- 10 Instagram Fitness Models That Will Inspire You to Get Into Shape
- 1.Sommer Ray – @sommerray
- 2.Michelle Lewin – @michelle_lewin
- 3.Jen Selter – @jenselter
- 4.Ana Cheri – @anacheri
- 5.Anllela Sagra – @anllela_sagra
- 6.Kayla Itsines – @kayla_Itsines
- 7.Julia Gilas – @juliagilas
- 8.Ulisses Jr – @ulissesworld
- 9.Eva Andressa – @eva_andressa
- 10.Izabel Goulart – @izabelgoulart
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- 2. Zach King (@zachking) – 20.5M Followers
- 3. Liza Koshy (@lizakoshy) – 17.7M Followers
- 4. James Charles (@jamescharles) – 15M Followers
- 5. Nikkie de Jager (@nikkietutorials) – 11.8M Followers
- 6. Lilly Singh (@iisuperwomanii) – 8.4M Followers
- 7. Negin Mirsalehi (@negin_mirsalehi) – 5.2M Followers
- 8. Julie Sariñana (@sincerelyjules) – 5.1M Followers
- 9. Andrea Russet (@andrearussett) – 4.3M Followers
- 10. Lily Maymac (@lilymaymac) – 3.8M Followers
- 11. Rickey Thompson (@rickeythompson) – 3.1M Followers
- 12. Caspar Lee (@caspar_lee) – 3M Followers
- 13. Jack Morris (@doyoutravel) – 2.7M Followers
- 14. Kelsey Calemine (@fatherkels) – 2M Followers
- 15. Summer McKeen (@summermckeen) – 2M Followers
- 16. Luka Sabbat (@lukasabbat) – 1.7M Followers
- 17. Demi Bagby (@demibagby) – 1.6M Followers
- 18. Talitha Girnus (@mr.pokee) – 1.3M Followers
- 19. Ling K Tang (@ling.kt) – 1.3M Followers
- 20. Carrington Durham (@carringtondurham) – 1M Followers
- 21. Ghetto Spider (@ghetto.spider) – 984K Followers
- 22. Matt King (@mattrking) – 914K Followers
- 23. Kevon Fredericks (@kevonstage) – 654K Followers
- 24. Sammy Robinson (@sammyrobinson) – 570K Followers
- 25. Gabrielle Alexis (@gabxxrielle) – 472K Followers
- 26. Sina (@happygreylucky) – 420K Followers
- 27. Cohl (@cohlsworld) – 344K Followers
- 28. Elise Sterck (@roundtheworldgirl) – 289K Followers
- 29. Olivia Rink (@oliviarink) – 252K Followers
- 30. Luca Whitaker (@itslucawhitaker) – 187K Followers
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- 10 Hanna Öberg (1.8M followers)
- 9 Joe Wicks (3M followers)
- 8 Eva Andressa (5.4M followers)
- 7 Simeon Panda (6M followers)
- 6 Linn Lowes (2.2M followers)
- 5 Pamela Reif (4.5M followers)
- 4 Jennifer Selter (12.8M followers)
- 3 Kayla Itsines (12.1M followers)
- 2 Rebecca Louise (569K followers)
- 1 Michelle Lewin (13.5M followers)
10 Instagram Fitness Models That Will Inspire You to Get Into Shape
Fitness is a hot topic at the moment. People admire lean, tanned, trim fitness models and seek to emulate their healthy physiques. They see how happy these fitness models look and realize that they too would to lose a few pounds and reduce the risks of dying early.
Back in the ’80s and ‘90s, you could get away with putting on a few exercise videos and working out in front of your t.v. The world has moved on a long way since then, though, and we have a new generation of Instagram fitness models showing the world how you can live a healthier lifestyle.
Social Wage describes the change well in Why Fitness Trainers need to be on Instagram! Instagram is now the “in”-place for fitness models and trainers, many of whom have an incredible number of followers.
The main reason for Instagram’s importance isn’t image, however.
Fitness models are on the platform because it gives them an easy way to reach out to their followers who they can encourage to follow through and meet their own fitness goals.
This can be as simple as sharing images of a healthy breakfast, with a caption linking to the recipe. It could be a video tutorial on how to carry out a particular exercise. Or it could be before and after shots, to motivate people to lose weight.
Some of the Instagram fitness models are more into “fitness,” while some are more “models” who enjoy showing off their toned and healthy bodies. The one common feature is that all 10 of these Instagram fitness models are incredibly popular, having at least four million followers.
You might also want to take a look at our recent list of 20 Leading Instagram Models You’d Want to Follow. Quite a few of these young ladies (and a few men) are also well known for their fitness and have modeled for swimsuit issues.
1.Sommer Ray – @sommerray
Followers: 17.5 million
21-year-old Sommer Ray hails from Colorado in the US. She is relatively new to fitness modeling, having begun posting her pictures and videos in September 2016. She has become an Instagram superstar in a short time.
She comes from a fit family – both her parents were competitive bodybuilders. This meant that the family regularly traveled to compete in fitness shows.
Eventually, the family settled in Lone Tree, Colorado. In 2012, at age 15, Sommer decided to follow the family tradition and began lifting weights. Within a year, her body showed the benefits of her regular workouts. She started to compete in regional bikini athlete championships.
She began to enjoy success in 2015. In that year, Sommer won the Bikini Teen and Bikini Class D titles at the NPC Colorado State Championships. She also reached 16th place in the 2015 NPC USA Championships.
Sommer began documenting her fitness journey on Instagram in 2016, posting pictures and videos of her lifestyle and workouts. The bodybuilding community responded to her postings, by following her in large numbers.
She continued this into 2017, with her numbers pushing her to become the most popular fitness model on Instagram.
She also operates a channel where she shares a vlog of her fitness routines.
2.Michelle Lewin – @michelle_lewin
Followers: 12.8 million
Michelle Lewin is one of the better-known Instagram fitness models on this list. Michelle was born in 1986 in Maracay, Venezuela. She has been a Playboy cover model.
She started her modeling career on the catwalk but decided to move into bikini modeling at a friend’s suggestion.
She loved the fitness side of bikini modeling so opted to spend time working out in the gym, sculpting her body. She boosted her weight from 95 lb to 120 lb of lean muscle.
At this point, she found modeling requests started to flood in from fitness magazines and supplement companies.
She entered a variety of IB and NPC competitions over 2013 and 2014, winning the NPC Fort Lauderdale Cup in 2013, and coming second in the 2013 NPC Southern States competition.
Her workouts are crucial to her, as is a healthy diet. She considers the most important exercises to be sprints, lunges, and side lateral raises. She believes in high-intensity training which causes you to sweat a lot.
She shares images of her workouts on Instagram, hoping to motivate other women to lose weight and improve their fitness levels. She also shares videos of her exercises on her channel.
3.Jen Selter – @jenselter
Followers: 11.7 million
Jen Selter is a 24-year-old American, best known for her fitness modeling and overall social media presence.
She was born on Long Island, New York in 1993. She grew up believing in the importance of an active lifestyle. She began working out at age 15, and within a few years she had a well-sculpted body, with toned abs and glutes.
Jen worked at two part-time jobs while at school. She took time out one day from working in a fitness gym to post an online picture of herself wearing a bikini. The photo went viral, and Jen gained fame overnight.
Since then she has continued to work out and has built up a strong social media following, sharing images and videos of her fitness lifestyle.
She has appeared in television shows as a fitness trainer, giving lessons to the viewers.
As a result of her success, she has made numerous deals to make endorsements and perform public appearances. She has released books and fitness videos. Some of the companies she has worked with include Circus Fitness, Nike, Lululemon, and New Balance. She has signed with The Legacy Agency.
4.Ana Cheri – @anacheri
Followers: 10.9 million
31-year-old Ana Cheri is a Southern Californian. She has Native American, Latina, and Caucasian heritage.
In some ways, her career is the opposite of the majority of people on this list. While most gained fitness fame and then chose to share their journey on Instagram, Ana began as an unknown girl posting images and fitness tips.
Her posts were popular, and her support base snowballed.
As a result of her Instagram success, local California brands began to offer her modeling offers. She also gained the opportunity to endorse national brands. She appeared in posters and brochures for companies Punch Magazine and Toyo Tires, as well as promotional ads for FOX Racing and Long Beach Grand Prix D1.
She was selected to be Playboy's Playmate of October 2015 – one of the last fully nude Playmates.
Soon afterward, Chive named her the “New Queen of Instagram.”
However, health and fitness are just as important to Ana as modeling is. She was the Brand Ambassador and Motivational Speaker for Shredz Supplements. She featured in several fitness magazines, such as Muscle and Fitness Magazine.
More recently, Ana has started a new gym in Santa Ana, called “Be More Athletics.”
5.Anllela Sagra – @anllela_sagra
Followers: 9.6 million
Anllela Sagra is a 24-year-old Colombian fitness model and bodybuilder.
She began her working life in fashion design and modeling. She deliberately kept herself skinny at this at the time, as that was the preferred body image for models, rather than a muscular build.
One day she met a personal trainer at the gym who changed her outlook on life. She gained an interest in fitness, learned about the human body, and adopted new training styles. She particularly enjoyed weight-training.
Her change in interests (and the muscle she had built as a result) moved her away from traditional modeling. She entered a bikini competition, gaining third place.
As a result, she made a conscious career change into the world of fitness modeling.
She has built up a massive army of followers on Instagram, sharing her fitness progress with them, and giving them workouts to try themselves.
It is estimated that Anllela has earned $800,000 income in 2017 from fitness modeling, training, and her sponsored Instagram posts.
6.Kayla Itsines – @kayla_Itsines
Followers: 8.2 million
Kayla Itsines is a 26-year-old South Australian personal trainer, author, and entrepreneur. Time Magazine named Kayla as one of the 30 most influential people on the internet in their March 2016 issue. She is even more popular on than Instagram – with 16 million followers on that platform.
Kayla is probably best known for her Bikini Body Guides (#BBG) which are a series of eBooks providing short aerobic exercises and meal plans. She has also released one of the most successful fitness apps – Sweat with Kayla.
Kayla was not particularly healthy or into fitness as a child, but started working out in a gym in her mid-teens. She enjoyed her training so much that she changed her career plans and studied to be a personal trainer.
In her early days of working in an Adelaide gym, she noticed that machine-based classes did not appear to help her clients. She created aerobic routines instead that became popular.
She lectured students on nutrition and asked her students to provide Before and After photos. At her cousin's suggestion, she organized the photos on Instagram.
Within a few months, she had hundreds of thousands of followers, and people began asking her for fitness and nutrition advice.
This led to the creation of her Bikini Body Guides, and the expansion of her online presence. Across all of her social networks, she is very much a social media superstar.
7.Julia Gilas – @juliagilas
Followers: 5.1 million
Julia Gilas is a Ukrainian-born personal trainer and fitness model. She moved to the USA in 2009, when aged 24, to pursue her dream of being a model, and has subsequently gained American citizenship.
She became a model and started to enjoy the modeling life, including extensive travel. However, she found that with extensive travel it was easy to neglect basic health and nutrition.
Julia decided that she needed to change her life choices. She made a conscious effort to live a healthy lifestyle. At this point, she decided to move into fitness modeling.
While she still travels the world for modeling purposes, she does it with health and fitness in mind. She has built her Instagram account up and shares her fitness routines and healthy eating ideas with her followers.
8.Ulisses Jr – @ulissesworld
Followers: 4.4 million
With bodybuilding once being thought of as a man’s sport, it is surprising that Ulisses Jr is the only male Instagram fitness model on this list.
New York born, Ulisses Jr, took a keen interest in fitness, even as a schoolboy. He competed in high school football and athletics.
However, he was one of the smallest in his age group. He decided the best way to compensate for this was to train rigorously in the gym.
When he reached 19, Ulisses Jr decided that he had a future in bodybuilding. He put serious effort into training. At one point he plateaued and decided that for him to move forward, he would have to improve his nutrition.
He kept on bodybuilding, gaining a “trademark 8-pack”. He began to enter competitions, enjoying being able to show off his physique. He visited schools with The City Gym Boys as a fitness model.
His first significant success came in winning the 2000 Platinum Classic NYC. This was only the beginning though, and he has a string of bodybuilding accomplishments, including winning the Musclemania World Championships Las Vegas Pro (1st, Pro Division) in 2010 and 2013.
In 2013 he changed career direction and became a coach, helping others to achieve their bodybuilding dreams.
9.Eva Andressa – @eva_andressa
Followers: 4.3 million
Eva Andressa grew up in Pine Nut Land, Curitiba, Brazil. She considered herself a skinny girl in her teens and worked out to help thicken her figure. Although she worked out for a while in the gym, she gave up due to not having a personal trainer or knowledge of fitness.
She eventually met her future husband, Jardel Barros, who was athletic. This inspired Eva to return to her training.
She entered her first competition at age 21 – Brazil’s NABBA Bravo Cup and was awarded the Figure championship.
The next year she entered and won, the nationals – the 2006 NABBA Parana Championships.
She continued to win more prestigious shows over the next few years.
After a series of successful competitions in 2009, Eva “retired” form the championships, changing career to be a fitness model.
She has also become a media sensation – appearing on television and in numerous global magazines. She has continued this exposure with her successful Instagram account.
10.Izabel Goulart – @izabelgoulart
Followers: 4.0 million
Izabel Goulart is a 33-year-old Brazilian model, interested in fitness and health.
She has appeared on many top runways despite experiencing a wardrobe malfunction in her first show when her top fell open. She walked in the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows.
With her emphasis on fitness, it was appropriate that Izabel should appear in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
She is known for carrying out intense workouts— from boxing to Pilates – and sharing them in her Instagram posts. She uses the hashtag #BodybyIza whenever she shares her grueling fitness routines. Vogue quotes her as saying, ““Health is one of the biggest treasures we have in life and has always been my priority.”
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Actress Amanda Cerny originally became famous for her Vines and comedy sketches on . She was recently featured in Cardi B’s music video alongside J Balvin and Bad Bunny. Though her Instagram following is enormous, she has also amassed 2.6 million subscribers on her channel.
2. Zach King (@zachking) – 20.5M Followers
Another social media star with roots on Vine, Zach King is best known for his video editing magic tricks. He has a long history of performing what he calls “digital sleight of hand,” going so far as to win HP’s commercial contest in 2010. His presence includes two channels: ‘ZachKing’ with 2.8 million and ‘FinalCutKing’ with 1.25 million subscribers.
3. Liza Koshy (@lizakoshy) – 17.7M Followers
Elizabeth “Liza” Shaila Koshy started out on Vine and quickly rose to stardom, too. She gained subscribers on the site rapidly, reeling in 6 million in 2016 and another 6 million in 2017. The draw of her content is decidedly her explosive, witty humor. Today, she has 16.7 million followers on and has built an even stronger Instagram presence.
4. James Charles (@jamescharles) – 15M Followers
American internet star, makeup artist, and model James Charles Dickinson is an influencer who rose to fame more recently. He first appeared on in 2015 with a makeup-focused channel.
A year later, he became the first male representative of CoverGirl. Today, his channel has 15 million subscribers and 1.2 billion views, plus another 3.28 million followers on .
He also won a Steamy award for best beauty channel.
5. Nikkie de Jager (@nikkietutorials) – 11.8M Followers
Nikkie De Jager is a makeup artist who shares her talents and techniques on her popular vlog and Instagram account. The pro-makeup guru has garnered 11.8 million subscribers to her channel, plus another 1.5 million followers on . According to SocialBlade, her videos earn her over one million dollars each year.
6. Lilly Singh (@iisuperwomanii) – 8.4M Followers
Hailing from Canada, Lilly Singh is a personality best known for her username ‘IISuperwomanII.’ Launching her channel in October 2010, she rose to stardom with her skills as a vlogger, comedian, and actress.
Altogether, her channel has over 15.5 million subscribers, with her videos surpassing the 3 billion view mark.
Reportedly, she was the third highest paid r in 2016, and first on the 2017 Forbes Top Influencers list entertainment category.
7. Negin Mirsalehi (@negin_mirsalehi) – 5.2M Followers
Dutch blogger Negin Mirsalehi first drew attention on Instagram, while later creating her own style blog and a channel with 304,000 subscribers. Additionally, she’s the founder of Gisou Hair and was highlighted in Esquire in the ‘Women We Love of Instagram’ section. For her social media fame, she also earned a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
8. Julie Sariñana (@sincerelyjules) – 5.1M Followers
Latina influencer Julia Sarinana started her blog, titled Sincerely Jules, back in 2009. Her fashion tips and travels have been featured by countless magazines, including Glamour, Elle, and Teen Vogue. She’s toured in over 13 countries, exploring new places and meeting fans. She also sells hand-designed t-shirts on her site and has an accessories line at Target.
9. Andrea Russet (@andrearussett) – 4.3M Followers
Formerly known online as GETTOxFABxFOREVER, Andrea Russett is a 23-year-old vlogger posting from Los Angeles. She started her vlogging career early at only 13 years old, but her fame didn’t take off until years later. Today, her channel has over 2.9 million subscribers and 240 million video views, while her Instagram account reaches more than 4 million followers.
10. Lily Maymac (@lilymaymac) – 3.8M Followers
Lily Maymac is a model and internet personality from Australia. Her Filipino heritage has contributed to her unique look, helping along her modeling career. She’s bright, too, working as a Law Clerk on the side. She’s best known for her makeup tutorials on , which have racked up over one million views.
11. Rickey Thompson (@rickeythompson) – 3.1M Followers
Another Vine veteran, Rickey Thompson is a star from North Carolina known for his starring role in a web series called “Foursome.” His videos are funny, frequently NSFW, and quite popular—he has over one million subscribers, with nearly 15 million total video views. He has 482,000 followers, but boasts a larger presence on Instagram.
12. Caspar Lee (@caspar_lee) – 3M Followers
British-South African vlogger, entrepreneur, and actor Caspar Richard George Lee is known as one of the most well-d UK rs. Despite coping with a condition called Tourette’s syndrome, he’s pushed his way to social media success. The web-savvy businessman’s channel ranked 243rd most subscribed in 2017, with over 7.4 million followers and nearly one billion views.
13. Jack Morris (@doyoutravel) – 2.7M Followers
The poster child of travel influencers, English Instagram star Jack Morris left his 9-5 job at age 22 to pursue social media stardom. His photos are set across the globe, from Cambodia to Paris. Over the past 5 years, his stunning images have earned him an impressive following on Instagram and 84,000 subscribers on .
14. Kelsey Calemine (@fatherkels) – 2M Followers
With model- features, Kelsey Calemine gained the attention of a large portion of the internet. Her photos feature her current favorite fashion and hairstyles. Many compared her looks to that of actress Lucy Hale, who helped to further boost her popularity. The actress was surprised by the resemblance to the point that she questioned whether her features are photoshopped.
15. Summer McKeen (@summermckeen) – 2M Followers
Makeup and fashion vlogger Summer McKeen began her rise to prominence when she posted her first video in April of 2010. She later became a partner with a collab channel called ‘Style Haul,’ and went on to appear in an online series called ‘Afterschooled.’ On her main channel, she currently has 2.3 million subscribers tuning in to watch her fun, feminine vlogs.
16. Luka Sabbat (@lukasabbat) – 1.7M Followers
After being discovered In 2015, Luka Sabbat was thrown into modeling. In the years since, he’s worked with high-end brands Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce & Gabbana, and Vogue. He was also seen on the runway at Kanye West’s presentation during New York Fashion Week.
Now working as a designer and artistic director, Sabbat has his own collection of merchandise called Hot Mess. In the past year, he also made his acting debut on “Grown-ish,” a spinoff of the hit TV series “Black-ish.
” His growing fame has transferred easily to Instagram, where his followers are approaching 2 million.
17. Demi Bagby (@demibagby) – 1.6M Followers
After a freak cheerleading accident, Demi was once worried she may never walk again. Her determination helped her overcome this daunting setback, inspiring a pursuit for a career in fitness.
After becoming a CrossFit athlete and ranking 23rd worldwide in her age category, she changed her focus to inspiring others to pursue their own fitness goals.
In addition to her Instagram, she posts encouraging and inspirational fitness videos on her channel, which currently has almost 100,000 subscribers.
18. Talitha Girnus (@mr.pokee) – 1.3M Followers
Who doesn’t love a baby-faced hedgehog? With the help of 26-year-old owner Talitha, a 3-year-old African Pygmy hedgehog named Mr. Pokee became an Instagram travel powerhouse.
The cultured cutie has traveled across Europe, hitting endless beaches, castles, and of course, the Eiffel Tower. His social media bio, “The World’s Cutest Adventurer,” fits perfectly. While Mr.
Pokee has a channel, it has few videos and less than 3,000 subscribers.
19. Ling K Tang (@ling.kt) – 1.3M Followers
Ling.kt started out as a humble makeup and fashion blogger, but her helpful tutorials jumpstarted her Instagram account. Fairly recent to the social media scene, her channel only dates back to July of 2016.
There, her product reviews and walkthroughs have earned her 282,000 subscribers.
At one point, she experienced a rapid leap in popularity, going viral after a few fellow Instagrammers gave her a shoutout—an interesting phenomenon demonstrating how online connections have a huge effect on the sway of new influencers.
20. Carrington Durham (@carringtondurham) – 1M Followers
American star Carrington Durham is best-known for her appearance on a 2012 talk-show, “Teens Wanna Know.” She continued her acting career in 90210 as Sara, also playing a notable role in the short film “10 Seconds.
” She’s currently playing the lead role in CBS’s mini-series “Angels from Hell.
” While her Instagram centers around photogenic selfies in picturesque locations, her 400,000 subscribers on get to tune into makeup, fashion, and comedy videos.
21. Ghetto Spider (@ghetto.spider) – 984K Followers
Who’s the man behind ghetto spider’s mask? No one knows for sure. The social media star, primarily known for his Instagram account, regularly dances in public while dressed head-to-toe Spiderman. He posts the silly moments to his Instagram and accounts. His 200,000 followers on most enjoyed his dance to the song “Take On Me,” which alone generated over 1 million views.
22. Matt King (@mattrking) – 914K Followers
Starting with his viral comedic Vine videos, Matt King began his social media journey back in 2013. He branched into and Instagram, too, with over 350,000 followers.
His Vine post ‘Love On Top’ became viral with over 54 million loops, over 980,000 s, and more than 730,000 revines. Later, he launched a channel that now has 187,000 subscribers and over 742,000 views.
Surprisingly, he’s posted few videos, remaining more focused on his Instagram posts.
23. Kevon Fredericks (@kevonstage) – 654K Followers
Actor and entertainer Kevon Fredericks, aka KevOnStage, is a famous content creator and collaborator. He plays a critical role in an entertainment company “The Playmakers,” working together with his brother and best friend.
In addition to his comedy acts and humorous posts, he’s been a writer for several shows, including Awesomeness TV and Major Deal. His channel is similarly popular to his Instagram account, with 537,000 subscribers tuning in each week.
24. Sammy Robinson (@sammyrobinson) – 570K Followers
Australian beauty guru Sammy Robinson is known for sharing makeup and hair tutorials on her self-titled channel where she has accumulated more than 700,000 subscribers. So far, her “Gigi Hadid VMA’s Makeup Look” tutorial has been the most well-received with nearly one million views.
25. Gabrielle Alexis (@gabxxrielle) – 472K Followers
Practicing makeup application on yourself can be challenging, so makeup artist Gabrielle puts the canvas within close reach—instead of drawing on her eyelids, she replicates the effects on her arms.
Since the age of 13, Alexis has been practicing drawing realistic eye makeup looks right on her arm.
Her three-dimensional makeup art has improved her makeup skills and earned her plenty of attention on Instagram.
26. Sina (@happygreylucky) – 420K Followers
Sina, the mastermind behind Happy Grey Lucky, is a mom blogger from Toronto. Passionate about simplicity and minimalism, she shares her affinity for monochromatic, Scandinavian design on both Instagram and her own personal blog. While she has a account, Instagram is where she shines. There, she posts sweet, family-focused tutorials, tips, and inspiration.
27. Cohl (@cohlsworld) – 344K Followers
7-time national cheerleading champion, Cohl started out on Instagram in summer of 2016 with a short tumbling video.
The majority of his videos revolve around his gymnastics skills or remarkably well-done makeup styles.
His talent is incredible, and his grace and affinity for cheerleading are particularly notable because of his gender. His channel is also fairly popular, with over 60,000 subscribers.
28. Elise Sterck (@roundtheworldgirl) – 289K Followers
A travel and lifestyle photographer from Jackson, Wyoming, Elise Sterck uses her backcountry skills to take her to remote, untouched locations that few can dream of. There, she captures remarkable moments in nature.
Her images of the connection between humans and wildlife are particularly poignant. The striking photos have amassed nearly 300,000 followers on Instagram.
She also has a self-titled website including a portfolio of her remarkable (and sometimes scary) images.
29. Olivia Rink (@oliviarink) – 252K Followers
27-year-old Olivia Rink is an American blogger currently living in Chicago. On her blog, she shares personal stories and experiences, plus seasonal style and fashion recommendations.
Standing at a mere 4 feet 11 inches, Olivia once found it difficult to find properly fitting clothes. This challenge was the driving factor that inspired her to post about petite-friendly brands.
Though she has a channel, Instagram remains her social media site of choice.
30. Luca Whitaker (@itslucawhitaker) – 187K Followers
Better known for her channel, Luca Whitaker posts fashion and lifestyle videos. Each week, her 270,000 followers watch her fashion haul videos and beauty routine tips.
On her second channel, “Luca’s Life,” she moves to more laidback vlogs revolving around her normal life and travels. With 276,000 subscribers, she’s slightly more popular on than on Instagram.
For some added fun, her dad appeared in one of her videos in an episode titled “Dad Does My Makeup Voiceover!“
The Top 10 Influencers to Follow in 2020
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / January 23, 2020 / There’s no question that influencers are determining major trends in the world right now. Most of the content people interact with on a daily basis is made and curated by influencers, who dedicate their time to producing and engaging with their audiences.
Nonetheless, most influencers focus only on entertainment or related topics. This is why influencers who focus on fitness, coaching, business and/or entrepreneurship are hard to come by.
This year, VIP Media Group and HighKey Agency selected the top 10 influencers to follow in 2020.
INSTAGRAM USERNAME: @ibnicolearbour
Comedian, motivator and entrepre-tainer Nicole Arbour has lived all her life in entertainment, having been an NBA cheerleader (go Raptors!), crushed stand up shows across North America, wrote and created record breaking branded content/campaigns for huge brands, and now she is booked speaking on the biggest stages around the world. Over 1 billion organic video views later, Nicole is proud that her fans (aka the #GOTEAM) come to her for witty, real, honest content where nothing is ever off limits, which is why they will love her new podcast The Arbour Affect starting this January.
-Lauren Taylor Dascalo
INSTAGRAM USERNAME: @laurenndascaloo
Lauren Dascalo is a 22 year old fitness, fashion, lifestyle influencer, and r based in Los Angeles, California.
Over the past two years, Lauren has strategically aligned herself by collaborating and building relationships with some of the most prestigious influencers and brands in the world, such as being part of Jake Paul’s Team 10.
Her unique content, work ethic, and professionalism has separated her from many. Lauren’s passion to help others by motivating them and sharing her own life experiences has cultivated a very loyal fan base of people who continuously inspire one another.
-HighKey Brothers (Jordan Lintz, Luke Lintz, and Jackson Lintz)
INSTAGRAM USERNAME: @highkeyco, @jordanlintz, @lukelintz, @jacksonlintz
The HighKey Brothers aka The Lintz Brothers, Jordan, Luke and Jackson, all own and run HighKey Technology Inc. Created by them three years ago, today the brand name HighKey is recognizable all across North America.
The HighKey Brothers love to stay engaged with current pop culture. In doing so they create and curate content according to their target demographic and tie in their top selling product (HighKey Wireless Earbuds) to achieve the ultimate branding.
Family is first and business is a close second. The HighKey name has now expanded from our e-commerce company into two other quickly growing companies; HighKey Agency Inc. (social media agency) and HighKey Clout Inc. (podcast & Instagram growth).
Jordan, Luke, and Jackson are a phenomenal trio that will continue to crusade the social media space.
INSTAGRAM USERNAME: @adamweitsman
Adam Weitsman is an entrepreneur and the owner of Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling, the East Coast’s largest privately held scrap metal processing company headquartered in Owego, New York.
Weitsman founded the business in 1997, which has since grown to 15 locations across New York and Pennsylvania. In 2005, Upstate Shredding acquired Ben Weitsman & Son, a small retail yard in Owego, New York founded by his grandfather, Ben Weitsman, in 1938.
Adam is also an active philanthropist, benefiting a large number of organizations in need through millions of dollars in donations throughout the years.
– Zn8tion (Hollywood, Bonez McKoy, Slim Z, and Mr Great)
INSTAGRAM USERNAME: @Zn8tion__official
Zn8tion is the first ever Quadruplet Boy rap and musical band in the history of the world. They are talented, ambitious, hard working, funny and dedicated to an anti-bullying and anti-hate platform.
Zn8tion started less than two years ago when they put out their first song titled “stay in school,” which garnered nearly 2 million views on the Zn8tion__official Instagram page which is operated by Z-Nation LLC.
They strive to motivate young people to work hard and to achieve their goals.
INSTAGRAM USERNAME: @lindadurbesson_
Linda Durbesson is a French physical trainer based in Miami who created her own company and built her own fitness App, fulfilling a dream she had ever since she was a hyperactive teenager.
Linda believes that she is continuously learning, as she believes in the saying that, “If you don’t learn something new each day you slowly die.
” Through her platforms, Linda inspires her followers to start their health and fitness journey, and she accompanies them with frequent updates in her content.
INSTAGRAM USERNAME: @alexiss_clarkk
Alexis Clark is a full time model and social media influencer. She first started her career with a small modeling agency for a year and a half. She constantly engages with her audience and keeps her followers interested.
For Alexis, social media in itself is basically a full time job.
Learning how to be her own agent by reaching out to brands, connecting with her audience and staying on top of the different markets is the very hard work that led her to where she is now, working with some of the top brands known today.
INSTAGRAM USERNAME: @Slightly.Sophisticated
Kyle Ramos is the host of the Slightly Sophisticated podcast where two things are addressed: the misinformation produced by the political scene and the fact that some political pundits take themselves too seriously.
Kyle wants his podcast to be a place where people know that the guests and host are no better or smarter than they are.
He wants to influence by sharing the message that all people are flawed with some good ideas and some bad as well.
INSTAGRAM USERNAME: @danicooppss
Danielle Cooper has been working out and promoting a fitness lifestyle mixed with lifestyle and bikini shots for about two years now. She has been on a path to promote positivity and hard work, and wants to continue to grow and branch out through various opportunities and collaborations.
She also has aspirations of starting her own legging/fitness clothing line. Danielle is proud to have been sponsored by Bang Energy and to be in collaboration with Pretty Little Thing, a clothing store that millions of people love. At the moment, she is finishing her very first workout guide.
– Eri Anton
INSTAGRAM USERNAME: @erianton_
Eri Anton is Latina social media fitness star and successful entrepreneur who has over 1 million followers on Instagram.
Her website features blogs and other posts all related to fitness and health, and she strives to motivate women of all shapes and sizes to work hard and to be the best they can be.
An Elite Athlete for @BangEnergy, Eri recently designed and launched her own line of fitness clothing called Inspire by Eri Anton. More than a beautiful face and sculptural body, this Latina is a national physique competitor and wants to inspire everyone and future generations to come.
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10 Instagram Fitness Stars & Influencers To Follow In 2020
In the past, as well as today, hard work, motivation, and self-discipline are key factors to the success story every person dreams of. Although this seems to work most of the time, there is no harm in having some extra help along the way.
As we know in today’s modern time where social media has taken over and it is present in every aspect of our lives, it is important that we add a large fan base to the list of becoming a success story. These are Instagram fitness stars and influencers who gained their popularity right on the platform, and each of them has something unique to share.
10 Hanna Öberg (1.8M followers)
Hanna wasn’t always in the super shape she is in today. On the contrary, she was a girl who had an unhealthy diet desperate for a change. The strong determination to make a change led her into the fitness world, where she strived for consistent results.
Hanna learned her life lesson, took the message she desperately needed and made it into a motivational campaign to help others. Among her many accomplishments in her career, she is a sponsored athlete and a social media celebrity.
9 Joe Wicks (3M followers)
He has a degree in sport science, a 90-day workout program, and he is a personal trainer with a fitness empire. Wicks can be found under the name: The Body Coach. His beliefs support healthy eating and fun recipes rather than the restricted calorie diets that starve people out.
For that reason, he has published a large number of books to help out his followers and fans. ”Lean In 15” is one of his famous books published in 2015, it gives healthy and balanced recipes that can be cooked in 15 minutes.
8 Eva Andressa (5.4M followers)
Andressa is a former Brazilian bodybuilder with a large number of bodybuilding championships. Her motivation to support others is inspired as a result of her difficult childhood where she was subjected to body shaming. Hard work and her career in fitness modeling helped her to rise to an international celebrity.
After terminating her professional competitions, she scaled down her workouts to three times per week. As an influencer, she uses her social platform to inspire her followers with many eye-catching pictures and videos.
7 Simeon Panda (6M followers)
Over 6 million people follow his Instagram account. Some are there for his gorgeously built physique or for tips on how to train and get bulky. His rise to stardom was definitely not overnight, as many would think. Panda started off as a lean 16-year-old who wanted to play rugby and run track.
Because of his height, he was perceived as skinny and didn’t fit in as an athlete. His dedication and perseverance led him to become a professional bodybuilder. The transformation of his lifestyle was more hard work, less “magic potions.”
6 Linn Lowes (2.2M followers)
After winning a battle with cancer, Linn became aware of all the benefits the fitness life brings. As people started admiring her braveness and hard work, her popularity grew, and she developed herself into a successful Instagram influencer.
Later on, she became a brand ambassador for Women’s Best, a company that contains and works exclusively with vegan supplements. Over the years, her figure, abs, toned hips, and beautiful curves have been applauded by her fans.
5 Pamela Reif (4.5M followers)
Her fitness model career as an influencer began when she was only 16 years old. Pamela started with posting images on her Instagram of her lifestyle and workouts that brought her millions of followers worldwide. As a young lady, she was looking for a hobby when she discovered fitness.
At the very beginning, she was discouraged by her progress due to the wrong fitness plan. Thankfully she didn’t give up. After switching her workouts from cardio to weight training, the results were better than anyone expected.
4 Jennifer Selter (12.8M followers)
Selter is a social media influencer for fitness and a healthy lifestyle with a positive mindset. After going under rhinoplasty surgery, Selter's confidence rose up, and she continued to work on her body image. That led to the start of her career in 2012 when she set up her Instagram platform where she steadily made her way up.
So far, she has come to be on numerous magazines such as Vanity Fair, FHM, Elle, and Muscle & Fitness. Amongst her achievements, she was voted 82 in the top 99 Most Desirable Women in 2014 by AskMen.
3 Kayla Itsines (12.1M followers)
The Australian fitness queen has it all and shares it with everyone on her Instagram page. She is a personal fitness trainer and author of a series of fitness eBooks, as well as a successful business owner of Bikini Body Training Company.
In her long list of accomplishments, there is also a workout app that has a meal planner called “Sweat with Kayla.” The goal for her workouts is not the everyday lose weight and gain muscle but rather to focus on creating a specific look for every individual.
2 Rebecca Louise (569K followers)
With her colorful yet strong entrepreneurial spirit, bright smile, and hardworking routine, she can make anyone get on their yoga mats and in their workout clothes in just minutes. Originally from the U.K and currently Based in Huntington Beach, California, Rebecca is one of the most uplifting, dedicated trainers out there.
She organizes pop up fitness camps all over the globe for fitness enthusiasts and bonds with them over hardcore training. On top of everything she does, Rebecca has even won a battle against anorexia.
1 Michelle Lewin (13.5M followers)
Born and raised in Venezuela, Lewin grew up in poverty. The lack of food caused constant weight loss and a very stressful period in her life. She started off in a local exercise center, supported by her mother.
Later on, her husband motivated her to pursue a career in modeling, but due to a short height and chest freckles, she was often turned down. Getting into bodybuilding and fitness, she found her calling. Today she has a strong media presence, more than 30 magazine covers, and her own fitness program.
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