With summer around the corner (well potentially, it is England after all), Girls everywhere will search for that elusive ‘summer body’. I think mine has possibly been lost in the post for a number of years now, but that still doesn’t stop me wanting to give it a bloody good go at the beginning of summer every year. Although there are some bad things about social media (drunk tweets anyone?), there is also some good out there in the form of Instagrammers that are willing to help you on your journey. So as well as kick starting my fitness journey by joining the gym, I have also bookmarked these amazing Instagram accounts for a daily dose of inspiration.
Kayla is a massive deal and quite rightly so. Not only is her body absolute fitness goals and inspirational in itself to look at, she has created a fitness programme that others can follow who aspire to look like her. The BBG program shows you how to get the most out of exercise, and importantly also teaches about healthy meals and what to eat alongside your fitness regime to maximise your weight loss.
Another inspirational lady, Emily Skye also has her own exercise and diet program. Her Instagram is a mixture of fitness tutorials and day to ay life, and her website shows users of the programme meal plans and fitness routines. She also handily includes recipes so that meat free followers can still join in.
This is a personal fave. Jessica advocates body confidence as a whole, rather than basically killing yourself and being miserable trying to get ‘skinny’. Her Instagram is one of the best examples of strong not skinny that I have ever seen. She still exercises like a bad ass but she doesn’t believe you should deny yourself treats along the way or make yourself unwell.
Ok so following a model on Instagram may seem counterproductive but trust me, she smashes it. Karlie actually does many different exercises that are a bit weird and wonderful. If the idea of the gym is boring to you, give her a follow.
Even if dancing isn’t for you (like myself, who, after weeks of my drama teacher trying to teach me to dance as I was the lead in Little Shop of Horrors, had to give up and make me stand at the back), this lady will blow your mind. She is a ballet dancer so expect loads of twirly twirly and amazing videos of dance moves.
If you like Yoga you’ll love this account. Not only does Chelsey share Yoga poses and fitness updates but she also shares positive mantras that can get you through the day. For as long as I can remember my mantra has been ‘try not to offend anyone today’ which never works, so I think I’ll try hers.
This account really does roll everything into one. Healthy meals, yoga poses, inspirational quotes and there are also a few cute animals chucked in for good measure. Seriously, how could you not?