by Cameron Cash
Can you believe it’s already February?! And did you know that like 80% of new year’s resolutions fail by now?! So, as the new year starts to age into just the year, we can all use a little visual motivation, and since we spend like our entire lives on Instagram (let’s be real), that’s probably not a bad place to start.
We’ve put together a list of our 7 fave Instas for fitness motivation, but here’s the thing: we chose these folks based on their attitudes and what they offer their followers, not their bodies. We believe that fitness is a way of life, not a look or a specific way of working out. We encourage you to find the way of staying fit that works for you and keeps you #grateful for the way you were made. So, peep our list and DM us on Insta if you think we missed anyone!
Living her life by the mantra “I want to feel good” from an early age, Claire Fountain found that the perfect prescription for doing so was through yoga and strength training. She’s all about mental health and overall wellness, and her posts will leave you feeling inspired.
With a mission to help people cultivate a richer awareness of their bodies, Daniel Murakami is a movement master. He posts things like videos of himself picking up giant rocks in the rain or balancing multiple dumbells over his heads, all with the purpose of helping his followers understand the importance of functional strength and inspire them to play again.
Finding her focus in functional fitness, Alex Silver Fagan refuses to train simply to check the “workout” box on her to-do list, but instead trains to live. With a focus on fitness for women, her Instagram profile is a fierce combo of lifestyle, workouts and fun times with her fitness girlfriends.
Once you follow Tony Thomas you’ll be asking yourself, where does he get all that energy?! This is a guy who knows how to motivate people in and out of the gym to get fit and to keep pushing higher.
It was her years as a dancer where Dorian Cervantes learned that success would mean having to retrain her entire body. She now uses that journey to inspire her clients and followers to change their own lives, and you can’t help but smile when you come in contact with her infectious passion.
As a trainer, Bianca Paige prides herself in providing the positive push and tough love all students need. Bianca wants you to accomplish what you want and feel damn good about it. Sidenote: she has an amazing singing voice too.
So this profile isn’t so much about fitness as it is about being inspired. Nelson Cuadras was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome and dedicated his life to exploring movement and fighting the stigma of mental illness. His posts breakdown movement and the importance of maintaining healthy mobility, and he has a manbun to die for.