Fitness Friday: Inspiring and Motivating People to Follow on Instagram


Instagram has been a fantastic tool during my fitness journey. Not only can you connect with others that have the same health and fitness goals as you, you can even relate to those with the same struggles. Another major plus? Free workout ideas that you can do at the gym or at home!

While there are many fitness models and body builders who live strict lifestyles and may be pictures of inspiration for some, this isn’t the lifestyle I strive for. Yes, these people are admirable because they have trained day in and day out and seem to have the willpower to eat clean and avoid treats. But if you’re like me, it’s difficult to relate to them because what they portray on social media is consistently perfect bodies and diets. Thankfully, I found a few Instagram accounts that have been both inspirational and motivational because these are people that struggle and give in to their inner foodie every once in a while. But the most important lesson to learn? They don’t give up on living a balanced, fit and healthy lifestyle. Hopefully they will help you with your health and fitness journey, too!



Anne Phung (@annephung)

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If I could define a strong woman, I would say Anne Phung. In addition to working full time, she trains at her bootcamp where she teaches and inspires young women, especially Asian American women, not to mold themselves into cultural stereotypes. That’s the sort of mind set we all need!



Lora (@healthyhappylora)

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Lora’s username says it all! There’s nothing more inspirational than a mother of two who struggled with being overweight. She chose to live a healthier lifestyle and didn’t need a gym to workout; that was all done from home!



Sofia Bagenholm (@fitmotivation)

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Sometimes we just need a pep talk when we feel like giving up or feel lazy to go to the gym. This account is full of inspirational quotes that get (and keep) you focused on your goals.



Cassey Ho (@blogilates)

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We’re all familiar with Blogilates, but Cassey Ho shows us that it’s okay to treat yourself every once in a while. In addition to seeing her on-point workout outfits, you also get short workout clips and quick recipe ideas!


Feature image courtesy of FitMotivation on Instagram.