No gym? No problem. All you need is your phone, a little bit of space, and these awesome Instagram accounts will provide the workouts, nutritional tips, and crazy cool photos that will motivate you to get moving.
Before you get started, here are some things to keep in mind: While some of the workout videos may promise you’ll “tighten this” or “tone that”, building muscle and losing fat is more complicated than just doing certain exercises. You can learn more about that here. It’s also a good idea to check in with your doctor about what’s safe and best for you before starting a new fitness plan.
Also, do you know of an Instagram account that has really great workouts and fitness content? If so, share it in comments!
The buff duo are former track athletes who travel the world together sharing workout videos that involve them doing everything from total-body circuits, to agility drills, to cardio stair exercises.
Shonda posts awesome workout videos that show innovative ways to use things you have lying around the house in your exercises. She also posts healthy recipes, funny photos of her kids, and reposts of other Fit Instagrammers who inspire her.
BJ Gaddour is the Fitness Director for Men’s Health and the author of Your Body Is Your Barbell. He uses his Instagram to share workout routines, healthy recipes, and tips on proper exercise form and technique.
Arrufat is a certified personal trainer who works with Nike to bring high-intensity workouts to the streets of NYC. He regularly posts workouts of the day, motivational quotes, and awesome photos of his clients getting their swole on.
Massiel “Massy” Indhira Aria is a bilingual personal trainer born in the Dominican Republic, who after combatting depression, aims to help people use fitness to improve their health both mentally and physically. She posts daily workouts, exercise challenges, healthy recipes, and tips on how to be more comfortable in your own skin.
Shauna, who has a Ph.D. in public health, uses her Instagram to show that you can get in a good workout literally anywhere. She posts daily workouts and exercises using the hashtag #sweataday to get people motivated to get up and moving.
Strength coach Brett Contreras known as “The Glute Guy” documents both his and his clients’ workouts so that you can get in shape along with them. He posts full workouts (bodyweight and with added weight) and individual exercises.
Ray Grayson – a personal fitness trainer in Atlanta – provides workouts, nutrition tips, and motivational photos and quotes for people who want to lose weight, build muscle, or gain endurance.
Anderson created Kettlebell Kickboxing through combining her expertise as a martial artist and personal trainer. On her Instagram she shares a variety of workouts (aimed towards having minimal impact on the joints), clean eating options, and inspirational photos.
If you’re a beginner trying to get into shape, Ahmadi – a trainer for the World Calisthenics Organization – posts awesome videos and tips on how to properly do bodyweight strengthening movements and shows you how to incorporate them into workouts.
Certified trainer Natalie Jill creates quick and simple, no-equipment necessary workouts that anyone can do, anytime and anywhere.
Idalis Velazquez is a former track and field athlete who posts quick and easy home workouts that are great for both beginners and pros. She also gives followers an inside look at her favorite healthy snacks and meals.
A round up of quick and simple exercises you can do around the house (from different fitness Instagram accounts that used the hashtag #homeworkouts, #homeexercises) for days when you can’t make it to the gym.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the definition of BEASTMODE. Former WWE wrestler, NCAA National Champion football player, and all around badass, his gym videos and motivational speeches will get you pumped to get your daily workout in.
The incredibly fit ballerina is the first female African-American to ever receive the rank of principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre. Her photos are both impressive and motivating.
Oshlen is a competitive athlete who took part in the 2014 and 2015 CrossFit games. His light-hearted Instagram documents his insanely active lifestyle including all the time he spends at the gym with his cute training buddy Max.
Elisabeth Akinwale is a CrossFit coach and Olympic-style weightlifter. Her badass Instagram is filled with photos and videos of her insane lifts, exercise techniques, nutrition tips, and the occasional cute selfie with her son.
Team Some Assembly Required (SAR) is a project started by U.S. Army veterans for adaptive athletes and their supporters. The group’s Instagram includes photos of adaptive athletes accomplishing incredible feats both in and out of the gym.
An experienced trainer who’s worked with clients like Serena Williams and Kelly Rowland, Jenkins shares motivational photos, tips, and experiences from her own fitness journey to help people feel more comfortable in their own bodies.
Kneeland is a personal trainer and life coach based out of NYC. She uses her account to encourage people to break free from negative body image, to be good to themselves, and to believe in their own abilities.
Stadler is a paraplegic athlete who posts motivational quotes and photos of his daily workouts and impressive PR’s to inspire people to work hard and be appreciative of all they have.
Jessamyn calls herself a “yoga enthusiast and fat femme.” She’s dedicated to promoting body positivity and encouraging people to focus more on how they feel instead of how they look. Her Instagram includes photos of her doing incredible inversion yoga poses and kind words and tips on how to be nicer to yourself.
Purvis is a Nike Global Trainer who will inspire you with her dedication to living a healthy lifestyle – seriously, all her photos are of her working out, her instructing others through workouts, or her doing really fun outdoor activities… that usually involve working out.
Inspiring photos of female athletes, including Lindsey Vonn, Kelley O’Hara and Misty Copeland, getting their workout on in extraordinary places.
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