Follow These Fitness Influencers for Instant Motivation

Instagram has become the place for the latest fitness tips and ideas. You can get lost in the thousands of pages claiming to have the best workouts and nutrition plans, and with so many fitness gurus out there, there is truly an Instagram coach for everyone looking to improve their health and wellness.

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As a certified personal trainer, Itsines has used traditional and non-traditional methods to help her clients achieve pretty amazing results. She’s grown her following to more than 10 million through programs like Bikini Body Guide(BBG) and the latest, Bikini Body Guide: Stronger. The programs are flexible in both workouts and nutrition, and adapt as weeks go on to ensure progress, not stagnation. Itsines frequently shares user progress pics on her account, too, for inspiration.

Blogilates

For many, one of the biggest struggles in starting a new fitness regimen is simply getting to the gym. Memberships can be expensive, and a crowded place with complicated equipment can be intimidating for beginners. That’s why people are obsessed with fitness blogger and Pilates instructor Cassey Ho, and her website Blogilates. Fun, energetic home workouts make you forget you’re breaking a sweat, plus, Ho includes a monthly, easy-to-follow calendar that helps you plan ahead.

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Mari’s story is particularly inspiring for people who are starting their fitness journey from a difficult place and are unsure of their self-worth. She’s lost nearly 80 pounds through weight training and improved nutrition, and shows her followers a realistic way to achieve their goals without sacrificing anything. She’s also all about incorporating the outdoors into your fitness routine, which can be great for people who don’t want to be in the gym every day.

Jay Cardiello

Jay Cardiello is an author, a TEDx presenter, and a father, but he’s also a certified trainer and spokesperson who is all about motivation. His page isn’t full of a bunch of photos of him lifting weights or drinking protein shakes. Instead, it’s full of inspirational messages to encourage you on your fitness journey. If you need a break from scrolling through pictures of oiled up muscles and squat videos, follow Cardiello.

Dylan Werner Yoga

Even seasoned yogis will be impressed by certified yoga instructor Dylan Werner’s moves. His Instagram is full of insane poses in exotic locations, inspiring you to push the limits of your fitness but also your sense of adventure. If it’s a holistic, mind and body approach to wellness that you’re looking for, Werner delivers the tools and motivation to get you to where you want to be, physically and mentally.

How Workout Clothes Can Motivate You to Workout

It’s Monday, and you feel relaxed and ready to tackle the week ahead. There’s something about an entire week in front of you that makes you feel motivated to better yourself in any way you can—including, of course, hitting the gym. Your alarm sounds Monday morning, and you have every intention to burst out of bed and head to the gym before work, only to hit snooze one too many times. This habit repeats itself throughout the week, and before you know it, you haven’t gotten one workout in, and you feel sluggish going into the weekend.

We’ve all been there—when you promise yourself you’re going to go to the gym every day, only to press snooze, or drive right by the gym on your way home from work. What can help with this very relatable problem is … workout clothes.

We all know the people who look almost too put together at the gym or in a workout class, but maybe they’re doing something right. For me, there are few things in life as exciting as a brand- new workout outfit (bonus points if it’s a matching set). It sounds cliché, but walking into a workout class with a new outfit on is sometimes all it takes to give you that extra boost. And a recent studyagrees—85% of gym-goers believe that “cool looking” workout clothes gives them a confidence boost in the gym, whereas 9 out of 10 gym-goers agree that the act of putting on workout gear gets them motivated to hit the gym.

The numbers speak for themselves, but I’m here to reiterate the stats. A good outfit can instantly make me work a little harder during any given workout class. I know no one really cares besides me (it’s not like anyone else in the class knows it’s a new outfit) but it’s all about the positive mindset that this simple effort can give you. And it doesn’t require you breaking the bank for it to make a big difference—my favorite workout leggings were five dollars on the clearance rack at Old Navy, just saying.

Workout inspiration can be hard to come by, especially when it feels like you’re stuck in a rut. Treat yourself to a sweat-appropriate outfit and watch those motivation levels soar.