30 Fitness Instagram Accounts That Will Motivate the Hell Out Of You
Look no further for your daily dose of inspiration
For the days where you can’t seem to fire up the willpower to work out, we’ve rallied up the best fitness accounts you should be following on Instagram. You’ll find a healthy mix of bodyweight exercises, cardio, mobility moves, strength training, and a whole lot of abs and sweat. But these men and women don’t just show off their jaw-dropping muscle definition. They’ll inspire you to get moving, too—one workout at a time
Curtis Williams will help you kick your routine up a notch. This former Baltimore Ravens player is now an elite performance coach for Under Armour and has his own training program. His exercises are designed to enhance your athleticism—so they’re high energy, challenging, and empowering.
Don’t be fooled, Lauren Fisher isn’t your average 22-year-old. Yeah, she’s a college student, but she’s also a CrossFit athlete in her spare time. If this girl can hit the books, and then hit the squat rack, you have no excuse to skip the gym today.
Simply put, The Rock is one of our fitness heroes. His workouts are brutal (and sometimes they include chains), he motivates his fans to lose weight, and he was named the sexiest man alive this year. Look no further than his Instagram account if you need a kick in the ass today.
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Ben Booker is the owner and founder of Second Chance Fitness, a 24-hour gym in Illinois. Anyone willing to run a gym that let’s people come in and work out at any hour of the day gets our stamp of approval.
Meet Emily Skye—Australian trainer and fitness model and one of our favorite women in fitness. Her determination, positive attitude, and killer circuits go a long way when all you want to do is veg out on the couch. Don’t believe us? Try one of her bodyweight workouts for yourself.
Gideon Akande has a charisma that can’t be beat. The former Golden Gloves champion and Men’s Health Next Top Trainer posts versatile trainingtechniques that are high energy, super fun, and insanely effective. Try his workouts once and we promise you’ll be hooked.
BJ Gaddour is living proof that anyone can be fit if you put your mind to it. That’s why he’s our fitness director. He’s also the definition of shredded. Gaddour posts quick and easy-to-follow-along exercises every single day, so whether you’re looking to build muscle or burn fat, you’ll find the exercisesyou’re looking for on his feed.
Jay Cardiello—trainer to NFL athletes and celebrities like 50 Cent and Sofia Vergara—knows that getting in shape isn’t easy. That’s why he designs his workouts to be fun and simple. You’ll find a healthy mix of strength, agility, and mobility moves designed to burn fat and strengthen your body.
We can’t get enough of Hannah Eden. Not only does she run PumpFit Club, a personal group training facility in Florida, but she also keeps her followers motivated by posting full-body workouts that will leave you dripping in sweat.
Björnsson is famous for his role as “The Mountain” in Game of Thrones—but he’s also one of the strongest men in the world. He can lift 1,500 pound logs and takes his fitness so seriously that he’s been known to down liquid chicken shakes. You don’t need to go that hard, but we’re pretty sure nothing will make you want to work out more than seeing The Mountain pump some iron.
You’ve never seen yoga like this before. If you’re looking to improve your mobility, let LA-based yoga instructor Dylan Werner be your inspiration. His body tends to defy gravity and he’s the king of casually balancing his entire body weight on one arm.
Winner of the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games, Mat Fraser is considered one of the fittest men on earth. Like any CrossFit enthusiast, his commitment to fitness is unwavering—and now yours will be, too.
Alexia Clark is a personal trainer who caters to all fitness levels and constantly switches things up. Bonus: She loves utilizing different types of equipment. Whether it’s a medicine ball, dumbbells, a mini band, battle ropes, or a weight plate—you name it, she’s posted inventive exercises with it.
The creator of the Insanity workouts is a must-follow on Instagram. After scrolling through his feed, you’ll receive a daily reminder that Shaun T’s six-pack is unreal. You’ll find everything from workouts tips, his clients’ before and after transformations, and inspiring captions to fuel your fitness fire. (Check out the one lesson that turned Shaun T into a fitness mogul.)
This Nike trainer and CrossFit enthusiast is always delivering something new. His daily workouts are written out for you, so you can go at your own pace—and with his random sprinkling of motivational messages, it feels like Will Arrufat is right there beside you, cheering you on as you sweat buckets.
This Men’s Health Next Top Trainer will help you switch things up when your routine gets dull. Speer, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, has abs so impressive it’s hard to believe they’re real—seeing those results alone should have you packing your gym bag now.
Come for the laughs, stay for the fitness. Kevin Hart has quickly become one of our favorite online motivators. The comedian has no time for your excuses—so check out one of his killer Instagram workouts if you want to work up a sweat.
This CrossFit legend has won the “Fittest Man on Earth” title four times. Need we say more?
You haven’t seen mobility until you’ve witnessed California-based trainer Hunter Cook stretch. The man contorts his body like no one else and exhibits great strength in the process. Plus, his bulldog makes the occasional appearance on his feed, and no one can complain about that.
There’s a reason Kenneth Gallarzo, vice president of the World Calisthenics Organization, has nearly half a million Instagram followers. His posts will show you how to use your own body weight to work out harder and longer to give you the muscle definition you’re after—even if you don’t have access to pricey equipment.
Arizona-based trainer Jeremy Scott has the ultra-lean, muscular body most guys would kill for—and his Instagram is a documentation of the hard work required to achieve it. He posts daily about what he’s up to in the gym and what he puts on his plate—usually simple meals that consist of only protein and vegetables. It clearly works for him.
If there’s a bangin’ celebrity body out there, Gunnar Peterson probably had something to do with it. He’s worked with countless NFL and NBA athletes and big name celebrities like Khloe Kardashian. Also, J Lo says he’s the best trainer she ever had—and who are we to argue with those results?
Here he is working out on his birthday. If that’s not motivation, we have no idea what is.
Jeanette Jenkins is all about athleticism. Her clientele includes NFL stars, NBA champions, and Olympic gold medalists. You don’t have to be a pro to follow her workouts, though. Her feed is full of step-by-step workouts that anyone can try.
Bret Conteras is no joke: He’s a certified strength and conditioning specialist with a Ph.D. in sports science. And yes, people call him the “Glute Guy,” so we know who you’ll be turning to on your next leg day.
After New-York based personal trainer Jay Maryniak placed first in a CrossFit competition, he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes—but that didn’t stop him from pursuing his love for fitness. The man loves to mix things up with kickboxing, gymnastics, strength training, cardio, and more.
Through his fitness career, Mike Marchese has experimented with bodybuilding, martial arts, gymnastics, powerlifting, and more. He loves throwing a mix of circuits, high intensity interval training, and calisthenics at his clients—so check him out if you’re looking to rev up your routine.
When he’s not hanging out in front of the camera as a fitness model, Rob Evans is in the gym as a boxer and personal trainer. He’s passionate about helping people of all body types and fitness levels. The challenging workouts in his feed will make you feel inspired, and his words of encouragement will motivate you to actually give them a shot.
For NYC-based trainer Joe Holder, fitness isn’t about the glory, it’s about pushing other people to achieve their goals, which genuinely makes him happy—That’s a trainer we can appreciate.
Ricky Warren is the head coach and founder of Bodyweight Gurus in London, a calisthenics strength and power workshop. He specializes in mixed martial arts and his fitness feats are impressive—but you’ll find a huge range of moves to add into your own circuits.