Instagram is home to a number of Instagrammers who build and cater to niche communities. Makeup experts, travelers, models, photographers, bakers, bikers, and more find ways to tap into a shared passion through one of the world’s most popular photo sharing apps. Fitness Instagrammers are some of the most ardent users with the most engaged and active fan bases.
These fitness-focused influencers come from a variety of different backgrounds — some were bodybuilders, others were models; some are mothers, others are trainers; some have written books, others have expanded into clothing lines, apps, and training programs. Instagram’s fitness community is more than just gym rats and #fitspo, it’s a starting place for many looking to change their lives and a social media staple for those looking to stay committed to their fitness goals.
Instagram’s always been an aspirational platform, showing us glimpses of vacations we want to take, sights we want to see, sunny Sunday afternoons we’d like to have. In the case of fitness influencers, these accounts are all about showing followers a next-level work ethic and the possibilities that come with it. Here 20 of the top fitness influencers on Instagram:
Jen Selter is a fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle social media influencer who has standout booty and ab workouts. Jen has a passion for fitness and hopes to motivate others to achieve their own fitness goals with her workout plans.
Michelle Lewin is one of the biggest stars on social media in the fitness industry with fans ranging from hardcore fitness enthusiasts to casual gym attendees. Her down-to-earth attitude makes her an approachable figure on social.
Ana Cheri, born and raised in Southern California, is a model, actress, and fitness influencer known for her fierce posts on Instagram. Ana loves to share her workouts, and offers two major programs for people to lose weight and to build their booty.
Anllela Sagra is a Colombian fitness model that found her passion in fitness through her posts on social media. She values perseverance, patience, and dedication in her work and encourages other to pursue their own passions everyday.
Instagram star Kayla Itsines is best known for her ebook series, Bikini Body Guides, and her meal-planning and workout app, Sweat with Kayla. She’s been named one of Time’s 30 most influential people on the internet and is one of Australia’s most wealthy under 40.
Julia Gilas is a social media fitness model and personal trainer who aims to help her followers stay motivated and get fit in the comforts of their own homes. She got started in fitness after developing unhealthy habits as a model and has never gone back.
Eva Andressa is a Brazilian global fitness sensation and nutrition role model. She has competed in championships such as the IFBB and used her social media account to finance her passion and lifestyle in fitness.
Paige Hathaway is a fitness icon and trainer whose interest in fitness, health, and nutrition stemmed from her participation in the Ronnie Coleman Classic. Her following exploded, and she has since helped others to embrace a healthy and fit lifestyle.
Ulisses Jr. is a sought after bodybuilding and body composition coach known for his victories in the Musclemania SuperBody Pro and World Pro Championships. Ulisses’s opinions on nutrition, diet, and training protocols are recognized industry-wide.
Lauren Drain Kagan is a registered nurse, fitness model, personal trainer, and adventure enthusiast. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of BANISHED, which recounts her experience and eventual departure from the Westboro Baptist Church.
Sandra Prikker is a fitness model and clothing designer who fell in love with fitness after surviving a life-changing accident. She shares her love of fitness through her customizable program, which includes nutrition plans and 1-on-1 coaching through her mobile app.
Simeon Panda is a British trainer with his own sportswear line and training program. He began blogging in 2013 after earning Musclemania pro status, and has since become one of the most popular male fitness influencers on Instagram.
Bella Falconi is a fitness model, nutritionist and certified personal trainer. She was born and raised in Brazil and now lives in Florida with her husband and young daughter.
Jeff Seid is a bodybuilder and fitness model who has been training for 11 years. At the age of 17, he won nationals and became the youngest International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness professional in history. He has since written a book, developed his own clothing line, and become a certified personal trainer.
Sergi Constance is a professional fitness model and fitness athlete. He is also the CEO of 1 Up Nutrition & Aesthetix Era as well as the founder of BeLegend, an online coaching program.
Bradley Martyn first rose to fame through his YouTube channel, which features crazy stunts with heavy weights. He now has an enormous Instagram following too, as well as his own personal brand for coaching, apparel, and supplements.
Massy Arias is a health coach and fitness enthusiast who lives and trains in Los Angeles, California. Her variety of training techniques helped her stay fit and strong during her recent pregnancy, and she inspires her large Instagram audience daily with her positive mindset and healthy physique.
Emily Skye is an Australian fitness model who encourages women to use weight training to become their healthiest and happiest selves. She’s also a blogger, Reebok global ambassador, online coach, and make-up artist.
Lyzabeth Lopez is a holistic nutritionist and the founder of the Hourglass Workout. She uses her large social media presence to share fitness advice and has been helping women transform their bodies for over 15 years.
Alexa Jean Brown is a mother of two and fitness enthusiast who aims to help motivate women to squeeze workouts into their busy lives. She loves to incorporate her daughters into her popular Instagram posts, which showcase her healthy & balanced lifestyle.