In the world of fitness influencers, new names emerge by the second—and it can be tough to decide who to follow. If we’re talking about fitness influencers, there are several niches within the scope of people who have established a following.
We took some time to find fitness influencers making waves in and motivating others to get up and moving. Check out these influencers who are killing it on the fitness motivation front.
1. Ingrid Romero
Ingrid is a Spanish, internationally published writer and cover model. Owner of Team Edge Fam, a successful National Physique Committee/International Federation of Body Builders competition team. She is a mother, wife, and trains online clients both in the competition world and outside of it, globally. Aside from being a professional athlete and coach, she also designs custom competition bikinis and activewear.
Follow her for: some inspiration on being a business owner, athlete, and mother all in one.
Instagram handle: @ingridromero1
2. Michelle Muench
Michelle is a yogi who believes wholeheartedly in a vegan, plant-based lifestyle. Otherwise known as Banana Blondie, she is known for her unique yoga flow that incorporates dance-like movements and transitions. Practicing from the comfort of her own home, Michelle has taught yoga for over ten years publicly, now sharing her expertise online. She is open about having bad days and when yoga isn’t all light and love.
Follow her for: insight into the plant-based life and finding a unique flow that is your own.
Instagram handle: @bananablondieyoga
3. Brittany Perille
A young mother, Brittany, is an inspiration with two major personal training certifications under her belt, along with education with concentrations in sociology, anthropology, and psychology. In a sea of fit girls with artificial enhancements promoting glute-growing training programs, Brittany has achieved notable lower body proportions naturally and promotes a deception-free look.
Follow her for: comprehensive video demonstrates and natural glute motivation.
Instagram handle: @brittanyperilleee
4. Ulisses JR
A legend in the bodybuilding arena, Ulisses JR, is an inspiration in both business and fitness. A now world-renowned bodybuilder and champion, he admits to getting into weightlifting as a result of being undersized in sports growing up. His mission statement is: Dedication Has No Limitation. He believes in the strength of the mind to achieve bodily strength. He shares his expertise in gyms, his programs, on the internet, at seminars, and expos. He’s no internet celebrity—he’s a global fitness connoisseur.
Follow him for: some mind-body inspiration of your own.
Instagram handle: @ulissesworld
5. Dwayne Johnson
You might already know this guy, and we don’t need to tell you that Dwayne The Rock Johnson is, in fact, a big deal. Dwayne is known for his “get it done” attitude and resilience in being the strongest version of yourself possible. Not to jinx it, but I’m pretty sure Dwayne is not having a moment.
Follow him for: dreaming big when it comes to fitness motivation.
Instagram handle: @therock
6. Steve Cook
College football player turned model, turned comedic internet sensation, Steve Cook is a one-man show. He believes in laughing and encouragement and brings light vibes to what can often seem like an intimidating atmosphere. He’s a Gymshark athlete and spreads the word on his expertise in a variety of videos and his training programs.
Follow him for: a fresh take on fitness and a positive attitude.
Instagram handle: @stevecook
Whoever you follow, make sure you do so with one foot charging forward, and one rooted firmly where you stand. Understand that no one’s life is perfect, and not even fitness influencers always feel their best. Be kind to yourself, and remember that true motivation must come from within.