I posted this over on my ProCakes blog, but I wanted to share it here too, as I love sharing inspiring peeps that are doing good things on the “internets”.
If you’re not on Instagram yet, then you’re missing out on the Facebook experience of about 5 years ago, before it got all spammy and weird.
I love Instagram, both as a mindless escape and also as a great way to follow influencers and tastemakers and really get a visual feeling of who they are. For ProCakes, Instagram is a great way to post recipe ideas, fun quotes and behind-the-scenes images of the not-so-glamorous life of running a food biz.
It’s also great for fitness inspiration. When I see people I can relate to getting their sweat on at the gym or heading out for a run – it makes me want to do the same. I’m not talking about the glute and bicep selfies in the gym mirror pictures (I’m kinda over those), but the ones that make me say to myself – time to get my sweat on too.
So here’s a short list of who does that for me. Who are you following? I’m always looking for new people to follow, so feel free to share your handle in the comments and I’ll look you up!
My top 9 Instagrammers for Fitness Motivation
With over 1.2 million viewers, she’s not exactly a best kept secret, but she’s got some great workout videos, fit food inspiration and I love that she’s a mom in her upper 30’s.
She has a way of making fitness look fun and doable. Hmm….maybe is all those pictures of wine sprinkled throughout all those healthy food shots If she loves wine, I love her.
Not only is she a 4 time Figure Olympian athlete, she’s also incredibly humble and giving. Nicole is an inspiration because of her dedication to her sport, and her fans. A true #girlhero if I’ve ever seen one.
If you long for beach and waves, then look no further. Neghar’s profile fuses fitness with sand and sun. She also has the cutest Bulldog and the most elaborate collection of awesome yoga crops I’ve ever seen. Very jealy.
Hands down she’s got the coolest yoga moves (and again an enviable collection of yoga tights).
Long gone are the days when this gem used to blog. Her dry sense of humor and crazy marathon habit made her a cut above the fray. Now we only get to see her on Instagram and Facebook, but she’s still well worth the follow. We miss her blog terribly tho
A Nuclear engineer turned fitness guru. There’s a story there for sure. She’s got a great smile, a healthy attitude towards fitness, and the cutest lab retriever. WARNING: She’ll make you want to take up paddle boarding!
Fitness meets mindset right here. Jill knows her reps and sets, but she’s more focused on how mindset and behaviors impact our ability to stay lean and active. Follower her for sound advice on how to get your mind right about being healthy.
Okay, not exactly a fitness inspired account, but Tuna is good for for the heart in a different way. Follow this handsome peanut just because he’s adorable. That is all.
Who do you love to follow on Instagram? Share your favorites below and also your own Instagram handle if you have one! I’m always looking for new peeps to follow!