If the word “wellness” conjures up images of a slim, white woman drinking a green juice while sitting on a yoga mat, it’s time to mix things up.
There are innumerable brilliant influencers in the health and fitness industry who inspire their followers to live healthier, happier, more wholesome lives.
Diversify your feed by following these non-white Instagrammers who talk about everything from nutrition and workouts to sex and mental health.
Ally Love, @allymisslove
Ally Love is a Peloton instructor and Adidas ambassador who encourages her 367,000 followers to stay active and practice self-love.
Koya Webb, @koyawebb
Koya Webb describes herself as a “Spiritual Health + Wellness Educator,” posting to her 987,000 followers about meditation, breathwork, and yoga.
Jonelle Lewis, @jonelleyoga
Jonelle Lewis is on a mission to make yoga and wellness inclusive and accessible, posting beautiful pictures of her poses and flows.
Shana Spence, @thenutritiontea
Registered dietitian Shana Spence shares helpful tips and inspirational quotes to help people establish healthier relationships with food.
Krys L Campbell, @da.real.krys
Krys Campbell is a British weightlifting coach whose Instagram will inspire you to pick up a barbell and empower yourself through strength.
QiQi H, @theqii_tofitness
QiQi H is, in her own words, “not your average fitspo.” The New Jersey-based personal trainer posts workouts using all different pieces of equipment and encourages her followers to embrace their bodies.
Toral Shah, @theurbankitchen
Scientist and chef Toral Shah is an expert in nutritional and functional medicine who shares delicious, nourishing recipes that will inspire you to eat your veggies.
Khrys Speed, @kdotspeed
Khrys Speed is a weightlifting and performance coach who posts motivating messages and videos to help lifters perfect their form and technique. His mantra? Squat every day.
Chrissy King, @iamchrissyking
Fitness coach Chrissy King helps her followers improve their relationships with their bodies by being candid about her own journey to body liberation and away from diet culture.
Tiffany Ima, @tiffanyima
Tiffany Ima uses her Instagram to discuss myriad topics within the wellness sphere, including body confidence, mental health, and breaking down stereotypes.
Kanoa Greene, @kanoagreene
Emma Kirk Odunubi, @emmakirkyo
Emma Kirk Odunubi is a Level 4 Strength and Conditioning Coach whose Instagram focuses on strengthening workouts for runners.
Sohee Lee, @soheefit
Sohee Lee is one of the most knowledgeable people in the fitness world right now. Follow her for no-nonsense training and nutrition tips that promote a balanced lifestyle.
Victoria Catalina, @victoria.inspire
Victoria Catalina is a UK-based personal trainer who will have you working up a sweat with her workouts, and she’s not afraid to open up about her own mental health and musings in her candid captions too.
Lottie Francis, @lottie.daisy
Lottie Francis‘ smiley approach to fitness will have you raring to join her home workouts (and buy some beautifully bright leggings).
Eling Tsai, @nutritionwitheling
New York-based registered dietitian Eling Tsai‘s approach is all about “inclusive, gentle nutrition.” She shares delicious meal inspiration as well as educational and helpful tips.
Ngo Okafor, @catchngo
Ngo Okafor is a celebrity trainer whose past clients include Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Lopez, and Chanel Iman. If you’re looking to transform your physique, he’s the man to follow.
Alishia McCullough, @blackandembodied
Alishia McCullough is a licensed mental health therapist who discusses race issues, eating disorders, and fat liberation.
Jessica Wilson, @jessicawilson.msrd
Jessica Wilson is an activist as much as a dietitian, using her Instagram to “center the experiences of those most marginalized in conversations about food and bodies.”
Iliana Victor, @ilianavictor
Iliana Victor is a New York-based ballerina whose beautiful posts will have you digging out your old ballet shoes and getting dancing.
Medical student Brooklynne shares plant-based recipes and meal inspiration that will make you want to stock up on fruits and veggies and head to your kitchen.
Melissa Alcantara, @fitgurlmel
Melissa Alcantara is Kim Kardashian’s trainer — she inspires her 1 million followers by posting about her own fitness and weight loss, as well as sharing workout ideas.
Courtney Fearon, @courtneyfearon_
Nike trainer and head coach at stylish London gym Sweat by BXR, Courtney Fearon posts helpful fitness content and inspirational messages to help you find the motivation to get moving and achieve your goals.
Rosie Mensah, @therosienutritionist
Rosie Mensah is a dietitian on a mission to “help women build a healthy and enjoyable relationship with food,” and also “connect food and nutrition to public health and social justice.”
Dr. Marcia Darbouze, @justmovetherapy
Florida-based physical therapist Dr. Marcia Darbouze posts helpful videos with detailed breakdowns of movements that will get your body feeling better.
Tameika Gentles, @tameikag
Tameika Gentles has lost 90 pounds and now she helps other people achieve their own fat loss goals through sustainable, healthy lifestyle changes.
Jacqueline Lomax, @jjlomax
Jacqueline Lomax is a personal trainer, nutrition coach, and physique competitor who posts healthy meal inspiration, motivational messages, and workout ideas.
Hendrick Famutimi, @supermanhf
Hendrick Famutimi is a British powerlifter, personal trainer, Equinox instructor, and head trainer at boutique London rowing studio Rowbots. His inspirational advice will have you feeling fired up to be the best version of yourself.
Tashi Skervin-Clarke, @tashi_skervinclarke
Tashi Skervin-Clarke is a qualified run coach and personal trainer who will have you lacing up your sneakers and hitting the pavements in no time.
Lita Lewis, @followthelita
As a personal trainer and fitness model, Lita Lewis is all about being “thick and fit.” She promotes being healthy, strong, and happy regardless of your body shape.
Zack George, @zackgeorge
Zack George is a British CrossFit athlete and the current fittest man in the UK. He shares workout ideas and inspirational clips from his own training.
Maya Saffron, @mayasaffronhan
Maya Saffron is a women-only personal trainer specializing in pre- and post-natal fitness who helps give women the confidence to get moving.
Chloe Ting, @chloe_t
Lorraine Russell, @misslalaworks
Lorraine Russell is a personal trainer, bikini competitor, and founder of Noire Fit Fest. She’s an advocate for resistance training and posts live workouts as well as snippets from her own training.
Jenné Claiborne, @sweetpotatosoul
Jenné Claiborne is a vegan chef whose plant-based recipes will make you want to cut down on animal products purely because they look so delicious.
Sonalee Rashatwar, @thefatsextherapist
Sonalee Rashatwar‘s Instagram is devoted to sex positivity, dismantling fatphobia, and removing any stigmas around self-pleasure.
Adam Francique, @adamrunsnyc
Adam Francique is a runner and marathon trainer who is vocal not only about the benefits of running, but also the importance of representation and visibility of the Black community in the industry.
Bethany Johnson, @_melanintalks
On her Instagram, Bethany Johnson shares inspirational musings and educational messages to help her followers love themselves as they are and look after their mental health.
Chandler Smith, @blacksmifff
Chandler Smith is a functional fitness athlete who finished 15th fittest in the world at the 2019 CrossFit Games. His posts showcase his superhuman strength, but also the journey he’s been on to get there.
Catherine Perez, @plantbasedrd
Catherine Perez is, as her handle suggests, a plant-based registered dietitian. Her vibrant, colorful recipes make veggies look better than ever.
Danielle Peazer, @daniellepeazer
Danielle Peazer is a dancer who posts live workouts for her 1.1 million followers, but also isn’t afraid to show the reality behind her glamorous Instagram pictures.
Anjuli Mack, @anjuli_fitforlife
Anjuli Mack is a fitness coach and former bikini competitor based in Auckland, New Zealand. She helps her followers achieve their fitness goals through helpful advice and inspirational messages of what she’s learned on her own journey.
Andrea Thompson, @andreathompson_strongwoman
Andrea Thompson has been named Britain’s Strongest Woman four times and in 2018 was the strongest woman in the world. This year she set a new world record by performing a 621 lb (281 kg) deadlift, and she’ll inspire you to pick up some weights of your own too.
Jasmin Steiner, @marriedmomandmantras
Jasmin Steiner is a personal trainer who’s all about self-love and normalizing post-baby bodies.
Massy Arias, @massy.arias
Kim Ngo, @kimmayco
Joslyn Thompson Rule, @joslynthompsonrule
Nike global master trainer, sports therapist, and personal trainer Joslyn Thompson Rule shares workouts and encourages people to put their health first and look after themselves.
Misty Copeland, @mistyonpointe
As principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland shares stunningly graceful images that showcase the strength required to perform ballet.
Shona Vertue, @shona_vertue
Sydney-based yoga teacher Shona Vertue is an ex-elite gymnast and prioritizes mobility and strength as much as mindfulness and looking after yourself.
Jessie Diaz-Herrera, @curveswithmoves
Jessie Diaz-Herrera is a dancer, yogi, and staunch advocate of exercise being for all body shapes and sizes. She posts inspirational, anti-diet messages and encourages her followers to get moving and have fun.
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