In recent years, Instagram has taken the world by storm. It’s no secret that it’s one of the top social media platforms for inspiration of all kinds, and it seems it’s only gaining more momentum as time goes on.
With all this content available at our fingertips, it’s crucial that we use platforms like Instagram for good rather than evil. While it can be easy to fall into a shame spiral of comparing ourselves with jet-setting bloggers on the app, it’s also true that there are plenty of courageous, smart and supportive Instagrammers offering healthy recipes, wellness advice, and fitness tips every day.
Here are some of the most inspiring fitness and wellness Instagrammers in the game to get you started!
As a self-proclaimed yoga junkie, meal prep guru, devoted eater and feel good enthusiast, Brandi B is your new Instagram BFF. With her positive outlook, drool-worthy meal photos and lighthearted captions, this health blogger will leave you eating buckets of kale — and head-standing for days.
Using food as her main form of medicine to heal PCOS, adrenal fatigue and hormonal issues, Lee Tilghman is an inspirational health force to be reckoned with. Known for her epic foodstagrams, matcha lattés, vibing playlists and down-to-earth persona, Lee will have you hooked at first bite.
Serving up plenty of educational (and often terrifying) infographics about nutrition facts, calories and portion sizes, Kathryn Gray knows her stuff. Follow her for an eye-opening look at what you’re really putting in your body, plus fitness tips, healthy recipes and endless motivation.
Looking for some awesome meal inspo? Melissa Rifkin is your girl! Not only is she a registered dietician (as her handle suggests), but she also offers consulting services on growing a business on Instagram, and individual meal planning services. Avocado toast, dreamy salads and 100-calorie ice cream cartons are a few of her go-to favourites, so follow her for a balanced and well-rounded take on food.
Wellness writer and yoga instructor Jules Hunt is all about spreading positivity, living mindfully and helping others by sharing her uplifting perspective on life. Follow her for zen yoga pictures, raw, honest captions and the earthy, plant-based aesthetic of your dreams.
Not only is Pilates instructor Laura Browning Grant inspiring for her dedication and drive in the way of fitness, but her personal story is even more touching. Almost a year ago, her husband suffered a major brain injury from a car accident, which left him in a coma. He’s still recovering to this day, and Laura hasn’t left his side throughout it all. She shares updates on her husband’s condition via Instagram regularly, reminding us all that no matter what’s going on in your life, staying strong and keeping the faith is always an option.
Who said healthy food can’t be pretty? Stylist, recipe developer and food blogger Alison Wu combines her love of food with a dreamy aesthetic, using edible flowers, fruit and crystals to create the most gorgeous flat lays of smoothies, salads and more. Follow her for a look at the secret food diary of a unicorn.