Instagram Fitness Tips From The Best
And nowhere does fitness motivation abound more than on Instagram with hundreds of men and women eager to show off their physique transformations and accomplishments.
Take a look at the tips and tricks that a few of our favorite fitstagram stars have to keep them working hard in the gym day in and day out.
STRONG NOT SKINNY- KAYLA ITSINES
Do you feel like you just don’t have the time to getting in shape? Kayla Itsines is here to prove that if you can commit to just 28 minutes a day, you can lose fat and sculpt a lean and strong body. Creator of the insanely popular Bikini Body Guides, Australian Kayla Itsines’ instagram feed is full of inspiring posts, shots of her own enviable wash-board abs, mouth-watering food ideas, and unbelievable before and after pictures of BBG girls that have used her program with fantastic results. Seriously, these transformations are amazing!
Kayla stresses that there is no one-size-fits all body type that you should be shooting for. Her goal is to help people be strong and healthy, not simply “skinny.” And don’t be fooled by the shortness of Kayla’s BBG workouts, you’ll definitely be breaking a sweat and begging for the timer to go off before you’re finished. Each BBG workout focuses on HIIT training, so you’ll get a big body impact in a condensed time.
WEAKNESS TO STRENGTH- CALUM VON MOGER
Do you have areas on your body that you just aren’t happy with? Maybe your arms are looking like Arnold but your legs would be more at home on a… chicken. Well, Calum Von Moger wants you to know that your weaknesses don’t have to stay weaknesses for long.
You might be wondering what Calum Von Moger could possible know about weakness. This guy is a 3x Mr. Universe and his instagram is packed with pictures of his rock-solid body. But believe it or not, Calum has areas of his body that are weaker than he would like too, the only difference is, he works to change that. Calum puts in the work, sometimes working out his weaker areas twice a week until they are where he would like them to be. Take a lesson from Calum and don’t give up on your weak areas, physically or otherwise. Get inspired to put in a little extra work to reap benefits you can be proud of.
FIND THE JOY- BLOGILATES
Stuck in a workout rut? Working out doesn’t have to feel like a chore and Cassey Ho wants to show you how to start looking forward to breaking a sweat each and every day. Creator of POP Pilates and PIIT28, Cassey Ho of Blogilates has a thriving community of “POPsters” that are following her instagram feed, YouTube channel, and website for snippets of inspiration. Cassey’s workouts are short, Pilates-based exercises that are designed to target specific areas of your body so that you can sculpt your physique. If the growing group of “POPsters” is to be believed, Cassey’s workouts are incredibly effective at burning fat and shaping lean, strong bodies.
Cassey Ho knows that enjoying your workout is key to sticking with it and seeing the results you want. And that’s why her mantra is “Find the joy!” With hundreds of different workout videos, Cassey strives to make each of them fun and exciting, so that you look forward to each new routine. That’s not to say these workouts are easy, but they do get you moving in new ways that will keep you from getting bored.
MAKE THE BEST OF EVERYDAY- BRADLEY MARTYN
Some days just suck. Car won’t start, late to work, yelled at by your boss, etc. But through it all you can choose to make the best out of a not so great situation. Bradley Martyn has made his mark as not only an extremely gifted lifter, online trainer, and creator of funny instagram content, he’s also known as doing his best to stay positive and make the most out of each and every day. Even when things don’t seem to be going right.
Bradley stresses the importance of staying positive and focused on your goals no matter what. Some days you might be feeling like your hard work in the gym is never going to pay off, but keep at it. Keep your chin up and learn from the curves that are being thrown at you. The things that are hard to get through often turn out to be the things that help us the most, if we can keep our eyes on the prize.
LEGENDARY FLEXIBILITY FOR ALL!- JUJIMUFU
If you think splits are reserved for girls, or only the guys that are on the American Ballet team, think again. Jujimufu is here to challenge everything you ever thought about flexibility. You might already know Jon Call, better known as Jujimufu, as the insanely flexible anabolic acrobat who’s instagram feed is filled with hilarious videos and awe inspiring feats of acrobatic and weightlifting genius.
Jujimufu is nothing short of inspirational and if there’s one thing that we can take away from him, it’s that stereotypes are meant to be shaken and if you want to go for something, just do it! Jujimufu wants everyone to know that you too can have the flexibility and ability that you want as long as you’re willing to put in the work.
CONSISTENCY IS KEY- DOCJENFIT
Have you ever wished you could just wake up one morning and magically be skinnier, more successful, or more talented? Well, you’re not the only one. Unfortunately life doesn’t work that way. What does work though is consistency.
Jen Esquer of Docjenfit knows the value of continuously challenging her body and working towards her goals. Scroll through Docjenfit’s instagram feed for all of 5 seconds and you’ll see just how much Jen Esquer’s consistency has paid off. Jen is incredibly talented and strong; showing off not only her cut physique and incredible flexibility but also her infectious zest for life. But one thing’s for sure: Jen didn’t just wake up with her physical ability. Jen Esquer has dedicated herself to daily training to get to where she wants to be. And she’s doing it for the right reasons. Not to be thinner, or sexier, or for some illusion of happiness that is just out of reach. Jen betters herself daily to improve her health and encourage those around her.