The 8 Best Instagram Accounts for Fitness Motivation
Instagram isn’t just a mindless time-suck of passive scrolling. It has the power to be more than that—to provide you with the visual inspiration you need to hit the treadmill, punch the boxing bag, or do 10 more sit-ups before bed. It has the ability to teach you exciting moves, introduce you to cool new workouts, and inspire you to reach your goals. To that end, we’ve put together the list of the absolute best accounts to follow for major motivation, and what you can expect to find on each. Keep scrolling to see who to add to your roster, stat!
A favorite of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (who you can see doing a BBS workout here), Sandra Bullock, and other majorly fit A-listers, Body by Simone provides inspiration on its account not just in the form of founder Simone de la Rue's flawless body, but with specific workout videos, including an "exercise of the week." Along with a video demonstrating the move, de la Rue provides voice-overs and instructional how-to text, for flatter lower abs, a more lifted butt, and more.
The account of Ballet Beautiful founder Mary Helen Bowers is a stunning homage to the art of ballet and will really make you want to dust off your slippers and start plié-ing. If her own long, lean frame isn’t proof enough of the slimming and toning effects of dance, there’s the fact that Bowers trains pretty much the entire fleet of Victoria’s Secret models, from Lily Aldridge to Erin Heatherton and Lindsay Ellingson, who you’ll see make guest appearances on her account.
Fit model, DJ, and globe-trotting It girl Hannah Bronfman’s account is an absolute must-follow for fitness inspo. Bronfman might be doing couple’s yoga on a beach in Bali one day, surfing in Malibu the next, and punching it out at a badass boxing gym in Brooklyn by the weekend. She also posts plenty of videos so you can follow along with her seriously sculpting moves. All of the fun, creative exercising she does clearly pays off, because Bronfan’s body is incredible.
With an impressive following of 3 million–plus people around the world, personal trainer Kayla Itsines is one to keep your eye on. Aside from her own body being a strong, healthy inspiration, she has a Bikini Body Guide (with accompanying hasthag #bbg) that you can follow, and posts jaw-dropping before-and-after transformations from women who have done her #BBG with mind-blowing results. In addition to the fitness transformations, you’ll get videos, recipes, and tons of motivational quotes to make you hit the gym.
The best friends and personal trainers behind Tone It Up, Karena Dawn and Katrina Hodgson (and Byrdie contributors to boot!), provide endless inspiration and information on getting the toned and leaned butt, arms, and abs you want. Often working out in front of enviable locales (read: the beach), they teach you how to get the bikini body of your dreams and are fun to follow along with because they feel like your relatable, down-to-earth best friend.
Model and former Victoria’s Secret Angel Izabel Goulart can best be described as insane. The stunner loves running, yoga, kickboxing, and Pilates, so you can expect to see plenty of moves and videos rooted in those exercises.
The personal trainers behind Base Body Babes are two sisters from Sydney, Australia, who post uplifting images and quotes that will reignite your desire to sweat. In addition having the bodies to show for all their hard work, they recently set a Guinness World Record for hosting the largest Spin class ever.
Lorna Jane Active is the fitness apparel brand behind Australian fitness instructor Lorna Jane. In addition to insanely cute outfit flat-lays that will make you want to work out just to wear the clothes, the account curates the best fitness-inspired images from around the web, along with quotes, recipes, and specific workouts to try.