Whether you’re a regular gym goer, or just starting to work out for the very first time, Instagram can be a truly inspirational place.
Able to give you that essential boost of motivation when you need it, Instagram certainly isn’t just pictures of rainbow food (although that can be good sometimes too!).
We love how many women there are talking fitness on social media — from workout tips to not so great days at the gym, these fierce females are empowering and motivational by sharing their true stories of getting in shape.
To help you begin your 2020 health journey with the ultimate jumpstart, these are 15 of the best women in fitness. Get ready to start following!
Chontel Duncan (@chontelduncan)
If you ever doubted the effectiveness of HIIT (high intensity interval training), Chontel Duncan is here to show you how it’s done! The absolute queen of HIIT and co-founder of super successful HIIT Station, Chontel posts regular gym-based workout videos and inspiring transformation photos of fellow women who’ve benefited from her training.
Massively motivational with plenty of tips for burning fat quickly and safely, you’ll also find a variety of quick yet healthy meal ideas too — perfect for busy women who simply don’t have time to spend hours in the kitchen.
Natacha Oceane (@natacha.oceane)
Approaching her entire health and fitness regime with scientifically-backed data, Natacha Oceane certainly doesn’t compromise on motivation — or sweat! And as she studies Biophysics, you can be rest assured that she knows what she’s talking about.
Featuring a multitude of HIIT workout and strength-based training videos, Natacha provides plenty of top tips designed to help burn fat safely and effectively. Also posting the occasional outfit snap for serious clothing inspiration, Natacha radiates positivity and is sure to brighten up your Instagram feed.
Lauren Simpson (@laurensimpson)
As a former WBFF Bikini World champion, Lauren Simpson is certainly no stranger to a challenge. Featuring plenty of experience-led tips on how to build muscle and burn fat in unison, you’ll find a load of training videos focusing on multiple areas of the body.
Also a regular poster of transformation photos too, visiting Lauren’s page if you’re having a bad day is sure to give you that instant boost of motivation you need. A friendly reminder that virtually anyone can positively transform their body if they’re willing to put the work in, this queen is living proof that hard work gets results!
Brittne Jackson (@brittnebabe)
A great page to follow if you’re new to working out — or still feel a little intimidated by going to the gym — Brittne Jackson posts amazing at-home workouts guaranteed to get your heart pumping, no matter your experience level!
Packed with plenty of tips and techniques you can use from the comfort of your own home, you can easily achieve a full body workout no matter where you are when following Brittne’s feed.
And if you’re looking for some killer Instagram fitness clothing inspo for your next workout, her gym outfits are sure to give you the ideas you need to revamp your workout wardrobe for 2020!
Tammy Hembrow (@tammyhembrow)
Undoubtedly one of the most well-known names in the Instagram fitness world, Tammy Hembrow hasn’t amassed over 10 million followers for nothing. As a mum of two, Tammy has successfully maintained her stunning, curvy figure after both pregnancies with her incredible post-baby body photos skyrocketing her to Insta fame. If that’s not motivation, we don’t know what is!
Sharing gym routines and killer booty programmes, Tammy’s workouts are easy to follow and suitable for virtually everyone to try — not just fellow mums like herself. She’s also launched her very own Tammy Hembrow Fit app, providing tailored workouts and meal plans so you don’t have to spend time coming up with everything yourself.
Caitlin Turner (@gypsetgoddess)
If you’d rather spend time in a yoga studio than the gym, Caitlin Turner is who you should be following. An avid yoga-lover, who simultaneously travels the globe, you’ll find a bunch of tranquil yet incredible pictures — some of which will have you saying, “How is that even possible?!”
And as many of her stunning yoga poses are captioned with motivational words focusing on self-empowerment, body positivity and realising what’s truly important in life, Caitlin is one of the few women promoting the idea of fitness in a less “go get ‘em” kinda way.
Kayla Itsines (@kayla_itsines)
The undisputed queen of bikini body guides, Kayla Itsines has collected over a whopping 11 million followers with her positive outlook and easy-to-follow workout routines.
From diet tips to ab workouts, you’re certain to feel motivated and learn something new here. And as a relatively new mum too, Kayla has recently switched her content to focus more on post-baby recovery and getting back into fitness after pregnancy — perfect for new mums seeking that extra boost!
Linn Lowes (@linnlowes)
As a certified personal trainer, Linn Lowes posts a huge variety of helpful workout videos. Focusing on both cardio and strength training in equal measure, you have everything you need here to help sculpt your body, safely burn fat and feel motivated while doing it.
Better still, most of her videos & photos focus on one specific area of the body, meaning you shouldn’t have to spend time searching for the exact workout advice you’re looking for.
Jessamyn Stanley (@mynameisjessamyn)
Proof that a complex sport like yoga certainly isn’t limited to just one size, Jessamyn Stanley is a qualified yoga teacher and advocate of body positivity.
Showcasing an array of impressive photos and videos of her yoga abilities, the uplifting nature of her posts and captions is enough to make anyone feel motivated and inspired — even if you’re not that into yoga.
Living proof that women valuing fitness come in all beautiful shapes and sizes, Jessamyn Stanley is all things body positive!
Stephanie Sanzo (@stephaniesanzo)
A body building, powerlifting mum of two, Stephanie Sanzo is a must-follow if you’re seeking expert tips on how to build muscle safely and effectively.
Providing in-depth lifting tips and a huge selection of strength-based body workouts throughout her page, simply watching a couple of her Insta videos is enough to give you a serious boost in becoming more toned, sculpting your body, and feeling all the better for it.
Jen Selter (@jenselter)
Hailed as having one of the ‘best butts on Instagram’, Jen Selter provides a bunch of simple workout tips for making those booty gains. And with almost 13 million followers to her name, it’s safe to say she’s inspiring women all over the world to realise they can achieve the body they want with hard work and determination.
From setting tough yet fun squat challenges, to providing top tips for how to make the most out of stair-master workouts, you’ll also find some healthy recipe ideas and killer bikini pics too!
Kelsey Wells (@kelseywells)
With her in-depth gym routines and positive outlook, Kelsey Wells is a definite Instagram fitness motivator — particularly if you’re a little intimidated by complex gym machines.
Many of her posts provide simple tips and instructions on how to make the most out of specific equipment, helping you tone-up and build muscle in the safest way possible.
And if you take advantage of her specialist PWR programme, you’ll gain superb insight into the effectiveness of resistance training for the entire body.
Anna Victoria (@annavictoria)
From simple yet effective cardio and weight-lifting inspo to healthy food ideas, Anna Victoria certainly doesn’t compromise on motivation — and is a big fan of a gorgeous bikini pic or two!
Creator of the hugely successful Fit Body Guides, her Insta is full of incredible transformation photos of real women who have experienced brilliant results from her training. No matter your current body type, there’s always an opportunity to become fitter and healthier with the right inspiration. And following Anna Victoria is definitely a good place to start.
Katie Crewe (@katiecrewe)
As a qualified fitness coach and nutritionist, Katie Crewe’s page is packed full with tips on how to transform your body for the better.
No matter your experience, you’re sure to gain inspiration from her regular workout videos (many of which can be completed at home!), to her healthy, nutritionally-balanced meal ideas.
Better still, she often debunks plenty of Instagram fitness myths regarding working out and nutrition. Providing information you can trust, you definitely don’t have to be a gym pro to be inspired here!
Christmas Abbott (@christmasabbott)
Showcasing insane lifting skills that many people simply don’t think women can achieve, Christmas Abbott is a real force to be reckoned with! As a lifting and CrossFit competitor, she regularly posts videos and photos of her outstanding abilities with plenty of motivational quotes in between.
So, if you ever find yourself doubting your abilities in the gym or run low on the motivation to keep going, a quick visit to Christmas’ page will help bring you back to a positive mind set.