The world of wellness has exploded in recent years. As a rule, we've all become much more aware of what we're doing with our bodies and minds. Whether that's the kind of food we're putting in our mouths, mindfulness or exercise, we're taking care of ourselves better than ever before. Part of this trend has been due to the wealth of wellness bloggers who have amassed huge followings on Instagram, thanks to their tips on working out, eating better or just generally being good to yourself. We're a big fan of so many, it was hard to narrow down our favourites, but here we've selected some of the best wellness bloggers around. Some offer up new and exciting fitness tips, ways to eat better or, if we're being completely honest, just have incredible bodies that give us the inspiration to hit the gym more. Click through our gallery of 14 wellness bloggers who will seriously inspire you to get fit.
Why follow: New York–based Bronfman is not only super fit, she's also super cool. As relaxed on the red carpet as she is at the gym, her Instagram feed sees her mixing with Hollywood stars, as well as DJing at A-list parties. She's also the founder of Beautified, a mobile app that allows users to secure last-minute beauty services. Just try not to get too jealous of her lifestyle.
Why follow: Madeleine Shaw has made waves recently with her easy-to-follow approach to healthy cooking. She's also a yoga teacher and health coach. Just be prepared to be hungry after seeing the array of delicious dishes on her feed, mind.
Why follow: Other than the fact you'll be astounded by how incredibly strong Shona Vertue is, we know from friends who have taken her classes that her workouts are some of the hardest, and best, they've ever been to. Go to her Instagram feed for gravity-defying yoga stunts and great workout ideas.
Why follow: Tara Stiles is a one-woman wellness machine, and her Stala Yoga brand is now worldwide. It seeks to heal people through movement, and on her Instagram, you'll see plenty of people enjoying her fitness mantras all over the world. Warning: You will get severe wanderlust from reading.
Why follow: Ballet has become the coolest way to work out of late, and doesn't Mary Helen Bowers know it. The professional ballerina created the Ballet Beautiful Fitness workout approach, which mixes the athleticism and grace of classical ballet with targeted exercises and stretches to help create that lean, toned ballerina physique. She's loved by the A-list, and trained Natalie Portman when she was preparing for her role in Black Swan. We're sold.
Why follow: You know you're a big deal when you get your own hashtag. #Seltering refers to fitness model and trainer Jen Selter's signature move of popping out her bum. And no wonder, as she has the best bum in the business (sorry Kim K). She regularly posts workouts on her Instagram feed, which are seriously useful (and work!).
Why follow: Residing in Aruba, yoga teacher Rachel Brathen is originally from Sweden but found her calling in studying yoga and spirituality. She's been teaching in the Caribbean since 2010 and is also a best-selling author thanks to her book Yoga Girl.
Why follow: Now, before you say anything, we know she's a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre so of course she's incredibly fit—but hear us out. Misty is so beautiful and has an incredible body but she's also muscly and strong. Truly inspirational.
Why follow: Australian Kayla Itsines, 24, has amassed a cult following thanks to her bikini body workouts. With so many women signing up to her guided fitness and meal plans, it's easy to see why she's gained such a huge fan club so far—just check out the results her followers post.
Why follow: American yoga teacher Kathryn Budig is just as into food as she is into fitness. Head to her page for down-to-earth vibes with her inspirational yoga ideas mixed into her everyday life.
Why follow: Known for her menus and food blogging, Ella Mills is seriously into her veg and is probably singlehandedly responsible for bringing the spiralizer into every kitchen. If you've still not tried courgetti, we urge you to do so immediately. Perfect for foodies who want to eat better.
Why follow: Chef Tess Ward has worked in some fancy establishments, including River Cottage and The Ritz. Her love of cooking and presentation shines through on her Instagram, with her wellness spin being about creating dishes that have unprocessed ‘naked’ ingredients—stripping back cooking in order to nourish our bodies. We can get with that.
Why follow: Think fashion and fitness don't mesh well? Think again. Dasha Gaivoronski is where these two worlds meet, with pictures of her in her favourite outfits as well as workout shots.
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