The New Year is right around the corner, and now more than ever, people are focused on getting their fitness resolutions in order and focusing on fighting the inevitable holiday weight gain that comes from indulging in family meals.
For those that need a little extra push to help them stick to a fitness routine (raises hand!) or those looking for new inspiration to finally get started, you’ll first need to change your mindset. The easy way to do that is to put more fitness-positive women in your feed. Women who are knowledgeable trainers and fitness enthusiasts who can give you an endless supply of workout ideas and motivation.
Whether you’re looking for gym motivation, or new workouts to try on your own, these dope Black women are fitness trainers who will add life to your Instagram feed, promise.
Known as one of the most elite trainers in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia, for those unfamiliar), Deanna Robinson is a fitness expert, celebrity trainer and owner for The Fab Body Factory. Follow her here
At only 24, personal trainer and health and wellness coach Brittne Babe is a force in the fitness world. Follow her here
Can you say body goals!? Trainer D. Nicole shows us that lifting isn’t just for men. Follow her here
Known for her washboard abs and super-ripped muscles, fitness influencer Massy Arias had trouble accepting her post-baby body at first — proving that even fitness gurus are just like the rest of us. Follow her here
Roz The Diva
If you didn’t think pole was for every BODY — then you thought wrong. “I’m black, I’m plus-size and I’m a woman – that’s a triple negative in fitness,” says Roz, the queen of pole fitness. Follow her here
Lita Lewis proves that thick thighs really do save lives. Her feed includes exercise demos, lifestyle shots, and inspiring quotes about setting and reaching your goals. Follow her here
For the “qui” to your health. Follow Qui Camper for fitness motivation and exercise recommendations. Follow her here
Want to train like a celeb? You’ll get star-worthy fitness advice straight into your feed. Jenkins has worked with celebs including Pink, Alicia Keys, Tia Mowry, and Terrence J to help them all get fighting trim. Follow her here
Dawn Estelle Archer may be a fitness instructor and Instagram sensation now, but she didn't always live the healthy lifestyle for which she's become known. Follow her here
Coach Cass Fit
“It’s always impossible until it’s done” — a motto that Coach Cass infuses into her personal, as well as fitness life. Having underwent her own fitness journey, she truly shows what it’s like to dance your way to fitness. Follow her here