We all have those days. It’s impossible to get out of bed much less lace-up a pair of trainers and walk (or God forbid, take the subway) to the gym.
It may have been nine months ago that you set those New Years resolutions to eat clean and work out more, but it’s never too late to get back on track. Beginning and sticking to a disciplined health regimen is definitely easier said than done. Whether you’re not sure what to do in the gym or you just need a little bit of extra encouragement, these badass babes can help you reach your fitness goals.
Follow them now to fill your feed with knowledgeable fitness advice and inspiration!
Kayla Itsines (@kayla_itsines)
You’ve seen her all over your feed promoting her at-home workouts and showing off her toned physique. Kayla Itsines is an award-winning certified trainer and entrepreneur whose Bikini Body Workout program and SWEAT app have a following of over 20 million.
An Australian native, Itsines has the abs to inspire and the fitness programs to go along with them! Kayla’s Bikini Body Guide (BBG) was developed in 2014 to make her workouts available to clients all around the world. The 12-week workout program can be purchased via PDF and can be used anywhere! With curated routines that you can do at home, space for progress pictures and a nutrition plan, the SWEAT app is ideal for even the busiest NYgal concerned with making time for exercise.
Do the results live up to the hype? Well, the numerous Bikini Body Guide Transformation pics sure say so.
Karena and Katrina (@toneitup)
Best friends Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott are experts in fitness, nutrition, and all things wellness. In 2009 they co-founded Tone It Up, a women’s fitness lifestyle brand, offering workout content, nutrition guidance, recipes, and a network of support. The ladies’ ultimate goal is to create a supportive community where women could come to share their own fitness journeys, as well as receive guidance towards living a healthy lifestyle.
Scott’s skill set as a personal trainer and Youtube fitness expert combined with Dawn’s sports and fitness modeling background provided the ideal combination to slay the fitness community with their multimillion-dollar brand.
The dynamic duo has also recently released their own line of protein shakes. You can’t forget to fuel up after a great workout!
Robin Arzon (@robinnyc)
This corporate lawyer turned Insta-famous fitness guru is also the head instructor and VP of fitness programming at Peloton: a cycle fitness program, technology platform, and hardware hybrid. Peloton sells stationary bicycles with high-definition monitors, allowing riders to take any class, live or on demand.
Robin’s classes kick your ass in the best way possible. Her high-energy attitude and sincere enthusiasm for fitness along with some pulsing beats in the background set an ideal environment to break a satisfying sweat.
Roz the Diva (@rozthediva)
Roz Mays, better known as Roz the Diva, is one of the leading plus-size women in fitness. The NSM personal trainer and pole-dancing instructor created Dangerous Curves, the first national competition to highlight the contributions of plus-size pole athletes. She also specializes in resistance training, flexibility, and strength and conditioning.
Mays debunks the idea that you have to be thin to be fit. Her classes encourage women of all sizes to see that working out doesn’t have to be intimidating or stressful, but fun!
Amanda Bisk (@amandabisk)
Amanda Bisk’s Instagram page pretty much says it all: Former Australian Pole Vaulter. Exercise Physiologist. Elite Athletics Coach. Qualified Yoga Teacher.
She has developed a huge social media following thanks to raising more awareness of how to live a healthy lifestyle.
In 2011, Amanda was diagnosed with chronic fatigue which caused her to end her pole vaulting career. Soon after this, she started to research on health and nutrition. She began exercising and performing yoga while studying these subjects in detail. Within a few years’ time, Bisk became a fitness and yoga expert with her consistent hard work and determination.
Sjana Elise Earp (@sjanaelise)
After experiencing difficult times with depression and anxiety when she was 16 years old, Sjana discovered yoga and incorporated it into her recovery. She surmises that yoga is so much more than just a workout. It incorporates physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Yoga was her inspiration for creating Body And Mind, her first fitness program. Earp hopes that other women can experience the benefits of yoga for themselves because everyone deserves to feel strong and confident in their own skin.
Hannah Bronfman (@hannahbronfman)
Whether shooting a campaign for Adidas or posting a workout to her half a million Instagram followers, Hannah Bronfman is the picture of health. A native of NYC, Hannah grew up watching a close family member struggle with an eating disorder. This taught her that had to forge her own path and create her own standards of beauty.
She is the founder of the health, beauty, and fitness site HBFIT, a daily destination for those looking for a dose of workout inspiration, health-conscious recipes. Bronfman created the website to educate and empower her followers.
Jessamyn Stanley (@mynameisjessamyn)
Based in Durham, North Carolina, Stanley practices and teaches Vinyasa-flow yoga. Vinyasa is a high-energy style of yoga that combines various poses together to create a sequence. Her classes encourage a body-positive approach and focus on how the body feels vs. how it looks.
Jessalyn developed this technique through her own personal experience. During her first yoga class, she noticed that she was the largest person in the room. Now sponsored by brands including Kotex and Lane Bryant, Stanley is also developing her own line of plus-sized activewear. This yogi is on a mission to re-calibrate the notion of “wellness.”
Emily Skye (@emilyskyefit)
The founder of FIT (Fitness Inspiration Transformation)—a cult internet diet and exercise favorite—Emily Skye’s Instagram feed is full of guided workout videos, stylish activewear and chiseled abs that will make you want to jump into your next workout STAT! The program, which was built from scratch is now worth $32 million.
For those looking for a pregnancy-friendly workout routine, she’s got you covered too! Emily recently gave birth to her daughter, a baby girl named Mia.
Natalie Uhling (@natalieuhling)
Fitness influencer, Under Armour athlete and founder of NUFit are just a few titles Natalie Uhling holds. She caught the fitness bug at the tender age of 13 after taking a kickboxing class.
Today, Uhling is certified in Primary Group Fitness by the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (A.F.A.A) and is a leading voice in the industry. Her NUFitTM Program fuses the best elements of kickboxing, dance, and toning in a high-intensity hour-long workout.
This fit fashionista’s Instagram is nothing short of gym motivation!