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.

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  • 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.

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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,

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Arizona health deptartment orders gyms to close amid COVID spikes or face legal action

The Arizona Department of Health Services ordered three of the state’s gyms to close immediately amid significant spikes in coronavirus or face legal action.

Two of the gyms — LifeTime Fitness, Tempe and LifeTime Fitness, Camelback — agreed to comply with the order while the third gym, Mountainside Fitness, Scottsdale Shea, refused, the agency said in a statement.

“ADHS has agreed to partner with LifeTime Fitness to develop examples of best practices for the fitness industry to provide technical assistance for other fitness professionals,” the statement read.

On Thursday, the department ordered the gyms to close immediately after they learned “certain fitness centers were not complying with Governor [Doug] Ducey’s Executive Order.”

The gyms had to respond by noon local time Friday regarding their compliance.

Department director Dr. Cara Christ said LifeTime’s agreement “is in the best interest of all Arizonans.”

Mountainside, on the other hand, “made it clear

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Roku (ROKU) Expands Health & Fitness Options With Peloton App

Roku ROKU recently added Peloton App, Peloton Interactive’s PTON virtual fitness platform for Roku streamers. The Peloton channel features thousands of instructor-led workouts that can be done with or without equipment.

The Peloton Roku app is available in the United States from Jul 1 and in Canada from Jul 2. A release date for the United Kingdom has not yet been decided. The news of the app deal helped push Roku’s stock up 10% on Jul 1 to a closing price of $128.39.

Roku is offering Peloton’s Digital Membership, which costs $12.99 a month. New users can take advantage of a 30-day free trial and sign up on Roku TV with Roku Pay while existing Peloton subscribers can log in for free via Roku TV. Classes covered include yoga, meditation, stretching, strength training and cycling. There are also guided workouts for outdoor runners.

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Women’s health and fitness most at risk if leisure facilities stay closed

Ongoing closures of gyms, swimming pools and leisure centres are “disproportionately” affecting women, according to Sport England, which warns gender inequalities have been exacerbated by lockdown.

The Government-formed body expressed concern to MPs that the clock is being turned back after women’s sporting participation was boosted by last year’s football, netball and cricket world cups.

Activity levels were at record highs pre lockdown, but “less women than men” have been able to be active as families were placed under pressure by Covid-19.

“We’ve seen an exacerbation of inequalities that existed before lockdown,” said Alison Donnelly, executive director of communications and marketing at Sport England.

The Commons’ Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee praised Donnelly over the Sport England-backed This Girl Can campaign, which was first developed in 2015 to promote sport and activity among women, and since then has inspired four million women to act.

“In terms of

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