Running out of steam on your workout routine? Can’t find the determination to keep pushing on? Here are the most motivational and inspirational Instagram accounts to follow for fitness, weight loss, and health.
Creator of the ‘No Sweat’ app, this YouTube and fitness enthusiast is one to follow if you’re thinking of working on your gluteus maximus (that’s the scientific term to refer to the muscles around your butt). Get inspired by her perfect ‘Wall Squat Lat Raise’ which she did as part of TikTok challenge with the help of a few local artists. Time to burn some calories.
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Roxanne Gan is your virtual yoga queen. She’s the co-founder of Zoi Yoga studio and conducts regular online yoga classes alongside her yoga videos on IGTV. A master of difficult transitions, stretching and endurance, Roxanne designs her workouts to be simple and home-friendly, yet challenging enough to make you return for more.
(Read also “Try These Mood-Lifting Yoga Poses For A Happy Weekend“)
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Jia En is a fitness trainer who combines fitness with beauty tips. She is just as motivated about her daily fitness routine as she is about maintaining a clear and glowing complexion. Her Instagram account is peppered with helpful workout tips as well as her favourite beauty regimens.
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Working out is incredibly important to Sabrina, who fills her IG grid with weekly fitness hacks for just about any part of your body. She’s also the founder of Goya The Label, a workleisure brand that incorporates activewear sensibilities into sleek workwear designs. Check out her account and get inspired to build a stronger body.
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As the co-founder of Sweat app, Australian personal trainer Kayla Itsines rose to fame in 2014 with the immensely popular BBG (Bikini Body Guides), a workout programme she co-created, which promises visible body transformation results in eight to 12 weeks. The programme is not easy, but those who have adhered to it are proud to show their “before” and “after” photos.
Kayla shares a gamut of workout demonstration videos on Instagram, ranging from workout plans catering to various fitness levels, intensities and targeted muscle groups to helpful tutorials such as how to master a push-up. She shares post-pregnancy workout tips too. Coming from a Greek family, Kayla also loves sharing Mediterranean-inspired food ideas. Head to her page for immediate workout and healthy eating inspo.
Having started her fitness journey post-pregnancy to get into shape and out of postpartum depression, Kelsey Wells is someone whom everyone – especially mums – can relate to. Formerly an interior designer, Kelsey’s life changed when she discovered the power of fitness and healthy eating, and decided to become a certified trainer. She has developed a series of PWR programmes, including post-pregnancy workouts – that aim to inspire women to get started, no matter what stage of life they are at.
She’s a huge advocate of self-love, self-acceptance and self-belief. You’ll feel reassured and empowered scrolling through her Instagram feed.
Alexia is a certified personal trainer and nutritionist with 2 million followers on Instagram, and we can see why.
Her content is extremely useful, and her tips are quick and easy to understand.
We love that she breaks down her posts into different video clips for each move, with clear instructions on how to do the workout.
She also adds value to her content by doing reviews of fitness wear, answering FAQs about working out, and pointing out common mistakes people make when exercising.
If you get bored easily with the same routines and want consistently fresh workouts every few days, you need to follow Alexia Clark.
Amanda Bisk is an Australian athletics coach, yoga teacher, and physiologist.
She has a following of almost 700,000 for whom she creates fun, mini-workouts and stretches on Instagram.
For something a little different, check out her beat workouts, which will get you pumped up and working out to the rhythm of songs like Bad Guy by Billie Eilish or Cross Me by Ed Sheeran.
Cassey is a POP pilates fitness instructor with over 5.5 million subscribers on YouTube and 2 million followers on Instagram.
You might have seen one of her viral videos about body image before from years ago, even if you haven’t seen her fitness content.
Follow her on YouTube for plenty of workout videos and challenges to try out. Then follow her on Instagram for cute and lighthearted videos about life, fitness, and the quirks of being a woman. She’s also the brains behind @blogicomics, an entertaining IG account showcasing comics every girl can relate to.
We love that her content is not just motivational, it’s also super useful and spot-on!
You might remember her as the former MTV video jockey, or maybe as a travel host on Discovery Channel, but you might not know that Denise Keller is also a certified yoga instructor.
Her beautifully curated feed will give you zen vibes as you scroll past photos of her doing yoga poses in pretty spots around the city.
Fay is certified fitness coach from Singapore and is a founding instructor at Barry’s Bootcamp Singapore, where you get to do fun cardio and strength interval workouts with a pumped-up atmosphere, kind of like in spin classes!
Follow her to check out cute fitness wear, yoga poses, and the occasional workout in her studio or at the gym!
Jaime Teo wears a lot of hats. You’d probably remember her as a host, actress, or maybe even the founder of Twelve Cupcakes, though she has sold the business.
That’s not all she does. On the side, she bakes, paints, plays the piano and guitar, does her mum duties and also frequently does home workouts. We’re amazed at how she does it all!
Follow her to check out her workout sessions, and get inspired to do your own.
This Singaporean-Australian professional fighter is goals for anyone who is interested in martial arts.
Kirstie’s photos are refreshingly different from most fitness influencers – her photos exude power and toughness. On her Insta grid, you’ll find photos of sparring, training hard, and exercising around the city.
Viewing her photos has us considering picking up a combat sport as a way to burn calories.
Though Sandra Riley Tang is better known as a band member of the Sam Willows or as the artiste RRILEY, it’s no secret she’s incredibly athletic and strong.
Though she’s posting more music-related content at the moment, check out her fitness stories and posts, which are great for motivating anyone from couch potato to cardio bunny.
You’ll find her lifting weights, jumping boxes, flipping tyres, lifting kettlebells, and slaying at acro yoga, just to list a few.
It’s a little hard to believe that this Nike Master trainer and fitness influencer is a mom of two. Check Utah Lee’s feed and you’ll see it filled with action shots and videos of her getting down and working out, and going for runs around her city, Hong Kong.
And since she’s into fashion and beauty, her stories are filled with interesting skincare products, jewellery, and outfits to check out.
You know how some people never seem to run out of energy and positive vibes? Yoga and fitness instructor Dawn is one of them. Always ready with a megawatt smile, the co-founder of Trium Fitness can be seen doing aerial yoga, wheel yoga and all sorts of twisty yoga poses on her Instagram. Best part: She makes it a point to rope in her four daughters into her physical activities, be it hiking, yoga or stretching. Now that’s a really inspiring role model.
Frequently seen in gravity-defying poses on Instagram, Jiamin is the founder of Jyan Yoga and a certified acroyoga instructor. Her exemplary poise comes from her background as an international ballroom dancer, too. She has led yoga classes at various fitness events, including 2020’s Yogafest Online. Follow her to get inspired to try new yoga poses and challenge yourself. Looking at her body-contorting moves, you’ll be reminded of the limitless potential of the human body.
A couple who works out together, stays fit together. We love Natalie’s workout pix, vids and as-real-as-it-gets captions on Instagram, especially those about the challenges and perks of exercising with a like-minded partner. Both Natalie and her husband Tidus Woo are certified personal trainers and Under Armour ambassadors. Even better, they both enjoy similar types of workouts: HIIT and weight training. And yes, they have full-time day jobs – Natalie’s in the banking sector while Tidus is a lawyer. This is #couplegoals at the next level.
Of Taiwanese and Italian descent, Liv Lo Golding is a yoga instructor and the creator of FitSphere, a yoga fitness programme and website that carries blog posts and fitness-related articles by Liv. She frequently posts pictures of herself at fitness classes, doing yoga and working out her enviable body. She’s also the wife of Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding.
Australian-Chinese model-actress Jaymee Ong started appreciating her own health even more after her husband suffered a stroke.
After her husband recovered fully, both decided to prioritise their health and started being exercise fanatics. So much so that she was appointed the brand ambassador for True Yoga previously.
As a certified personal trainer and yoga instructor, Jaymee regularly shares her strength and cardio workouts on Instagram.
We all know Lawrence Wong as the breakout star from Story of Yanxi Palace. We also know that he works really, really hard to look that good all the time. The Malaysian-born actor is a fitness buff and peppers his Insta and Weibo feed with pictures of his post-workout results.
Darren Stephen Lim, personal trainer, founder of D’Fitness gym and a WBFF Fitness Model Finalist was once a thin and sickly child. His health improved after he started exercising. He gained popularity after posting videos of his workouts. He tries to infuse fun into his routines with a range of different workouts.
He maintains his personal fitness by working out five to six times a week in his gym.
It’s no surprise that MediaCorp actor Nick Teo is into fitness, basketball and sports – he won a Shirtless Guy Search in 2012. Together with his girlfriend, Hong Ling, also a fellow MediaCorp artiste, they share their fitness regime on Instagram, inspiring many to get moving and get healthy.
The head of social lab at Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, Dhylan Boey is a fitness junkie, evident from the many fitness photos on his Insta. The 2019 physique champion keeps his captions real, often lamenting about the struggles he faces cutting out sugar and carbs, and saying no to good food in general.
Many fitness enthusiasts in Singapore would have heard of Preston Sim. With his hunky looks and winning smile, one would not have thought that he faced multiple rejections when he was young. Due to those social rejections, he was determined to transform himself. Preston offers fitness training through mindset training and fitness workouts.
His Insta is peppered with motivational quotes, showing his won’t-give-up attitude and go-getting spirit.
Allan is almost 50 but seriously looks nothing like it. The Singapore-based Chinese American actor, host and model is best known for being a host of three different editions of The Amazing Race. He’s also quite the beast at the gym, often posting videos of his sessions at TFX Fitness, where he does impressive strength exercises such as muscle-ups and pull-ups.
If you ever need proof that age doesn’t define your fitness, Allan’s the man.