People usually associate summer time with fun activities like hitting the beach or attending block parties, but this season could also be used as a period for change. Now that we’ve managed to break away from winter’s harsh grip, it’s time to enjoy this weather with some exercise. Lunge past those cheeseburgers, jump over the cups of ice cream, and fly through this season with a new body, a more disciplined mind-set, and a positive outlook on life. We have chosen 10 of Instagrams’ most popular fitness enthusiasts to help give you a jump-start toward achieving the body that you have always wanted. They will fill your world with great body toning techniques, videos of their personal strength training regimens, and food recipes that may help enrich your lifestyle.
The self-proclaimed “bohemian storm” has captured the attention of the natural hair community with a plethora of YouTube tutorials on natural beauty alternatives, hair care tips, and most importantly, fitness. Her vibrant personality and the knowledge that she has chosen to share with the world has awarded her with thousands of supporters from YouTube and Instagram. Once you see her work, you will know why.
If @makeup_by_guam’s artistry has not inspired you to pick up a 188 brush from Mac Cosmetics, then perhaps her passion for health and fitness made you run to the gym instead. The no-nonsense attitude that she exhibits in her work out videos could give you the motivation to start exercising. If you’re a first-timer, it may seem difficult to run on a treadmill for more than a mile, but according to the mother of two, “who wants anything that doesn’t come from hard work and dedication?”
Last years Titans Grand Pix Overall Figure Champion set Instagram ablaze with her strong physique, pictures of healthy meals, delicious smoothies, and every bodybuilders’ dream – protein powder. In a candid Instagram post, she wrote that “if you dream it, you can achieve it. Never give up on your dreams.” If being in shape is a goal that you hope to fulfill, use @ChelseaPB’s heartwarming advice to help you. It may just be the support that you need to get in shape.
In between facilitating training sessions and shooting workout videos for her Instagram followers, she shares very insightful and spiritual posts that may serve as the best “pick me up” for just about anyone. Who knows? It might even give you the motivation to try some jump squats. Here’s a quote that she uploaded to her page: “Keep the faith. The most amazing things in life tend to happen right at the moment you’re about to give up hope.” With that said, put on your favorite workout gear and start moving.
The “400M Diva,” as she is often called, exemplifies the true essence of endurance. Anyone who is serious about working out at the gym on a consistent basis will need to go through the pain before seeing any results. The workouts that you will do to strengthen your core or to help build your muscles, for example, won’t be easy. But if you stay with it, you will be staring at a better reflection of yourself in the mirror. According to a tweet from @NatashaHastings Twitter account, her goal “is to improve every time she steps out on the track” .Based on the medals that she has rightfully earned over the years, it’s clear that she’s been taking her advice all the way to the finish line.
This businesswoman is a quadruple threat. Not only is she beautiful, intelligent, and fashionable, but she’s also serious about her health. This self-proclaimed “natural born runner” has a plethora of pictures of her practicing yoga, which, according to the “Huffington Post,” helps to increase flexibility, reduce stress, fights food cravings, eases migraines, and boosts your immunity. Judging by all those benefits, it’s time to pull out a floor mat and show off your best warrior pose.
Remember the time when you were a kid playing Double Dutch with your friends at the park? Well, now that you’re an adult, that memory doesn’t have to stay in the past. Double Dutch has become a great way to get your body back into shape. According to Michelle E. Clark, the founder of “Double Dutch Aerobics,” “it’s the latest fitness craze that’s been sweeping America.” It’s a “fun, calorie-burning workout that fuses challenging fitness combinations with the ease and joys of jumping Double Dutch.” Clark, who is also a World Champion Double Dutch athlete, offers classes for families and children in various locations in Atlanta and in New York. What are you waiting for? Follow @doubledutchaerobics and start jumping!
It’s dumbfounding how @love_fitness1 is able to study biochemistry at a Masters level, compete in the NPC National Bikini Competition, and still manage to find time to go to the gym. With exercise, she uprooted herself from a very dark place in her life and manages to stand in front of thousands with a newly reformed spirit, body, and mind. Hopefully her Instagram posts will help motivate you to become the best person that you can be.
Ashley Renee Chong is a 23-year-old raw vegan who has shown that true beauty comes from the inside out. According to forksoverknives.com, she and her fiancé lost a combined 200 pounds after adopting a plant-based diet. Her Instagram page is filled with pictures of amazing recipes of healthy meals that anyone can make. According to “Womens Health Magazine,” Brent McFerran, PhD, the co-author of “Psychological Science,” said that people should “steer clear of foods that are high in calories, and trade large plates and bowls for smaller ones to ensure you fill them with more restrained portions.” If you look at Chong’s Instagram page, you will see that she’s doing just that and we encourage that you do the same. Disclaimer: Make sure to ask your doctor before you try any diet regimen to ensure that it’s right for you.
@ebonie_hoops has taken hoop dancing to the next level. She has created a name for herself in the art community with her talents and if you visit her page, you will understand why. According to rawartists.org/eboniehoops, this self-taught artist “broadened her horizons in the flow arts such as multiple hoops, fire hoops, contact staff, poi, and yoga.” Over the years, she has conducted several hoop dancing lessons and performed at local shows to share her passion with others. Don’t let this summer go by without trying to fit this art into your fitness regimen.
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