooked when looking for inspiration to get fit. Just look at that height!
Roy’s Instagram theme is breathtaking and encouraging when it comes to looking for fitness inspiration on Instagram.
- Marshall Miller
Yes, that’s Miller soaring to the bottom of a mountain in a wing suit. Still feeling lazy? Nonsense.
- Deus Ex Machina
They’re a brand that sell custom-made motorcycles, and their Instagram account is just as fascinating as it sounds. If you want to get a good measure of motor and surfing action to induce yourself into exercise, hit follow.
- Brandon Semenuk
In the spirit of keeping this section rather different to the previous ones, this account is last but by no means least. There aren’t many fitness Instagram themes that work as well as this one. The saturated, gritty colours only compliment the crazy moves that Semenuk pulls off. His posts are stupidly addictive, and if they don’t inspire you to get on your bike then what will?
Fitness on IGTV
- Bobby Holland Hanton
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Flying into Saturday like…. 💪🏻 this was a Thor Ragnarok rehearsal which we used when we fought the big geezer with the fire coming out of his skull 💀 haha!! These are always good fun especially when you nail the landing wallop!! 😊but this is a real balance and core strength move that takes a lot of prep and training on the wires and in the gym, exercises to show that coming soon!! Have a great weekend legends 👍🏻 #thor #ragnarok #thorragnarok #marvel #disney #movie #filming #avenger #reherasal #stunts #legday #chrishemsworth
If you’ve seen Avengers Infinity War, then you will have seen Hanton without even realising it. That’s right, he’s the stuntman for Chris Hemsworth in the film. He’s somewhat of a fitness guru, as keeping up with Hemsworth is clearly a challenge and something that he must keep in shape for.
Give him a follow and check out his IGTV, as he’s started to upload some good content to get you lifting!
- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
With IGTV still being in early days, it’s hard to find quality content on there. One celebrity fitness icon that has started to post on the platform is none other than The Rock himself. If there’s one person to watch out for on there, it’s him. Who could be more persuasive when it comes to dieting and training?
A health & fitness supplement company based in America, EHPlabs has an wealth of instruction videos on IGTV. On a new platform that is slightly lacking in content so far, this account gives an insight into good things to come.
- Tom Daley
As an Olympic medallist and an ambassador athlete for @adidas, this surely qualifies Daley to be worthy of a watch on IGTV. He boasts some excellent recipes and fitness challenges on the platform, and really encourages viewers to get involved.
- London Fitness Guy
You’re in the right place if you want some cracking home workout tips or leg day motivation. He’s beginning to upload content to the IGTV platform, and so far, it’s looking good. Grab a pair of dumbbells, and that’s all you need. His feed specialises in ‘anywhere workouts’ after all.
Fitness food on Instagram
How could we create a post about fitness on Instagram without mentioning food?
If you’re having one of those days where not even the strongest man in the world can convince you to go out and claim the title for yourself, then a little fitness food on your feed could be your saving grace.
- Live Green Healthy
Healthy pizza. Is there a person alive that wouldn’t want a slice of that? Tacos, burgers, ice lollies gone good… this page has it all. Brilliant vegan recipes.
- Feel Good Foodie
Fear not if you feel like a healthy lifestyle will drag you away from your favourite autumn treats. Who would have thought that a healthy pumpkin spice latte existed?
- Fit Men Cook
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Who’s buying these 5 ingredients to make my cheesesteak & avocado quesadilla?! TIP: use avocado instead of a ton of cheese to make the quesadilla creamier. Easy way to incorporate a heart-healthy fat into your diet! Vegetarian SWAP – use portobello mushroom instead of steak. Recipe on FitMenCook.com. Tag someone who could go for this! Boom. (traducción abajo) — Quien va a comprar estes 5 ingredientes para hacer mi quesadilla de bistec y aguacate?! CONSEJO: usar aguacate en vez de mucho queso para hacer la quesadilla más cremosa. También es una manera sencilla incorporar una grasa saludable! CAMBIO Vegetariano: usar camarones portobello en vez de bistec. Receta en FitMenCook.com. Etiqueta a alguien que le gustaría esta receta! Bum.
Kevin Curry who runs this account incorporates a lot of otherwise unhealthy dishes into a fitness food routine. Whether you’re a meat-eater, vegetarian or vegan, Curry’s posts have something for everyone. Each recipe is highly adaptable and looks like a real treat. It just goes to show that quesadillas can be done without cheese…
8fit get it right when it comes to motivating followers to change their lifestyle. Meal prep doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. This page is a great one for your fitness Instagram list, especially if you’re not sure where to start when it comes to fitness food.
- Fitness Meals
Want to diet, but can’t live without pasta? There’s no need for distress. This one is for those who like to make their carbs healthy instead of giving up on them altogether (this can be what causes you to stop trying with a diet in the first place). Avocados are ample here too, so definitely give the page a follow if you like your greens.
- Chef Merch
These recipes may look like gourmet dishes, but they aren’t as complicated as they appear. Why not note down some ideas for your new diet? Just because it’s a diet, it doesn’t mean you have to starve. You can’t go wrong with waffles.
- Christine Byrne
She develops her own recipes, and followers literally beg her to release them on every post she makes. She’s also a food writer, which makes her an interesting addition to your list. Who doesn’t want to discover how to make a weeks’ worth of healthy dinners with only 12 ingredients?
- Deborah Murphy
Filled with colour and simple to make recipes, Murphy’s page is spectacular. It’s a great option to replace the junk food posts littering your fitness Instagram feed, and certainly a pit stop to learn some new healthy cooking skills. Go check it out!
- Abby Langer
Langer is a self-proclaimed ‘food and nutrition expert’ of Canada, and she is dominating the Instagram health food world with her cooking. She whips up some amazing recipes, including the mouth-watering pizza shown above.
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Before you go!
By now you should have a strong list of fitness Instagram accounts filling up your feed.
Whether you’re knocking out those pre-gym doubts or kicking back with some almond butter fudge, you’ll be oozing with inspiration from our best fitness Instagram accounts to follow in 2019.
It’s your turn to talk! Which is your favourite account on our list? Who would you add?
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