Fitspiration: Celebs Breaking A Sweat on Instagram

All month long we're celebrating the ESSENCE Body Issue.  Here's a little inspiration from Instagram: These celeb hotties show us how they keep their bodies in enviable shape with these #fitspiration pics.


Nicole Marie Melton Jun, 14, 2013

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Working out with your BFF can make exercise twice as fun!  Celeb besties Kandi Burruss and Toya Wright were spotted during a session with their trainer, Lana Ector of Black Girls Workout Too.

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Kelly Rowland has been looking hotter than ever lately and now we know why!  This diva has been going hard in the gym thanks to her trainer Jeanette Jenkins.

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Can't make it to the gym? Take your cues from Angela Simmons who did an intense ab workout from the comfort of her living room.

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Boxing is a surefire way to burn off steam and tons of calories, too!  Angela Simmons was a total knockout during her boxing session.

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Elise Neal was caught in the moment when someone snapped this pic of her during dance class.  We're loving the pigtail braids, too.  Easy workout hairstyles are a must!

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Niecy Nash looks fit and fab during her gym workout.  Her mom also tagged along to get her workout on, too.

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They say that working out with a group can make it more fun and Ashanti sure has the right team around her to do just that!  Everyone in this photo has abs of steel!  Where do we sign up?

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Singer Deborah Cox is obvioulsy a big fan of music, and we can tell by those jumbo headphones she sported when she posted this photo of herself at the gym.

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In keeping with her popular #rockmom chronicles, June Ambrose shows that a busy mom has to get creative when squeezing in time to get fit.

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Not only does Gabrielle Union crank up her heart rate with calorie blasting cardio, but she also keeps centered and limber with yoga stretches, too.

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Now we know how Gabrille Union maintains that amazing body of hers.  The actress posted this shameless selfie just as she was about to hop on the treadmill to break a sweat.

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Denise Vasi got in on the #repost action when she shared this photo taken by celeb trainer Jeanette Jenkins.  You can spot Kelly Rowland in the group shot, too.

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Letoya Luckett took advantage of the great outdoors during a recent hike with two girlfriends.  Who wouldn't want to work up a sweat when the scenery is that gorgeous?

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Have you seen Fantasia's new slim and trim figure lately?  The songstress has shed 50 pounds and looks better than ever!  Here, she flaunts her curves right as she heads off to the gym.


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Songstress and healthy living ambassador Jennifer Hudson shared this glimpse of herself working it out at dance rehersal for a recent show. 

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Lala Anthony was spotted pumping iron during a recent workout session.  How cute is it that her son Kiyan also came along to exercise with mommy?