8 Instagram Accounts to Follow For Serious #Fitspo

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When it comes to fitness, we all know how easy it is to become unmotivated. That extra hour of shut-eye always sounds better than the 6 A.M. barre class. Or, after a particularly long day, rushing to get to the gym before all the machines are taken sounds exhausting itself. At this point, who wouldn’t rather scroll mindlessly through their phone? So, here’s an idea: Fill your feed with the visual inspiration you need to lace up your sneakers, try a new move, and push yourself past your limits. Keep your fitness goals in sight with these eight motivating Instagram accounts. Major #fitspo ahead.

@kaisafit

Kaisa Keranen, who holds an M.S. in exercise sciences, delivers serious wow-factor. Whether it be weight work, body resistance, or challenging rope exercises, Keranen documents her daily movements: “It’s not always about hitting the gym and lifting weights, or jumping on the treadmill to get your cardio in. Sometimes it’s just about finding a way (no matter how crazy your day) to just simply move.” Her videos, like this street-side bench work, show just how insanely strong she is. Caution: Don’t try these moves at home. Actually, do. Do try these moves at home.

 

@kelseywells

This trainer focuses on post-pregnancy workouts with her adorable son making occasional cameos on her feed. But we really love that Wells shuts down internet trolls who claim that “weightlifting isn’t feminine.” File her killer abs under the host of evidence that shows weightlifting helps women lose weight, improve functionality, and build strength. “The only thing a woman needs to do to be beautiful and feminine is to be herself,” Wells says in a post.

 

@hannahbronfman

The newlywed and founder of HBFIT offers followers a glimpse into her fabulously fit life. “Not every day is going to be perfect but making space for my future self and visualizing what I want helps a lot,” she writes. Get a taste of what Bronfman eats (hint: it often involves a dose of matcha) and how she trains (or dances) to stay in such good shape, as well as some serious street style inspiration.

 

@emilyskyefit

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There are so many lessons I've learnt in my life and I hope to pass these onto my child. I'd also like to share some of them with you in the hopes they may help you too. 😊😘 Live the life you want to live – not the life you think you're "supposed" to live. Let go of who you think you're "meant" to be & be who you truly are and the right people will love you for it. So many people live to please others while sacrificing their own happiness. They accept less than they deserve because they don't believe they're worthy of more. They change themselves to suit someone else's expectations, wants and needs. They make excuses for other people treating them badly, or worse they convince themselves they deserve to be treated that way and go on allowing it. They eventually don't know any different and don't even realize how bad their situation has become… – I used to be this person but I decided I was worth more and deserved better. It took time to truly believe it but I had to take that first step to getting there. I had to take control and learn to say NO to people. I had to start showing people what I did and didn't accept from them. I had to stop being a pushover and stop allowing people to treat me poorly. You can't control how others treat you but you can put boundaries around how much they're in your life. – All of this was really hard to do, especially while having low self worth, but I always try to treat myself just as I'd treat someone I love dearly like my best friend, mum, sister, or child. Why is it so easy to love and care about them but hard to do the same for ourselves? Learn to truly love yourself and care about yourself – it's the most precious gift you can give yourself & your loved ones. 💗 . #21weekspregnant . @emilyskyefitness . My F.I.T. Program 👆🏼in bio . .

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This mommy-to-be is all about #fitpregnancy. Her bump is front and center while she swings kettlebells, does deadlifts, and powers through weighted squats, confirming that her OBGYN has cleared her for this type of training (in case you were wondering). Her advice for pregnant women: “Remember every pregnancy is different so don’t compare yourself to others, don’t try to do what others are doing, listen to your body [and] always do what’s best for you.”

 

@massy.arias

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"Fitness isn't a punishment; It's a blessing. Nutrition isn't restrictive; It's healing. Health isn't a one-size-fits-all thing and may not look the same for everyone, but it is something worth fighting for" Fitness for me is fun. It's magical. It's worth smiling for. Oh, my outfit though #c9 @target did I say it's reversible? 🤓 wait for it, I'll show you guys later. Good morning tribe! WWW.MASSYARIAS.COM #c9attarget #childofGod #ma30day _____________________________________________________________ El fitness no es un castigo; Es una bendición; La nutrición no es restrictiva; Es curativa; La salud no es una-talla -sirve-para-todos y lo más probable es que no luzca igual en todos nosotros, pero es algo que vale la pena pelear por conseguirla. Para mi el fitness es mágico. Es divertido. Es mi pasión. Oh, mi vestuario chichas de #C9 de @target . Buenos días mi tribu! #hijadecristo

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Massiel, or Massy, Indhira Arias is a certified personal trainer who committed herself to a healthy life after battling depression. Her posts are real, raw, and hella inspiring. You’ll see everything from band and plate work to box jumps to much-needed recovery stretches, as well as some motivational pics from real women taking her #ma30day challenge. “Practice makes perfect ? Ignore the noise, focus on you. On your goals. Keep your head in the game,” she reminds followers.

 

 @mistyonpointe

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Misty Copeland is a principal dancer with the American Ballet Association. She uses her profile to push for greater diversity in dance and to help empower women to be unstoppable, despite the obstacles set by society. Follow her every beautiful move to encourage your own fitness goals. “Silence the voices that say you can’t,” she says.

 

@katiehwillcox

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I am so excited to announce that I will be joining forces with @shape for the first ever Escape with Shape at Miraval Resort and Spa for a luxury wellness weekend Nov 2-5th. I will be leading several body image workshops with group discussions. Over the past few years I have fallen in love with public speaking. I love being able to teach women and girls about self love and provide them with tools to challenge societal programing and remember who they are beyond a physical body. 🙏🏽My schedule this fall makes my heart happy and full because I am venturing into a new field and living a new dream that I only recently discovered. 🙏🏽✨For full event details check out my website! I am grateful to have the opportunity to pursue my passion and purpose and can't wait to meet the women and girls at the following events. ▪️▪️▪️ Oct. 7th – NATIONAL GIRL SCOUTS CONVENTION – OHIO Oct. 19th – WHITTIER COLLEGE – SO CAL Nov. 2nd- ESCAPE WITH SHAPE MIRAVAL Nov. 9TH- SNOW COLLEGE – UTAH March 20th- MOUNT SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY – LOS ANGELES March 30th- MULTIVERSITY RETREAT – SO CAL #healthyisthenewskinny #shape #katiehwillcox #hnsthebook #selfove #joinme for booking info email: brittany@healthyisthenewskinny.com 💪🏽

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A self-proclaimed “normal girl in a fitspo world,” Katie Willcox is no size 0 (and damn proud of it). As the founder of Healthy Is the New Skinny, she works to challenge societal programming and spread a positive message of health and body image. Food for thought: “One thing I have noticed is that what may have started as a way to bring a sort of normality to seeing different types of bodies has turned into a strange quest for validation … I also feel that if we are comfortable in our skin then we should reach a point where we can unapologetically post an image without needing a disclaimer of “I am doing this because I love myself.”

 

@kayla_itsines

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#bbgprogress 💛💛 @stephaniekatrinaa progress using my #bbg program 😍 She says “A few reminders for you: 💭Change, whether internal or external, takes time. Allow yourself as much time as you need. 💭Making critical, unkind, or self deprecating remarks about your body will not help it to change any faster. 💭Try to avoid seeking validation or approval from others, true validation comes from within. 💭When people make unkind remarks about you, your body, or your journey, this is a reflection of them – not of you. 💭Transforming yourself mentally or physically is not a race, don't worry about how long it takes you – forward is forward. 💭Make changes for yourself, not for others. 💭Remember that your mental health and happiness is just as important as your physical health and happiness, never compromise one for the other" www.kaylaitsines.com/app

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Co-creator of the 28-minute BBG workouts, Itsines is a certified personal trainer with a cult following. She’s known for posting quick workouts you can easily repeat at home, along with mouth-watering eats and inspirational quotes. The real beauty of her account, though, is in the unbelievable transformation photos she posts from real women showing #bbgprogress. “A REAL WOMAN is whoever she wants to be. She doesn’t look a certain way. She doesn’t act a certain way … All women are real women,” she declares.

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