Healthy Living

The Best Fitness Instagram Accounts

Hello, endorphins.
03/23/2017 03:48pm ET | Updated March 29, 2017

We all want to feel healthy and strong. And if there is any group of experts who live and breathe that philosophy, it’s fitness trainers and athletes.

Instagram is full of people posting about their wellness habits, but there are a handful of accounts that stand above the rest when it comes to exercise. They contain motivational quotes, fun workouts and inspiring stories that will make you want in on a sweaty, endorphin-fueled lifestyle.

Check out our favorite fitness gurus to follow below:

CrossFit, @crossfit
If you aren't into Crossfit, there's a chance you might be intimidated by the activity (what, just us?). But that's why Crossfit's Instagram feed works -- it proves that truly anyone can get started. The posts feature inspiring stories of people whose lives changed by working out. Take, for example, 68-year-old Nancy Worthley, who says she stopped needing to use insulin to manage diabetes after changing her lifestyle and adopting Crossfit.
Quiana Welch, @chuckiewelch
Quiana "Chuckie" Welch is a fitness inspiration to her more than 78,000 Instagram followers. We love the account for the videos, where Welch lifts a serious amount of iron or works her legs through box squats. The best part? She does it with a huge amount of energy.
Adam Rosante, @adamrosante
Fitness coach Adam Rosante keeps his technique simple: "Results. The byproduct of doing the work, every day," Rosante wrote on Instagram. "No glamour. No cheering crowds. No pats on the back. Just you and your willingness to move the needle forward."Follow along for posts of healthy food, intense workouts and a truly motivational outlook.
Robin Arzon, @robinnyc
Robin Arzon is a former lawyer who left her career to become a fitness trainer. She's now one of New York City's most well-known spin instructors. Her feed is also great for runners: Arzon posts about pounding the pavement in almost every city she visits.
Andy Speer, @andyspeer

YESSSSSSSS!!! Another Monday. Make it yours. Make it awesome. #motivationmonday

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Athleticism is a core value of fitness trainer Andy Speer. He is a former gymnast and collegiate pole vaulter. He currently trains clients at Soho Strength Lab, a boutique workout space he founded in New York City. Instagram helps him share his passion for fitness with thousands. Follow along for fun, strength-based videos.
Gideon Akande, @getfitwithgiddy
Gideon Akande is a trainer and boxing champion in Chicago who inspires fitness enthusiasts through his hashtag #GetFitWithGiddy. We love his silly approach to wellness, like his full-body workout in a Power Rangers costume. Follow along for step-by-step video workouts you can do at the gym and from home.
Misty Copeland, @mistyonpointe
Misty Copeland's Instagram feed is a fitness must-follow. Her posts show how athletic ballet is and what it takes to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater. Talk about a major inspiration.
Alissandra Maffucci, @getinspiralized
Alissandra Maffucci's fitness Instagram account is the perfect example of what commitment looks like. Maffucci posts a selfie almost every single day with an accompanying workout in the caption. Some days she'll write about waking up late and not wanting to spin. Other days she'll talk about her workout being shorter and lighter than the day before. But either way, Maffucci logs some exercise, which is what it's really all about anyway. And if she can do it, so can we.
Curtis Williams, @curtiswilliams17
Curtis Williams is a former NFL athlete turned fitness coach. He's also singer Ne-Yo's trainer. Follow along to see videos of specific drills you can try, which Williams says will help increase your speed, agility and endurance.
Ronda Rousey, @rondarousey

#FearTheReturn #FridayDec30 #rouseyvsnunes #ufc207 Pic by @ewillphoto

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One look at Ronda Rousey's Instagram account just makes us want to kick some butt, whether it's at the gym, on a work project or just at life. We imagine her 9.5 million followers feel the same.
Simone de la Rue, @bodybysimone
Celebrities such as Chrissy Teigen love Simone de la Rue and there are plenty more fans of her fitness boutique, Body By Simone. Follow the fitness fad's account for dance videos, strength training and cardio inspiration.
Cassandra Martin, @casssmartin

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Cassandra Martin is popular on Instagram for being a bodybuilder and weightlifter. Follow along for motivation to find a pair of weights -- however heavy -- and get lifting.