9 Body Positive Fitness Influencers to Follow on Social Media
In the age of social media, it’s important to follow people who uplift you – especially for fitness inspiration.
If you feel overwhelmed by extreme before-and-after photos or unrealistic routines, you’re not alone. Lots of woman are looking for fitness inspiration that celebrates their body and what it can do. Thankfully, plenty of body positive fitness influencers are rising to the occasion and creating content that speaks to everyone.
We’ve compiled a list of our top picks for fitness influencers who radiate positive and self-love. Keep reading to learn more about female fitness influencers who will inspire, uplift, and motivate you.
9 Fitness Influencers to Follow for Body Positivity
Ally Love’s bright personality and infectious energy keep us coming back for more.
Peloton instructor Ally Love is beautiful inside and out, and her page proves that!
In addition to being a popular cycling instructor, Ally is a TedX Speaker and founder of Love Squad, a community that empowers women by facilitating motivational and educational conversations. She constantly shares tips on confidence, self-love, and living each day like a boss.
Bonus: she recently got married, and her wedding pictures are major inspo if your big day is coming!
Where you can find her: @allymisslove on Instagram.
Britney Vest proves that living an active lifestyle doesn’t mean all work and no play.
If you love a jalapeño margarita as much as your weekly Pilates class, Britney Vent should be your next follow!
Britney’s weight loss journey began in 2011 when she lost 85 pounds. Since then, she’s shared her story, inspired others, and encouraged women to love their body no matter where they’re at.
We love Britney because her page is all about living your life, having fun, and engaging with fitness in a fun way! You can expect bright bikinis, delicious cocktail recipes, and lots of smiles.
Where you can find her: @fittybritttty on Instagram or on her blog, fittybritttty.com.
Supermom Emily Skye wants women to know that motherhood doesn’t mean sacrificing self-love.
Motherhood is a huge transition, and Emily Skye on a mission to help moms feel empowered in the face of these changes.
Aussie model and mom of two, Emily wants women to let go of the pressure to bounce back after pregnancy. On her page, she is candid about her postpartum journey and her struggles balancing motherhood and fitness.
Emily is worth a follow if you’re looking for workouts that you can do with you kids, hilarious videos about motherhood, and all kinds of realness.
Where to find her: @emilyskyefit on Instagram.
At 70 years-old, Joan MacDonald discovered her love of body building and hasn’t looked back.
You’re never too old to change your life, and no one proves that quite like Joan MacDonald!
At 70, Joan was getting winded simply by going up a flight of stairs. She knew that she needed to make a change. Now 74-years old, Joan is a dedicated bodybuilder and living proof that it’s never too late to start your fitness journey!
Alongside her daughter, Joan shares workout tips, recipes, and fitness tips for those with limited mobility. Her message to the world is that if she can do it, anyone can!
Where to find her: @trainwithjoan on Instagram.
On her page, Hawaii-born Kanoa Greene shares her love of surfing, hiking, rock climbing, and all things active.
Kanoa Greene is challenging the stigmas that surround plus-sized women and women of color in the world of surfing.
Born in Hawaii and raised in Orlando, Kanoa grew up around surfing and eventually dedicated herself to the sport. Her page encourages women of all walks of life to pursue their passion despite the stigmas that exist.
In an interview with11honore.com, she says, “As a plus-size woman, people are usually surprised to discover that I do these types of activities and honestly, breaking those barriers is part of my motivation for tackling new adventures. Plus-size women are still very much underrepresented within many facets of the wellness community, but I believe we are going to see more bodies of all shapes and sizes doing all the things.”
On her page, Kanoa shares her love of surfing, paddle boarding, sailing, hiking, rock climbing, and strength training. Be prepared to have the urge to move to Hawaii ASAP!
Where to find her: @kanoagreene on Instagram.
Nike trainer and Muay Thai fighter Nesrine Dally aims to empower women through martial arts.
Nike trainer Nesrine Dally is creating space for hijabi women in the world of fitness.
Muay Thai fight and mother of two, Nesrine wants young girls to see that martial arts and fitness can help them build confidence. She currently lives in the UK and runs her own health and fitness community, Health Hub London.
On her page, she shares her passion for coaching, her enthusiasm for martial arts training, and her journey toward empowering women to move their bodies no matter their background.
Where to find her: @nez__healthhub on Instagram.
After overcoming her eating disorder, Julia Parzyck turned her focus to helping women reject diet culture.
Julia Parzyck wants to show that you can live a healthy life without subscribing to diet culture.
After struggling with an eating disorder for over 10 years, Julia became an eating disorder recovery coach to help women learn about the harms of diet culture disguised in “wellness culture.” She works from a Health At Every Size perspective and shares positive living tips and honesty around body image on her Instagram.
In her own words, “Our body is our home. It holds a safe space for our soul, and we need to treat it with respect and take care of it.”
Where to find her: @fitfatandallthat on Instagram.
In her popular dance classes, Jessie Diaz-Herrera offers a judgement-free zone where everyone is welcome to move to the beat.
Body-positive dancer Jessie Diaz-Herrera uses the rallying cry “Free the Jiggle” to motivate everyone to dance like no one’s watching.
At age 12, Jessie was told by her dance teacher that she couldn’t continue to dance at her studio because of her weight. That didn’t slow Jessie down though, and she fell even more with dance when she attended college.
Jessie now teaches dance in NYC and leads dance workouts on her Instagram and YouTube. She promotes a judgement-free zone where everyone is encouraged to feel the beat – no matter their size.
Where to find her: @curveswithmoves on Instagram.
Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy is an inspiration to individuals who seek to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.
Amy Purdy’s resilience shows that no matter your circumstances, you can always move forward and achieve greatness.
At age 19, Amy lost both her legs due to Meningococcal Meningitis. Despite this, she is currently the only double-leg amputee competing in snowboarding at the world-class level. She won a Paralympic bronze medal in 2014 and a Paralympics silver medal in 2018.
On her page, she says, “If I kept living in the past, grieving my old body and my old life, I wouldn’t have been able to move forward. I wouldn’t have gone on to live my wildest dreams, win medals, fall in love and have the amazing experiences I’ve had in my life.”
Where to find her: @amypurdygurl on Instagram.
At Gold Elite,we’re dedicated to uplifting women and inspiring them to reach their full potential.
We’re interested in knowing which fitness influencers inspire you to be your best. Let us know who your favorite influencers are in the comments!
Blog Written by Miranda Risser