50 non-white fitness, health, and wellness influencers to follow to diversify your Instagram feed

Sohee Lee, Ngo Okafor, and Lita Lewis.
Sohee Lee, Ngo Okafor, and Lita Lewis.


  • 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.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

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


Kanoa Greene is the founder of Plus-Size Adventure Retreats and encourages women of all shapes and sizes “to LIVE in the bodies they’re in.”

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.

Brooklynne, @beetsbybrooke


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.

Read more: How Zack George went from ‘massively overweight’ child to the UK’s fittest man, and how he trains to stay there

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


Chloe Ting has a whopping 11.6 million followers on YouTube and 2.2 million on Instagram. She shares free workout programs, challenges, and insights into her own diet and lifestyle.

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


Massy Arias built her 2.7 million strong following by inspiring people to persevere, work hard, and not give up when they face obstacles. She’s also a huge advocate for not focusing on aesthetics.

Kim Ngo, @kimmayco


Kim Ngo is a London-based Nike trainer and a co-founder of Food and Lycra, a platform designed to make fitness more diverse, accessible, and fun.

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.

Read the original article on Insider