Instagram is a Mecca of health and fitness inspiration, and no matter who you are, you’d be hard pressed not to find a profile - or ten - that appeals to you.
One of the best parts of utilising Instagram as a source of “fitspo” is that you can receive gold nuggets of fitness wisdom from the experts in the field and then follow these yourself. Gone are the days where seeking health expertise and guidance resulted in your wallet taking a serious hit in the form of dieticians, nutritionists, personal trainers and fitness classes.
These days, a lot of the motivation and tips you need to get moving are right at your fingertips. Literally.
But where to start?
Our top 5 Australian fitness Instagrammers will inspire you to get moving. Millions of followers between them can’t be wrong.
What fitness list would be complete without the queen of the industry herself, Kayla Itsines? Kayla is an Aussie personal trainer who shot to international fame thanks to her lauded ‘Sweat’ program and now boasts 11 million Instagram followers. The online program offers a range of perks for subscribers, including workouts, meal plans and fitness guides. Having now branched out into the world of fitness apparel, Kayla’s Instagram is your one-stop shop for everything you need to get moving - from a professional!
Spiritual Sjana is a yoga fanatic, and her Instagram is a beautifully curated array of yoga-centric fitness inspiration, often captured in breathtaking destinations. Sjana firmly believes in all of the health benefits yoga can bring - both physical and mental - and wants to show her followers how to make it work for them. Sjana has also launched her own yoga program to help others get the most out of their yoga journey. Namaste.
Melbournian Chris is an up-and-comer in the world of online fitness influencers - and for very good reason. He’s all about undertaking a varied health regime that includes adequate activity, healthy eating and maintaining of a positive mindset. Chris’ Instagram is a mix of videos and images, showcasing his workouts as well as his adventures in the kitchen. With some envy-inducing travel pics to boots. He’s also a critical care nurse, so we love him even more. Check him out!
Felicia and Diana are the faces behind the brand Base Body Babes, which currently has over half a million loyal followers on Instagram. These personal trainers are passionate about showing you how to take care of your body through fitness and good nutrition and one look at their Instagram account is enough to light a fire under you too. The ladies have even launched their own female-only training centre in Sydney, Base Body Studio. Girl power all the way.
If you love CrossFit, Khan’s Instagram account is a must-follow, with his athleticism and expertise on display through a range of motivating photos and videos. As a psychology student, Khan’s approach to getting active and strong is holistic and grounded, and it’s clear he gets the most of out of each and every day. Khan also has a separate Instagram account for his travel photos, which is great for a hit of wanderlust.
Our 5 Instagram fitness accounts are a great stepping stone into ensuring inspiring, informative information hits your feed on the daily.
Keen to find other fitness accounts to follow? There’s a couple of ways you can do this. If you are on the profile page of the influencer in question and want to be recommended similar accounts, just tap the little down-facing arrow at the top under their stats. Alternatively, go to the “explore” section of Instagram, which can be found by tapping the magnifying glass graphic on the bottom taskbar.
The world of fitness is your oyster, so dig in!