We've come a long way since "fitspo" thrived in 2015. While the posts were definitely motivational, the messaging and images were often toxic, making viewers feel like their bod was nothing but a "before" photo.
Roughly five years later, the trainers worth following on le 'Gram are less about kale smoothies and fasted cardio, and more about challenging your body when you can and doing some serious self care when you can't (read chillin').
If you're on the hunt for new moves, a fresh fitness perspective, or advice from a certified trainer, these are the Instagram fitness queens you should be following for sweaty good vibes.
Selena Watkins, @selenawatkins
Head to certified personal trainer and creator of @socanomics, a Caribbean dance workout, Selena Watkins's profile for super fun dance workouts, strength sessions, and more.
Jule Louise, @juleloui.fit
The TikTok famous fitness influencer is also a certified personal trainer...who happens to have an amazing butt. Peep her page for butts on butts on butts and her strength-training tips.
Brittne Babe, @brittnebabefitness
If you're not a fan of the gym but want to get fit, Brittne's grid is packed with full-body workouts you can literally do in your kitchen (because that's where she does them too). Her gym lewks are also *chef's kiss.*
Stephanie Sanzo, @stephaniesanzo
Ever played with the idea of body building or power lifting? Meet your new favorite influencer. The Aussie bench presses, deadlifts, and squats hundreds of pounds and gives in-depth lifting tips for her 1.2 million followers! You gotta see it to believe it.
Linn Lowes, @linnlowes
This Swedish certified trainer gives helpful advice on strength training techniques to make the most of of your workouts. Also, the pics of Linn with her man and her dogs are the cutest ever.
Kelsey Wells, @kelseywells
Ever wonder what the hell all those machines at the gym are for? Allow Kelsey to show you what's up. From cable stations to leg press equipment, your girl demos what you can do and how to do it via fitness videos set to fun bops.
Zen out with this yoga superstar's snaps of inspiring handstands, crystal-infused self-care, and gorgeous acroyoga poses. Oh, and her floofy cat also does yoga with her. This is not a drill.
Katie Crewe, @katiecrewe
Whether you've been lifting weights forevs or you're new to the strength game, Katie's Insta is packed with helpful advice. Check out her daily workout videos, booty transformation pics, and healthy recipes for major inspo.
Chontel Duncan, @chontelduncan
Lifting is great and all, but sometimes you just want to punch something. Enter, Chontel. The Australian certified trainer and mom of two shares videos of her Muay Thai boxing training along with instructions to try the moves yourself. And be sure to check out her back muscles. Damn, girl.
Christmas Abbott, @ChristmasAbbott
If you have any doubts about female weightlifters' capabilities, let Christmas show you the light: With more than 700,000 followers, the CrossFit competitor and Olympic lifter posts photos and videos of herself lifting insanely heavy shit.
Amanda Bisk, @AmandaBisk
This Australian goddess hasn't racked up more than 682,000 followers for nothing. The exercise physiologist, yoga instructor, and CrossFit coach posts G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S photos of herself sweating everywhere you want to be.
Cassey Ho, @Blogilates
Cassey Ho is a body positive certified fitness instructor and Pilates maven loved by more than 1.4 million Instagram followers. Her feed is full of graceful poses and Pilates moves interspersed with healthy foods — and adorable animals. (Because why not?)
Jeanette Jenkins, @MsJeanetteJenkins
For her 512,000-plus followers, this celebrity trainer posts motivational quotes and selfies in fun fitness clothes and body-baring outfits.
Emily Skye, @EmilySkyeFit
More than 2.4 million people follow this beautiful Australian model-turned-personal trainer, who mostly posts photos of her covetable six-pack, flexing up a storm.
Lita Lewis, @FollowtheLita
This triathlete calls herself the "Thick Fit" trainer. Her plyometric exercise videos and motivational captions keep her 498,000 followers around.
Jenelle Salazar, @GetBodiedByJ
Upward of 701,000 people follow this fitness coach for creative exercise ideas.
Lyzabeth Lopez, @LyzabethLopez
Some 2 million followers are obsessed with this Canada-based trainer known for her hourglass workouts. She posts creative exercise ideas that you can do anywhere.
Massy Arias, @Massy.Arias
Known for her empowering captions and can-do attitude, this certified personal trainer has a massive following: 2.5 million people follow her for advice on how to properly build strength and confidence.
Charlee Atkins, @CharleeAtkins
Soulcycle instructor, founder of NYC-based fitness classes Le Sweat and Le Stretch, and all around positive human being Charlee Atkins shares videos of workouts, warmups, and stretches you can do at home. Let her be your Insta personal trainer.
Michelle Lewin, @Michelle_Lewin_
More than 13 million people follow this fitness model to see how fitness magazine cover stars (like Michelle) keep their shape. (Spoiler: It's no walk in the park.)
Katrina and Karena, @ToneItUp
Cali girls Karena, a triathlete and model, and Katrina, a health science student who'd once struggled with her weight, met at the gym, eventually collaborating to launch their own fitness studio, crazy popular YouTube channel and Instagram. Their fitness account features healthy foods and workout ideas.
Rachel Brathen, @Yoga_Girl
This yoga guru hasn't built up a following of 2 million for nothing. She posts beautiful yoga selfies and smiles with upbeat, borderline prophetic captions that just make you feel good.
Tanya Poppett, @TanyaPoppett
Fact: This Australian fitness instructor's Insta vids are exhausting to watch — she works out hard. But because she relies on her own body weight or easy-to-access props like a pillow, set of swings, and chair, her posts provide actionable ways for you (and her 351,000 followers) to work it Tanya-style.
Lauren Fisher, @LaurenFisher
This college student and Crossfit competitor's account has a girl-next-door feel. She toggles between silly pics and seriously impressive fitness feats. If the combo makes you want to be her BFF, you can join her more than 690,000 followers.
Natalie Uhling, @natalieuhling
The former fitness model, creator of NUFit, and certified trainer shares gorgeous photos, sage advice, and videos from the classes she teaches with her 64,000 followers.
Kayla Itsines, @Kayla_Itsines
This Australian certified fitness trainer has a cult-like Instagram following of 6 million users. Her feed is full of fans who swear by her Bikini Body Guides.
Anna Victoria, @AnnaVictoria
This Italy-based fitness guru has a strength-training program of her own called The Fit Body Guides. Her 1.1-million strong following loves her body-positive instant transformations (#SoReal) almost as much as the newlywed's throwback wedding photos (#Gorgeous).
Jen Selter, @JenSelter
With a booty pop so famous it's got its own hashtag (#Seltering!), this Instagram star's incredible butt has helped her rack up a following of more than 10.4 million people.
Ana Cheri, @AnaCheri
This strong AF fitness fanatic shares snapshots taken at the gym and everywhere else she sculpts (or simply shows off) her sculpted bod.
Brittany Perille Yobe, @BrittanyPerillee
This certified fitness trainer fills her feed with proof that her I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E booty is 100 percent real. Nearly all of her posts are videos of creative exercises she uses to round out her butt at the gym.
Jessamyn Stanley, @MyNameIsJessamyn
Jessamyn's account proves yoga is not a sport designed for certain body types. Her posts, which often involve difficult inversions, showcase her talent, while her captions spread the body-acceptance advocate's uplifting message.
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