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17 Things We Can Learn From Our Favorite Fitness Instagrams

Female fitness trainers are taking the Instagram world by storm. Their progress pictures, food posts and workout videos give us some serious motivation to get moving and actually eat healthy. Here are just a few of the things we can learn from 17 of our favorite fitness Instagram accounts.

1. Kayla Itsines (@kayla_itsines)


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The Australian fitness guru shows us that no matter what your natural figure is, it’s important to exercise and live a healthy lifestyle. Every girl has the ability to become super strong.

2. Hannah Bronfman (@hannahbronfman)


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DJ-turned-trainer Hannah knows that physical health is a lot more than working out and eating healthy. It means keeping your skin in check, too.

3. Base Body Babes (@basebodybabes)

This dynamic sibling duo emphasizes that working out with a friend can be more fun and motivating than working out solo.

4. Jen Selter (@jenselter)


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Selter, the original #bootygoals, teaches us that we should always say yes to squats.

5. The College Dish (@thecollegedish)


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She knows that we’re college students and that we don’t always have the means to eat healthy. She makes eating clean in college easy. Who knew you could make sodium-laden ramen into a gourmet, nutritious meal?

6. Caitlin Turner (@gypsetgoddess)


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The wanderlust enthusiast and yogi shows us that you can do yoga literally anywhere. No excuses!

7. Misty Copeland (@mistyonpointe)


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Copeland knows that ballerinas are a graceful force of nature. Her athletic build defies typical ballet stereotypes; she is an inspiration to ballet hopefuls across the world.

8. Nutrition Stripped (@nutritionstripped)

This dietician knows that smoothie bowls are in vogue—and for good reason! They provide a good source of complex carbohydrates and micronutrients like vitamin C and calcium, and they’re so Insta-worthy!

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9. Iskra Lawrence (@iamiskra)


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The Aerie model and body positivity advocate shows us that you don’t have to look like the woman on the cover of the magazines to have a rockin’ bikini body.

10. Kelli Segars (@kellisegars)


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The co-founder of the online workout program Fitness Blender (@fitnessblender) emphasizes that reaching your weight loss goals is possible, no matter how long it takes. Slow progress is better than no progress.

11. Amna Alhaddad (@amna.s.alhaddad)


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This Emirati professional weightlifter (who happens to be sponsored by Nike Women) shows us that power lifting is not just for the boys. She pushes her followers to find their inner strength.

12. Tanya Poppett (@achieving_balance)


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Poppett shows us the importance of stretching after a workout. If you don’t stretch, your muscles tighten up and you have a much greater chance of being sore the next day and even getting injured.

13. Fitness on Toast (@fitnessontoast)


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Faya Nillson, the creator of the account, confirms that athleisure is so trendy. Whether you’re headed to the gym or to brunch, the perfect athletic clothes will take you there in style.

14. Blogilates (@blogilates)


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Blogilates creator Cassey Ho shows us that we don’t need a gym membership to get our fitness on. All we need is a few Pinterest workouts, YouTube, an awesome playlist and a mat to get a great workout.

15. Jessamyn (@mynameisjessamyn)


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This body positivity advocate and yogi teaches us that everybody is beautiful and capable of attaining incredible fitness goals.

16. Healthy is the New Skinny (@healthyisthenewskinny)

The body positivity brand teaches us through quotes that we should love the skin we’re in, no matter what size we are. Self love is the best form of self care.

17. Tammy Hembrow (@tammyhembrow)

Hembrow gives us some serious mom-bod inspiration.

These women embody strength, total health, body positivity and happiness. They’re able to express that through their posts, and we love them for it! We hope that you could get some inspiration from 17 of the most empowering women on Instagram. Go ahead, grab your sneakers, have a killer workout and don’t forget to stretch and make a smoothie bowl when you get back.

Temple University, 2019. Magazine journalist and editor, fitness instructor, health and wellness enthusiast. Proponent of lists, Jesus, and the Oxford comma. Will do anything for an iced oatmilk latte. Follow my journey: Twitter + Instagram: @sarah_madaus
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